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Volux is the first hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler approved by the FDA that specifically targets the jawline, an area that has been found to be a key area of concern for many consumers. Dr. Jennifer Levine is one the first to offer Volux in New York City.
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JUVÉDERM® VOLUX™ XC is a robust JUVÉDERM® filler and structural gel for those with moderate to severe loss of jawline definition.
VOLUX™ XC is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, or HA. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in our bodies that can hold up to a thousand times its weight in water. Targeting specific areas of the face with JUVÉDERM® treatments, which are made with modified hyaluronic acid, will temporarily add volume to those areas. The main difference — besides where you're injecting VOLUX™ XC, it has more structure, cohesivity, and lift capacity.
The hyaluronic acid filler is typically injected deep onto the bone along the jawline and chin to provide more definition. The filler provides structural support and contours the jaw to look more lifted. While it will depend on your specific face shape and how much your provider suggests is to be injected, you'll notice a difference with even just one syringe.
One of the risks of using dermal fillers is the unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, 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 of the skin. Most of these events are irreversible.
If you have changes in your vision, signs of a stroke (including sudden difficulty speaking, numbness or weakness in your face, arms or legs, difficulty walking, face drooping, severe headache, dizziness, or confusion), white appearance of the skin, or unusual pain during or shortly after treatment, you should notify your health care practitioner immediately.
The use of dermal fillers where skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infections are present should be postponed, as this may delay healing or make skin problems worse
The effectiveness of removal of any dermal filler has not been studied.
The most commonly reported side effects with JUVÉDERM® injectable gels were redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, and itching. For JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC, dryness was also reported.
These side effects are consistent with other facial injection procedures and most will resolve within 30 days. Your doctor may choose to treat side effects persisting longer with antibiotics, steroids, or hyaluronidase (an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid).
As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.