Juvéderm® XC and Juvéderm® Voluma XC are minimally invasive facial fillers performed by our medical and nurse injectors to address the folds that develop on the cheeks and lips with age as collagen production decreases. Juvéderm® facial fillers are injectable gels containing hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar found and produced in the body, to keep your skin supple and smooth. To minimize patient discomfort, these injections are infused with proportional amounts of lidocaine (a local anesthetic).
Juvéderm® XC addresses multiple areas around the mouth and nose including smile lines, wrinkles above the lip, vertical lines and creases of the cheek. Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance, it binds and absorbs water to restore volume in the face. Most Juvéderm® XC facial rejuvenation patients report visible cosmetic improvement that lasts for up to a year.
Juvéderm® Voluma XC specifically addresses all three areas of the cheek: the apex, apple and hollow. It instantly provides a subtle, youthful lift with one treatment to areas where the cheek has flattened or began sagging. By restoring the natural contours of the cheeks, patients see results lasting up to two years.
To learn if Juvéderm® XC or Voluma™ is a suitable treatment option for you, please contact My Choice Medical Spa to schedule a skin analysis.
Frequently Asked Questions About Juvéderm® Treatments
How long do the results from Juvéderm® injections last?
Most wrinkle reduction patients who receive Juvéderm® XC see visible wrinkle reduction for six months to a year following their initial treatment. Patients who receive Juvéderm® Voluma see a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance for up to two years after treatment.
Are there any side effects associated with Juvéderm® treatment?
Because Juvéderm® treatment results are temporary, there are very few side effects associated with the treatment. Some Juvéderm® XC and Voluma™ patients report temporary redness and minimal swelling or bruising at the injection site that subsides within a couple of days.
Are Juvéderm® injections painful?
Juvéderm® XC and Voluma™ are unique in that they feature the local anesthetic lidocaine as one of the ingredients. The mixture minimizes any pain associated with the procedure. Additionally, your My Choice cosmetic injector may also use a topical treatment or cooling pack to numb the area prior to treatment.
What areas can be treated with Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is FDA approved to treat the wrinkles that develop between the nose and mouth (smile lines), the creases of the cheek (marionette lines) and the small vertical lines that can appear along the upper lip. Juvéderm® XC treats multiple areas of the face while Juvéderm® Voluma XC addresses all three areas of the cheek. Voluma™ is FDA approved for patients over the age of 21.