JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC?
Age and gravity can take a serious toll on our facial appearance, as collagen production slows down and we lose volume and fullness that lend a youthful glow. One of the most common complaints among women (and men) is the appearance of wrinkles and deep folds in the skin, especially around the nose and mouth. Fortunately, there is a range of non-permanent injectables that can restore lost volume while significantly diminishing deep lines and folds.
If you have prominent naso-labial lines (also known as “laugh lines”), there is a brand-new hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has been developed to address this specific problem: Juvederm Vollure XC.
What is JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC?
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is the newly FDA approved injectable filler designed to add volume beneath the nasolabial fold (laugh lines) to lift and contour using Vycross technology which creates a more connected gel (firm enough to fill and soft enough for natural movement), to create a more youthful appearance. Its breakthrough is that it’s more natural-looking and lasts a full year longer than other injectables on the market.
How JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC works
A hyaluronic acid gel injection (compatible with the human body as it’s naturally found in almost every single living thing,) acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. It also brings water to the surface of the skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
What to expect
Before beginning treatment, we will examine the nasolabial area to determine if JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is right for you. Then we will tailor a treatment designed for your aesthetic goals. One treatment (some patients require a touch-up) is complete in 15-20 minutes. You will likely experience some tenderness, swelling, bruising, or itching for up to 2 weeks.
Possible side effects
The most common side effects include tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. Most side effects were mild or moderate and lasted 14 days or less. One of the risks of using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring. As with all skin-injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.