The field of dermatology has recognized the benefits of using dermal fillers to improve the look and structure of the face for patients of all ages. In New York City, Dr. Schwarzburg, M.D., specializes in the use of Allergan dermal fillers and is an expert injector. Dermal fillers help his patients achieve their best cosmetic outcomes. Dr. Schwarzburg was one of the first physicians in NYC to incorporate the use of Juvederm Voluma XC injections into the customized treatment plans of his patients and continues to use it regularly as it has proven to be an optimal treatment option for correcting the appearance of facial wrinkles and loss of volume as well as for providing enhanced facial contour.

The injectable hyaluronic acid filler Juvederm Voluma XC first became available in Europe in 2005. It was then brought to the United States and approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2013. As the most popular Juvederm filler currently available, Juvederm Voluma XC was developed primarily for older patients wanting to restore lost facial volume. 

Juvederm Voluma is a Hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in great quantities in the human body and in the skin. Utilizing Vycross technology, Allergan creates dermal fillers that lift and restore volume lost in the face using natural sugar found in the body. Because Juvederm Voluma XC dermal filler employs unique Vycross technology, it delivers immediate and natural-looking results.

It is impossible to naturally replace the hyaluronic acid we lose as we age since it is produced at a reduced rate. With dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma, Dr. Schwarzburg is able to help you achieve your best look.

Patients often complain that they look hollow or gaunt because of this volume loss, especially in the cheek area. The only option in the past to repair volume loss associated with aging was plastic surgery. The skin could only be tightened and the underlying tissue lifted by a facelift. Thanks to dermal filler volumizers, the skin can now be instantly lifted, midface volume restored, and a more youthful appearance achieved, thus providing a constant facial rejuvenation without downtime.

Juvederm Voluma with lidocaine injection

What else causes aging and facial volume loss?

In addition to genetics, lifestyle habits such as smoking, sun damage, and environmental pollutants contribute to facial aging. Allergan, the makers of Botox, manufactures Juvederm dermal fillers. Rather than relying on surgery to restore facial volume, Juvederm Voluma XC offers an alternative that offers immediate and painless results without the need for downtime. Loss of collagen in the face can be treated within minutes, helping patients regain lost facial volume. 

Juvederm Voluma XC for chin

Dr. Schwarzburg has been using Juvederm Voluma for chin augmentation for a number of years. Juvederm Voluma injections are especially useful for patients who need chin implants but may not be ready for a cosmetic procedure as invasive as plastic surgery. In just 15 minutes, Juvederm Voluma offers a complete chin augmentation.

The Juvederm Voluma injection can enhance the appearance of your chin for a result similar to that of a chin implant, but without the need for surgery. This type of outcome typically requires two syringes. It is possible that a patient who wishes to augment the chin requires a more substantial implant, but would also need additional Juvederm Voluma dermal filler products. In order to achieve the best results, Dr. Schwarzburg may suggest a combination of dermal fillers to address a patient’s facial anatomy and desired results. As part of the chin augmentation process, Dr. Schwarzburg uses Restylane Lyft, another Hyaluronic Acid based product that can be used in the chin.

Which characteristics distinguish Juvederm Voluma XC from Juvederm Ultraplus XC?

Several Juvederm injectable products are made from varying hyaluronic acid gel thicknesses and densities. The two Juvederm dermal fillers may be used for nasolabial folds, smile lines on the face, and lip augmentation, amongst other treatment areas. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm Volbella are specifically designed to fill in extremely fine lines around the mouth. 

You should only work with a medical professional familiar with the differences between each dermal filler, and which products are best for various anatomical regions. As a cosmetic injector, Dr. Schwarzburg utilizes layers of injectables to create a more natural-looking, more youthful appearance. Dr. Schwarzburg is a cosmetic injector with more than 10 years of experience who takes the time to learn each patient’s individual cosmetic goals.

Can Juvederm Voluma be used on lips?

All Juvederm products are designed to target different facial areas. Within the Juvederm family, Juvederm Ultra Plus is a dermal filler specifically designed to be used on the lips. The excellent dermal filler Juvederm Voluma XC works best to enhance cheeks, but can also be used on patients with very thin lips for enhanced volume. 

Before and after Juvederm Voluma

Cosmetic procedures must be preceded with a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Schwarzburg can identify potential skincare solutions that may benefit you and discuss your skincare concerns. Additionally, your complete medical and surgical histories, as well as your current medication profiles, must be reviewed. Later, Dr. Schwarzburg will discuss any previous cosmetic procedures you may have had, such as dermal fillers, laser treatments, and plastic surgery. 

You will discuss in depth which facial features you want to correct and which ones you wish to enhance. In any cosmetic procedure, facial symmetry and rejuvenation are the ultimate goals. Ultimately, this will allow for a thorough understanding of what you can expect from your treatment and a price estimate before it is performed. In the case of bruising resulting from dermal filler treatment, it is advisable to schedule the procedure two weeks before a social event or special occasion.

Can I use Juvederm Voluma instead of plastic surgery?

