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From his Novato office, Dr. Miguel Delgado M.D. and his certified nurse injector Ariel Kirk often consult with patients who are looking for a non-invasive way to add volume and lift to their cheeks. In these cases, he often recommends Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC, an injectable filler that is designed to add volume to the cheeks and rejuvenate the midface region.
Volume loss in the cheek area is a natural part of the aging process. As we get older, volume loss causes thinness and sagging across the cheeks, contributing to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles in the midface area. Juvéderm VOLUMA XC is the first dermal filler to be approved by the FDA for correcting volume loss in this area.
Like many other injectable fillers, Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC is composed of hyaluronic acid, a common sugar that is naturally present in the body. It is found in the fluid in the eyes and joints, where it serves as a cushioning agent and lubricant. The body also uses hyaluronic acid to maintain adequate moisture levels in the skin. When injected as a dermal filler, hyaluronic acid adds volume to the skin to support facial structures and restore a youthful contour. In doing so, it also helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, hyaluronic acid brings water to the skin’s surface, making the skin look more radiant and supple.
Juvéderm VOLUMA XC has some unique qualities that make it the ideal volumizing filler for use in the cheek area. The hyaluronic acid in Voluma is cross-linked through a patented process called VycrossTM. This process gives Juvéderm VOLUMA its superb lifting abilities and helps it last longer than other dermal fillers. Juvéderm VOLUMA also contains the anesthetic lidocaine, which improves patient comfort during the treatment.
Juvéderm VOLUMA XC is specifically designed and approved by the FDA for use in the cheek area. Dr. Delgado and his team of skilled injectable nurses perform all injections. Our nurse injector Ariel Kirk has performed seamless injections for our Novato patients for many years. Juvéderm VOLUMA XC is injected deep within the skin along the cheekbone and/or into the hollows below the cheekbone. The exact injection pattern depends upon each patient’s unique facial structure. Once injected, Dr. Delgado or a nurse injector will expertly mold the hyaluronic beneath the skin to achieve the desired shape. Dr. Delgado has also seen success in using Juvéderm VOLUMA XC for non-surgical chin augmentations and to address asymmetries in the midface.
A typical treatment takes just 35 – 40 minutes and patients can resume normal activities right away, although the area may be slightly red or swollen. The results of this treatment can be seen immediately, as hyaluronic acid instantly provides more volume and lift to the area. With optimal treatment by an experienced practitioner, results can last up to two years.
If you suffer from age-related volume loss in the cheek area or have asymmetrical cheeks, then you may be a candidate for treatment with Juvéderm VOLUMA XC. The FDA has approved this injectable filler for use on patients older than 21 who show signs of volume loss in their cheeks. During your initial consultation, Dr. Delgado will determine if Juvéderm VOLUMA XC will provide the results you desire. If you are interested in restoring volume and to lift your cheeks, we encourage you to set up an initial consultation with us today.