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Dermal fillers, like Juvederm Voluma, have become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate the appearance of aging on different areas of the face. Juvederm® Voluma, designed to counteract the collagen loss and sagging that comes with age, is one of the most popular dermal fillers. The Juvederm family of dermal fillers was formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural sugar found in the body that helps to promote elastin and collagen production in the skin. Juvederm Voluma, FDA approved in 2013, is a smooth hyaluronic acid gel specifically tailored for the cheek area. Juvederm Voluma was specifically designed for mid face augmentation, to rejuvenate the skin and replace volume loss, without the need for plastic surgery.

Even as early as your 20’s, your skin starts to produce less collagen. Since collagen is the building block of your skin, it helps supports your skin’s underlying facial structures and keeps it smooth, tight, and glowing. Most patients choose to have dermal filler treatments over plastic surgery, when possible, due to the ease of injection, lack of down time, and immediate rejuvenation. Dermal fillers, like Juvederm Voluma, are perfect for lifting and contouring the cheekbones with beautiful cosmetic results. The anti-aging effects of dermal fillers, such as Allergan’s Juvederm Voluma, can last up to two years in duration.

If you’re seeking a rejuvenating treatment to both enhance your natural cheekbones and reduce the appearance of aging in the mid face, Juvederm Voluma is an excellent choice. Dr. Michele Green is one of the most sought-after injectors of Juvederm Voluma XC in NYC, and an Allergan platinum provider.  Dr. Michele Green, is a board certified cosmetic dermatologist, and an expert in skin care, Botox, cosmetic laser treatments, microneedling, and dermal fillers. With over 25 years of experience as one of the best cosmetic injectors in New York, Dr. Green will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for a more beautiful and youthful appearance.

Juvederm NYC dermal filler injections

Juvederm dermal filler injections have been a top injectable treatment since Juvederm Ultra Plus hyaluronic dermal filler was first approved by the FDA in 2006. The hyaluronic acid filler design of Juvederm minimizes the appearance of facial wrinkles, nasolabial folds, smile lines, jowls, and reduce sagging skin that develops as a natural part of aging. This cosmetic treatment works with the body’s natural elastin and collagen production to boost the production of healthy skin cells and correct age-related volume loss in various 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 hyaluronic acid fillers, patients are able to improve the look and feel of their skin without the need for invasive cosmetic treatments offered by plastic surgeons. Long-lasting, plumping results with little to no downtime–what could be better?

Juvederm products were developed by Allergan, the makers of Botox injections. Allergan has developed a variety of injectables to treat different areas of the face, which can be used in combination to reduce the appearance of aging, in what is referred to as a liquid facelift.” Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus were developed to augment the lips, create a plump, youthful appearance, while Juvederm Vollure was created for long lasting nasolabial rejuvenation (smile lines), and Juvederm Volbella targets the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for different areas of the face, including the lips and perioral area. 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 recently FDA approved, in June 2020, to restore lost volume in the chin, specifically for chin augmentation without the need for a surgical implant.

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Juvederm Voluma – 3 weeks

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 mid face. In fact, it was the first anti-aging 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, the longevity 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. The anti-aging properties of the Juvederm family of products, make them perfect for restoring volume loss, and treating fine lines and deeper wrinkles.

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 comfortable injection of the dermal filler. 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 of Juvederm Voluma, a topical numbing cream will provide increased comfort for any injectable filler, including Juvederm Voluma XC , and will provide a painless experience.

What can I expect from Juvederm Voluma XC ?

When using Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC, you can expect an immediate improvement in the volume of the cheek area, or chin where it is injected, as well as a decrease in the presence of wrinkles and fine lines in the mid face. These rejuvenating results can be achieved in as little as one treatment. Dr. Green will work carefully with you to determine the correct injection site and injectable volume, in order to achieve your aesthetic goals and create a younger, healthier, 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 from one to two years. The longevity of the product is based on the amount of dermal filler injected, the site of injection, the amount of volume loss, and your individual metabolism.

Where can Juvederm Voluma be injected?

Juvéderm Voluma was FDA-approved to correct age-related volume loss in the mid face in 2013 for the cheeks, and approved in June 2020 for the chin area. Juvederm Voluma is designed to be used for contouring of the cheek area and chin for 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. With almost no down time and the ease of injection, it is no wonder that Juvederm Voluma continues to be more popular world wide for cheek enhancement every year.

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2 syringes of Voluma in cheek area

Can Juvederm® Voluma be used in the cheeks?

Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC are the two Juvederm products designed to specifically 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 for the chin

In June 2020 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 created for ease of injection, specifically for Juvederm Voluma XC to the chin. Treating the jowls, jawline, and chin, immediately rejuvenates one’s profile and renders symmetry to one’s face.

What is the procedure for Juvederm Voluma Cheek injections?

If you are interested in enhancement of the mid face or other areas of the face, the first step is a consultation with Dr. Michele Green in her NYC private office. Dr. Green will review your complete medical, surgical, cosmetic procedure and injectables, and skin care with you during your consultation. Photographs of the treating area will be done prior to your injections and the areas of cosmetic injections will be discussed with you. The type of dermal filler, the number of syringes, and the price for each filler will be reviewed with you during your evaluation.

Before your cosmetic injections, a topical numbing cream will be prescribed for you to apply one hour before your procedure. A list of medication and vitamins will be given to you as well, to avoid for two weeks before your cosmetic injections, to avoid any unnecessary bruising. Immediately after your injections, ice packs will be applied to minimize any swelling. The after-care consists of no makeup for the first 24 hours after injection or dental procedures, and to limit exercise and sun exposure for the first 48 hours. Dr. Green recommends returning in two weeks after your cosmetic injections to see if any touch-up is required.

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Thermage, Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma – 3 months

Juvederm FAQs – most commonly asked questions about Juvederm Voluma for cheek augmentation & enhancement

Which type of Juvederm is best for cheek augmentation?

Juvederm Voluma XC is considered the best hyaluronic acid dermal filler for the cheek area. Juvederm Voluma is a “spongy” and elegant product that gives an “immediate” lift to the injected area, with long lasting cosmetic results.

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 one to two years after your initial treatment, depending on the number of syringes used. In Allergan’s original study of the longevity Juvederm Voluma, they used approximately six syringes in the patients injected and experienced a mean longevity of two years. Most patients use two to three syringes in the midface, and can be expected to last approximately one year. When one syringe is split between two cheeks, Juvederm Voluma will typically last less than one year.

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 a year or two post-treatment. Nevertheless, the ease of the Juvederm injectable experience and the lack of recovery time ranks it the most popular check augmentation procedure.

How long does it take for Juvederm Voluma to settle in your cheeks?

Juvederm Voluma causes an immediate improvement and “lift” to the area injected, whether it be your cheeks, or chin. Although Juvederm Voluma XC will replace lost volume immediately, it can take up to two weeks for the full results to settled into your cheeks and mid face. Initially, there can be some swelling or bruising of the dermal filler in the area injected. While hyaluronic acid fillers are designed from the hyaluronic acid naturally occurring in your skin, it still can take up to two weeks to appreciate the full cosmetic results.

How do cheek fillers rejuvenate your face?

The science behind hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers is brilliant. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar that your body produces which enables the skin to appear hydrated and plump. As we age, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid, but hyaluronic acid 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 and restore or enhance facial volume.

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How much Juvederm Voluma is needed for the cheeks?

How much Juvederm Voluma is needed for the mid face is an excellent question. The amount or number of syringes needed for the mid face or cheeks depends on many factors. First, it depends on whether the dermal filler is being used for enhancement or volume replacement. If Juvederm Voluma is being done for enhancement, without any volume lost, then typically one syringe is needed on each side of the face to give the desired results. Most patients in their 20’s or 30’s typically only need one to two syringes. However, if you are older, or have experienced recent weight loss, you will generally require more syringes of dermal fillers to improve the mid face area. Typically, patients in their 50’s or older require at least three to four syringes of Juvederm Voluma to replace this volume loss, and to help lift the jowls. Dr. Green’s ‘less is more’ philosophy, will help guide you to natural and beautiful cosmetic enhancement.

How many syringes of Juvederm Voluma are needed for the cheeks?

Typically, the number of syringes of Juvederm Voluma increases with age to restore lost volume and the desired aesthetic. A young patient may need only one syringe and an older patient may require four syringes to replace volume loss and enhance the cosmetic appearance and rejuvenate the skin.

Is one syringe of Juvederm Voluma enough for the cheeks?

Young patients, in their 20’s, may want a minimal amount of cosmetic enhancement. For a very subtle cosmetic improvement, one syringe of Juvederm Voluma may be appropriate. However, typically, for patients in their 30’s or older, two syringes are a minimum number required to improve the mid face and treat the cheek area. You can always start treatment with just one syringe of Juvederm Voluma and wait two weeks to assess the full cosmetic effect before having another syringe of dermal filler injected.

Do cheek fillers lift your face?

Cheek fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Contour both lift the mid face, and help improve the appearance of the lower face and jowls. While injecting the cheeks may not be enough to lift the entire jowl area, it definitely enhances the appearance of the face and provides overall facial enhancement.

