Juvéderm Voluma™ XC
Juvéderm Voluma™ XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the midface.
With optimal treatment, natural-looking results last up to 2 years.
Dr. Louise Ferland is the first physician in Richmond to provide and inject Voluma™ XC to her patients.
What is it?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is a smooth, colorless hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine). HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of HA in the skin is to deliver nutrients and help the skin retain its natural moisture and softness. The addition of lidocaine helps to improve the comfort of the injection. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is manufactured using VYCROSS™ technology to give a specialized smooth-gel filler that produces long-lasting results at the treatment site. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is delivered by an injection into the cheek and surrounding area of the mid-face to correct volume and fullness.
VYCROSS™ technology—a unique manufacturing process that provides a high concentration of cross-linked HA for long-lasting results. It creates a smooth-consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel.
What is it for?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is indicated for deep subcutaneous injection and supraperiosteal (just above the bone) injection for cheek augmentation to correct age-related volume deficit in the mid-face in adults over the age of 21.
What does it do?
As you age, the cheek area loses its youthful shape. The cheeks flatten out and the skin may begin to sag. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is designed to temporarily reverse these signs of aging. It is a gel that is injected into the cheek area to lift the skin. It temporarily adds volume to the cheek area and results in a smoother contour and more youthful appearance to the face. Photos below show treated areas with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC.
How is it used?
It is injected into the cheek area using a small needle. It temporarily corrects volume in the cheek area and gives the appearance of a more youthful, smoother skin surface that can last up to 2 years.
Comfort – All injections are performed by Dr. Louise Ferland, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Before arriving to the office, the home application of a prescription numbing ointment is applied by the patient one hour before arrival. XC in the name Voluma® XC refers to the manufacturer’s added numbing agent ‘xylocaine’ (lidocaine) within the syringe which is for patient comfort. Xylocaine in the syringe and the prior cheek skin treatment with a numbing ointment can make for a very relaxing and pleasant experience for the patient. Patients are encouraged to call for refills on their Baylor numbing ointment.
AVOID BRUISING – In order to minimize bruising Dr. Ferland recommends that for 1-2 weeks before the procedure you avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, ibuprofen, Aleve, vitamin E and multivitamins along with all herbs and natural supplements to reduce the chance of bruising. Dr. Ferland also employs a vein light which aids in avoiding bruising.
For more information or to make an appointment for a JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC consultation contact us at Ferland Plastic Surgery, 804 346 8700. All injections are performed by Dr. Louise Ferland, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.