JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
In December 2013, the FDA approved JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC for use in the US. It is in a special category of its own. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XCis the first and only FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler for correction of age related mid-face volume loss in men and women. This product has been used since 2009 outside of the US.
Though the FDA approved JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC for age-related mid-face volume loss correction, it may have other uses such as filling sunken temples on the forehead or augmenting a weak chin.
I think there is some confusion as to how many syringes of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC are needed for cheek augmentation. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC comes as a prefilled 1cc syringe in the U.S. One syringe may be enough for a mild bilateral cheek correction. However, if deep hollows or marked flattening of the cheeks are present, additional syringes may be required. The uncertainty of how many syringes may be needed for a correction can create some anxiety for patients. They don’t want to commit to more than they might need, and they want to have control over the treatment cost.
I often tell my patients new to JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC to start with a minimal treatment of one syringe. This gives them some amount of correction and allows them to experience the product. As the treatment is performed, my patients are involved in the process. With a mirror in hand, they can see the instant results and determine if they see enough correction. As with any filler, another layer can be added either at the initial treatment or at a later time.
My experience with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC has been that patients like the correction they see. Often after the product has settled in they come back for more, either to further enhance their cheeks or to broaden the initial treatment area. One thing to remember, all hyaluronic acid fillers over time gradually break down, and you will occasionally want to refresh your treatment.
As with the other JUVÉDERM® XC family of dermal fillers, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC comes premixed with lidocaine for patient comfort and can be dissolved with a simple enzyme treatment if the need arose. Also with a treatment of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC you earn Brilliant Distinctions® points that can be redeemed for discounts on Allergan products.
Come in for a Complimentary Consultation, and we can discuss if JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the right product for you. I will help you set up a treatment plan that addresses your aesthetic concerns at a price that fits your budget.
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