Voluma XC ™
Voluma XC is the latest of the Juvederm range of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers which is specifically designed to restore volume in areas of volume loss. The most common areas include the cheeks, chin, and add definition to the jawline.
As we age, the cheek area loses its youthful shape. The cheeks flatten out and the skin begins to sag creating a fullness just outside the folds that go from the nose to the mouth. Voluma is designed to temporarily reverse these signs. Studies have shown that the correction will last approximately 18 months and in some patients longer.
The product is mixed with novocaine which allows the injection process to cause less discomfort. Usually a topical novocaine cream is applied in advance of the injection. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin is to help retain natural moisture and softness. Fortunately, side effects are minor as with other fillers and usually resolve on their own.
The amount of product required varies from patient to patient as with other fillers. Voluma XC joins the many products Allergan has to rejuvenate the facial appearance. Juvederm, Botox, Latisse, and skin care products join that group. Call the office at 203-899-0000 for an appointment. Go to www.allergan.com for more information.