How Your Face and Skin Ages
As you begin to age, you lose hyaluronic acid and collagen, which causes your skin to lose structure and volume. Aging tends to affect the fat pads in your face, particularly in your cheeks. Cheeks begin to lose their prominence and appearing more hollow and less supple. These common components of the aging process contribute to the formation of wrinkles and folds in your skin. The best candidates for Juvéderm XC are those that have experienced loss of volume in their cheeks due to aging, weight loss, or a medical condition.
Juvéderm Voluma XC FDA Approval
Juvéderm Voluma XC is an injectable gel filler has been FDA-approved for use in the cheeks, cheekbones, and chin. It nourishes elastin and collagen, fibers that compose support structure of your skin. Juvéderm XC is the first FDA-approved injectable gel that instantly corrects age-related loss of volume in the cheek area. This area also includes the nasolabial folds, the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth. Juvéderm XC and Juvéderm Voluma XC are designed for injection into the mid to deep dermis of your skin. Juvéderm® Voluma XC and is the only hyaluronic filler that will last up to two years, for all skin types, with optimal treatment.
Treatment With Juvéderm XC Fillers
Prior to your treatment, you will need to have an in-depth consultation with your doctor so that you can express your needs and what facial features you would like enhanced. Your doctor will then be able to explain what your options are and to make sure that your treatment will meet your expectations.
Juvéderm XC fillers are injected deep into your facial tissue, but it is formulated with lidocaine, an anesthetic so that you have a more comfortable treatment. Your doctor may also choose to minimize your discomfort by numbing your treatment area beforehand though many find that this step is unnecessary. The actual treatment process will be comfortably performed during a short office visit.
After treatment, you will be advised to stop wearing makeup for up to 12 hours. You will need to avoid the sun, sauna, and steam room for up to two weeks. You should also avoid additional treatments in the treated area or activities and positions that place pressure on the treated area (like massage tables) for the next seven days.
Results With Juvéderm XC Family of Products
Juvéderm XC products provide natural-looking results by instantly replenishing lost facial volume and smoothing out the lines alongside your nose and mouth. You should notice that your face has a softer, more youthful appearance.
Considerations for Injections With Juvéderm XC
All procedures, no matter how small, come with potential side effects. The injection of Juvéderm XC filler is no exception. Short-term side effects are generally mild to moderate and are short lasting. You may experience temporary redness at the injection site as well as pain, tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.
If you have severe allergies or a history of severe allergic reactions, an allergy to lidocaine or the proteins used to make hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm® XC is not for you.
If you are pregnant, nursing or have a history of scarring or pigmentation disorders, let your doctor know. If you are taking medications that can lower your immune system or take medications that may cause bleeding you should discuss them with your doctor.