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Juvederm Voluma XC

Juvederm Voluma XC is a Hyaluronic Acid filler, designed to replace lost facial volume in the cheek area.  A smooth injectable gel, Voluma XC provides patients with immediate results.  A single treatment can restore a healthy, more youthful appearance.  Juvederm Voluma XC is the only noninvasive alternative to Cheek Implants approved by the FDA. Juvederm Voluma XC in Houston

As we age, fatty tissue and collagen are depleted from the face.  This can cause lax skin and hollow, sunken cheeks.  This, in turn, makes the face look frail and tired, as well as adding years to the overall appearance.  The deterioration of facial structure will occur naturally with age, but it can also be triggered by illness, dramatic weight loss, and genetic disposition.  Strategically placed in the cheek, Voluma XC is used to sculpt the cheeks, restoring a healthy and proportionate contour to the face.

A Juvederm Voluma XC treatment will take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete; the results can be seen instantly.  Using a tiny needle, Dr. Vitenas administers the Dermal Filler in a predetermined manner, along the ridge of the cheekbone.  Minimal discomfort is associated with a Voluma XC treatment; patients generally report feeling a pinch or pressure at the injection site.  Lidocaine is mixed with Voluma XC, gently numbing the area with each injection.  To increase a patient’s comfort level, Dr. Vitenas also utilizes a topical numbing cream before the treatment begins.

Patients are able to return to work or school immediately after receiving their Voluma XC injections.  Some people prefer to take the afternoon off, to ice the treated area, but normally patients feel well enough to resume their normal activities.  The injection site may be red and tender for a few days following a treatment.  Mild bruising and swelling may also occur; these will generally resolve over the first one to two weeks.  The results from Voluma XC injections can last for up to two years.

Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Vitenas, has been providing patients with surgical and noninvasive cosmetic procedures for close to 30 years. His state-of-the-art office is located near Highland Village, on the corner of Richmond Avenue and Drexel Street. All Juvederm Voluma XC injections are performed in a comfortable, well-appointed office suite.  To provide optimal results, Voluma XC can be combined with other noninvasive treatments such as Botox Cosmetic, or a surgical procedure like the Facelift.  During the consultation appointment, Dr. Vitenas will create a unique treatment plan designed to fit the specific needs of each individual patient.

Juvederm Voluma FAQs

  1. What is Juvederm Voluma XC?

Juvederm Voluma XC is a smooth gel Dermal Filler, comprised of Hyaluronic Acid.  This naturally occurring substance helps give skin a full, smooth appearance.  Voluma XC will add volume to the cheeks and jawline.

  1. Who is a candidate for Voluma XC?

The ideal candidate for Voluma XC would be anyone experiencing a loss of volume throughout the cheek area.  A patient seeking immediate improvement, in good health, and with realistic expectations will make an excellent candidate.

  1. How is the procedure performed?

Juvederm XC is applied along the ridge of the cheek with a small needle.  A topical numbing cream is placed before treatment, and afterward, the area is iced to minimize discomfort and bruising.

  1. Where is the treatment performed?

Juvederm Voluma XC injections are performed in Dr. Vitenas’ state-of-the-art office-suite.  Located on Richmond Avenue, within the 610 loop, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery is close to the Houston Galleria and Highland Village.

  1.  Is a Voluma XC treatment painful?

Only minor discomfort is experienced with a Voluma XC treatment.  Patients report feeling a slight pinch or pressure from the injections.

  1. Is any anesthesia used for a Voluma XC treatment?

Voluma XC contains Lidocaine, which will assist to numb the area with each injection.  A topical numbing cream is used prior to treatment, as well.

  1. How long does a treatment with Voluma XC take?

The entire appointment will take about an hour, but a treatment with Voluma XC will take somewhere between 10 and 20 minutes.  The injection themselves are over very quickly.

  1.  How long do the results of Voluma XC last?

Results from Juvederm Voluma XC are long lasting.  Patients can expect to see the benefits last up to two years or longer.

  1.  When will I be able to return to work or school after a Voluma procedure?

Patients are able to return to work or school immediately following a Voluma XC treatment.  Some people choose to take the afternoon to ice the area.

  1. What are the possible risks with Voluma XC?

Juvederm Voluma XC is considered extremely safe, although the possible side effects can include injection site tenderness, redness, bruising, pain, itching, and small nodules under the skin.

  1. How much does Voluma XC cost?

On average, a syringe of Juvederm will cost between $1000 and $1200.  Depending on the area and the extent of correction, two syringes may be required for optimal results.

  1. Is it possible to finance my Volume XC procedure?

Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery accepts cash, all major credit cards, and cashier’s checks.  We also provide medical financing through CareCredit; requiring no money down and no interest for the first year.  You can apply online for immediate acceptance, or inquire during your consultation appointment.