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Over the past few years, dermal fillers have become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures to reduce the appearance of aging on different areas of the face. Juvederm®  Voluma, designed to counteract natural skin sagging that comes with age, is one of the most popular dermal fillers. Juvederm specializes in dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural sugar found in the body that helps to promote the elastin and collagen production in the skin, leading to a natural, youthful lift. Juvederm Voluma is a smooth hyaluronic acid gel specifically tailored for the cheek area.

If you’re seeking a rejuvenating treatment to both amplify your natural cheekbones and reduce the appearance of aging in the midface, Juvederm Voluma is an excellent option. Dr. Green is one of the most frequent injectors of Juvederm Voluma XC in NYC. Board-certified NYC cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Michele Green, is an expert in skin care, Botox, cosmetic laser treatments, and  dermal fillers, and can work with you to create a custom treatment plan that will give you a more youthful appearance. Contact the office today to learn how Dr. Green can help rejuvenate your appearance through non-invasive cosmetic treatments without any downtime.

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Juvederm NYC dermal filler injections

Juvederm dermal filler injections have been a top injectable treatment since this hyaluronic dermal filler was first approved by the FDA in 2006. The hyaluronic acid filler design of Juvederm minimizes the appearance of facial wrinkles, including nasolabial folds (“smile lines”), and can also reduce sagging skin that develops as a natural part of aging. The cosmetic treatment works with the body’s natural elastin and collagen production systems to boost the production of healthy skin cells, which can correct age-related volume loss in a variety of different areas of the face.

Juvederm Voluma injectable filler is unique in that it is able to add volume, provides an instant “lift,” and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, creating rejuvenation previously attributed only to invasive procedures such as a facelift. Now, with Juvederm HA fillers, patients are able to improve the look and feel of their facial tissue without the need for invasive cosmetic treatments offered by a plastic surgeon. Long-lasting, plumping results with little to no downtime–what could be better?

Juvederm products were developed by Allergan, the makers of Botox. They have developed a variety of injectables to treat different areas of the face, which can be combined to reduce the appearance of aging. Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus were developed to augment the lips, creating a plump, youthful appearance, while Juvederm Vollure was created for long lasting nasolabial rejuvenation and Juvederm Volbella target the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and folds on a variety of areas of the face. Juvederm Voluma XC was developed in order to restore volume loss in the cheek area and rejuvenate and define your cheekbones. Juvederm Voluma XC was also FDA approved in June 2020 for restoring lost volume in the chin for chin augmentation without an implant.

What makes Juvederm Voluma XC different from other injectables?

Juvederm Voluma is an injectable gel that is custom designed to target the signs of aging–particularly to correct age-related volume loss–in the midface. In fact, it was the first dermal filler approved by the FDA to correct volume loss in the cheek area. Juvederm Voluma XC is specifically designed to correct facial hollows on the cheekbones and chin, and give the treated area an “immediate lift.” Juvederm Voluma XC has a very long longevity, lasting as long as two years in clinical studies. When comparing Juvederm Voluma XC to other hyaluronic acid fillers, that is almost twice as long as most other dermal fillers.

As we get older, the vibrant shape along the cheekbone naturally begins to sink, which can increase the severity of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and nose. The natural loss of volume that develops as we age can create sagging on the skin. This change can often make us feel as though we’ve somehow aged overnight, but Juvederm Voluma is designed to reverse that age-related midface volume loss.

What is Juvederm Voluma XC?

Juvederm Voluma XC is similar in design to Juvederm Voluma, but it contains a small amount of lidocaine (local anesthetic) in order to create a more painless injectable experience. All of the “XC” products from Juvederm include the enhancement of this local anesthetic. Though the majority of patients only experience mild discomfort–if any–at the injection site when using Juvederm Voluma and a topical numbing cream, Juvederm Voluma XC can provide an even more comfortable, pain-free experience.

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What can I expect from Juvederm Voluma XC ?

When using Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC, you can expect an improvement in the volume of the cheek area, and chin area, as well as a decrease in the presence of wrinkles and fine lines in the midface, from as little as one treatment. Dr. Green will work carefully with you to determine the correct injection site and injectable volume, and will collaborate with you and your aesthetic goals in order to create a natural-looking glow.

Juvederm is a non-invasive, long-lasting solution to sagging skin and volume loss. Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC have some of the highest durability among HA fillers, and you can expect your results to last for up to two years.

Where can Juvederm Voluma be injected?

Juvéderm Voluma is FDA-approved to correct age-related volume loss in the mid face and cheek, as it is an injectable that does not have any downtime. It’s designed to work in the cheek area and chin area on patients 21 years and up.  Since 2005, Juvéderm Voluma has been a popular cosmetic treatment in  Europe, and it is has been approved for use along the cheek area and chin in over 60 countries. Over 500,000 Juvederm Voluma syringes have been used worldwide to treat volume loss along the cheeks.

