Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag.  This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area.  It is the first FDA approved filler to treat volume loss in the cheek area and the the only filler proven to last up to two years.  JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC  instantly adds volume and lift lost to aging for a more youthful profile.   It’s the only nonsurgical option to address this sign of aging.

Before Treatment

Prior to the start of treatment you will be seen in the office for a consultation  with Dr. Nichols where he will evaluate your facial structure and muscle movement in order to determine what treatment will deliver the best results.  During your consultation, we will discuss your goals and desires for treatment, and go over any concerns or questions you may have.

What to Expect

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is injected using a fine needle inserted at several points under the skin into three main areas of the cheek. Overfilling is necessary to allow for absorption in the weeks following treatment. You may feel a slight stinging or burning as the site is injected however, most people report the injections to be of only minor discomfort.  We recommend applying ice over the treated area for a few hours following injections.  Most patients resume normal activities following treatment in spite of some temporary puffiness over the area.  For JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, the most common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps, bruising, redness, discoloration, and itching.  Generally, this procedure is considered a low-risk treatment with only a slight chance of negative reaction or poor outcome, especially when injections are performed by a surgeon with a great deal of technical expertise.   Dr. Nichols will discuss all the risks and benefits associated with dermal fillers during your consultation so you are fully informed about what to expect.

Results of Collagen Injections

The results of your procedure will be visible anywhere from immediately to within a few days.  Deep lines and wrinkles should appear much less pronounced, and your cheek should look more youthful with a natural roundness that’s subtle yet unmistakable.   The results from JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC will vary for each individual as will the length of time it will last.  Some patients have reported their treatment lasting two years or longer, while others report a duration of only one year. Therefore, repeated injections may be necessary.   When treated again after two years, patients needed less product to achieve their results.  Since the effects will wear off gradually over time, Dr. Nichols and his staff will discuss with you how to maximize your results with repeated treatments.