Over time, it’s common for people to lose volume in the mid-face. This can lead to sagging of the cheeks, and makes people appear older and less healthy than they really are.
Adding volume to the cheeks restores a more youthful facial profile. One way to do this is to get cheek implants, but surgery isn’t for everyone, and many people prefer a non-surgical solution. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy non-surgical solution that’s proven to work in this situation. That’s JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC is the first injectable that’s FDA-approved specifically for treating age-related volume loss in the mid-face. JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC is a hyaluronic acid product. Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a small molecule that’s naturally present in your skin and other tissues. It helps maintain volume by holding moisture. When injected under the skin or into deeper tissues, HA is able to add volume to the area. The effect can last for months or even years before another injection is needed.
The similarity between these two product names can be a source of confusion for many people. Both JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC are hyaluronic acid products intended for facial injection. The difference is in the thickness of the product. JUVÉDERM® XC is thinner, with smaller particles. It’s intended for more superficial injection, such as into fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC has a much greater thickness, with larger particles. That makes it ideal for injection into deeper tissues, such as into the cheeks. Because of its thickness, it has a greater lifting ability, so it can provide great results in this region. It also lasts a long time. Patients have reported that the extra volume added to their cheeks with JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC lasts up to two years.
This non-surgical treatment requires only one appointment with Dr. Caniglia. He will examine your face and determine how much JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC is needed to achieve the results you want. He then injects the product into the tissues of your cheeks using a needle. JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC is formulated with a topical anesthetic to help numb the area and increase your comfort. After the injection, Dr. Caniglia may massage the area to ensure that the product is in the exact location desired. You will then be able to resume your normal activities, although we recommend that you take it easy for the first 24 hours.
Every medical treatment carries some risk, but this is a low-risk procedure that generally has few side effects. There can be swelling, bruising, redness, or tenderness around the area of injection. These side effects can last up to 2-4 weeks, although they often resolve sooner. Taking over-the-counter medication can help.
Restore your youthful facial appearance, adding volume back into your cheeks with JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC. To learn more about this safe, quick, non-surgical solution to age-related volume loss of the cheeks, book your appointment today, to visit our Scottsdale office and talk to Dr. Caniglia.