At the Portland Face Doctor we offer an array of services ranging from surgery to lasers, injectables, and skin rejuvenation. Our mission: To help all our patients look the way they feel, and to bring out their natural beauty!

The recent and first ever FDA approval for filler indicated to increase volume in the cheeks has been released! We are excited to add Allergan’s JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC to our list of dermal fillers.

On October 23, 2013, the FDA approved the first and only filler made to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC. The result? A subtle lift, offering a more youthful appearance that will last up to two years! A few things that make JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC different than other fillers include:

* JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC ads volume using Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume.

* JUVÉDERM® XC (not Voluma) soothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, on the other hand, adds volume to the cheek area.

* Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection-site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.

According to the 2013 American Society for Dermatological Surgery (ASDS) Consumer Survey, one of the top reasons people choose to undergo a cosmetic procedure is because they want to look as young as they feel, and sagging facial skin was a top concern. Individuals also voiced concern about lost volume and sagging skin on their face, but not so significant that it requires surgery. The great news is that now there’s a solution to address this concern. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC helps create a more youthful appearance to the face in adults age 21 and over by restoring volume in the cheek area. It’s a non-surgical treatment requiring little downtime, in fact Hyaluronic Acid, Voluma is a smooth gel injected into the cheek area to gently lift the skin and temporarily correct age-related volume loss.

If you think that you might be a candidate for JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC please contact us and we can schedule a consultation.