Voluma® XC is an FDA-approved filler formulated specifically to add volume to the cheeks. It provides a subtle, natural enhancement to the mid-face, addressing changes in definition that occur over time. Voluma XC can help restore more youthful contours by plumping up the area that so often loses volume as part of the aging process. By lifting, it can also return a firmer shape to the jaw line.
Voluma XC is not only an effective treatment method, but it is long lasting as well. In many patients, the results will last for a period of up to 2 years.
The active ingredient in Voluma XC is hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance naturally produced within the skin. As we get older, the levels of HA present in the skin begin to decline, resulting in a loss of volume and sunken or sagging cheeks. Voluma XC integrates into the existing collagen and elastin in the skin tissue to offer greater support and elasticity. This can provide a noticeable smoothing and firming to the skin and lend the facial structure more substantial definition.
Good Candidates For Voluma XC Treatment
Adults of any age who notice changes to their mid-face or at the jaw line may be considered good candidates for treatment with Voluma XC. Typical early signs of aging may include a visible decrease in volume, sagging of the cheeks or the loss of noticeable contour. While these are more commonly problems that people face as they age, younger men and women may experience them as well due to weight loss, heredity or a number of other factors.
The Voluma XC Procedure
Voluma XC injections typically take about 15-30 minutes to administer. Prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied. In addition, the filler contains lidocaine to minimize discomfort, so there is no need for additional anesthesia.
The results are visible immediately after the procedure. There is very little or no downtime following a treatment with Voluma XC. Most patients can resume all of their typical daily activities after their treatment session.