Aging is not just about not wrinkles, lines and folds. The lower face, the cheeks, and the temples begin to loose volume and sag. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is an FDA-approved injectable hyaloronic acid gel that adds volume to the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. It can provide contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.
What makes JUVEDERM VOLUMA® different?
The hallmarks of midface aging is loss of volume. This occurs in varying degrees of severity, and can lead to significant changes in the facial appearance. One of the most noticeable changes is the loss of cheekbone definition. Historically, this was addressed with surgery to tighten the overlying skin and lift the deeper soft tissues. More recently, volumizing fillers have been used to provide a similar ‘lift’ without surgery. The goal is to restore volume in the midface and to create a natural, youthful face. Juvederm Voluma® is the first filler formulated with lidocaine that is FDA approved to restore age-related volume changes in the cheeks. Unlike other fillers commonly used to treat the midface, Voluma is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler. HA fillers are made from long chains of sugars that occur naturally in the skin. Juvederm Voluma® is unique in that the HA is cross-linked through a process called Vycross that helps provide an excellent lifting capacity. This special cross-linking also helps to avoid degradation, making Voluma last almost twice as long as other fillers. Studies have shown that it can last up to 2 years. And since it is an HA filler, it can be molded and shaped into the desired contour after injection.