Juvederm Voluma XC is the first and only hylauronic acid filler that is FDA approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift. It has been clinically proven to last up to two years with optimal treatment.
A topical anesthetic may be used to reduce pain associated with this treatment. Patients are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time to apply the numbing cream. Voluma contains an anesthetic allowing patients to feel more comfortable as the treatment progresses. The discomfort after the procedure is minimal, and Tylenol may be taken for any post-procedural discomfort.
In addition to discomfort, patients may experience swelling from the treatment. On average this resolves within 24 hours. However, it may last as long as 2 weeks in some rare instances. We recommend applying ice intermittently after the treatment to reduce swelling. Patients may resume normal activities after receiving treatment, and may apply makeup to conceal any bruising or redness.