Juvéderm® VYCROSS® Collection (VOLIFT® Retouch, VOLIFT®, VOLBELLA®, VOLUMA® and VOLITE®)
As we age the skins natural hyaluronic acid is lost giving rise to the appearance of lines, wrinkles and folds. The Juvéderm® VYCROSS® Collection of fillers are sterile hyaluronic acid gels made from non-animal sources. Injection of these fillers acts to replace the hyaluronic acid lost with age and so corrects facial lines, wrinkles and folds. They are also used for lip and cheek enhancement and for shaping other facial, hand and neck contours.
The fillers come in pre-filled syringes that also incorporate a local anaesthetic. This serves to reduce/prevent any pain or discomfort from the injections themselves. The procedures only take a few minutes and the effects of the treatment are visible immediately with continued improvement often being seen up to 4 weeks after the treatment.
Depending on the area treated, skin type and the injection technique, the effect of treatment with these products can last up to
12-18 months. In some cases the duration of the effect can be shorter or longer. Touch-up and follow-up treatments help sustain the degree of correction. No allergy test is required before treatment.
Side effects can occur, but are usually minor and almost always reversible. Common injection-related reactions might occur, such as swelling, redness, bruising, pain, tenderness and very occasionally a temporary lumpy feeling at the implant site. These typically resolve spontaneously within 1-2 days after the injection into the skin and within a week after injection into the lips.