Juvederm Volux XC
On January 18th, 2023, the AbbVie Company of Allergan Medical Institute announced that the newest member of the Juvederm collection of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers was available for consumer use: Juvederm Volux XC. FDA-approved in July of 2022 after clinical study, Juvederm Volux XC injectable gel is an ideal treatment option for the improvement of jawline definition and to decrease the appearance of jowls, making it the first filler treatment designed specifically to treat aesthetic concerns on the lower face. Formulated with a more robust gel than other members of the Juvederm portfolio, Juvederm Volux XC combats severe loss of jawline definition, providing a smooth, perfectly contoured jawline to meet your aesthetic goals all without the need for downtime following treatment.
As we age, there are many factors that can lead to a change of appearance in the lower face area. A natural decrease in collagen and elastin production can lead to higher skin laxity and less structural support in the skin, which can contribute to the appearance of jowls, and loss of soft tissue can also contribute to a recession of the chin and a weak appearance to the jawline. Many patients find these changes distressing or may find they have always wanted to adjust their facial anatomy, and in fact, according to Allergan Aesthetics, 40% of patients interested in cosmetic treatments are considering treatment for their jawline, chin or lower face with dermal filler injections. Previously, many patients believed that in order to achieve a perfectly chiseled or contoured jawline, they needed to seek out a plastic surgeon. However, with the availability of Juvederm Volux XC dermal filler, no plastic surgery is needed; rather, patients can seek out an expert, board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green, to achieve the ideal lower face and jawline shape.
Dr. Green is a highly experienced Juvederm provider and has been treating patients in her New York City Upper East Side dermatology office for more than twenty-five years. Well-versed in a wide variety of cosmetic, skincare, and medical treatments, including Botox injections, laser resurfacing, microneedling, CoolSculpting, chemical peels, and much more, Dr. Green is well-known for high patient satisfaction. Regarding dermal fillers, Dr. Green employs a less-is-more approach for a naturally youthful-looking appearance. Dr. Green has also been touted as one of the best healthcare providers in New York City by publications such as Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, and New York Magazine.
What is Juvederm Volux XC?
Juvederm Volux XC is the newest member of the Juvederm family of dermal fillers produced by AbbVie cosmetics, designed specifically to treat severe loss of jawline definition and to contour the jawline. Like all Juvederm fillers, Juvederm Volux XC is a hyaluronic acid filler, meaning that the active ingredient is the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, which helps to hydrate the treatment area, restore volume loss, provide contour, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Juvederm Volux XC also contains lidocaine, which is an injectable anesthesia that helps to numb the treatment area for maximum patient comfort during the procedure. After clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of the Juvederm Volux XC treatment, researchers found that there was high patient satisfaction with the results of the procedure and minimal risk of adverse events.
What is Juvederm Volux XC used for?
Juvederm Volux XC is the newly available hyaluronic acid filler formulated specifically to contour the lower face, provide definition to the chin and jawline, and address chin recession. Patients of any age and gender can experience a weak chin, the formation of jowls, or a loss of jawline definition, which can be exacerbated by the natural aging process, tissue loss, and genetics. Juvederm Volux XC can help to increase symmetry along the jawline, provide a chiseled look to the lower face, and aid with chin augmentation, all for an overall more harmonious and youthful-looking face. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Green, you will discuss your unique aesthetic goals, and she will provide you with the treatment plan to best suit your needs.
How does Juvederm Volux XC work?
Juvederm Volux XC is a hyaluronic acid filler that provides volume, structure, and hydration at the injection site. The entire Juvederm collection of fillers works via the proprietary Vycross cross-linking technology to ensure that the filler is long-lasting and provides support when injected under the skin. When the provider injects the dermal filler under patients’ skin (subcutaneously) or just above the bone, the results of their treatment include added volume and contour of the jawline or chin, which helps to improve jawline definition. Over time, the filler is dissolved by the body, which is why Dr. Green recommends receiving a touch-up appointment once a year in order to maintain the results of the treatment.
Where can Juvederm Volux XC be injected?
Designed specifically for the improvement of jawline definition and chin augmentation, Juvederm Volux XC works best when injected into the chin, jawline, and jowls. Formulated with a thicker gel than other members of the Juvederm collection, Juvederm Volux XC is ideal when injected subcutaneously or just above the bone to provide patients with a contoured, chiseled, symmetrical look to the jawline. The contour of the jawline makes a big difference regarding the appearance of the lower face, which is why it is important to seek an experienced injector, such as Dr. Green. Dr. Green is always up to date on the newest treatment methods and with her well-practiced hand, she can expertly contour the jawline to reach your aesthetic goals.
What is the procedure for Juvederm Volux XC treatment?
To begin the treatment process, you will have an initial consultation with Dr. Green, in which you will discuss your needs and goals for cosmetic treatment, and she will determine the treatment – or combination of treatments – that will work best for you. When you arrive at Dr. Green’s office for the procedure, you will need to remove any makeup you wear so your skin is clean before the injections. For any injectable treatment, Dr. Green advises that patients avoid using blood thinners in the days prior to the treatment to decrease the chance of bruising and discoloration at the injection site.
For most patients, there is no need for a topical numbing cream as most Juvederm products, including Juvederm Volux XC, contain lidocaine, which is a numbing agent to increase patient comfort throughout the treatment. Dr. Green will mark the injection sites and then begin the treatment. With the lidocaine in the dermal filler, most patients feel little to no discomfort due to the injections themselves, and the process is simple and relatively quick to complete. There is no downtime following the treatment – meaning patients can immediately return to their regularly scheduled activities – and minimal aftercare is needed. Dr. Green advises that patients avoid wearing makeup for the first 12 hours following treatment, as well as strenuous activity, alcohol, and extreme heat for the first 24 hours following treatment.
