4 Things to Know About Juvéderm Voluma XC
In today’s world of noninvasive aesthetic enhancement, we have seen some of the most innovation and advancement of all time. In recent years, the cosmetic medicine industry has had what many consider to be a renaissance of sorts, with many more men and women looking to have aesthetic enhancement done than ever before. And while the popularity of aesthetic enhancement is increasing year over year, practices around the country are clamoring to meet the demand by instituting the use of their own noninvasive aesthetic enhancement treatments – everyone from dermatologists and plastic surgeons, to dentists and salons are now working alongside an injectables expert to help meet the demand and attempt to get a piece of the aesthetic pie. And at the forefront of this recent renaissance has been the use of injectable dermal fillers, more specifically a hyaluronic acid dermal filler like Juvéderm or Restylane. As any consider it to be the most effective hyaluronic acid dermal filler Juvéderm is highly effective at helping to treat age-related issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, as well as facial volume loss that contribute to these and other skincare issues along the face. And with the new innovations in technology and treatment protocols, the team responsible for bringing us Juvéderm has introduced a number of unique and interesting formulations of the traditional Juvéderm formula. These variations all have specialized uses, and are quickly gaining popularity year over year. One of the most popular formulations has got to be Juvéderm Voluma XC. This amazing variation on traditional Juvéderm is highly effective, however despite its increase in popularity many are fairly uneducated about it. In this article, to better educate clients on all that Juvéderm Voluma XC can offer, we will be going through a few of the most important things to know about it.
· Popularized in Europe for Volumizing Results!
Like the rest of the Juvéderm family of injectable dermal fillers, Juvéderm Voluma XC was first popularized in Europe and was introduced in 2005. It quickly became a hit throughout the European aesthetic scene, and became the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that garnered FDA-approval for filling and plumping hollowed cheeks for adults over the age of 21. While it is certainly effective at treating wrinkles, Voluma specializing in volumizing the skin, and that is actually what it was designed for. When are skin becomes hollower, we look much older, Voluma is able to help restore youthful volume more efficiently than any other injectable dermal filler.
· Hyaluronic Acid Makes a Big Difference!
Like other members of the Juvéderm family of fillers, Juvéderm Voluma XC is most effective as a result of its active ingredient – hyaluronic acid. This naturally occurring compound allows for the skin to hold onto much-needed moisture and helps to add volume and plumpness to the treatment area. Unlike synthetic fillers HA fillers involve the use of a viscous fluid derived from a hyaluronic acid compound. Hyaluronic acid fillers are reabsorbed by the body and typically don’t cause adverse reactions because they boast the same chemical and molecular structure as hyaluronan, an enzyme that’s already present in your body.
· Cross-Linking Vycross Technology
This is one of the biggest bright spots about Juvéderm Voluma XC, like its sister fillers, it uses a proprietary cross-linking technology called Vycross. Vycross technology stabilizes the filler molecules and gives it a certain thickness which prevents the body from breaking it down too quickly. This will ensure its ability to provide patients with a much-needed lift, and a longer lasting result.
· One of the Safest and Longest Lasting Fillers!
One of the factors that truly sets Voluma apart from the competition is the fact that it uses an XC formulation, which means that it contains lidocaine, so patients experience far less discomfort than they would otherwise. This is important for patients with sensitive skin and because Voluma’s filler is a bit more volumizing and this can mean it might cause slightly more discomfort in some patients if there wasn’t any lidocaine added. These attributes also allow Voluma to be one of the longest lasting injectable dermal fillers around, as many patients have had results that last upwards of 18-24 months, and an average length of just over 12 months. Most other fillers can generally boast results lasting anywhere from 6-9 months.
For more information on Juvéderm Voluma and other fillers, be sure to contact Dr. Hamadiya’s office today.