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The aging process affects many aspects of our face, but one of the most noticeable changes is the loss of volume. Several injectable fillers, including others from Juvederm®, have been developed to replace lost volume in the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but no filler has before now been FDA-approved for use in the cheek area.
Juvéderm Voluma™ XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler to treat volume loss in the cheek area (apex, apple, and hallow). It is different from Juvederm XC as Juvederm XC is for use in a different area of the face; it is only used to smooth wrinkles away from the nose and mouth area. Instead of using the filler as merely a way to fill wrinkles, Voluma™ XC will gently lift the face and replace lost volume using hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring, hydrating compound in the skin. As the skin ages, it loses HA molecules, causing the skin to lose structure and volume. By injecting Voluma™ XC, a skilled doctor can help restore the lost volume in the cheeks, lifting the face and giving patients a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
Juvéderm Voluma Los Angeles
A Juvéderm Voluma™ XC procedure will begin with a consultation. A consultation with Dr. Behroozan is vital to determining how the treatment will go and setting realistic expectations. Then, he will expertly inject Juvéderm Voluma™ XC into the mid to deep dermis, non-surgically providing a natural-looking younger appearance. Voluma™ XC includes lidocaine, an anesthetic, making the use of general anesthesia unnecessary; this shortens the recovery period and makes the whole procedure much safer than a surgical option. As with other HA fillers, Voluma™ XC can be molded after injection to the desired contours.
Following the procedure, patients typically only experience a very minimal recovery time. Most patients resume their full daily schedule after only 24 hours. Mild side effects can include bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site, but these should dissipate on their own after several weeks. Results have been clinically proven to last up to two years, though individual patient experiences may vary.
If you are interested in learning more about Voluma XC, the only approved filler to correct volume loss in the cheek area please contact us at the Dermatology Institute of Southern California. Dr. Behroozan is proud to be one of the first of the few doctors in the Los Angeles area to offer this new and exciting treatment. Our office is convenient to many patients in the LA area, including Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. Dr. Behroozan has extensive experience with many other types of fillers, including those from the Juvederm line, and will be able to help you determine if this is the right solution for you in a consultation.