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2 weeks before and after Juvederm Voluma 

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 hyaluronic acid dermal filler to be FDA approved for this indication.

Although 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  lasts up to 12 months along the nasolabial folds and the cheek area, and up to 6 months for facial wrinkles.

How does Restylane Contour compare with Juvederm Voluma?

Restylane Contour was FDA approved in 2021 for the mid face area and is becoming a popular alternative injectable for cheek enhancement. Restylane Contour is a bit firmer product than Juvederm Voluma, which is a smoother injectable. It is best to consult with Dr. Green to determine which dermal filler would be the best treatment for you.

What are the side effects from Juvederm Voluma?

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

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 Voluma cosmetic treatment.

Is there any downtime from Juvederm Voluma XC injections?

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 two weeks time. If you have a party or significant event planned, it is best to plan any cosmetic injections at least two weeks before, in case of residual bruising or swelling.

Can cheek fillers go “wrong”?

Like any cosmetic procedure, there are always potential side effects. The main side effect of any injectable dermal filler is improper placement, “too much” filler, bruising, or swelling. If there is too much filler or incorrect filler placed, the product can be dissolved with hyaluronidase. It is best to consult with an expert in hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC, for the best cosmetic results. Dr. Green is one of the largest injectors of Juvederm Voluma in NYC and a platinum Allergan provider.

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 enzyme,  hyaluronidase, which 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 natural-looking results which 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 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 Voluma 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. The cost of a syringe of Juvederm Voluma at our office reflects over 25 years of experience in cosmetic injecting and the artistic vision, master training, and outstanding natural aesthetic results. The price for a syringe of Voluma is less expensive at a med-spa administered by a nurse injector than a private NYC master injector.

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.

Is allergy testing needed for Juvederm?

In the past, allergy testing was required for non-hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, but allergy testing is not a requirement for any hyaluronic acid dermal 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 I have lumps after Juvederm Voluma is injected?

As with any dermal filler, there is a possibility of lumps or bumps immediately after injection. Dr. Green will palpate your face and if there are any lumps can be massaged out and smoothed out at that time. If there is a bump or lump from swelling or a deeper bruise, it can take up to two weeks to resolve.

Can Juvederm Voluma injections cause bruising?

Like any cosmetic dermal filler, Juvederm Voluma can cause bruising. To avoid the risk of any unnecessary bruising, Dr. Green recommends avoiding alcohol, blood thinners, aspirin, Motrin, aleve, anti-inflammatories, fish oil, or vitamins for two weeks before your injections. Dr. Green also recommends taking oral Arnica both before and after your cosmetic procedure to help minimize bruising. If there is bruising at the treatment area, depending on the type of bruising, Dr. Green may recommend treatment with the V-Beam laser.

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.

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.

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Juvederm Voluma in cheek area

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 enhanced cheekbones or who are experiencing a loss in volume in the cheek area. Patients who who continue with these injectable treatment long-term, often see continued improvement in the targeted treatment areas.

Can Juvederm Voluma be injected in other areas of the face?

While Juvederm Voluma can be injected in other areas of the face, there are other Juvederm products that are specifically designed for these areas of the face, such as the smile lines, lips, or lip lines. For example, Juvederm Volbella is recommended for the wrinkles around the mouth and Juvederm Vollure for the nasolabial fold. During your consultation with Dr. Green, she can discuss the other options in dermal fillers and help determine which injectable may be best for you.

Can men be treated with Juvederm Voluma?

Male patients often benefit from Juvederm Voluma 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 Voluma 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 visible signs of aging. Patients in their 40’s and over want to restore a more youthful appearance, for which Juvederm Voluma XC is an amazing way to correct age-related volume loss.

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

How do I get started with Juvederm Voluma treatment for the cheek area today?

If you are considering cheek enhancement or volume replacement in the mid face, Juvederm Voluma is an excellent long term solution with beautiful cosmetic results. When it comes to Botox, dermal fillers and other injectable cosmetic treatments, no one is more artful or expert than Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Dr. Green was one of the first dermatologists in New York to incorporate Botox and Juvederm into her discrete, private New York dermatology practice. She is consistently voted as one of the best dermatologists in NYC by New York Magazine, the New York Times, Super Doctors, and Caste Connolly Best Doctors. If you are seeking to restore or maintain your youthful appearance through non-invasive cosmetic treatment, Dr. Michele Green is here to help.  Please call us today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to learn more about how Juvederm Voluma™ XC can create a more youthful appearance and is one of the best anti-aging injections available today,

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