Full, round cheeks and lips are signs of youth, so it makes sense that with age, your cheeks and lips lose volume and contour. While stores are now full of contouring make-up that can make your cheeks look full, they can be tricky to apply and may end up making you look dirty if done wrong. The Juvéderm family of injectables includes Voluma XC and Ultra XC which are specifically made to restore volume to the cheeks and lips. The hyaluronic-acid based gel in Voluma and Ultra XC can be safely injected into the apples of the cheeks and the lips for temporary lift and fullness that also eliminates many of the fine lines and wrinkles in nearby areas. Double board-certified cosmetic surgeon and ophthalmologist Dr. Alan Brackup offers both Juvéderm Voluma XC and Ultra XC injections for the cheeks and lips at Cosmetic Surgery Specialists in Langhorne, Bucks County, PA. Dr. Brackup uses a wide range of injectable treatments, including BOTOX®, Juvéderm XC, and more to help each patient achieve their best results.
"My search was over after being referred to Dr. Brackup!!!. My son's wedding was coming up in August, 2016. My eyes were horrible .When I smiled you saw know eye's. I met one surgeon that was scared to remove the lower bags. How would that look? Didn't make sense. With Time running out by chance I when to a new hairdresser, that had her eyes done and look beautiful. Even though Dr. had a busy schedule,he made it a point to fit me in for June 28th. I was assured my eye's would look beautiful by August 20th. Dr. Brackup was right. I had Upper and lower procedures done. Dr. sculpted my eyes to compliment my high cheek bones. They are beautiful. At 60 years old I look twenty years younger!! Dr. Brackup and his entire staff were kind and honestly the best experience I ever had. He is gifted with hands of gold. He only works from the neck up and is a oculoplastic surgeon. My confident's is through the roof. I walk with my head high for the first time in a very long time. Thank you, Dr. Brackup for setting this butterfly free!! Before pictures click on Rosemarie P. Thanks"- R.P. / Yelp / Apr 06, 2017
"My experience with Dr Brackup was A plus! Dr. Brackup spent time with me to decribe my procedure and to answer all of my questions. The procedure went amazingly well . Dr Brackup reached out after the surgery and was available for all follow up questions. I highly recommend Dr. Brackjup and I wojuld definitely go to him again"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 25, 2019
"Dr. Brackup did an extremely natural and beautiful job on my face. My left eyelid was drooping, and it was starting to affect my vision. I figured since I had to go under to get my eye fixed, I might as well fix the other things that were bothering me, which included the beginning of both a turkey neck and jowls, as well as bad skin from 54 years of living. I’m so glad I did everything at once. It’s four weeks later, and I look so NATURAL. No one would suspect that I had work done. But I’m thrilled to tell whoever asks about how talented Dr. Brackup is. If you are thinking of fixing whatever is bothering you, do it. Dr. Brackup and his staff takes great care of you from pre-op to post-op."- R.S. / Google / Oct 26, 2020
"Dr. Brackup did my facelift including fat transfer in July 2020. I’m 68 and had deep jowl lines and sagging skin. I could not be happier with the procedure and the amazing results. My downtime and bruising were minimal and I looked good enough to see my young granddaughters just eight days after surgery. It was so much easier than I expected! And I’m so happy with the results – just wish I didn’t have to wear a Covid mask!!!! Dr Brackup and his staff are the best and I highly recommend his practice if you are considering cosmetic surgery or other procedures."- C.S. / Google / Oct 01, 2020
"Dr. Brackup did my facelift including fat transfer in July 2020. I’m 68 and had deep jowl lines and sagging skin. I could not be happier with the procedure and the amazing results. My downtime and bruising were minimal and I looked good enough to see my young granddaughters just eight days after surgery. It was so much easier than I expected! And I’m so happy with the results – just wish I didn’t have to wear a Covid mask!!!! Dr. Brackup and his staff are the best and I highly recommend his practice if you are considering cosmetic surgery or other procedures."- C. / Healthgrades / Oct 01, 2020
What to Expect
Voluma or Juvéderm Ultra XC is injected into the skin with fine needles, so some patients may experience some minor pain from the initial prick. Numbing creams may be applied on the injection site to ease the patient’s discomfort. Patients also have the option to use lidocaine, which is mixed with the solution, to help provide anesthetic effects in and around the area. A treatment may last up to 30 minutes. Patients will be able to return to daily activities after several hours. There may be some swelling, discoloration and tenderness around the treated area, but will subside after a few days. Results are readily evident, and can last up to 2 years.
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Voluma and Ultra XC FAQs
Is Hyaluronic Acid Natural?
Hyaluronic acid, the main ingredient in Voluma and Juvéderm Ultra XC, is derived from natural substances found in the human body. Its main function is cell hydration, and with its cross-linking abilities, it is generally useful in helping facial areas that lack volume. Over time, the gel substance breaks down and is absorbed naturally by the body without any side effects.
Those who seek improved volume in the cheeks and lips may consider Voluma or Juvéderm Ultra XC as a noninvasive solution. The lack of cheek and lip volume may be due to aging or the patient’s natural facial structure. The doctor will be able to recommend if Voluma or Juvéderm Ultra XC is the best option during the initial consultation.
How Long Is Recovery?
Right after treatment, patients will be able to resume to their normal routine with restriction on strenuous activities or any movement that may put pressure on the treated area. It may take up to 1 week before the dermal filler settles within the cheek pockets or lips.
Among dermal fillers available in the market today, Voluma and Ultra XC can last up to 2 years or longer. Re-injection varies as patients’ bodies process and break down hyaluronic acid at different rates.