What is Juvéderm Voluma XC?
Juvéderm Voluma XC, a new product available through Dr. Whetstone at Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery, is now part of the Juvéderm line of injectable skin restoration gels. Juvéderm uses natural body sugars to revive your skin, revealing skin that is fresh and young.
What Happens to Aging Skin?
Over time your skin loses essential collagen and elastin, the connective tissue which holds skin taut. Fatty tissue housed in the skin decreases, causing the epidermis to thin and lose its youthful luster. Lines appear in the skin and the skin sags. This process is reversible with the help of certain corrective treatments.
How Do You Correct Sags and Wrinkles?
Smoothing the skin requires products or procedures that add volume and restores the fatty tissue that we lose with age. Certain products are very effective at temporarily restoring healthy skin.
What Are the Active Ingredients?
Voluma XC utilizes lidocaine and hyaluronic acid to effectively treat wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is an all-natural sugar found in your body’s cells and tissue, including the skin. It is one of the biggest building blocks of both collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and gives it a full, healthy look. Lidocaine is an anesthetic that improves treatment comfort.
Important Treatment Considerations
Juvéderm Voluma XC is injected through the dermis to correct advanced wrinkling in sagging or wrinkled folds on your face. Common side effects include temporary redness near the injection site, swelling, tenderness, firmness, lumps, and bruising. Juvéderm Voluma XC is formulated to reduce treatment pain.
Patients undergoing Juvéderm Voluma XC gel injections should avoid direct sunlight and cold weather to the injection site until the swelling recedes. Patients should wait to receive additional skin treatments including chemical peels, laser treatments and others to avoid additional inflammatory responses.
Patients using medications that prolong bleeding, like aspirin or ibuprofen, risk increased swelling and bruising at injection site. Please inform Dr. Whetstone of your regular medications before using Juvéderm Voluma XC.
For this surgery saving process, contact Dr. Whetstone at Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery today at (972) 831-8822 for a free consultation.