The release of Juvederm Voluma XC in 2013 marks exciting progress in a new era of minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. Juvederm Voluma XC is the first and only FDA approved facial filler for the cheeks. Just like Juvederm Ultra and Ultra plus it is a modified hyaluronic acid made from a natural sugar.
There are plenty of fillers that can effectively fill in lines and wrinkles around the face, but none that is thick and sturdy enough to rebuild the cheeks. Radiesse was previously “off label” the filler of choice for cheeks, but in Dr. Dadurian’s experience Radiesse results in more swelling and bruising than Voluma and only last about a year.
With aging we lose volume in the cheeks, resulting in a hollow, deflated and tired look. Voluma is injected with a fine needle under the skin to immediately lift and naturally sculpt the mid face area completely non-surgically. The treatment takes minutes with absolutely no downtime. For further alleviation of discomfort Voluma has a local anesthetic, Lidocaine mixed in, which makes the injections practically pain-free.
Another major benefit of Volume is it’s longevity. Once injected it lasts 2 years or longer.