JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Voluma XC
The biggest difference is the area each dermal filler targets. JUVÉDERM® XC corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the “smile lines” that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth. These are also called nasolabial folds and facial parentheses.
Additionally, JUVÉDERM® XC is used to soften the lines that run from your mouth to your chin, which are also called marionette lines. For lips, JUVÉDERM® XC adds plumpness, definition and greater symmetry.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC targets the cheek area. The VOLUMA® gel is thicker and injected more deeply, allowing instant correction of age-related loss of volume. A VOLUMA® treatment can create cheekbone-area contour and lift for up to two years.
How Does Hyaluronic Acid Work?
Hyaluronic Acid is actually a complex carbohydrate found in cells throughout the body, though the greatest concentrations are in skin tissue.
As a water binder, HA improves the moisture content of skin as well as prevents moisture loss. HA can bind up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which is how it combats aging skin because the skin’s ability to produce Hyaluronic Acid on its own decreases as we get older. With the drop, the skin is able to hold less water. As the injected gel binds to water, it literally fills spaces and minimizes skin wrinkles and folds. The Hyaluronic Acid then works in tandem with the skin’s collagen – collagen gives the skin firmness but HA hydrates and nourishes it.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC and JUVÉDERM® XC Are Both Safe, Reversible
Our Nashville JUVÉDERM® clients love their results and that improvement in their skin in immediate, with no downtime. If they don’t love what they see, both treatments are reversible.
Both JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC are safe and have FDA approval. Keep in mind, however, that while these dermal fillers can be used together they are are not interchangeable.
Think of it this way: JUVÉDERM® XC fights time. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC fights gravity.