As we age, our skin slows its production of collagen, leading to sagging skin and loss of volume. This can in turn lead to loss of definition and contour in the face, creating an older, tired appearance.

However, at Ava MD, Dr. Ava Shamban and her team of board-certified, expert dermatologists in Santa Monica offer a variety of treatment options to help rejuvenate the appearance by adding lift and volume. One of these options is Juvederm Voluma XC, a specially-formulated dermal filler that adds instant volume and lasts for up to two years.

To learn more about the facial fillers offered at Ava MD and to schedule a consultation to discuss customized treatment options, call 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica) or fill out our online contact form!

What is Voluma XC?

Juvederm Voluma XC is a hyaluronic acid gel filler specifically designed to restore lost volume to the cheeks. It is formulated with a numbing agent called lidocaine in order to make the process of injection as comfortable and pain-free as possible, and is thicker and firmer than other types of dermal fillers in order to provide the necessary volume and firmness to create a pleasing contour.

Voluma is made with patented Vycross technology, which provides lifting capacity and helps to avoid degradation of the product. This allows Voluma to last for up to two years, making it one of the longest-lasting hyaluronic acid fillers available! Plus, since it is a HA filler, it can be easily dissolved with hyaluronidase if the results aren’t to a person’s liking.

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What is a Facial Filler Procedure Like?

Voluma is a quick, virtually pain-free procedure that provides instant results. It is formulated with lidocaine to make the injection process easier, and if patients are concerned about potential discomfort, our expert injectors can use a topical numbing cream as well to further ensure your comfort.

What is Facial Filler Used For?

Voluma is great not only for older people wanting to restore volume, but also for younger men and women who want to enhance their cheeks or chins. If you have flat cheeks or a weak chin, Voluma could help to create a better facial contour for you. It can also restore volume to the temples, filling in hollows that may have previously been casting unflattering shadows.

Voluma is also a great filler to be used in combination with other injectable treatments or non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as skin tightening or laser resurfacing for a more comprehensive, non-surgical facelift. If you are too young for a surgical facelift or simply don’t like the idea of going under the knife, a non-surgical “liquid facelift” can provide natural, subtle rejuvenation.

There is no downtime necessary following a Voluma XC procedure; patients are free to resume their everyday activities immediately after. Side effects are minor and can include swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site that generally disappears within a day to a week.

Schedule a Facial Filler Consultation Today

If you are feeling the effects of age and gravity on your skin, or if you simply want to enhance your cheeks or facial contour, Voluma XC may be a good option for you. To learn more about Voluma and to schedule your consultation, call AvaMD today at 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica).