Time is not always kind to the appearance. As we get older, it is normal to see a loss of fatty tissue and collagen below the eyes and across the cheeks. These changes are only further accentuated by illness, sun damage, weight loss, and genetics. The Choe Center in Virginia Beach has a solution to the lax, sagging skin and sunken, hollow cheeks that accompany tissue loss: Juvederm Voluma XC. This innovative, noninvasive solution can restore the contour of facial structures, improving a tired and unhealthy appearance. Dr. Kyle Choe’s cutting-edge Voluma XC treatment quickly restores volume loss to provide results that will last for up to two years.
Juvederm Voluma XC at the Choe Center
Juvederm Voluma is a smooth gel filler, derived from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a substance found naturally in healthy, plump skin. Not only does it immediately smooth lines and wrinkles, as well as plump sunken areas of the face, Voluma XC works with the body to increase collagen production. Over the months following treatment, the skin will continue to improve, and the results can last for years.
As the first dermal fillers to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to replace depleted facial volume, Voluma XC can provide patients with unmatched results. The injectable, when strategically applied, will restore contour to the cheeks and jawline. The result is a more rested, youthful appearance.
Ideal Candidate for Voluma XC
If you have started to see a volume loss below the eyes or along the jawline due to aging, then Juvederm Voluma XC may be the right filler for your needs. The ideal candidate will be in generally good health, understand the filler’s process, and have realistic expectations for results. Although the dermal filler can provide dramatic results for almost everyone, there are some cases when Voluma is not the right choice. A consultation at the Choe Center will help determine if Juvederm Voluma XC should be a part of your individual treatment plan.
Juvederm Voluma XC Consultation with Dr. Choe
Dr. Choe will the take time to meet with you prior to scheduling a Voluma session. This will provide time to get to know your situation and aesthetic desires. Dr. Choe will perform a quick exam of the facial structures and go over your medical history. He will explain the benefits of Juvederm Voluma XC, and show before/after photographs of his previous patients. Together, the two of you will decide if is right for you, and if so, a treatment plan will be created to meet your desired aesthetic goals.
Frequently asked questions and answers by Dr. Choe
Treatment with Voluma XC Injections
A Juvederm Voluma XC treatment will take 15-30 minutes at the Choe Center, performed in a comfortable and private patient room. Although the injections are not necessarily painful, a topical anesthetic may be applied before the treatment for additional comfort. Additionally, Voluma XC is premixed with Lidocaine, which in turn numbs the area as the injection is placed. Once the target area has been determined, Dr. Choe will apply the Voluma XC with a small needle. After achieving the desired facial contours, patients are free to return to their normal routine.
Your Recovery and Results from Voluma XC
There is no downtime following a this treatment. Work, school, and routine activities can be resumed right away. Patients may see some redness or pinpoint bleeding at the injection site, but these will resolve quickly. Mild bruising and swelling are also common, but are short-lived. Results can be immediately noticeable, and will continue to improve as the swelling goes down. The benefits of treatment will last for up to two years, at which time a repeat procedure will be needed to maintain the results.
Complications from Voluma XC
Juvederm Voluma XC is considered a safe and successful treatment, approved by the FDA as an effective way to restore facial volume. Side effects, including redness, tenderness, pain, bruising, and itching will resolve over the first several days following treatment. More serious risks such as bumps, nodules, infection, and facial asymmetry can occur, although they are rare. By choosing an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Choe, patients can ensure they are getting the safest and most efficient experience.
Find out more about Juvederm Voluma XC at the Choe Center
If you would like to know more about this procedure, or any other noninvasive treatment from the Choe Center, contact our Virginia Beach office at 757.389.5850 for additional details. At this time, we can also assist in scheduling your consultation with Dr. Choe. Those traveling from outside of the Chesapeake, Suffolk, or Norfolk areas are encouraged to talk to a patient coordinator for further information on transportation and accommodations in Virginia Beach.
Juvederm Voluma XC FAQ
What is Juvederm Voluma XC from the Choe Center?
Voluma XC is a smooth gel dermal filler, used to restore lost facial volume and smooth facial creases.
Am I a good candidate?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of sunken, hollow cheeks and a general loss of facial volume, then this treatment might be for you. Candidates should be in good health, understand the benefits/drawbacks, and hold realistic expectations for the results.
Where does Dr. Choe perform his Juvederm Voluma XC injections?
All treatments are performed in one of the Choe Center’s comfortable, private patient rooms in the Virginia Beach office.
How is Juvederm Voluma XC applied?
Juvederm Voluma XC is applied to the target area using a small needle. Each injection takes only minutes.
Are Juvederm Voluma XC injections painful?
Injections with Voluma XC can cause a pinch or prick. Although not considered painful, Dr. Choe can apply a topical anesthetic for additional comfort during the injections. Additionally, Voluma XC is premixed with Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which will help numb the area with each injection.
How long will my Juvederm Voluma XC treatment take?
Dr. Choe’s Voluma XC treatments normally take 15-30 minutes to complete.
When can I return to work after receiving Juvederm Voluma XC?
Patients are free to return to work or school immediately after their injections, as there is no downtime required.
When will I see my results from Voluma XC?
The benefits from Juvederm Voluma XC are immediate. As the initial swelling and bruising resolves, the results will become fully apparent.
How long will my Voluma XC results last?
The benefits can last up to two years.
Are there any serious side effects or risks from the Voluma XC injections?
Side effects from Voluma XC injections are mild and can include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. More serious risks are rare, but facial asymmetry, nodules, infection, and nerve damage can occur.