VOLUMA XC is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler most commonly used to augment the apple of the cheek and recontour the cheekbone. However, these are not the only benefits you can expect if you get this treatment at Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA. This treatment works quickly, provides dramatic, long-lasting results, and is extremely effective. Read on to discover everything you need to know about it.
How Quickly Does VOLUMA Start Working?
VOLUMA XC starts working as soon as it is injected. Once your appointment is over, you can expect to see an improvement in the volume of the treated areas. However, it takes a while for the filler to settle fully.
Additionally, it takes time for your body to produce the extra collagen necessary to provide beautiful, natural-looking, long-lasting results. You can generally expect to see your ideal results 10 to 14 days after we administer the filler.
What Can I Do To See My Desired Results Sooner?
To see your desired results as quickly as possible, you need to make sure your skin has everything it needs to produce an ample amount of collagen efficiently. To accomplish this, you should eat as nutritiously as you can, taking care to eat enough protein, vitamin C, and zinc each day. You should also stay hydrated and keep your skin moisturized.
You can also help your skin produce collagen faster by protecting it from UV damage. You should not use any light-based tanning methods, including sunbathing.
How Long Do the Results of This Treatment Last?
Generally, you can expect to enjoy your optimal results for two years after their development. However, you should keep in mind that there are many factors that influence the durability of your results. One of the most significant factors affecting the longevity of your results is your age. However, there are several factors that you can affect, like your lifestyle choices.
What Can I Do To Enjoy Longer-Lasting Results?
There are several things you can do to help your optimal results last for as long as possible. The best thing you can do for the longevity of your results is to protect your skin from UV damage. UV radiation is the leading cause of premature skin aging because it wreaks havoc on the collagen that keeps your skin young and healthy, so you should limit sun exposure when UV radiation levels are high.
Another highly effective step you can take is to stay hydrated. If your urine is dark, you should have a cup of tea, drink a can of flavored, carbonated water, or snack on your favorite water-dense fruit or vegetable. You also should keep your skin moisturized by using an occlusive moisturizer at least once per day. Furthermore, you shouldn’t smoke.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
We will advise you on whether VOLUMA XC injections are appropriate for you during your initial consultation. You should qualify for this treatment if you are fairly healthy and concerned about the appearance of your midface due to moderate or severe volume loss. However, there are several contraindications for this treatment that you should be aware of.
Who Is a Poor Candidate for This Treatment?
Two of the most common contraindications for this treatment are pregnancy and breastfeeding. Another common reason certain people can’t get this treatment is an active skin infection in the targeted area. Furthermore, you will be considered a poor candidate for this treatment if you are allergic to lidocaine or have a history of severe allergic reactions.
You also will be deemed a poor fit for this treatment if you cannot comply with all of the preparation and aftercare guidelines. Additionally, this treatment is not appropriate for people with certain medical conditions, like hemophilia or poorly treated diabetes.
What Preparation Guidelines Will I Need To Follow?
One of the most important preparation guidelines you will need to follow is to not consume alcohol or tobacco products for 24 hours before your treatment. It is also essential that you do not take any blood-thinning supplements or drugs. For instance, you can’t take fish oil supplements, vitamin E supplements, or NSAIDs.
Another important thing you need to do before your injection session is to protect your skin from the sun. We must reschedule your appointment if you come in with irritated skin. To prevent sunburn, wear at least an SPF 35 broad-spectrum sunscreen when you go outside and reapply it regularly. You also may want to wear a brimmed hat to further protect your cheeks.
What Aftercare Guidelines Will I Need To Follow?
The aftercare guidelines for this treatment are very similar to the preparation guidelines. You should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for 24 hours, and you should not take any blood thinners. It is also important to protect your skin from the sun. Another important aftercare guideline you must follow is to avoid excessive sweating for 24 hours post-treatment. If you often sweat at work, you will need to take some time off.
You also should avoid other activities that can cause sweating, like sitting in a steam room or sauna or taking a hot shower. Furthermore, vigorous exercise, including intense cardio and lifting heavy weights, must be avoided after your treatment. Moreover, you must sleep on your back after the treatment and avoid applying too much pressure to it.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
Due to the presence of lidocaine in this injectable dermal filler, you should not expect to feel any pain or discomfort during your treatment. You should also expect your treatment to be quick.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
VOLUMA XC immediately starts to improve the appearance of your midface, but you may need to wait up to two weeks to enjoy your final results. After that, you can confidently expect to enjoy your optimal results for a couple of years. To learn more about this safe, effective treatment, schedule an initial consultation with us at Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA now.