As we age and fine lines start to settle in, it is only natural to want to retain your youthful appearance. With all the facial fillers available, it can be confusing when trying to determine which facial filler is best for you and will provide optimal results that will be long-lasting.
One of the best products on the market is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC. Compared to other facial fillers, this product provides superior results that outshine all the others.
How Much Does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC Cost?
While many individuals do not want to admit it, cost plays a factor in your decision to choose something. This can certainly be said for cosmetic treatments.
Dermal fillers are priced per unit. The average cost for one syringe of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is between $700 and $1,000. The price of this treatment is affected by factors such as geographical location, the qualifications of the injector, the number of treatment areas, and the amount of filler needed to achieve results.
You will pay more for a qualified plastic surgeon to perform the procedure than that of an aesthetician or uncertified injector. While this fact may make the injector at your local strip mall sound more appealing, you have to take into consideration that the personnel training between these two facilities is not equal.
How Long Does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC Take to Work?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is a popular option because it provides nearly instantaneous results. Fillers add volume, and this volume will be apparent as soon as you leave your JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC treatment.
Your facial contours will be smoothed, and your face will appear more youthful and fuller. While your results show immediately, they will continue to improve over the following days and weeks.
Is One Syringe of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC Enough?
Different factors affect the amount of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC you will need to see optimal results. These factors include your age, whether you have recently lost weight, and genetics.
Unfortunately, there is no way to estimate the necessary amount of filler before you go into pre-treatment consultation. Here, your provider will help determine the right amount of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC to obtain the desired results.
Does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC Lift the Face?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC adds immediate lift and volume to the face. This product makes a face appear more youthful, plumper, and firmer.
Can JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC Restore Cheek Volume?
When you are infants and young children, it is your full, chipmunk-like cheeks that characters youth. While many people are glad when some of this baby fat disappears, they are dismayed when they lose too much of it.
Gravity, sun damage, and lifestyle choices, such as smoking, contribute to the lessening of midface volume. This loss of volume contributes to the hollowing and aging of facial features.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is used to add volume to the cheeks and restore youthful-looking fullness.
Will JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC Bumps Go Away?
It is not uncommon for JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injections to appear asymmetrical immediately after the treatment. This is no cause for alarm.
Injections will often cause bruising, which can be deep, and as a result, you may notice the temporary development of bumps. If the bruise is deep enough, it may not be visible on the surface of the skin, but you will notice a bump.
Any bumps caused by the injection should go away within a week to 10 days.
How Long Does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC Last?
All dermal fillers will be broken down and absorbed by the body eventually. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is formulated in a way that prevents the product from being broken down by the body too quickly.
This means that your results will last considerably longer than with that of other fillers. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC will bring fullness and a subtle lift to the cheeks for up to two years, and some patients see the results past the two-year mark.
How is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC Different from Restylane®?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC and Restylane® are often described interchangeably. Both dermal fillers are FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds and age-related volume loss in the cheeks. Both injections also contain hyaluronic acid and are safe for adult patients.
While there are many similarities between JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC and Restylane®, there are a few differences as well. One of the most significant differences between the two is the G prime, which is a measurement of fluidity and the flow of liquid. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC has a G prime of 274, while Restylane® has a G prime of 531. Cohesiveness, which refers to how the filler spreads within the body, is also a difference. JUVEDÉRM VOLUMA® XC is more cohesive, which means it spreads less than Restylane®. Restylane® is a lifting agent and will require fewer injections than that of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC to achieve the same results.
What Lasts Longer: JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®?
The longevity of results is another difference between JUVEDÉRM® and Restylane®. While more injections of JUVEDERM® may be required in comparison to Restylane® to achieve optimal results, JUVÉDERM® typically lasts longer.
Typically, Restaylane® injections will provide results for up to one year. On average, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injections will be effective for up to two years.
Which Facial Fillers Last the Longest?
Facial fillers are broken down by the body at different rates. This means that some dermal fillers will last longer than others.
The effectiveness of facial fillers typically falls within two different time ranges.
Six Months to a Year Even
the most basic dermal fillers should last at least six months. Hyaluronic acid fillers that are used for facial wrinkles fall within this category. Such facial fillers include JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and BELOTERO BALANCE®.
Facial fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, have been formulated to last up to a year. Typically, high levels of movement in the facial area will break down fillers faster. However, advances in the formulation of facial fillers have been created to be resistant to such breakdowns.
One to Two Years
Advanced formulas, such as JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, have been created to last up to two years. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is used for the cheeks, and the acid it contains can last up to two years.
About the Author:
Dr. Michael Persky is a facial plastic surgeon in Encino, California. He offers surgical and non-surgical treatments for patients in the greater Los Angeles area. He is a board-certified member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.