Juvederm Voluma XC is an injectable dermal filler designed to add volume and definition to the cheeks. Unfortunately, facial thinning and loose skin are typical signs of aging. As a result, facial features like the cheeks lose volume. Thankfully, Allergan, the parent company responsible for Juvederm, developed a new formula designed specifically for the cheeks with excellent results. Like the rest of the Juvederm family, Juvederm Voluma XC contains hyaluronic acid (HA), which occurs naturally in the body. Once injected, Juvederm works to provide immediate plumpness to the cheeks. Patients rely on Juvederm because of its fast-acting and consistent results, and Voluma XC is no exception! After injection, patients can look forward to results that last up to two years.
The team of Scottsdale Plastics is there to help you look and feel your best. To learn how this beneficial injectable treatment works, schedule an initial consultation by contacting us directly at (480) 245-6380.
- 1 About
- 2 Benefits
- 3 Ideal Candidates
- 4 Personal Consultation with Dr. Bonillas
- 5 Preparation
- 6 Procedure
- 7 Recovery
- 8 Results
- 9 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 10 Cost of Juvederm Voluma XC in Scottsdale
- 11 FAQ
- 12 References
Your facial appearance is determined by the complex underlying structures of muscles, bones, and underlying fat tissue. As we age, the soft tissue and bone undergo dramatic changes, as does the overlying skin. Consequently, cheeks begin to lose their plump, youthful volume, and the midface region begins to appear flatter. We start to see familiar signs of aging around the face: sunken cheeks, sagging jowls, wrinkles, and fine lines become more evident.  To correct these signs of aging without having to resort to surgery or other invasive procedures, patients are increasingly turning to dermal fillers. Strategically placed injections can restore volume and create a subtle lift for a smoother complexion and an alluring, youthful appearance.
It’s not hard to see why dermal fillers are so popular. These alternatives to surgery are less costly, minimally invasive, have little if any recovery time, and offer excellent results. And, they’re fast. Patients can be in and out of their injection session in under an hour, and free to continue their day. Juvederm was introduced in 2006 and has enjoyed increasing popularity ever since. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 2.6 million hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable treatments such as Juvederm were performed in 2020. 
The principal ingredient of Juvederm is hyaluronic acid (HA), a nonsulfated sugar-based molecule. This occurs naturally in the human body, with most of it occurring in the dermis, where it attracts and binds to water molecules to keep tissues hydrated and healthy.  HA is essential in supporting the extracellular matrix, the network of fibers and proteins that provide support for the skin. Juvederm products contain a synthetic form of HA that is designed to be long-lasting, and is in a gel form that has just the right consistency to volumize the specific area of the face. When Juvederm Voluma XC is injected beneath the skin, the HA gel provides volume, while the HA molecules help to reinforce the matrix, allowing better hydration and the production of collagen.  Added volume in the cheeks leads to a more youthful, fresh-faced appearance, and can help lift the tissues of the lower face.
Juvederm Voluma XC is a fast way to see real results. Volumizing the cheeks is an effective way to soften evidence of common signs of aging in the entire face. And, Voluma XC is specially formulated with lidocaine, so patients can enjoy a more comfortable injection experience. In addition to these benefits, patients can also look forward to:
- Increased collagen production and firmer skin
- Reduced appearance of lines, and wrinkles
- Improved laxity in the lower face
- More dynamic contours
- Boost in self-confidence and esteem
- Fast treatment
- Long-term, natural-looking results
Juvederm Voluma XC helps healthy patients ease minimal to moderate aging signs with an inexpensive, stress-free treatment. However, there are a few things to note when considering this dermal filler. Candidates considering injections should:
- Be over the age of 18
- Not be allergic to lidocaine
- Be in good health without certain skin conditions
- Not currently experiencing an active outbreak or have an open wound in the treatment area
- Follow aftercare instructions carefully
- Understand the kind of results that can be achieved with an injectable treatment
Personal Consultation with Dr. Bonillas
Scottsdale Plastics, located on East Bell Road, is a state-of-the-art facility with an expert team devoted to making patients feel good about themselves. Our skilled staff effortlessly balances expertise with empathy to better understand our patient’s concerns and aesthetic desires, leading to results that will boost self-image and esteem.