Can Juvederm® be used in the cheeks?

Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC are the two Juvederm products designed to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area. Juvederm Vollure and Juvederm Vollure XC are also commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds that extend around the nose and mouth, such as nasolabial folds (commonly referred to as “smile lines” or “parentheses lines”).

New approval for Juvederm Voluma along the chin

Recently, Juvederm Voluma XC became the first and only injectable filler to receive FDA approval for augmentation along the jawline and chin region. This means that it’s shown to be both safe and affective in augmenting and lifting the appearance of skin on and around the chin, reducing sagging and creating youthful volume to the facial tissue. Special micro cannulas have been create for ease of injection Juvederm Voluma XC to the chinTreating the jowls, jawline, and chin, immediately rejuvenates one’s profile and renders symmetry to the face.

Juvederm FAQs – most commonly asked questions

How long do Juvederm cheek fillers last?

Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC are both considered temporary cosmetic injectables, but both are incredibly durable. Juvederm cheek fillers with Juvederm Voluma XC should last up to 2 years after your initial treatment.

Is Juvederm a permanent filler?

Both the benefit and the downside to Juvederm dermal filler is that it’s considered a non-permanent cosmetic treatment. This means that, if you’re at all dissatisfied with your results, the treatment can be either augmented or reversed, which makes it a desirable treatment for those interested in trying injectables for the first time. Since all Juvederm products are composed of hyaluronic acid, they can all be dissolved with Hyaluronidase and reverse the effects of the filler. However, this also means that if you love your results, you will need an updated treatment within the year or two post-treatment. Nevertheless, the ease of the Juvederm injectable experience and the lack of recovery time ranks it above almost any other check augmentation procedure.

How do cheek fillers rejuvenate your face?

The science behind HA fillers is brilliant: hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar that your body produces naturally which helps skin to appear hydrated and plump. As we age, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid, but HA fillers can help to restore this agent in the skin, relying on the your body’s natural elastin and collagen production in order to create a youthful appearance. Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC are innovative dermal fillers that combine hyaluronic acid with Vycross enhancement, a cross-linking technology that allows the filler to be distributed smoothly and evenly along the facial tissue.

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How does Restylane Lyft compare to Juvederm Voluma as a  cheek filler?

Both Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft are dermal fillers that are designed to increase and replace volume at and around the injection site, rather than simply reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the skin. Restylane Lyft is similar in design and treatment to Juvederm Voluma, in that it targets volume loss along the cheek area, nasolabial folds, and midface. Restylane Lyft was also recently approved for use on hand augmentation, marking it as the first and only HA filler to be FDA approved for this use.

Though Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma both work to correct age-related volume loss, the results of Restylane Lyft are not as long lasting: Restylane Lyft only lasts up to 18 months along the nasolabial folds, up to 12 months for the cheek area, and up to 6 months for facial wrinkles.

What are the side effects from Juvederm Voluma?

As Juvederm Voluma is an injectable, there are a few mild side effects which can occur. Following the procedure, common side effects include bruising, discoloration, itching, redness and swelling at or near the injection site.

More severe side effects can occur from mishandling of the injection, such as injection into a blood vessel, which can lead to permanent scarring, blindness or stroke. For this reason, it is absolutely imperative that dermal fillers be injected by an experienced injector. Only an expert, board-certified medical professional, such as Dr. Green, should be relied upon to ensure a safe and successful Juvederm cosmetic treatment.

Is there any downtime from Juvederm Voluma XC injection?

As the procedure for Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm XC is non-invasive, there is no downtime required post-treatment. You can return to normal activities immediately following treatment, though it’s best to avoid any intense exercise or heat immediately following your procedure. You may experience a bit of tenderness or swelling around the injection site, but these side effects should dissipate quickly, and your full Juvederm Voluma results should be apparent in 2-3 weeks’ time.

Can Juvederm Voluma be dissolved?

For patients who are nervous about using dermal fillers for the first time, Juvederm Voluma is an incredibly safe choice, as it can be dissolved through the use of a synthetic hyaluronidase, which is an enzyme that naturally breaks down hyaluronic acid in the body. This can essentially “reverse” the effects of any Juvederm injectable. However, Dr. Green’s priority is the safety and satisfaction of each of her patients; her goal is to provide you with a natural-looking result that will allow you to feel like your best self from the very first treatment.

Are treatments with Juvederm Voluma XC painful?

Juvederm Voluma XC has a local anesthetic, lidocaine, incorporated into the injectable, and for this reason patients typically only experience mild discomfort upon the first injection along the treatment area. Dr. Green is incredibly skilled when it comes to injections, which allows patients the maximum amount of comfort during treatment.

What does the XC mean after Juvederm Voluma?

“XC” at the end of any Juvederm product, such as Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Volbella XC, or Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, all refer to the presence of lidocaine in the serum of the injectable. The lidocaine is designed to further reduce any potential pain or discomfort during treatment. However, many of our patients feel little to no pain through a combination of standard Juvederm injectable with a topical numbing cream.

