JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
A Great Filler for the Cheeks, Midface, and Jawline
Since it was approved by the FDA in the fall of 2013, there has been a lot of buzz about Allergan's JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC. As the name suggests, this dermal filler adds volume, specifically to sagging, flattened, or sunken cheeks. Dr. David Mabrie uses facial fillers such as JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC at his San Francisco practice to restore youthful-looking contours without surgery. Dr. Mabrie has dedicated himself to becoming an artist with facial injectables, and VOLUMA is one of many options he offers for revealing your most attractive face.
If you'd like to meet with Dr. Mabrie in San Francisco to discuss JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC or other options for enhancing your look, request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513 today.
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient first concluded with Dr. Mabrie for help with under eye bag correction. She felt that her under eye bags made her appear tired and aged. While she did have prominent volume loss, Dr. Mabrie felt that she could benefit from a non-surgical approach. There was significant improvement in her appearance at her 2-week follow-up, she was eager to non-surgically rejuvenate ...
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ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient came to me with two goals. The first was to correct his nose, he had a Surgical Rhinoplasty 2 decades previously but felt his nasal bridge could be straighter and his nasal tip more defined. The second was to enhance his cheeks and he was interested in learning the difference between cheek implants, fat transfers and facial dermal fillers. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PL...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT One of the most important procedures I perform at my practice is correcting the effects of previous dermal filler treatments that leave patients with less than ideal results. This patient had dermal filler placed too superficially under her eyes by a different injector, which was causing a Tyndall Effect (blueish tint). DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN While examining the effects o...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT As soon as this soon-to-be Full Face patient stepped into my San Francisco office, I noticed the inherent elegance of her face. I saw opportunities to reverse the effects of aging, accentuating her features and restore her natural allure non-surgically. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This patient's primary issue was a facial sagging that distracted from her striking features. I i...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This San Francisco man had been researching for information about CoolSculpting on RealSelf when he came across my profile. He looked through my site and was impressed by our before and after photo gallery. He wanted to find a way to get rid of the bags that were forming under his eyes. Yet I saw a lot of potential in this patient's face, and that his features would be significa...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT During a recent modeling photoshoot, this patient was amazed to see how the photographer highlighted his chin and cheekbones with some good old-fashioned lighting tricks. So he started searching online for how to emphasize these parts of his face in real life. When he found my website, he set up an appointment to talk options. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN Right from the start, ...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT Does this patient look familiar to some of you? Well, she ought to. She's my medical assistant, Nicole! You'll see her helping me around the office with surgeries and filler injections. Nicole and I first started talking about treating the area beneath her eyes. Like most of the patients I see, she was noticing dark circles developing under her eyes. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMEN...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young woman from Oakland had been feeling self-conscious of her lips. When she came into my San Francisco office for a consultation, she asked me if it was possible for her lips to look just like how she always wanted them to. I told her that by using dermal filler injections, we could help her lips look fuller without compromising her facial structure's harmony. After try...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This brave woman came to see us after recently surviving breast cancer. She wanted to find a facial treatment that would restore facial volume she lost during her therapy. She didn't want to look tied anymore. Wanting to feel fresh and new, this patient was ready to start the next chapter of her life. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This is another patient that we took the Full Fa...
Full case description to come! (Temporary description below:) This stylist in San Francisco came to see Dr. Mabrie for an evaluation and treatment of his face. He felt he didn't look as, "fresh" as he felt. In particular he was noticing bags under his eyes, no matter how much sleep he got. Dr. Mabrie: It was a pleasure meeting this man, he was brought in by another patient of m...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT "Practice what you preach." Now that's a piece of wisdom I think everyone should follow, especially if you happen to be in the cosmetic surgery biz. You always hear me telling you to stay beautiful by committing to the transformative process of using non-surgical dermal fillers. Well, guess what? I do the same thing myself. For the past six years, I've injected myself with diff...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young lady is a professional writer living in San Francisco. For ten years, she'd been considering having cosmetic surgery to preserve her signature youthful charm. Like most of those who choose my practice, she didn't want to look too "done" or "plastic". After reading some of my responses on RealSelf, she contacted my office and scheduled a consultation to see how we coul...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This particular case is one that I'm very excited to share with you. This patient had been seeking help around San Francisco for non-surgical rejuvenation when he found our practice online. He knew he wanted to look more refreshed to reflect his charismatic personality, but he wasn't sure what kind of treatment would help him accomplish this. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN During...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT Even though this patient was content with pictures taken from the front, he wasn't satisfied with his profile view. He felt that he needed more chin projection so his features would match the strength of his character. After researching non-surgical chin augmentation in San Francisco, he was referred to my practice. We set up a consultation to find the right solution that would ...
What Is VOLUMA XC?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is an injectable gel filler that can restore volume to cheeks that look flat or sunken. As we age, facial skin, fat, and bones deteriorate, causing the cheeks and under eye area to wither. VOLUMA puts back the volume that time takes away, and creates a firm support structure for your skin, producing a lifted look that can take years off your face.
VOLUMA XC is a hyaluronic acid-based filler similar in formulation to its sister product, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, which Dr. Mabrie uses for small areas of the face. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC uses a thicker formula of hyaluronic acid, though, which makes it more durable and appropriate for larger areas and deeper injection, such as the cheeks and the chin.
Dr. Mabrie can use VOLUMA XC on the cheekbones, as well as the hollows and apples of the cheeks, providing a look of youthful plumpness. He also uses the injectable filler for chin augmentation, because its formulation holds up well in this area, refining a person's profile without the need for surgical enhancement.
Additionally, VOLUMA XC is well suited for being combined with other dermal fillers and injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Volume restoration is a key component of facial rejuvenation, so Dr. Mabrie is pleased to have VOLUMA XC's lasting benefits as part of his toolkit.
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How Long Does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC Last?
When used to restore volume to the cheeks or chin, VOLUMA produces results that can last from 12 to 24 months. When used for a nonsurgical chin augmentation, results may last 15 to 24 months.
Are There Any Side Effects?
One of the advantages of using dermal fillers is that they are minimally invasive. The most common effects patients experience are minor concerns around the injection sites, including swelling, irritation, redness, and light bruising, which all usually resolve within 1 or 2 days.
Dr. Mabrie also uses blunt-tipped microcannulas, which produce less bleeding and bruising afterward and make the treatment more comfortable. Most patients can return to their regular activities immediately. Read more about what to expect from your treatment.
What Sets VOLUMA XC Apart?
One of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC's distinct advantages is its longevity. At up to 2 years, its results outlast many other dermal fillers that can be used in the cheeks. It provides a lifted appearance without the cost or other drawbacks of surgery.
Many patients are great candidates for facial rejuvenation with this safe and effective product. Dr. Mabrie can evaluate your appearance and your goals to determine if it's right for you.