Voluma® XC is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that instantly augments and enhances volume in all three regions of the cheek (apex, apple, hollow). Voluma XC replenishes dwindling hyaluronic acid levels, giving the facial contours a subtle, rejuvenating lift, and restoring a more youthful facial appearance that can last up to two years.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a powerfully hydrating material responsible for preserving moisture and preventing water loss from the skin. Although HA is produced naturally by the body, our HA levels decrease as we age, causing our skin to become dehydrated and to lose volume and firmness.
Voluma® XC is safe and appropriate for use in persons of all ethnicities and races, without risk of hypertrophic scarring or hyperpigmentation. Because Voluma® XC is not derived from animals, pre-treatment allergy testing is not required.
Preparation for Voluma XC
Patients need to be aware that some medications increase the likelihood of bruising. Therefore, Dr. Abramson advises patients to stop taking the medications listed below for 4-7 days prior to Voluma XC injections.
- Motrin, Advil, Ibroprofen, Naprosyn (or same class of anti-inflammatory medications)
- Fish oils
- Vitamin E
- Ginko Biloba
- Coumadin or Lovenox (though you are more likely to bruise if you are on these, we suggest you DO NOT stop this medication, and seek your primary doctor’s approval)
About the Procedure
All filler treatment procedures start with either a topical anesthetic, an injection of anesthetic, or an anesthetic block to lessen or eliminate discomfort. Once the desired area is numb, Dr. Abramson will inject the filler under the skin. Multiple injections are made so the dermal filler is evenly distributed through the area. The entire procedure can be performed in less than an hour.
Little or no anesthesia is required because the needles are so small that discomfort is minimal. There are topical anesthetic agents that can be used, depending on the patient’s preference and the sensitivity of the area being treated. Some patients may have slight swelling around the injection areas that will go away within a few hours.
Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center uses innovative, state-of-the-art techniques and instruments to perform aesthetic procedures for patients throughout the Metro Atlanta, GA area. Call (404) 297-1789 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Abramson to discuss facial fillers today.