With age, the skin becomes laxer and more volume is lost, which means more filler will be required to replace the volume lost. Because many patients do not wish to undergo plastic surgery, dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma are preferred because they provide natural, simple, and effective results. Almost anyone can use Juvederm Voluma, as long as you are a healthy adult looking for a safe and minimally invasive option to rejuvenate and enhance one or more regions of your face.

Are Juvederm Voluma XC injections painful?

On the contrary! Before you receive these injections, the numbing cream will be removed and the skin will be sterilized at Dr. Schwarzburg’s medical office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Patients report that the procedure with Dr. Schwarzburg is very comfortable because the skin is numbed with a topical numbing cream prior to the procedure, and lidocaine is injected with the injectables.

What should I expect during my Juvederm Voluma injections?

After 30 minutes of numbing, the area surrounding your cosmetic treatment is cleaned with alcohol. With very fine needles, Dr. Schwarzburg will inject Juvederm Voluma so there is limited discomfort or bruising. Since there are other areas of the face that might also require injections, you may also decide to use Botox on your forehead and crow’s feet along with Juvederm Ultra XC injected into your nasolabial fold during the same visit. Dr. Schwarzburg may massage the treated areas after he administers your cosmetic injections to ensure that the product is effectively distributed.

Instructions post-treatment with Voluma

We advise you not to take blood thinners such as ibuprofen and multivitamins during the next few days. The results of your procedure will be discussed with you two weeks after the procedure, and we will determine if additional fillers are required based on these results. 

Are there side effects associated with Juvederm Voluma?

Rarely, you may have hypersensitivity reactions, however true allergic reactions with Juvederm Voluma are virtually nonexistent. However, bruising and swelling are normal, short-lived and expected.

Price for Juvederm Voluma?

Juvederm Voluma is not covered by insurance, unlike most facial fillers. In general, a board-certified physician will charge more than a nurse injector. On average, 1 syringe of Juvederm Voluma XC is $700 – $1000.

Can Juvederm Voluma be used with other cosmetic procedures?

Many patients with volume loss, dynamic wrinkles, and facial sagging obtain other cosmetic procedures along with Juvederm Voluma injections. Dr. Schwarzburg performs Secret RF fractional microneedling as one of the most popular procedures in his NYC office to tighten skin. A patient often chooses to have Secret RF done first on areas where their skin is most lax. 

Fraxel lasers can be used to treat redness, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation, or for pigmentation, fine lines, or sun damage. 

The gold standard for improving skin tone and texture is Fraxel. It is commonly recommended for patients who suffer from sun damage because it can treat a wide range of skin conditions. Among other things, Fraxel can be used to treat sun damage and hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven texture and tone, enlarged pores, acne scarring, surgical scarring, and stretch marks. 

Botox and Dysport are effective for treating dynamic wrinkles, as well as for lifting and firming. The results of Juvederm treatment have been highly positive for treating fine lines and wrinkles that are not related to an active facial expression, as well as sagging and volume loss.

Would one Juvederm Voluma injection be enough?

Dermal fillers are often nerve-wracking for patients when they undergo their first treatment to rejuvenate their faces. Dermal filler injections provide a subtle and natural cosmetic result when administered by an experienced injector. When used by Dr. Schwarzburg, dermal fillers enhance a patient’s natural beauty. Following cosmetic treatment with Juvederm Voluma for age-related volume loss, you may see some improvement with a single injection. During your consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg, you will have the opportunity to identify your primary concerns. During the consultation, he will determine the number of syringes and the type of dermal filler product that will be required to address your concerns.

Where can Juvederm Voluma be injected?

Several products exist in the Juvederm family, all of which contain hyaluronic acid gel varying in thickness. Juvederm Voluma can be injected into the following areas: cheeks, lips, marionette lines, nasolabial lines, and chin, neck, and the jawline. The most appropriate Juvederm dermal filler product for treatment will vary depending on the goals to be addressed, the area being injected, and the facial structure and anatomy of the patient.

Can Juvederm Voluma be combined with other dermal fillers?

Dr. Schwarzburg usually offers his patients the option of combining a number of dermal filler products in one visit if they are seeking a non-invasive solution to complete facial rejuvenation without downtime. Usually, a different dermal filler product will provide the most beneficial treatment based on a patient’s facial anatomy and features, so pursuing this route is not only possible, but also ideal. In the case of severe underlying facial volume loss and skin laxity, Dr. Schwarzburg may recommend dermal fillers such as Sculptra, a poly-L-lactic acid compound, to rebuild lost collagen deep in the dermis. Dr. Schwarzburg may also combine Juvederm Voluma with other products to enhance the lips, including Restylane Kysse. 

Many patients who have been plagued by acne have developed acne scarring after losing volume. Inflammation caused by active acne results in tissue damage, which leads to volume loss. By simply injecting Juvederm Voluma XC into the skin, acne-induced volume loss can be restored in minutes. The physician often injects Restylane dermal filler directly into acne scars on patients who have shallower, smaller scars. 

A board-certified cosmetic physician with artistic and aesthetic backgrounds, Dr. Schwarzburg has worked across a variety of fields. Rejuvenation of the face as a whole has been aimed at preserving and restoring classic beauty. More than two and a half decades ago, he began providing cosmetic injections. He specializes in non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation.