Juvederm Voluma is one of the best FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers used to address signs of aging in the cheek area. Some of the most common signs of aging that affect the mid-face include fine lines, skin laxity, and loss of volume. These signs of aging develop due to the natural breakdown of the skin’s collagen and hyaluronic acid over time. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm Voluma allow expert injectors like board-certified dermatologist Dr. Green to replenish facial volume and reduce other signs of aging to provide a natural-looking, long-lasting, more youthful appearance. Dr. Michele Green was one of the first dermatologists in NYC to incorporate the use of Juvederm Voluma into the customized treatment plans of her patients. She uses Juvederm Voluma daily in her upscale private dermatology practice, as it has proven to be an optimal cosmetic treatment for facial rejuvenation.
Juvederm Voluma XC is a technologically advanced formulation of hyaluronic acid that can be used on anyone who has developed fine lines and deep wrinkles, regardless of their skin type. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar complex found in the skin that promotes moisture retention within the skin, contributing to a supple, youthful appearance. As we age, our bodies produce hyaluronic acid at a decreased rate, and we cannot replace what is lost. By injecting a sophisticated hyaluronic acid dermal filler product into the skin, such as Juvederm Voluma XC, we can replace lost facial volume, enhance and contour facial features, and restore a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best noninvasive cosmetic treatments, including hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm Voluma. Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding facial rejuvenation, customizing each patient’s treatment plan to suit their particular needs best. Dr. Green was among the first dermatologists in NYC to offer cosmetic Juvederm injections to her patients and is an Allergan platinum injector. She is consistently identified as one of NYC’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors for her dedication to her patients and expertise. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to construct a personalized treatment plan for rejuvenation that caters to your concerns and aesthetic goals.
What is Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma is a dermal filler designed for replenishing youthful facial volume and reducing various signs of aging in the cheek area. Juvederm is a family of hyaluronic acid fillers by the pharmaceutical company Allergan, the creator of Botox. Juvederm Voluma was first available in 2005 in Europe. It was brought to the United States shortly after that and became FDA-approved in 2013. It is currently one of the most popular hyaluronic acid fillers in the Juvederm family. Juvederm Voluma was primarily created to restore age-related volume loss in the midface. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin that contributes to hydration and a supple, youthful appearance. This naturally occurring sugar in the body is formulated with Vycross technology by Allergan in order to create dermal filler products that lift and restore volume loss in the face. It is this unique Vycross technology that allows Juvederm Voluma XC dermal filler to create amazing, immediate, and natural results.
What makes Juvederm Voluma XC Unique?
The breakdown of collagen and the subsequent loss of volume in the cheek area that occurs over time can lead to signs of aging like fine lines, skin laxity, and facial hollows. These signs of aging can be exacerbated by factors such as genetics, lifestyle habits like smoking, sun damage, and environmental pollutants. Allergan created the Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to offer a non-surgical treatment option for facial rejuvenation. Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC were uniquely developed to address signs of aging in the midface. Juvederm Voluma XC is the same formula as Juvederm Voluma but with the addition of lidocaine, a local anesthetic that enhances patient comfort during injections. Allergan’s innovative Vycross technology allows Juvederm Voluma to provide a dramatic lifting effect with unmatched longevity. In clinical studies, patients noted that treatment with Juvederm Voluma significantly improved their overall appearance. In just minutes, expert injectors like Dr. Green are able to restore lost facial volume, enhance contour, and create a more youthful appearance. It is this immediate and long-lasting lift that is a truly unique effect associated with Juvederm Voluma XC injections.
Voluma 2 syringes, 3 weeks before and after
What is Juvederm Voluma used for?
