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JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC from Allergan is the first injectable gel approved to replace volume loss in the upper face. Aging is manifested in the loss of volume in the upper face and below the eyes. At Enfuse Medical Spa, we provide VOLUMA® in Chicago to address these signs of aging.
The Benefits of VOLUMA®
When we’re young, our “baby face” signals to the world our youth and inexperience. As we age, the collagen in our skin decreases in thickness and the fat in our face shrinks and moves downward.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC replaces that lost facial volume, helping to restore your youthful look and minimize the signs of aging, such as hollow eyes and shallow cheeks. Many patients consider VOLUMA® to be the best non-surgical minimally invasive method of addressing facial gauntness.
The Science Behind the Treatment
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is a dermal filler sold by Allergan. It is composed of a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is found naturally in the body, where it binds to water molecules in order to moisturize and maintain volume in the skin.
The aging process results in a decline in the production of HA. With VOLUMA®, it can be restored in order to bring about new youthful volume in the cheeks.
VOLUMA® is a smooth hyaluronic acid gel. The HA in this dermal filler is cross-linked, which allows its results to last longer than many other injectable fillers.
What Is the Treatment Process Like?
Before you come in to receive JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injections, make sure to avoid NSAIDs (non-surgical anti-inflammatory drugs), which can cause increased bruising.
The treatment session typically only takes around 15 minutes. At the start, the areas targeted for rejuvenation are marked. The injections are then precisely delivered. Though VOLUMA® is a deep-reaching injection, any potential pain or discomfort is numbed with the help of lidocaine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that is included in this dermal filler product.
Once the JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC treatment session is complete, the patient will be able to return to their daily schedule – no recovery or downtime required. This is in contrast to invasive cosmetic surgical procedures, which often require weeks of frustrating and painful downtime.
Patients sometimes experience a small degree of tenderness, bruising, or swelling in the injection areas, as is common with all types of injections. Using an ice pack helps to reduce these temporary issues. Avoid weather extremes and make sure to apply proper sunscreen for two weeks after the injections.
The results of VOLUMA® may be visible for up to two years after the date of treatment. The product is gradually and safely absorbed by the body during this time. To maintain the results, patients can return for follow-up treatments.
How Much Does VOLUMA® Cost?
The details of VOLUMA® treatments vary, and these can affect the overall treatment price. VOLUMA® cost depends on the amount of filler used, the number of treatment areas, and the med spa you choose for your treatment session.
Find Out More
If you’re looking for an effective rejuvenation option for gaunt cheeks, contact us to find out more about VOLUMA® in Chicago. Schedule your consultation at Enfuse Medical Spa today.