Every day, you see your own youthful vitality reflected by the image in the mirror. That is, until fine lines and wrinkles begin to creep in, soon followed by deep folds. Meanwhile, once-plump lips and cheeks seem to deflate. How can you take back your youthful appearance? For many men and women in Bend, OR the ideal answer includes Vollure XC from EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center. It can help turn back the clock with no downtime and long-lasting results. If you want to know just what it is and what it can do for you, keep reading.
Juvéderm Vollure XC is an hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler, formulated with exclusive Vycross technology. It is part of the amazing collection of Juvéderm HA dermal fillers by Allergan, the company behind Botox. Vollure has several sister-products, because each formula has unique properties especially well suited to specific applications. Vollure XC is the most versatile of the collection, and it is appropriate for <b>filling lines and wrinkles</b> in many areas of the face.
HA is a viscous substance, present in skin, connective tissues, and other areas of the human body. It has the unique ability to attract and bind with moisture. An HA molecule can retain hundreds of times its own weight. The primary functions of HA in the body include lubrication and hydration. In skin, it also helps adds volume, which keeps wrinkles at bay.
HA is a nearly ideal substance for dermal fillers, except that the body absorbs it very quickly. To make treatments last longer, manufacturers use a technique called crosslinking, which thickens and stabilizes the formula. Juvéderm takes crosslinking to the next level with Vycross technology, which yields a high concentration of HA and creates an ultra-smooth gel.
We start by cleansing and preparing the treatment site. The procedure consists of a few small, precisely placed injections, which take just a few minutes. After injections, the clinician may massage the area for optimal distribution of the formula, and then apply an ice pack if needed. The entire appointment is typically less than one hour.
All our dermal fillers are injected with a very fine needle, using precision techniques, minimizing patient discomfort. Furthermore, Juvéderm’s “XC” line of fillers contains lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic. Therefore, the product numbs the treatment area as it is injected. You might feel a poke, but most people don’t describe it as painful.
The most common side effects of Vollure XC treatment are redness, swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. These are generally mild and very tolerable, resolving within a few days to a couple of weeks. Typical side effects should not interfere with daily activities, and any visible marks are easily covered with make-up, so there is no downtime.
This is a versatile formula that can correct mild to moderate volume loss in various areas of the face. It is most often used in the mouth and nose area, correcting parentheses and other wrinkles or folds.
One of the many benefits to hyaluronic acid fillers such as Vollure is instant volume. However, what you see in the mirror right after treatment isn’t the result, because injections cause some temporary swelling. At first the area might appear overfilled, or possibly uneven. Don’t worry, the swelling will subside over the next several days, revealing beautifully natural looking contours.