How much does Juvederm cost?

The cost of Juvederm varies depending on the individual needs of each patient, as well as their aesthetic goals. The natural features of the patient, as well as the severity of volume loss or appearance of wrinkles, will determine the number of syringes required for facial rejuvenation.

Due to the the volume-lifting nature of Juvederm Voluma in combination with the cross-linking Vycross technology, oftentimes a smaller amount of the injectable is necessary. When combined with artful, non-invasive facial sculpting and long-lasting results, Juvederm injectables can often save patients both pain and expense when compared to traditional, invasive procedures offered by plastic surgeons.

Contact the office today to develop your very own cosmetic treatment plan, and to learn about the options available to you based on your individual needs.

Is allergy testing needed for Juvederm?

In the past, allergy testing was required for non-HA fillers, but allergy testing is not a requirement for any HA filler, including Juvederm.

What are Juvederm injections with micro cannulas?

Micro cannula injection technique is an improved version of the traditional hypodermic needle injectable, as it uses a flexible, blunt end to administer the dermal filler. Rather than piercing the facial tissue with a sharp-tipped needle, the micro cannula creates a channel within the skin’s structure, akin to how one might slide a finger through a stack of paper. The micro cannula is introduced through a small needle, which creates a small entrance for the micro cannula. This approach helps to prevent bruising or discomfort during treatment, but relies on an experienced injector for proper administration.

Can Juvederm Voluma be combined with other facial fillers?

Juvederm Voluma can be combined with other facial fillers, including other Juvederm products, though it may be best to spread out certain injection treatments for optimal results. One popular combination with Juvederm Voluma are Botox injections, which can work together to create a “liquid facelift” through their complimentary designs.

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How often can I be injected with Juvederm for cheek augmentation?

When it comes to the number and frequency of Juvederm injections, Dr. Green always recommends the “less is more” approach. Dr. Green works with her patients to make sure that they feel like the best version of themselves after treatment, and therefore will create treatment plan that will provide you with a natural, youthful appearance. As volume can always be added, but cannot be taken away, Dr. Green maintains a conservative approach to HA fillers.

If, after your initial treatment, you are interested in further cheek augmentation, Dr. Green can work with you to achieve your desired look, and further treatment can be safely administered after one month post-treatment.

Who is a good candidate for Juvederm cheek augmentation?

Juvederm Voluma is safe and effective for any cheek augmentation candidate age 21 and older. Depending on your age, the results of your treatment may vary. Men and women who are younger – in their 20’s to 40’s – may benefit more dramatically from Juvederm cheek augmentation, in that they have yet to experience much skin laxity. In these cases, the cheek filler is able to restore early volume loss in the cheek area, which can make the treatment more effective with fewer treatments or syringes of Juvederm. Many patients have Juvederm cheeks fillers to augment and improve their cheek bones and want higher, more stunning cheeks. Juvederm cheek augmentation is an excellent treatment for patients of any age who either want more stunning cheekbones or who are experiencing a loss in volume in the cheek area, and those who continue with treatment long-term often see continued improvement in the targeted treatment areas.

Can men be treated with Juvederm?

Male patients often benefit from Juvederm treatment to restore volume to the cheek area, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s good to note that the technique for dermal fillers does differ somewhat for men, as a youthful appearance for a man differs from that of a woman. However, Dr. Green is an expert in injectable treatment for male patients and treats thousands of men for a vast array of cosmetic treatments, and will always tailor her technique to best meet your goals.

What is the best age to have cheek fillers?

When it comes to rejuvenating cheek fillers, the most common age range for both female and male patients is 30-54. Typically, patients in their 30’s want a more defined cheekbone and those in their 40’s will start to see the signs of aging. Patients in their 40’s and over want to restore a youthful appearance, for which Juvederm Voluma XC is an amazing way to correct age-related volume loss.

However, for those who are younger, cheek fillers may be even more beneficial as a preventative treatment. Women who start with HA fillers for cheek augmentation in their late 20’s or 30’s often are able to preserve their youthful volume in the cheek area, which preserves their youthful appearance in the long-term, rather than “turning back the clock.” Contact the New York office of Dr. Michele Green today to learn more about how dermal fillers can prefer the signs of aging from first appearing through preventative treatment.

Why choose Dr. Green for your cheek filler?

When it comes to dermal fillers and other injectable cosmetic treatments, no one is more artful or expert than Dr. Green. Dr. Green has been helping her patients to feel more confident in their skin through cosmetic injectables for over 25 years, and she is dedicated to the safety and satisfaction of each and every patient.

If you are seeking to restore or maintain your youthful appearance through non-invasive cosmetic treatment, Dr. Green is here to help.  Contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about how JUVÉDERM Voluma™ XC can help improve the appearance of your cheeks.

 

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