You’ll meet with one of our friendly medical professionals during your initial consultation. They will discuss all the exciting benefits and the limitations of Juvederm Voluma XC. After we discuss your medical history and learn about your aesthetic goals, we’ll be able to discern what treatment is best to obtain your intended results. If we feel this treatment will work to your benefit, then we’ll pencil you in for your treatment. Some patients may be able to have their session on the same day as their consultation!
Schedule your initial consultation with our friendly team of medical professionals by calling
Dr. Bonillas offers virtual appointments for patients who cannot make it to an in-person meeting. Booking is easy. You’ll be asked to fill out the pertinent medical information and submit a few photographs. After our staff has reviewed your information, we’ll contact you within 24 hours for an initial appointment date and time.
Since Juvederm Ultra XC is a minimally invasive, injectable treatment, there is little preparation needed before treatment. We only advise patients to:
- Avoid alcohol at least a day before and a day after treatment.
- Curb intake of medication such as blood thinners until given further instructions.
- Stop topical treatments that may irritate the skin, such as retinol or glycolic acid, a week before your session.
- Notify the office if you develop a sunburn or other skin condition just before treatment. Your appointment will need to be rescheduled until it fully heals.
- Please come to your appointment with a clean face.
A skilled injector will first disinfect the treatment area. Then, with a delicate needle, they will inject the Juvederm solution at different depths in strategic areas to restore volume to your cheeks. The treatment contains lidocaine, so any discomfort is kept to a minimum.  However, you can choose to have a topical anesthetic applied to optimize your comfort further. Your session will be finished within 30-45 minutes, after which you can leave and resume your life without significant interruption.
The quick and convenient nature of Juvederm Voluma XC allows patients to resume their daily activities right after treatment. However, holding off on partaking in high-impact activities for at least 24 hours after treatment is advised. The injection sites may be slightly red and sensitive to the touch. You can attenuate these symptoms by applying an ice pack or taking a Tylenol.
You will see immediate, impressive results after treatment, with optimal results in the days ahead. The Juvederm Voluma XC will take off years of your appearance and restore a youthful, refreshed complexion. Your new results may last up to two years before the body naturally will start to absorb the dermal filler solution. At this point, you can come into the office to get a minor touch-up treatment.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Our patients benefit from numerous facial treatments at their disposal. All of which may be discussed further at your consultation. They include:
Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging solutions on the market today. It involves injecting a safe neurotoxin into the facial muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles. After injection, muscles are unable to contract fully, and wrinkles, fine lines, and creases are smoothed away.
Patients who want to see dramatic, more long-lasting outcomes will see tremendous benefits with a facelift. During surgery, Dr. Bonillas will make adjustments to the facial muscle and tissues. After the underlying tissues are repositioned, skin is carefully redraped, and any loose, excess skin is removed for a natural-looking, long-lasting facial makeover.
Cost of Juvederm Voluma XC in Scottsdale
Final treatment costs are an all-inclusive amount based on the amount of the formula used and the number of areas treated. Finances will be discussed further at your initial meeting with our staff. Patients interested in financial accommodation are encouraged to check out our financial page.
Is Juvederm Voluma XC safe?
Yes, a dermal filler such as Juvederm Voluma XC is a safe, FDA treatment intended to treat mild signs of aging in the cheeks, face, and chin.
Will I need multiple Juvederm Voluma XC sessions?
Juvederm treatments are designed to give patients years worth of radiant skin. However, after two years, the Juvederm solution will begin to be absorbed by the body. At that time, you can choose to receive additional Juvederm sessions to ensure your youthful look remains consistent.
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