The original Juvederm product belongs to a class of fillers that have hyaluronic acid as their key component. Juvederm Voluma XC consists of a smooth gel that is injected into the face using tiny needles in a virtually pain-free process.
Forum and rating sites have given it great reviews, and with results lasting for around two years when applied properly by a qualified professional, Juvederm Voluma XC stands above the competition, like Radiesse.
Both products are designed to treat the mid-face, and help patients who feel they look constantly tired or angry, or who are uncomfortable about the appearance of jowls.
Hollow, Sunken Cheeks
Some patients report that they have used Juvederm Voluma XC to give them “a little lift,” while others were looking for a more dramatic effect. In many cases, the natural balance of the face has been affected by the appearance of hollow cheeks, or a loss in volume as a result of rapid weight loss — for example after giving birth.
The product gives a skilled surgeon the chance to sculpt the cheeks, and change the contours subtly so that it looks in proportion, restoring both looks and confidence. In addition, Juvederm products can be used to reduce the signs of fine lines and wrinkles that appear with age. The combined result is a return to balance and smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
As a non-invasive technique, Juvederm Voluma XC also offers a speedy recovery time and since the entire process take less than 45 minutes, it can be completed during an average lunch break. The manufacturer has also mitigated some of the pain associated with the filler by mixing XC with a local painkiller, to gently numb the area that the filler is applied to; all that is left is a little pinch at the application site.
Some professionals will also use a local numbing agent to make sure that the patient is completely comfortable through the whole process. There may be a little residual redness following the application, but this will gradually dissipate.
It is easy to overdo fillers and wind up looking “stuffed,” so patients should be careful to choose a professional who has been recommended to them, properly trained and can back up their resume with some photographic evidence. As with any surgical or non-surgical procedure, research is the key to understanding what questions to ask, and how to interpret the answers to make sure that all parties are happy with the result.