What Is Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma XC, or simply Voluma, is a member of the Vycross family of dermal fillers manufactured by Allergan, a global pharmaceutical company. It received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in October 2013, making it one of the first fillers approved for the correction of age-related volume loss in the cheek area.
The main active compound in Voluma is hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring complex sugar found in the human body. It also contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic that minimizes discomfort and pain at the injection site.
All Juvederm fillers that begin with the letter V are based on Vycross technology. Vycross uses a form of HA that is concentrated and highly cross-linked, which means there are more points of attachment between the molecules. This results in a smooth, moldable gel-like substance that can retain its characteristics for long periods of time.
How Does Voluma Work?
Like all dermal fillers, Voluma is an injectable treatment that works only at the injection site and the immediate surrounding area.
Voluma is injected at a deep level under the skin or just above the bone in the cheek. The injection site is then massaged to spread the product evenly, adding volume to the face and plumping the target area