JUVEDERM® is a commonly used brand of dermal filler that includes a full range of products catering to specific cosmetic concerns. The entire collection contains a biodegradable form of synthetic hyaluronic acid. The injectables in the line are primarily used to address wrinkles, sagging, and hollowness on the face caused by volume loss.
Dr. Derek Jones at Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills was the lead investigator for the research into JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC. The Los Angeles-based board-certified dermatologist’s work contributed to the injectable’s FDA approval for mid-face contouring, and it is now used around the United States to give women and men more youthful facial contours.
Rounded, full cheeks are associated with youth and good health. As we get older, the symmetry and structure of our face often changes, as the body produces less collagen (the protein that keeps the skin strong and elastic), and we lose some muscle and fat from under the skin. The natural aging process also causes us our skin to hold onto less moisture. Weight loss and excessive exercise can accelerate signs of aging, contributing to a pinched in and flattened facial appearance. Also, skin sometimes separates from fat over time and hangs down, forming jowls around the jawline. The cheek bone areas may appear gaunt and sunken.
Hyaluronic acid, the key ingredient of VOLUMA® XC, is a naturally occurring sugar that retains large amounts of water. It helps to keep the skin dewy and thick. When injected deep into the cheek areas, VOLUMA® XC lifts and restores volume to the apples of the cheeks, thereby softening a face marked by harsher angles and hollows.
VOLUMA® XC is a very durable and long-lasting filler, with a lifespan of up to two years, on average, in the face. This non-surgical technique is preferred by many people who enjoy the treatment for its results, as well as because it is less of a risk, is more cost-effective, and requires less downtime than cosmetic surgical procedures like facelifts. It has a smooth, gel-like consistency and creates subtle results that blend well with existing features. The “XC” in the title means that the product contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic that numbs the area for increased comfort during an injections session.
The physician-only Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills can help you find the cosmetic solution you’ve been looking for, whether it’s VOLUMA® XC or something different. To learn more about the dermal fillers available, call 310-246-0495 or fill out a short contact form online.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.