Introducing the latest addition to the JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers: JUVÉDERM® VOLUX® XC! This remarkable hyaluronic acid (HA) filler is the first and only one approved by the FDA to effectively enhance jawline definition in cases of moderate to severe loss. JUVÉDERM® is widely recognized as the leading collection of fillers, renowned for its versatility in addressing various facial areas such as the lips, cheeks, smile lines, and chin. What’s more, it’s produced by the same reputable company behind BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA).
The A to Z of JUVÉDERM® VOLUX™ XC: What You Need to Know
What is JUVÉDERM® VOLUX™ XC?
JUVÉDERM® VOLUX™ XC, simply known as Volux XC, is a product of the leading medical aesthetic company Allergan. This innovative filler has been specifically designed to contour and restore volume to the chin and jawline, enhancing your facial features with a youthful appearance. It is composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in our skin, which keeps it hydrated and voluminous.
Actual patient. Results may vary. Photos taken before treatment and 1 month after treatment with 3 mL of JUVÉDERM® VOLUX® XC. Courtesy of AbbVie.
FDA-approved to improve moderate to severe loss of jawline definition.
What makes Volux XC so unique?
Unlike other dermal fillers, Volux XC has a high level of cross-linked HA, which helps maintain the product’s stability and longevity once injected into the skin. Its high cohesivity allows for shaping and sculpting, making it an ideal solution for jawline and chin augmentations. The results are a defined, natural-looking enhancement that beautifully complements your existing facial features.
How does Volux XC work?
Volux XC works by being injected directly into the treatment area. The HA present in the filler attracts and retains moisture, adding volume to the skin. This process helps restore the youthful fullness in your chin and jawline areas, enhancing their shape and providing a lifting effect.
When will you see results, and how long will they last?
Results from Volux XC can be seen immediately post-treatment, although it may take up to two weeks for any potential swelling or bruising to completely subside. As for the longevity of the effects, it varies among individuals but typically lasts between 18-24 months. Factors like lifestyle, skin type, and metabolism may influence how long the results will last.
What happens during my appointment and how long does it take to inject Volux XC?
During your appointment, we will start by marking the areas of your face that need enhancement. Once marked, we will inject Volux XC into the appropriate areas. Local anesthetic may be used to minimize discomfort during the procedure. The process is usually completed within 30-45 minutes but could vary depending on individual needs.
What is the downtime & aftercare like for Volux XC?
One of the significant advantages of Volux XC is the minimal downtime post-treatment. Most patients can return to their regular activities almost immediately. However, it’s advised to avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours post-procedure.
As for aftercare, maintaining good skin health with a balanced diet, proper hydration, and regular use of sun protection can enhance the longevity of the results.
How do I prep for my Volux XC filler appointment?
Prior to your appointment, avoid taking medications and supplements that can thin the blood (like aspirin, ibuprofen, or vitamin E) for at least a week, as these can increase the risk of bruising. It’s also recommended to avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours pre-procedure.
Can I get Volux XC if I’ve been injected with a different dermal filler previously?
Yes, you can have Volux XC even if you’ve previously been treated with a different dermal filler. However, it’s essential to have a detailed discussion with your healthcare provider about your treatment history to ensure a safe and effective procedure.
Can you get dermal fillers while pregnant or breastfeeding?
As a general rule, dermal filler treatments, including Volux XC, are not recommended for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is largely due to the lack of clinical studies evaluating the safety of dermal fillers in this population. Always consult your healthcare provider to discuss any potential risks and alternatives.