Voluma XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss and enhance contour. Made with hyaluronic acid, Voluma XC works by restoring hydration and volume to the tissue. It is the first and only FDA=approved filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area in people over the age of 21. Made by Allergan Inc, Voluma XC comes in a formulation with pre-mixed anesthetic.
WHEN TO COSIDER VOLUMA XC
Why undergo a Voluma injection? For most patients, the treatment is performed to add volume to the cheek area by giving a subtle non-surgical lift. With age, the curve of your cheek starts to flatten and the cheeks begin to sag. After Voluma XC is injected, the cheek has a more rounded youthful cheek that follows a nice curve along the profile.
HOW VOLUMA XC INJECTION WORKS
If Dr. Petro recommends Voluma XC, she will provide detailed information about the treatment, including details on the product, its uses, possible side effects, expected results, duration, and more.
Before injection, the Dr. Petro identifies areas for wrinkle correction and volume enhancement and then cleans them with antiseptic. Numbing cream can be applied first, but may not be necessary – especially with Voluma XC since it contains anesthetic in its formulation. Using a special technique, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Melanie Petro injects Voluma XC beneath the skin. Once the hyaluronic acid enters the tissue, it binds with water and the natural hyaluronic acid in your skin. A brief hand massage on the treated area may be performed to ensure the treated area blends in with the contour of the surrounding skin.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER VOLUMA XC INJECTIONS
It works instantly to add volume and subtly lift the cheek area, temporarily reversing this sign of aging. You’ll notice the results right away, and the area may even feel puffy for a short time. Minor swelling is normal and can be managed with ice if necessary. During the first 24 hours after Voluma XC treatment, you should avoid rigorous exercise, sun exposure, heat exposure and alcohol consumption, which may cause unwanted side effects.
Results of Vouma XC can last up to 2 years, so you may want to plan for touch up injections if you want to maintain the results. In many cases, repeat injections require less filler to achieve satisfactory results. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.