New to the United States, VOLUMA™ XC is the latest and first FDA-approved Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injectable dermal filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area, and FACE is proud to be one of the first to have it! VOLUMA™ XC is uniquely formulated to give a subtle lift by restoring volume to the cheek area that is lost during the aging process with results lasting up to 2 years.
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Q. What is VOLUMA™ XC?
A. VOLUMA™ XC is the first and only FDA-approved Hyaluronic Acid injectable dermal filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area, for a subtle lift.
Q. What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?
A. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume.
Q. What is an injectable dermal filler?
A. Injectable dermal fillers are used to replenish the volume in the face that time and aging can deplete. Volume can be created anywhere with filler including under the eyes, temples, cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds. VOLUMA™ XC filler is indicated specifically for the cheeks.
Q. How is VOLUMA™ XC different than JUVEDERM® XC?
A. VOLUMA™ XC is designed to improve a different area of the face – the cheek area. JUVEDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles around the nose and mouth area (known as “parentheses”). While VOLUMA™ XC works to add volume to the cheek area.
Q. How do I prepare for treatment?
A. In general, we recommend our patients to avoid medications such as aspirin, fish oil, Vitamin E and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), for about 3 days to one least a week prior to receiving treatment, in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Q. Are there any contraindications for this treatment?
A. Clients must be 21 years of age or older to receive treatment. VOLUMA™ XC is contraindicated for clients with severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis or history or presence of multiple severe allergies, clients with a history of allergies to lidocaine or such materials and/or gram-positive bacterial proteins and such materials.
Q. How long does the treatment take?
A. The treatment itself takes a matter of minutes and results are noticed instantly, however, we recommend you to plan on visiting with our RN for about 45 minutes.
Q. How long do the results last?
A. VOLUMA™ XC is clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment.
Q. Is the treatment painful?
A. The level of discomfort is minimal and completely tolerable. Most people describe it as a pinching feeling. To improve the comfort during your treatment, VOLUMA™ XC is specially formulated with lidocaine (a type of anesthetic).
Q. What do I need to avoid post-treatment?
A. We recommend our clients to avoid the following at least 24 hours after treatment: Strenuous exercise, Consumption of alcoholic beverages, Extended exposure to sun or heat
Q. What are the potential side effects?
A. Common side effects are moderate and similar to other injectable dermal fillers, which include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.
Q. If I recently had a chemical peel or laser treatment how long do I need to wait before having a VOLUMA™ XC treatment?
A. It depends on the type of chemical and laser. More mild peel and lasers don’t have any side effects, so clients are able to receive a VOLUMA™ XC treatment following a facial or laser treatments. However, with stronger peels and/or laser treatments we recommend clients to wait for at least one to two weeks before an aesthetic injectable treatment.
Q. How long after having a VOLUMA™ XC treatment do I need to wait before having a facial or laser treatment?
A. We recommend our clients to wait for one to two weeks before having a facial or laser treatment.