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The world of dermal fillers can be quite confusing. Gone were the days when there was only one type of filler available on the market. Case in point is how many dermal fillers Allergan has produced in recent years. Mostly known for their breakthrough discovery of Botox, Allergan also has a line of dermal fillers called Juvéderm, which is comprised of anti-aging injectables that you may recognize such as: Juvéderm Voluma XC.
For board certified dermatologists (American Board of Dermatology) such as Dr. Behroozan and the Dermatology Institute of Southern California team, understanding the subtle differences between dermal fillers means being able to use the right kind for the patient’s specific needs. Dr. Behroozan, along with his fellow skin specialists and dermatologists, provides expert individualized assessments and treatment plans that produce long lasting, natural results. As a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Behroozan is well-versed in using different dermal fillers to suit his patient’s specific goals. Aided by state of the art technology and a skin care team with extensive expertise in cosmetic treatments, the doctors at Dermatology Institute of Southern California offer a superior patient experience to clients located in the Beverly Hills and Santa Monica areas of Los Angeles.
How Does Voluma XC work?
Dermal fillers are created in different textures and volumes because they are designed to tackle specific areas of the face and neck. Some fillers work best with superficial wrinkles and folds, while others such as Voluma XC are made to lift up the skin from deep beneath the dermis. Voluma XC is one of the very first hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers to hit the market used to lift skin. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in the body that transports vital nutrients to the skin, which help maintain skin moisture and elasticity. However, the body produces less hyaluronic acid as we grow older which causes sagging skin, wrinkles and lines.
Voluma XC is designed to tackle this problem from deep in the dermis. It has been described as being similar to the consistency of Jello – a thick, strong gel that is made to sit right on top of facial bones and significantly uplift the skin. Voluma XC can be used to contour certain areas of the face or to merely reverse the effects of volume loss due to aging. Voluma XC is also recognized for its ability to give patients continuous, great results for up to two years.
Voluma XC, like all Allergan HA fillers, is FDA approved for dermatological (skin) use. It can also be used in uplifting the following key areas:
- Cheeks (upper or mid cheek)
- Jowls (lifted through upper or mid cheek injections)
What to Expect After a Voluma XC Treatment
Minimal to no downtime is expected after each session and bruising is rarely seen due to the depth of the injection site. Clients often go back to their normal activities the same day of treatment. In order to minimize anxiety and ensure patient safety, the Dermatology Institute of Southern California’s patient care team gives each client a step by step briefing on what to expect during and after the procedure.