Juvederm Voluma XC is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has been explicitly FDA-approved to restore loss of volume in the midface and for chin augmentation. The thick, gel-like consistency of Juvederm Voluma makes it well-suited to these areas of the face, which require additional support. Chin augmentation with Juvederm Voluma XC is a popular option for those seeking to enhance chin projection for a perfectly contoured jawline. Patients with a “weak” or receding chin may find that the shape of their jawline keeps them from their ideal face shape. With Juvederm Voluma XC, Dr. Green can inject the filler deep into the chin to add definition and volume for an improved facial profile. In the past, the only option to correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area and achieve chin augmentation was with plastic surgery. Only an invasive surgery, such as a facelift, would work to tighten the skin, lift the underlying tissue, and contour the face shape for a more youthful appearance. Now, however, dermal fillers like Juvederm Voluma are used by expert injectors to give an “instant lift” to the skin, restore midface loss of volume, and provide an overall more youthful appearance, increasing the accessibility of total facial rejuvenation and eliminating downtime.
Juvederm Voluma XC for the chin
Juvederm Voluma XC was first approved to treat loss of volume in the cheek area to give an immediate lift to the midface. In June 2020, AbbVie Labs (manufacturer of Allergan Aesthetics) announced that Juvederm Voluma XC was FDA-approved for chin augmentation. Despite this treatment gaining new office approval, Dr. Green has been utilizing Juvederm Voluma injections for chin augmentation for years. The benefit of seeking dermal filler injections from a board-certified dermatologist and expert injector is that they have the expertise and knowledge of the various dermal filler products and their respective properties required to safely and effectively provide ideal rejuvenation results. Injecting a dermal filler such as Juvederm Voluma into the chin is especially beneficial for patients who may be at a point where they require a chin implant but may not be quite ready to undergo a cosmetic procedure as invasive as plastic surgery. Luckily, through the use of Juvederm Voluma and in fewer than just 15 minutes, patients can have a complete chin augmentation.
Chin augmentation with Juvederm Voluma will result in cosmetic results that are comparable to the effect of a chin implant without plastic surgery or downtime. Generally, one to two syringes total of Juvederm Voluma would be needed to achieve such results. Depending on the facial anatomy of a patient and their desired outcomes, Dr. Green may suggest a combination of dermal fillers to provide the best overall results. In addition to Juvederm Voluma, Dr. Green often utilizes a dermal filler product called Restylane Lyft to provide chin augmentation for her patients. Restylane Lyft is a similar dermal filler to Juvederm Voluma in terms of consistency, offering enhanced structural support. Dr. Green will physically assess your facial anatomy to determine which dermal filler is best suited to your needs.
Juvederm Voluma – 2 weeks before and after
How is Juvederm Voluma XC unique from Juvederm Ultra Plus XC?
The Juvederm family has several different dermal fillers composed of hyaluronic acid gel in varying thicknesses, allowing expert injectors like Dr. Green to provide her patients with pan-facial rejuvenation results without downtime. Juvederm Voluma is ideal for addressing signs of aging in the cheek area and for chin augmentation. Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are two of the dermal fillers that are primarily used for treating the nasolabial folds (also known as the laugh lines), as well as for lip augmentation. Juvederm Volbella is a dermal filler product explicitly designed to address ultra-fine lines around the mouth. Juvederm Vollure may be used in the nasolabial lines or the marionette lines. Ultimately, the dermal filler product that works best for facial rejuvenation treatment in each patient will vary depending on factors such as facial anatomy and desired cosmetic outcome.
It is essential to have your cosmetic injections with a board-certified medical professional who understands which dermal filler products are designed to be used in varying anatomical areas. An experienced and knowledgeable cosmetic injector, like Dr. Michele Green, will use an appropriate combination of injectables and often layer them to create a beautiful, long-lasting, natural-looking, more youthful appearance. Dr. Green has over 25 years of experience providing cosmetic injections for her patients and takes pride in taking the time required to learn the unique cosmetic goals and needs of each patient.
What is the difference between Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC?
Many patients wonder about the difference between Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC, and the answer is simple: the “XC” following the name of any Juvederm product indicates the presence of the local anesthetic solution called lidocaine. XC stands for “extra comfort,” which means that the dermal filler was formulated with lidocaine to make the process more comfortable for the patient. Lidocaine can be found within the dermal filler itself to help increase patient comfort during the injection process, helping to numb the treatment area. Typically, when receiving an injection of Juvederm dermal fillers, the filler contains 0.3% lidocaine. To increase patient comfort even further, Dr. Green may apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area before the injections begin. Topical numbing cream should be applied to the entire treatment area one hour before the dermal filler injections. Once you arrive at Dr. Green’s private dermatology office in NYC, the topical numbing cream will be removed and the skin sterilized for your treatment.
Can Juvederm Voluma be used for lips?
Each Juvederm dermal filler in the Juvederm family has a unique composition and consistency and is designed for use in different facial anatomical areas. Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Ultra Plus are the dermal filler products within the Juvederm family of facial dermal fillers that are specifically designed for lip augmentation. Their formulas are smooth, silky, and light, making them ideal for natural-looking and feeling lip augmentation results. Juvederm Voluma XC is a unique dermal filler product. Still, it is best used for providing volume in the cheek area, not the lips. The thick, gel-like consistency of Juvederm Voluma would produce less-than-ideal lip augmentation results. Each injectable hyaluronic acid gel in the Juvederm family has a different formula and thickness that makes it optimal for use in a particular area of the face, and an experienced injector such as Dr. Green understands which dermal fillers are most appropriate to use in each area of the face and body for total rejuvenation and consistently stunning results.
What to expect during a consultation for Juvederm Voluma Treatment
The importance of consultation before any cosmetic procedure can not be understated. During an initial cosmetic consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your skincare concerns and identify potential solutions for which you are a candidate. The consultation is also necessary in order to review your complete medical history, surgical history, and current medication profile. Next, Dr. Green will review with you any previous cosmetic treatments that you may have done in the past, including dermal filler injections, laser treatments, and plastic surgery.
Photographs will be taken, both before and after the completion of your cosmetic procedure, for your private patient record. Dr. Green will discuss in-depth with you which facial features you would like to be corrected or enhanced. Achieving facial symmetry and providing rejuvenation is always the ultimate goal of any cosmetic procedure, including dermal filler injections. A list of medications, vitamins, and supplements that increase one’s propensity for bruising will be given to you in order to avoid them for at least one week before your scheduled dermal filler appointment. For patients who are particularly prone to bruising, Dr. Green recommends taking oral Arnika for several days before dermal filler treatment. Arnika is an herbal supplement that helps prevent and treat bruising. Dr. Green will explain all of the treatments, including the number of syringes and the type of Juvederm dermal filler product needed. This way, it can be ensured that there is a thorough understanding of both the expectations for what kind of results can be achieved with your treatment as well as the prices for the complete treatment before the procedure is performed. You should schedule your treatment two weeks before any social event or particular function in case you experience any side effects from having treatment with dermal filler products.
Who is a good candidate for Juvederm Voluma injections?
Individuals at least 18 years of age and in overall good health may be good candidates for Juvederm Voluma XC injections. Many patients have a lack or loss of volume in the midface, which can be seen in patients as young as 30 or well into their 60s and 70s. The natural aging process, genetics, smoking, or environmental factors may cause this. Many younger patients want to restore and contour the cheek area, creating enhanced contour and definition. Older patients who have increased skin laxity and lost volume usually require a more significant amount of dermal filler to be injected to replace this lost volume. Many patients do not want to undergo invasive plastic surgery and find the results of dermal fillers, like Juvederm Voluma, natural, simple, and effective. When you consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in her NYC office, she will physically assess the cheek area to determine whether you are a good candidate for treatment with Juvederm Voluma.
Is Juvederm Voluma XC painful?
No! Having Juvederm Voluma XC cosmetic injections is not a painful process. On the contrary! Juvederm Voluma XC is compounded with lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic – a medication that numbs the small area around where it is injected. This makes the procedure essentially painless for the patient. Although the Juvederm Voluma XC injectable gel is formulated with the numbing medication lidocaine, some people are particularly sensitive to having injections. For those who are concerned about their sensitivity to injections, ahead of your appointment for Juvederm Voluma XC (or other dermal fillers/ cosmetic injectables), Dr. Green can send a prescription for a topical lidocaine cream to the pharmacy of your choice. One hour prior to your scheduled appointment, apply a thick layer of the prescribed topical numbing cream to clean the skin in all areas that are to be injected. Upon arrival at Dr. Green’s medical office located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, your numbing cream will be removed and your skin sterilized before the injections. Patients of Dr. Green’s note that the combination of applying a topical numbing cream before arriving at their appointment and the injectables being formulated with lidocaine makes the procedure very comfortable.
