Juvederm Voluma™ XC in Virginia Beach for Facial Rejuvenation
Volume loss in the face is a major reason we lose that youthful profile over the years. A natural process of atrophy and redistribution of collagen and fat occurs with age, resulting in gradual facial sagging and a change of contour.
Two injectables are widely used to correct age-related volume loss and provide facial volume: Sculptra® Aesthetic (a collagen stimulator with results lasting two to three years) and Juvederm Voluma™ XC (a filler made from hyaluronic acid gel with results lasting up to two years).
Is Juvederm Voluma™ XC Right For Me?
Dr. Hugo recommends Juvederm Voluma™ XC when a limited correction of the upper cheek and mid-face is required. It is also appropriate if an “instant” lift is desired.
Dr. Hugo recommends Sculptra® Aesthetic when a patient needs more generalized facial correction, with a lift of the entire cheek, jawline and brow. Sculptra® Aesthetic can also improve the appearance of under eye circles, bags and hollows.
What is Juvederm Voluma™ XC?
Juvederm Voluma™ XC is an injectable filler made from hyaluronic acid gel, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. Hyaluronic acid binds water to cells as an important structural component of the skin. It acts as a lubricant and shock absorber in the body, serving as an internal moisturizer to create volume and shape. As people age, hyaluronic acid concentrations decline throughout their bodies, which causes a loss of volume and the formation of wrinkles and folds.
Juvederm Voluma™ XC is uniquely formulated with extensive cross-linking, which provides excellent lifting capacity, making it a good choice for restoring volume in the upper cheeks and mid-face. This special cross-linking provides for a very smooth consistency for a natural look, and it also helps to avoid degradation, which allows Juvederm Voluma™ XC to last up to two years, almost twice as long as other hyaluronic acid fillers.
Procedure and Recovery
Before a Juvederm Voluma™ XC injection, you will receive a topical local anesthetic cream. Also, Juvederm Voluma™ XC is formulated with lidocaine, a local anesthetic that will further improve comfort during treatment. The filler is injected deep beneath the skin's surface to lift the soft tissue and improve wrinkles, lines and folds. Our nurse injectors, Alice Bates-Matney, BSN, RN or Pat Briggs, RN, will skillfully deliver the ideal amount of filler to create a natural look. Post-treatment bruising and swelling tend to be minimal and can easily be covered with sunscreen and make-up.