Have you looked in the mirror lately only to be disappointed with what is looking back at you? You’re not alone! Years of smiling and frowning, sun exposure, and age related factors take their toll on us. Do you want to restore your youthful glow without undergoing surgery? Injectables may be what you are looking for!
Although many people tend to focus on wrinkles, increasing facial volume is another way to rejuvenate your appearance! Over time, everything begins to sag because the support structure is no longer there. Most facial volume loss occurs after age 40, but some people experience changes in their late 30s. When this happens, areas of the face that were once full and youthful looking, begin to look older. Dermal fillers give the face a lift without surgery.
Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC
Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC, the newest FDA-approved filler from Allergan®, is a gel for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21. It instantly adds volume, delivering a youthful lift that subtly, but effectively, revitalizes the face. And results last up to two years!
VOLUMA XC is made of a hyaluronic acid gel, which is crucial for keeping skin firm and hydrated. Unfortunately, hyaluronic acid naturally diminishes with age. VOLUMA XC’s gel is specifically formulated to be thicker and more durable, making it a great choice for injection at various depths in the cheek area.
How much will I need to see results?
Everyone is different. We usually begin with 1 syringe, but most patients may need 2 or more treatments. Patients typically wait one month after treatment which allows the Voluma to settle, depending on the affects you may need one more treatment for long-lasting results. Voluma XC injections tolerable, some patients report feeling a slight pinch during the treatment. A numbing cream will be applied prior to the procedure to make it more comfortable.
24 hours’ post treatment, you should be able to resume normal activities. Side effects are moderate and usually last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include tenderness, swelling, firmness, and light bruising.
If you are interested in restoring youthful skin without surgery, contact our office at (949)701-4454 to schedule your consultation with our injection specialist, Dr. Mark Song.