Juvéderm Voluma® XC
Make flat or saggy cheeks a thing of the past with Juvéderm Voluma® XC, a hyaluronic acid filler that restores volume to the midface for a youthful appearance that looks natural and can last for years. This non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment is widely acclaimed by patients of all ages and skin tones for its cost-effective and natural-looking results.
Receiving these cheek filler injections may also help reduce other fine lines and wrinkles for complete facial rejuvenation. Each injection takes only a few minutes, and the results are instant and long-lasting. Patients also experience minimal-to-no side effects, and there’s no downtime involved.
Dermatologists in Gainesville with Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center have the experience and artistic vision to create the beautiful, personalized look that every patient desires. To schedule a cosmetic injection procedure, please contact us today.
How Does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC Work?
Each face has certain features that have an outsized influence on how old or young the person appears. One such area is the cheek apex, located below the corner of the eye. Early in life, the sharp angularity of the apex gives the face a youthful shape and vibrancy. However, age-related structural changes to fat, skin, and bones diminish the apex, flattening the cheeks and making the face appear older. This can also occur with other cheek areas, including the apple (beside the nose) and the hollow (near the corner of the mouth).
Juvéderm Voluma® XC fills and lifts flattened cheeks to restore their former position and features. The hyaluronic acid is injected just below the skin in critical areas of the midface. The physician then uses an artistic eye to mold the dermal filler to recreate a natural and symmetrical look. Compared to cosmetic facial surgery, these non-surgical injections are less invasive. Hyaluronic acid (the primary ingredient in the filler gel) is a complex sugar that occurs naturally in the body, so it’s perfectly safe for most patients.
It can also hold up for years in the body for long-lasting results. The injections are made with high-gauge — small and fine-tipped — needles with Vycross technology to ensure smooth and consistent application of the gel. The “XC” in Juvéderm Voluma® XC refers to lidocaine, a numbing agent, which briefly desensitizes the treated areas to reduce any discomfort or pain.
In addition to revitalizing the shape of the cheeks, Juvéderm® XC can help smooth moderate-to-severe skin folds and parentheses lines around the mouth and lips. It can be used as a standalone facial rejuvenation treatment or combined with BOTOX® cosmetic injections and other products. Consult our aesthetic professionals about which injections are best suited to your beauty goals and budget.
Are There Age Limits For Cheek Injections?
Our physicians only recommend cosmetic fillers to patients at an age in which benefits can be produced with treatment. Small amounts of fillers in younger patients may help them maintain their appearance as well as prevent early signs of aging or a tired appearance. Officially, however, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Juvéderm Voluma® XC for use in the cheek area of patients who are at least 21 years of age.
How Much Does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC Cost?
When considering the costs of Juvéderm Voluma® XC, don’t think of this product as a traditional “wrinkle filler.” It’s actually a ground-breaking facial rejuvenation treatment that fulfills the roles of several injectables — lifting, tightening, filling. Additionally, Juvéderm Voluma® XC treatments typically require less hyaluronic acid than similar fillers to achieve comparable or better results. Patients with previous exposure to injectables tend to require fewer injections later. All of these factors contribute to long-term cost savings.
Each Juvéderm Voluma® XC treatment is individualized, which means the costs fluctuate based on the number of injections and the amount of filler used during each treatment. To receive an accurate estimate, schedule a consultation with our Gainesville dermatologists.