What can I expect during a Juvederm Voluma treatment?
Once you arrive at Dr. Green’s private dermatology office in NYC for your dermal filler injections, the treatment area is cleaned with alcohol and prepared for your cosmetic treatment. Dr. Green uses very small needles to inject the Juvederm Voluma, with a very gentle approach, to avoid any bruising or discomfort. After Dr. Green has completed your cosmetic injections, she may massage the treated areas to distribute the product, if necessary. Ice packs are applied to the treatment area immediately after completing the injections in order to reduce side effects like swelling. Dr. Green will provide specific aftercare instructions for post-treatment on the day of your appointment, as they may vary slightly depending on the other cosmetic procedures that are performed at that time.
How long does Juvederm Voluma take to work?
Following the Juvederm Voluma injections, patients can observe some initial rejuvenation results immediately after receiving the treatment. The full effects of the treatment can take anywhere from one to three weeks to become visible, as it can take time for the dermal filler to settle at the treatment site. Once the effects become visible, the treatment is long-lasting, as the hyaluronic acid filler also boosts the production of the proteins collagen and elastin. The natural production of collagen in the body also helps restore lost volume in the midface for results that can last even after the body has fully absorbed the hyaluronic acid filler.
How long does Juvederm Voluma last?
The original studies of Juvederm Voluma illustrated a longevity of over two and a half years. However, that study was based on using six syringes in the treating patient. Most patients often need one to three needles injected into the cheeks for cheek augmentation. Juvederm Voluma typically lasts nine months to a year from the date of treatment, with a maximum longevity of two years in duration. The longevity of the filler also depends on the treatment site. When used to restore lost volume to the cheeks, Juvederm Voluma can last for up to 2 years. When applied to the chin for chin augmentation, the treatment results can last for up to a year.
How long does Juvederm Voluma last in the cheeks?
Patients often wonder, how long does Voluma in cheeks last? Juvederm Voluma is one of the longest-lasting dermal fillers available on the market when used to restore volume loss in the cheeks. Results of Juvederm Voluma can be observed in the treatment site for up to 2 years post-treatment. The unique hyaluronic acid formulation of Juvederm Voluma promotes high retention of moisture for hydrated skin and supports natural proteins such as collagen and elastin for long-lasting results. As such, even following the absorption of the hyaluronic acid by the body, the production of collagen continues, maintaining a contoured, smooth, and youthful appearance to the mid-face.
How long does Juvederm Voluma last in the chin?
Juvederm Voluma is also approved to re-shape the chin for the ideal facial contour. The dermal filler is injected deeply into the chin to increase projection and augment the treatment area. When used to treat the chin, the effects of Juvederm Voluma last for up to a year. The Juvederm Voluma treatment for the chin can be repeated annually for continued results. When you consult Dr. Green, she will determine the chin augmentation treatment schedule that will best fit your needs and help you maintain the desired appearance over time.
1 month before and after Juvederm Voluma
How long does Juvederm Voluma last in the lips?
The Juvederm family consists of a variety of dermal fillers that each serve a different function based on the thickness or density of the filler itself. Juvederm Voluma is best used to restore lost volume to the midface and augment the chin. When it comes to the lips, the two best dermal fillers from the Juvederm line of fillers to use are Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Ultra XC. Juvederm Volbella is best used to augment the lips and to fill in the lines around the mouth, known as the lipstick lines or vertical lip lines. The results of Juvederm Volbella can last for up to a year. Similarly, Juvederm Ultra XC plumps the lips for a fuller pout. The results of Juvederm Ultra XC can last for up to one year as well.
Instructions post-treatment with Voluma – Is there any downtime?
Immediately after your cosmetic injections, Dr. Green places ice packs on the treated area to avoid any swelling of the area and unnecessary downtime. Juvederm does not generally require any recovery time, and, as such, you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. You will be instructed to continue refraining from any blood thinners, such as ibuprofen or multivitamins, for several days. Direct sunlight, saunas, and steam rooms should be avoided for the next two weeks to prevent additional swelling. No facial massage should also be performed for at least one week after your cosmetic injections. Dr. Green will ask you to return to the office two weeks after the procedure to take additional photographs, assess your results, and determine if other fillers are needed.
What are the side effects of Juvederm Voluma?
The most common side effects are temporary redness, swelling, lumps, tenderness, discoloration, or bruising at the injection site. Even though a small needle is used to inject the product deep into the dermis, there can often be irritation at the injection site. Rare side effects of an allergic reaction to Juvederm have also been described. A rare ischemic event from an injectable filler has been documented from an injector unintentionally injecting Juvederm XC into a blood vessel. Juvederm dermal fillers should be avoided for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Are Juvederm fillers safe?
The Juvederm fillers have all been FDA-approved to address the natural signs of aging and contour various areas of the face. When FDA approval is granted to a product, the US Food and Drug Administration has deemed it safe and effective for its intended purpose, and, as such, Juvederm fillers are very safe for use by an experienced injector. The risk of serious complications, such as infection, is rare. However, Juvederm fillers should be avoided by patients with a history of allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) or an allergy to lidocaine or the Gram-positive bacteria that can be found in the filler. During your initial consultation with Dr. Green, be sure to disclose your medical history, including any allergies. If you receive dermal fillers from an inexperienced injector, there is a risk that they would inject the dermal filler into a blood vessel, which would result in severe side effects, including blindness or other vision abnormalities, stroke, or permanent scarring. Be sure to thoroughly research your injector before scheduling an appointment to ensure you are receiving treatment from a board-certified and experienced practitioner.
Does Juvederm Voluma migrate?
The risk of Juvederm Voluma migrating is very low and decreases when you seek treatment from an experienced dermal filler injector. An expert injector has the technique and knowledge required to ensure filler migration does not occur. Additionally, Dr. Green cautions patients not to massage the treatment area so that the filler can settle properly. If there is ever an issue where too much filler has been used or has dispersed to other areas, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm can be dissolved using a compound known as hyaluronidase.
How much is Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma is a cosmetic facial filler and, as such, is not covered by any health insurance. The cost of dermal fillers depends on the type of filler used, the region of the country you are in, and the experience level of the cosmetic injector. As a general rule, having the procedure done with a more experienced board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon will be more expensive than having the treatment done with a nurse injector. However, the risk of developing unwanted cosmetic results and severe side effects, such as product migration, is much lower when you seek treatment from an experienced injector. Additionally, a cosmetic dermal filler product like Juvederm Voluma XC will be more expensive than Restylane since Juvederm Voluma lasts for a longer period than other injectable fillers.
Can you combine Juvederm Voluma XC with other procedures?
Many patients who have a loss of volume, dynamic fine lines, and facial skin laxity choose to have other cosmetic procedures done at the same time as Juvederm Voluma injections. One of the most popular procedures that Dr. Green performs in her NYC office is Thermage® for skin tightening. Thermage is the gold standard for laser skin tightening and is used to encourage the production of new collagen in the skin with no downtime at all. Many patients choose first to have Thermage performed on areas that are most affected by skin laxities, such as their face, the neck, and the jowls. A Thermage radiofrequency procedure takes approximately one hour to complete for a given treatment area. The final results last up to two years, with most patients engaging in an annual Thermage treatment session to keep up the best effects.
Patients who struggle with facial redness, pigmented acne scars, rosacea, surgical scars, and stretch marks alike may want to begin treatment with Vbeam laser for redness. Many individuals are unaware that overexposure to the sun can cause the permanent stretching of small blood vessels, making the skin appear red. The Vbeam laser is used to treat all forms of skin redness, including those that are associated with sun damage. The Vbeam laser releases a burst of light at a wavelength of 595 nanometers to target the red pigment in blood vessels. The energy is converted into heat in the skin and absorbed by the atoms that are responsible for the red color. As a result, the Vbeam laser does not interact with other parts of the skin and successfully treats redness associated with sun damage. There is no downtime involved with Vbeam, meaning that immediately upon completion of the procedure, you can carry on with regular daily activities. Dr. Green often performs Vbeam and Juvederm Voluma injections in the same appointment for her patients to provide them with a refreshed look.
Fraxel is the “Magic Eraser” and the gold standard treatment for improving skin tone and texture. Fraxel is often recommended for patients who suffer from the consequences of sun damage because it can target a myriad of skin issues. Fraxel provides total facial rejuvenation through the creation of controlled, microscopic wounds in the skin, produced via the application of highly concentrated and precise laser pulses. As the natural wound-healing process of the skin kicks in to repair these newly created wounds, collagen production in the skin increases, new skin cells start to grow, and signs of aging are reduced. Fraxel is used to treat an array of skin concerns, from sun spots and unwanted hyperpigmentation, fine lines and deep wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, enlarged pores, acne scars and surgical scars, and stretch marks. Fraxel can be combined with other skin rejuvenating procedures and delivers phenomenal results with almost no downtime. It’s best to have Fraxel treatment in the fall and winter since the laser can potentially make skin more photosensitive.
Botox is one of the most popular noninvasive injection treatments in the United States. It is often combined with cosmetic injectables such as Juvederm Voluma in order to provide a more youthful appearance. It is well regarded for its use as a cosmetic treatment to erase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face that are created by repeated facial expressions, also known as dynamic wrinkles. Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm XC are both highly successful facial rejuvenation cosmetic treatments. Still, they do fulfill slightly different needs when it comes to restoring a more youthful appearance. In general, the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, as well as improved firmness and lift, will be successfully targeted through Botox injections. On the other hand, issues of fine lines and wrinkles, which are not related to an active facial expression, as well as sagging and volume loss, are more optimally treated with a dermal filler product like Juvederm. When you work with Dr. Green, she can examine your current skin condition and medical history, discuss your individual needs and goals, and determine which treatment plan will be right for you.
Voluma 2 syringes, 1 month before and after
Will one syringe of Juvederm make a difference?
Often, when patients undergo their first treatment with dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation, it can be a bit nerve-wracking. Many patients ask Dr. Green whether or not a syringe or two will cause them to look drastically different or overfilled. Rest assured that when an expert injector performs your procedure, one to two syringes of dermal filler will produce a subtle and natural-looking cosmetic result. Dr. Green’s philosophy regarding cosmetic injectables has always been a less-is-more approach. Utilizing dermal fillers in a way that enhances a patient’s natural beauty is Dr. Green’s area of expertise. Should you choose to have cosmetic treatment with Juvederm Voluma for the correction of age-related volume loss, you can expect to see some slight improvement with the injection of a single syringe. However, most patients who are looking to restore lost volume and create facial contour with Juvederm will need to have, at minimum, two syringes injected. The total number of syringes required to produce your desired cosmetic outcome will differ from that of other patients since no two individuals will experience collagen loss in exactly the same way. During your consultation with Dr. Green, you will have the opportunity to identify your primary areas of concern, and she will determine the number of syringes and the type of dermal filler product necessary to achieve your goals.
Where can Juvederm be injected?
Juvederm is a family of dermal filler products that are all composed of hyaluronic acid gel in varying thicknesses. Juvederm products can be injected into the skin in the face (cheeks, lips, marionette lines, nasolabial lines, and chin), neck, and jawline. The most appropriate Juvederm dermal filler product for treatment will vary depending on the skin concern to be addressed, the area that is being injected, and the facial anatomy of the patient.
What is Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma XC is a volumizing injectable dermal filler product that is a part of the Juvederm family of dermal fillers. Juvederm Voluma XC is a clear, biodegradable, non-surgical hyaluronic acid gel filler that is designed to be injected into the cheeks and midface to provide volume restoration, create a subtle and natural-looking lifting and facial contouring effect, as well as improve overall skin laxity. Juvederm Voluma is composed of a cross-linked hyaluronic acid gel that is compounded with lidocaine, a local anesthetic. Juvederm Voluma XC injections can also be used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, making it a powerfully effective tool for overall facial rejuvenation.
