Since its approval by the FDA, Juvéderm Voluma® XC has become a go-to option with adults looking to address volume loss in their cheek area. Dr. Derek Jones—who served as the lead investigator on the FDA trial that led to this approval for patients 21 and older in the United States—has watched the cosmetic grow in popularity at his practice in the Los Angeles area and around the country.
Part of its success is due to the fact that Juvéderm Voluma® XC has such a smooth consistency, thanks to its unique manufacturing process, which makes use of Vycross™ technology.
That process involves creating a mixture packed with a modified form of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin. Known as HA, hyaluronic acid keeps joints lubricated, eyes hydrated, and skin soft. That last property is key for Juvéderm Voluma® XC, since the filler’s moisturizing effect is a big part of how it reduces the appearance of volume loss.
The Vycross™ process works to generate what’s known as “crosslinked” HA. Simply put, crosslinking is essentially weaving together chains of sugars so they can carry even more moisturizing power. This concentrated power gives Juvéderm Voluma® XC its smooth consistency, which makes it easier to inject and helps it to flow exactly where it’s needed. And since the gel itself is so smooth, the results are smooth, too: Skin treated with Juvéderm Voluma® XC looks and feels naturally hydrated.
The lift Juvéderm Voluma® XC provides can last up to 24 months—another reason the cosmetic is so popular. Another benefit? This two-year non-surgical lift takes only about half an hour to administer.
Dr. Jones’ FDA study showed that almost all of the patients who tried Juvéderm Voluma® XC—90 percent—rated an improvement in their appearance.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC is available by prescription at Dr. Jones’ Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills. Set up a consultation by requesting an appointment or calling 310-246-0495 for more information.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.