One of the first indicators of facial aging is loss of fullness in the middle region of the face. As fat pads diminish and collagen production slows, they leave behind hollow cheeks, sinking jowls and fine lines. Juvéderm Voluma XC is the first and only injectable filler that is specifically designed to enhance the midface and restore a more youthful appearance to your cheeks.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How does Juvéderm Voluma XC work?

Voluma contains hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body and plays a key role in maintaining the strength, elasticity, hydration and volume of the skin. Production of hyaluronic acid slows with age, causing the skin to lose its structure and plumpness. When injected, Voluma provides an immediate volumizing and lifting effect in the treatment area.

What concerns can be treated with Juvéderm Voluma XC?

Voluma is specifically designed to lift, contour and add fullness to the cheek area. Voluma can:

  • Replenish lost volume in the midface
  • Define the cheekbones
  • Smooth and lift the skin
  • Restore a more youthful contour

How is Juvéderm Voluma XC different from other injectables?

Dermal fillers vary in composition, consistency and longevity. Unlike many other fillers, Voluma is formulated with a combination of low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. This creates a smoother filler that is easier to inject, more comfortable for the patient and longer-lasting than its predecessors. Voluma and other dermal fillers are different from Botox and Dysport, which are injections that relax wrinkles by temporarily “freezing” muscle activity.

Is Juvéderm Voluma XC safe?

Voluma is FDA-approved for temporary cheek augmentation to correct age-related volume deficit in the midface. All elective cosmetic procedures carry some level of risk, but the risks associated with Voluma are minimal and many can be avoided by choosing a knowledgeable and experienced injector. If you are unhappy with the results, experience complications or simply decide Voluma is not for you, it can be safely dissolved with an injection of an enzyme that accelerates the natural breakdown of the filler’s hyaluronic acid.

What happens during Juvéderm Voluma XC treatment?

Before Voluma is administered, your doctor will discuss your aesthetic goals and perform a facial analysis. The results of this consultation will determine how many injections will be used and where the injections will be placed to achieve a good result. Voluma is placed deeper into the skin than other dermal fillers, but the injections are tolerated well by most patients. The Voluma formula contains pain-reducing lidocaine to help manage discomfort during the procedure. An appointment can last between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the extent of your treatment.

Is there downtime after treatment?

Patients need minimal downtime, if any, after receiving Voluma injections. Side effects are rare, but may include swelling, bruising, redness, itching and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are typically mild in severity and resolve on their own. Many patients feel comfortable returning to their daily activities immediately following treatment.

What results can I expect?

Results from Voluma injections are visible instantly. The treatment area will appear fuller, smoother and more lifted as soon as the injections are administered. In addition to its immediate volumizing benefits, the hyaluronic acid in Voluma may also stimulate your body’s natural collagen production system, helping your skin look fresher and more youthful after the filler has been metabolized.

How long will my results last?

The longevity of a Voluma procedure varies from patient to patient and depends on a number of factors, including the amount used, the area injected and the patient’s metabolism. With optimal treatment, Voluma results can last up to two years, making it the longest-lasting hyaluronic acid-based filler on the market. Touch-up treatments are necessary to prolong the plumping effect. A smaller amount of product may be needed to achieve your results with subsequent treatments.

Who is Juvéderm Voluma XC for?

The loss of midface volume is one of the hallmark signs of facial aging. Juvéderm Voluma XC is specially formulated to enhance the cheeks, contour the cheekbones and gently lift sagging skin without surgery. If you are over the age of 21 and are looking for a minimally-invasive treatment to restore facial fullness, you may be a good candidate for Voluma. Patients interested in injectables of any kind should be in good health, within an appropriate age range, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. Call U Laser Medspa at 858-281-4560 to schedule a consultation and learn more about our anti-aging treatments.