One of the most common aesthetic changes caused by the aging process is a natural loss of fullness in the mid-face, resulting in the look of flattened cheeks and prominent facial folds. As a minimally invasive anti-aging treatment, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA can be an exceptional way to restore the appearance of youthful volume in facial depressions and pronounced creases around the cheeks for highly effective non-surgical rejuvenation. At OC Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA—in addition to a plethora of other dermal fillers—to provide subtle and natural-looking enhancement to facial planes affected by volume loss and lax skin.
- What is JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA?
- JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA Treatable Concerns
- JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA Candidates
- JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA Treatment
- JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA Side Effects
- JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA Results
- JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA Cost
- JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA FAQ
What is JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC?
As the first and only hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler on the market FDA-approved for volume enhancement in the mid-face, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA is designed to restore youthful contours in areas of the face that experience a volume deficit. Featuring a concentrated solution of a local anesthetic and hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body, this minimally invasive treatment can also counteract age-related skin sag and creases. The long-lasting aesthetic benefits of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA are intended to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and/or add volume to the cheeks for a refreshed, well-rested appearance.
What Concerns Can JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC Treat?
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA can be very adept in treating signs of age in the mid-face, including:
- Loss of volume or contours in the cheeks
- Nasolabial folds and other mid-facial creases and wrinkles
- Mild skin laxity around the cheeks
Most individuals experience immediate enhancement in the apple, hollow, and apex of the cheeks upon injection. If you are unsure whether JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA is the most beneficial filler to treat your areas of concern, Dr. Ali Sepehr can help you determine the best treatment option during a consultation.
Who is a Candidate for JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC?
Patients aged 21 years and older are typically eligible for this treatment. Most people interested in JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA wish to improve the look of nasolabial folds, flattened cheeks, or a loss of definition in the mid-face. This filler can be an excellent non-surgical treatment to refresh a patient’s facial appearance, or simply enhance the outcome achieved with cosmetic surgery. Plus, due to its advanced hyaluronic acid-based formulation, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA does not require an allergy test prior to application.
How is JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC Treatment Performed?
Like all of our injectable treatments, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA is an in-office procedure that patients can complete in as little as 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the extent of your concerns. During your session, a concentrated amount of the smooth-consistency gel will be meticulously injected into the targeted regions until a subtle lift or addition of volume is achieved. As with JUVÉDERM®, Dr. Sepehr will administer the solution through a super-fine needle to help ensure the highest level of comfort and safety. While the JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA formulation includes a numbing agent designed to enhance patient comfort during the procedure, an additional topical anesthetic can be applied to the treatment site(s) prior to injections if desired.
Are There Any Side Effects From JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC?
There is no recovery period necessary after injections, but some patients may notice tenderness or swelling. In general, side effects are minimal and should fade within a few days. Normal daily activities can be fully resumed 24 hours after treatment. To manage any discomfort in the meantime, over-the-counter pain medication or ice packs can help reduce bruising and swelling.
How Long Does JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC Last?
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA offers long-lasting results clinically proven to continue for up to two years when performed by a professional like Dr. Sepehr. Due to the high degree of cross-linking hyaluronic acid in the formulation, this filler usually exceeds the lifespan of other cosmetic injectables. The longevity of results for each patient will generally differ, depending on one’s unique aging process and the rate at which the filler is naturally broken down by the body. Occasional touch-up treatments can help maintain the benefits beyond this period.
How Much Does JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC Cost?
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA is priced per syringe and the cost usually varies across different locations. As one of the longest-lasting fillers currently available, the average cost of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA in Newport Beach can range from $700 to $2,000. Our treatment coordinator will provide you with a personalized quote once we know how much product is required to achieve your cosmetic goals.
We accept plastic surgery financing from highly reputable lending institutions, such as CareCredit® and Prosper® Healthcare Lending, to make the expenses associated with JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA more manageable. These companies give qualified patients the ability to select from an array of low- to no-interest payment plans, allowing them to find the best arrangement for their needs and budgetary concerns. Our team would be happy to answer any other questions you have about the cost of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA, so please don’t hesitate to call our practice.
Additional JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC FAQs
How is JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC Different From Other Products?
Out of all the fillers in the JUVÉDERM® family, the VOLUMA formulation is composed of the thickest gel. This makes the product particularly effective at filling parentheses wrinkles, marionette lines, and deeper facial creases, as well as adding contour to undefined cheeks. The “lifting” or plumping effects on the skin can be relatively more noticeable with JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA when compared to similar fillers, and the thick consistency may yield longer-lasting results.
Should I get a liquid facelift?
You may consider a liquid facelift if you have a combination of concerns that you would like to address at once. For example, a patient may feel their face looks aged due to deep frown lines, jowls, and a general lack of facial volume. Since these issues are typically addressed using different injectables, they may benefit more from a comprehensive liquid facelift treatment plan. Additionally, patients who have thought about undergoing a regular facelift, but perhaps did not want to commit to the downtime of a surgical procedure, may be able to achieve some improvement with this minimally invasive alternative. Our medical team or plastic surgeon can discuss the best treatment options for your needs in person.
Do JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC injections hurt?
Injections typically do not cause pain, but there may be some mild swelling after treatment. The composition of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA includes a numbing agent called lidocaine, therefore any discomfort during injections should be minimal. However, please let your injector know if you still feel apprehensive about JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA, as they may be able to apply an additional topical anesthetic to the injection site before your treatment.
Are injections with JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC safe?
Approved by the FDA, injections of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC are considered very safe and predictable when you are under the care of a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. The safety of any procedure or treatment is dependent on the experience of your provider, therefore accredited doctors who have dedicated their careers to the exclusive study of facial aesthetics can usually provide the highest standard of care in treatment with injectables.
Will I see results from JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC immediately?
Many patients notice a difference soon after their treatment and full results are usually visible after two to three weeks. This is often the point in which all swelling from injections completely subsides, revealing the final outcome.
Questions? Our office would be happy to address any concerns you may have about JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC or our other non-surgical cosmetic enhancement options. To speak to a member of our team, or if you are ready to schedule a consultation, please contact our practice today.