What is Juvéderm Voluma?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is an injectable gel that volumizes the mid-face, plumping the skin to help eliminate lines, wrinkles, and sagging cheeks and jowls. While it has been used in Europe, Canada and South America for several years, Juvéderm Voluma XC was given a vote of confidence by the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee during summer 2013 and approved by the FDA during fall of 2013.
FDA approved for cheek augmentation, Juvéderm Voluma XC is the first and only product designed to add volume to all areas of the cheeks and mid-face. It can also be used to plump the chin and is useful to add definition to the jaw line.
Juvéderm Voluma XC contains Hyaluraonic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that keeps the skin full and firm. It also contains a small amount of lidocaine, which helps numb the area of injection, making the treatment more comfortable for the patient. Unlike other injectables, Juvéderm Voluma XC is made with Vycross, a proprietary cross-linking process that creates increased thickness and moldability in the gel. This means that the treatment is more effective for volumizing the face and lasts longer than fillers. In fact, you can expect a Juvéderm Voluma XC injection to last as long as two years.