Can Juvederm Voluma XC be combined with other dermal fillers?
Yes! For patients who are looking for a noninvasive approach to total facial rejuvenation without the need for any downtime, Dr. Green will often combine an array of dermal filler products during the same visit. This approach is possible and ideal since different dermal filler products are often better for treating an individual patient’s facial anatomy and features. For example, suppose a patient has significant underlying facial volume loss and skin laxity. In that case, Dr. Green may choose to utilize a dermal filler product such as Sculptra (composed of poly-L-lactic acid) in order to rebuild collagen that has been lost deep under the dermis. Since it can take several weeks for Sculptra to take action and promote collagen growth, she will then layer Juvederm Voluma XC above the underlying Sculptra injections to produce an immediate lift. Dr. Green may also combine Juvederm Voluma with other newer products, such as Restylane Kysee, in some patients for lip enhancement.
In this way, Dr. Green can combine different brands of dermal fillers and varying dermal filler products to provide the best cosmetic results for each patient based on their facial structure and the cosmetic effect that they are after. During your consultation with Dr. Green in her boutique medical office located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, you will have the opportunity to discuss which potential combinations of dermal fillers would be best suited to you and your unique skin concerns and goals.
Can Juvederm Voluma injections be used for the treatment of acne scars?
Many patients have struggled with acne breakouts and, as a result, have acne scars that are due to considerable volume loss. Volume loss occurs because of damage done to the tissue caused by inflammation associated with active acne. As a consequence, patients may often present with a number of deep acne scars. In these cases, Juvederm Voluma XC is an excellent choice to replace this lost volume and fill in these deep acne scars. Juvederm Voluma XC can be injected and will effectively restore lost facial volume and acne-related collagen loss in just minutes. For smaller, more shallow scars, Dr. Green often uses Restylane dermal filler and injects the product directly into each individual acne scar. In this way, combining different injectable gel fillers can give you complete acne scar rejuvenation.
Who makes Juvederm?
Juvederm is a family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers made by the pharmaceutical company Allergan. Allergan also makes Botox, the injectable neurotoxin considered to be the gold standard for reducing dynamic fine lines and wrinkles. Dynamic fine lines are those that are formed over time due to repetitive facial expressions, commonly affecting the forehead, glabella, and around the eyes (crow’s feet). Many patients are treated with Botox and dermal fillers within the same treatment session to achieve pan-facial rejuvenation results. Dr. Green is an Allergan Platinum injector and was among the first dermatologists in NYC to offer cosmetic Botox and Juvederm Voluma injections to her patients for non-surgical rejuvenation. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will work with you to develop a unique treatment plan that caters best to your goals.
How long does Juvederm Voluma last in the cheeks?
The exact duration of your dermal filler results will depend on the type and amount of filler used and your metabolism. On average, Juvederm voluma lasts 6-18 months in the cheeks. The innovative Vycross technology that is used to cross-link Juvederm voluma allows it to last a particularly long time, especially compared to other hyaluronic acid fillers. Vycross technology cross-links hyaluronic acids of different molecular weights, enhancing the ability of the dermal filler to provide a lifting effect and duration. Most patients have annual maintenance treatment sessions of dermal filler injections to keep up the best results. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in NYC, she will work with you to develop a timeline for your dermal filler treatments that will help you achieve and maintain optimal cosmetic effects.
How long does voluma filler last?
Juvederm Voluma is formulated with Vycross cross-linking technology, allowing it to last particularly longer than other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Juvederm Voluma was designed to last 12-24 months, whereas many other hyaluronic acid fillers last just 6-12 months. The duration of one’s cosmetic results may also be influenced by the amount of dermal filler used. When you consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Green at her private office in NYC, she will work with you to develop a timeline for your dermal filler injections that provides you with long-lasting, natural-looking results.
Will Juvederm bumps go away?
