WHAT IS VOLUMA XC AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Created by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®, VOLUMA XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area. VOLUMA is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your body that helps to add volume and hydration, and the unique cross-linking of VOLUMA allows it to be a thicker, plumper gel than other hyaluronic acid fillers. Additionally, VOLUMA is unique because it is less hydrophilic than other JUVÉDERM® products, meaning it pulls less water to itself after injection. What does this mean for you? Less swelling! VOLUMA has been shown to last up to two years, when injecting amounts for full correction.
WHERE IS VOLUMA XC USED?
VOLUMA is injected under the skin into three main areas of the cheek. The exact placement and amount will depend upon each patient’s volume loss in these areas.
Depending upon the site of injection and your specific volume loss, multiple syringes may be needed for full effects. If patients are truly unhappy with a hyaluronic acid filler (likeVOLUMA, or if an error has been made with an injection,) the filler itself can be dissolved with the injection of Vitrase/hyaluronidase.
WHAT IS A VOLUMA XC TREATMENT LIKE?
First a consultation and estimated pricing for your desired results will be thoroughly discussed. Your preparation begins with before pictures for your digital file followed by an application of numbing cream to the cleansed area to reduce any discomfort. Dr. Doucet will administer the VOLUMA syringes and expertly and artistically inject the substance into the areas to be filled. She will continue to inject until the desired lift is achieved. Ice packs to the injected areas will be applied. The full procedure should take approximately 45-50 minutes. Average treatment begins with approximately 5 syringes however each patient will have different needs. You will leave the office having minimal discomfort or other affects and be able to return to normal activities.
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM A VOLUMA XC TREATMENT?
You will see an immediate lift and increased volume in the treatment areas with minimal bruising or swelling. VOLUMA creates a subtle lift with a youthful contour. For most patients, VOLUMA should last up to two years, although in some cases and areas, the duration of the effect may be shorter or longer. Supplemental treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal results. VOLUMA will often be combined with other fillers, like JUVÉDERM® for the nasal labial folds, lips and areas around the mouth.
HOW MUCH DOES VOLUMA XC COST?
VOLUMA is charged by the syringe. One syringe of VOLUMA is 1ml and pricing starts at $825. Specials are offered for multiple syringes and will be discussed upon consultation.
Make sure you sign up for Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions program. By participating in this program you get points for each treatment of Voluma, Botox and Juvederm which you can then deposit and redeem for discounts on future treatments and products from Allergan. For all of the details, please check out www.brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com.