Juvéderm Voluma XC
It can be easy to overlook the formation of wrinkles on our faces. We look at ourselves every day, so we do not necessarily notice the smallest changes that can take place. But eventually, you might find yourself looking in the mirror and seeing some pretty substantial volume loss has occurred.
When that happens, you need a reliable, minimally invasive treatment that has a proven track record of success. This is where Juvederm Voluma XC begins to shine.
What Is a Juvederm Voluma XC?
Juvederm Voluma XC is an integral product from the long line of Juvederm filler formulations, each of which specializes in treating specific problems in a way that is tailored to that concern. Like most dermal fillers in the Juvederm family, this product is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body.
It is useful as a filler because, in addition to adding volume back to the area, this gel excels at retaining its cohesive nature in the tissue—making a soft, but strong under the surface force that elevates the tissue above it. Voluma XC is formulated uniquely to address a loss of volume in the cheeks and jawline, two symptom areas that lead to a sunken and aged appearance.
Am I a Candidate for a Juvederm Voluma XC?
Juvederm Voluma XC is a versatile treatment that can be used on most individuals who are looking to improve the appearance of a less than vibrant appearance. Only rare preexisting conditions can prevent someone from being a good candidate for this procedure, but those are few and far between.
The best candidates are those who have realistic expectations about the procedure. You should remember that Volume XC is a nonsurgical injectable procedure and will not provide results that come with a more extensive and invasive facelift techniques. An honest and reliable opinion from Dr. Terrasse will be given after your evaluation and after photos simulating your anticipated goals and outcomes are reviewed with you.
How Should I Prepare for Juvederm Voluma XC?
This injection itself does not require extensive preparations. In fact, you don’t really even need to worry about the downtime that usually comes with more invasive procedures. It can usually be completed in less than 30 minutes, assuming you have already had the examination and thorough discussion about benefits and risks and all of your concerns and questions have been addressed. Immediately afterward, Dr. Terrasse recommends avoiding strenuous activities for several hours and continuing to use cold compresses that he provides to minimize the chance for bruising or additional swelling.
We also advise patients to avoid any anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin, St. John’s Wort, high doses of Vitamin E supplements, fish oil formulations or other natural supplements that can cause bleeding to occur more freely. You should also let us know if you are susceptible to poor wound healing or cold sores, so that adequate preparation can be made for those conditions.
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What Should I Expect from a Juvederm Voluma XC Procedure?
When you come into the procedure room for your injection, the injection site will be thoroughly cleaned. This is done to help prevent infection. In most cases, Dr. Terrasse has you rest for several minutes with cold compresses on the proposed treatment areas to numb the skin and decrease the chance for post treatment bruising. Most patients describe the discomfort as very minor. Once the injection is done, the area will once again be cleaned and to-go ice will be given to continue the calming effect on the tissues. You will then be able to return to your usual non-strenuous routines without any interruption.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a Juvederm Voluma XC?
You can expect to see a noticeable improvement in the volume around the cheeks and jawline. This will result in a more youthful and lively appearance throughout the entire face. The results are long-lasting, typically around nine months or more, but they are not permanent, so you will probably desire periodic touch-up procedures performed to make sure that you are maintaining ideal results.
Can I Combine My Juvederm Voluma XC with Other Procedures?
Juvederm Voluma XC can be combined with a range of other nonsurgical options to bolster your results. Here are some of the most popular options:
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau
These neuromodulator products are used for one of the most popular aesthetic treatments on the market with millions of sessions performed every year. The way Botox and the others handles anti-aging is different from how dermal fillers approach it. Botox is the short term for the substance known as botulinum toxin. When injected into a muscle, it soon temporarily decreases the contraction of specific muscles that otherwise would normally cause the formation of facial wrinkles which may become permanent creases.
Restore Your Appearance with Dr. Terrasse
If you are ready to learn more about how Juvederm Voluma and the use of neuromodulator injections can help you improve your appearance without the need for invasive procedures, give our office a call at (847) 234-2400. You can also fill out this online contact form. Once completed, someone from our office will call you back to schedule an appointment. This is great for anyone with a busy schedule that needs a call at a specific time.
We know you need a partner throughout this process, and we are looking forward to being the people you trust. Dr. Terrasse and his world-class team are looking forward to working with you.