In December of 2013 the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use and distribution of Juvéderm Voluma XC, the very first injectable hyaluronic acid (HA, the skin’s natural substance) facial filler to gain an FDA-approval. This Juvéderm facial filler was created to restore the lift and firmness in the chin, cheekbone and cheek areas. Besides ensuring immediate results, Juvéderm also delivers long-lasting a result, clinically proven to last for 24 months.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has identified hyaluronic acid (HA) as the second most requested on-surgical procedure in 2013. Next to Botulinum toxin type A or Botox, HA has become the second most effective treatment that can provide clients with a healthy, young facial appearance.

Experts, however, agree that the procedure, which involves transcutaneous injection of the filler gel Voluma XC, should be entrusted only to licensed plastic surgeons or dermatologists who have undergone proper training on cosmetic procedures and so possess extensive understanding on the use of dermal fillers and know facial anatomy; this is the very practice observed at the Des Moines medical spa services by Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery, to ensure optimum client safety and the best results in all types of cosmetic procedures. Thus, due to expert handling, the usually month’s time for clients to clearly notice the youthful curves in treated areas, plus the longer effects, never fail.

Besides combating and reversing facial aging by lifting and adding volume to one’s cheeks, and lasting much longer than other HA treatments, Juvéderm Voluma XC has also been proven to ensure the following benefits:

  • Changes in the contours of the face
  • Fills in spaces much better, thus, it lasts longer
  • Provides more lift, popping up the skin more than other fillers (even with just the same volume of gel)
  • Has a very soft feel, thus, it does not cause discomfort after it settles into the skin
  • Can be less painful compared to other fillers and less likely to cause bruising since it is injected into the deeper layers of the skin where the nerves are fewer.

Though it may be true that a syringe of Voluma costs higher than other fillers it will still prove to be more cost-effective due to its much longer effects. And with just a little volume, it can take decades off from one’s cheeks, temples, jaw line, and chin; plus, it can also be used along with Restylane (or other) fillers to treat the nasolabial folds – the creases from the corners of the nose to the mouth.