Juvederm Voluma XC is an FDA approved non-surgical dermal filler containing a highly formulated version of hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid or HA, is a naturally occurring substance already found in your skin, which makes this an extremely versatile and well tolerated treatment. Voluma, as the name suggests, is commonly called a “volumizer” because this filler is typically used to contour and lift areas of the face such as the cheeks, chin, and jawline.
The XC after Voluma simply means that there is a small amount of lidocaine (anesthetic) that has been added to the formulation, which helps to numb the treatment area. This usually helps to create a level of calm and comfort during the procedure.
What is Voluma XC used for?
Voluma XC was the first FDA approved dermal filler indicated for restoring lost volume in the cheek area. This was a game-changer because most of the age-related volume loss patients see around their mouth is because the volume in the cheeks has decreased or fallen.
By restoring volume lost in the cheek area, patients have a natural “lift” to the lower face and replace the subtle contours of a more youthful midface area.