One of the potential side effects of Juvederm injections is lumps, bumps, or nodules at or near the injection sites. These bumps are usually a side effect caused by swelling and tend to resolve within two weeks of dermal filler injections. If, however, persistent nodules do not resolve within two weeks of your Juvederm injections, alert your injector and schedule a follow-up appointment with them for assessment. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm can be dissolved with an injectable enzyme called hyaluronidase. Depending on the type of dermal filler used initially, multiple treatments of hyaluronidase may be required to dissolve it fully.
What is the difference between Juvederm Ultra and Voluma? Is Voluma same as Juvederm?
Juvederm Voluma is a specific dermal filler product within the family of Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers. Compared to other Juvederm dermal fillers, Juvederm Voluma has a thick, gel-like consistency. The consistency of Juvederm Voluma is what makes it well-suited to replenishing loss of volume and contour in the midface, which requires more support than other areas of the face. Juvederm Ultra has a smoother, lighter consistency than Juvederm Voluma. The consistency of Juvederm Ultra makes it well-suited to treating fine lines and lip augmentation. When you consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private NYC office, she will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan for rejuvenation that best suits your particular needs and goals.
Which is better, Voluma or Juvederm?
Voluma is a specific dermal filler product within the Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid fillers. Juvederm Voluma has a thicker consistency than other dermal fillers in the Juvederm family and is ideal for injection into the cheek area to provide a lifting effect. The “best” filler for your facial rejuvenation treatment should be selected for you by an expert injector, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Various dermal fillers have distinct properties and applications, allowing Dr. Green to create customized treatment plans depending on the needs and aesthetic goals of an individual.
When does Juvederm swelling go down?
Side effects of swelling, bruising, and tenderness tend to resolve independently within two weeks of injections. Ice packs are applied to the treated area immediately upon completion of the dermal filler injections to reduce the side effects of swelling. To further prevent swelling, patients are advised to discontinue all blood-thinning medications and supplements, including Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, and Vitamin E, two weeks before their filler treatment. Patients who are particularly prone to bruising may choose to take Arnika for several days before their dermal filler injections to prevent such side effects. Arnika is an oral herbal supplement that has been shown to prevent and treat bruising. Dr. Green may ask you to return to her boutique dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side two weeks after your dermal filler treatment to evaluate your cosmetic results and determine whether any touch-up is needed.
What to expect after Juvederm Voluma XC injections
The most common side effects of Juvederm Voluma dermal filler injections are mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness at or near the injection sites. These side effects tend to resolve on their own shortly following treatment, generally within two weeks of injections. After dermal filler treatment, patients can resume most normal daily activities immediately upon completion of their procedure. However, it is advised to refrain from strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours following the procedure. Patients should also avoid steam rooms, hot tubs, saunas, and other activities that may increase their body temperature and exacerbate swelling near injection sites. Dr. Green may ask you to return to her private NYC office two weeks after your Juvederm Voluma XC injections to assess the results and determine whether any touch-up is required. When you have dermal filler treatment with Dr. Green, she will provide you with all of the pertinent aftercare needed for achieving and maintaining optimal results.
How to Get Started with Dermal Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation Today
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm Voluma are incredibly popular due to the customizability and ease of having treatment, the lack of side effects and downtime, and the consistently stunning rejuvenation results produced. Juvederm Voluma is an ideal dermal filler for correcting various signs of aging in the midface and cheek area, including fine lines, lost volume, and mild skin laxity. An expert injector, like board-certified dermatologist Dr. Green in NYC, will select the dermal fillers best suited to your needs and provide you with a natural-looking, long-lasting, more youthful appearance.
Dr. Michele Green is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with a background in aesthetics and art. As an artist, her approach to facial rejuvenation is to maintain and restore classic beauty. Dr. Green’s specialty is in non-surgical rejuvenation, with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best cosmetic treatment options. She embraces a less-is-more philosophy, customizing each patient’s treatment plan to suit their particular needs and goals best. Dr. Green is consistently identified as one of NYC’s best dermatologists by Super Doctors, Castle Connolly, and New York Magazine for her dedication to her patients and expertise. When you choose to work with Dr. Green, she will combine the best palette of dermal fillers to restore and enhance your natural beauty. Contact us online today or call our NYC-based office at 212-535-3088 to learn more about non-surgical rejuvenation with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm Voluma.