How long does Juvederm Volux XC last?
Juvederm Volux XC is a long-lasting but non-permanent treatment for severe loss of jawline definition. When injected along the jawline and in the chin, Juvederm Volux XC will last for up to a year before the effects of the treatment begin to fade. Dr. Green recommends that patients schedule a yearly touch-up appointment to repeat the injections and maintain the procedure results. When you have your first injections with Dr. Green, her office will come up with the treatment schedule that will work best to meet your needs.
What does XC mean in Juvederm?
Many of the members of the Juvederm collection have the notation “XC” after their title, prompting many patients to ask, what does XC mean? XC indicates that the product contains 0.03% lidocaine, the numbing agent responsible for increasing patient comfort throughout the treatment. Juvederm Volux XC is one of the many Juvederm dermal fillers containing lidocaine, including Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Volbella XC, Juvederm Voluma XC, and Juvederm Vollure XC, which each serve a different function in providing volume, contour, and erasing wrinkles on many areas of the face.
What is the difference between Volux and Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma XC is another member of the Juvederm collection of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that works to restore volume loss in the midface and provide cheek augmentation for a youthful appearance. As we age, the decreased production of collagen and elastin in the skin can lead to sagging skin and a loss of volume and definition in the cheeks, leading to a sunken or hollow appearance in the midface. Juvederm Voluma XC is injected into the cheeks to add volume, lift the skin, and augment the cheekbones. While Juvederm Voluma is used primarily for midface enhancement, it can also be used for chin augmentation to produce a better facial profile and more chin projection, similar to Juvederm Volux. Where Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Volux differ is in the thickness of the gel: Juvederm Volux has a thicker formulation, meaning that the hyaluronic acid formula provides more structure and more cohesion, which creates a more contoured, chiseled appearance to the jawline. Neither treatment is inherently “better” than the other – in fact, they can both be used together for a full facial “liquid facelift” – it is all about choosing the filler that works best to meet your needs.
Can you use Juvederm Volux for the cheeks?
Juvederm Volux was formulated specifically to be used in the lower face, contouring the jawline and augmenting the chin. Regarding cheek augmentation and reversing volume loss in the midface, the best Juvederm filler to be used is Juvederm Voluma, which is FDA-approved for use in the cheeks. While it is possible to use a product “off-label,” meaning for an area other than what it is FDA-approved to treat, it is often best to simply use a different member of the Juvederm collection.
Which Juvederm for lips?
There are two members of the Juvederm family of dermal fillers that work best on the lips: Juvederm Volbella XC and Juvederm Ultra XC. Juvederm Volbella XC is a hyaluronic acid filler designed specifically for lip augmentation and to erase the fine lines that form around the lips, known as vertical lip lines or lipstick lines. When injected into the lips using an ultra-fine needle, the filler creates plump, full lips that last up to one year. Juvederm Ultra XC, similar to Juvederm Volbella, can also be used for lip augmentation but is formulated from a slightly thicker gel. As a result, Juvederm Ultra XC can provide the lips with a more dramatic enhancement for plump, full lips that last up to a year.
Are there any side effects of Juvederm Volux XC treatment?
Juvederm Volux XC is an FDA-approved treatment that went through clinical trials to demonstrate that it is safe and effective for patients. Clinical studies also showed that there are minimal side effects associated with the procedure, which can occur, including swelling, redness and pigmentation, itching, bumps, firmness, and slight pain at the injection site. These common and mild side effects will resolve themselves independently, typically within one to two weeks of receiving the treatment. With any injectable treatment, there is a risk of infection. However, that risk greatly decreases when you seek an experienced injector, such as Dr. Green. Before receiving treatment, be sure to disclose to Dr. Green if you have a history of severe allergies, anaphylaxis, or allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins. If any adverse effects occur due to the injections, the filler can be dissolved with hyaluronidase. Dr. Green recommends avoiding dermal filler treatment when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Does Juvederm Volux XC migrate?
One rare side effect of Juvederm injections can be filler migration, meaning the filler moves to another area of your face before it settles. This adverse event is extremely uncommon and is less likely to happen if you seek treatment from an experienced injector, such as Dr. Green. Dr. Green has also worked with patients who received filler treatment elsewhere and experienced filler migration to other areas of the face. For those patients, Dr. Green may use hyaluronidase, which dissolves the dermal filler that has migrated, before providing the patient with new injections.
Who injects Juvederm near me in NYC?
If you are in New York City or the surrounding area, the best injector for dermal fillers around is board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green. With over 25 years of experience in dermatology, Dr. Green is an expert in a wide range of cosmetic treatments, including dermal fillers. Dr. Green is also always on top of new treatments that are released and is set to become one of the first dermatologists in the city to provide Juvederm Volux XC to her patients. Regarding dermal fillers, Dr. Green likes to practice a less-is-more approach, creating a naturally contoured and youthful appearance for her patients.
How to get started with Juvederm Volux XC injections for jawline definition today?
The natural aging process, loss of soft tissue, and genetics are three factors that can contribute to the formation of jowls, a recessed chin, and a lack of definition on the jawline. Many patients believed that the only way to get their ideal, well-defined jawline was through plastic surgery; however, that is not the case. The newly released Juvederm dermal filler, Juvederm Volux XC, is the ideal treatment for augmenting the chin, contouring the jawline, and reducing the appearance of jowls. This non-invasive, long-lasting treatment requires no downtime following the procedure, making it easy and painless for patients. To find out more about how Juvederm Volux XC can meet your aesthetic goals, contact Dr. Green today via email or at her NYC-based office at 212 535 3088.