Injectable Cosmetic Fillers
What is JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM® is an injectable gel that is indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds). JUVÉDERM® XC is formulated with lidocaine, a common anesthetic, to provide a more comfortable experience during and after treatment while delivering smooth, natural-looking results.
Why do facial wrinkles appear on the face?
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, time, sunlight, and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume—creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds, like those “parentheses” lines around your nose and mouth.
How JUVÉDERM® XC can get rid of wrinkles:
JUVÉDERM® XC helps replace the HA your skin has lost, adding volume to smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® XC achieves its smooth consistency to an innovative manufacturing process called HYLACROSS™ technology.
HYLACROSS™ gives JUVÉDERM® XC its unique smooth-gel properties as well as a robust gel structure that holds up over time. JUVÉDERM® XC is the first smooth-consistency HA gel that is FDA approved to last up to one year with only one treatment.”
What is Voluma?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is a smooth, colorless hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine). HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of HA in the skin is to deliver nutrients and help the skin retain its natural moisture and softness. The addition of lidocaine helps to improve the comfort of the injection. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is manufactured using VYCROSS™ technology to give a specialized smooth-gel filler that produces long-lasting results at the treatment site. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is delivered by an injection into the cheek and surrounding area of the mid-face to correct volume and fullness.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is indicated for deep injection for cheek augmentation to correct age-related volume deficit in the mid-face in adults over the age of 21.
What does Voluma do?
As you age, the cheek area loses its youthful shape. The cheeks flatten out and the skin may begin to sag. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is designed to temporarily reverse these signs of aging. It is a gel that is injected into the cheek area to lift the skin. It temporarily adds volume to the cheek area and results in a smoother contour and more youthful appearance to the face.
Please contact our office for any inquiries regarding contraindications, precautions, and risks of using JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC.
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