What is Jevederm Vollure XC?
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC injectable gel is a smooth, clear, colorless hyaluronic acid
(HA) gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine). HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of HA in the skin is to help retain natural moisture and softness. The lidocaine helps to improve the comfort of the injection. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC injectable gel is manufactured using VYCROSS®technology to give a specialized smooth-gel filler that produces long-lasting results for up to 18 months at the treatment site.
What is it for?
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is injected with an ultrafine needle into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) occur.
How does it work?
As you age, wrinkles develop on your face, and nasolabial folds may become more visible. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is designed to temporarily reverse signs of aging by adding subtle volume to facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) and restoring a smoother appearance to the face in patients over the age of 21. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain.
What are possible side effects?
The most common side effects included swelling, tenderness, bruising, firmness, lumps/bumps, redness, pain, discoloration, itching, and dryness. Most side effects were mild or moderate and lasted 30 days or less. One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.