What is Voluma® XC?

Voluma® XC is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel filler for the cheek area. It instantly adds volume and gives a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile.

Wrinkles are normally associated with aging, but their occurrence can be slowed down or rejuvenated with dermal fillers that are non-surgical. It is among the most effective injectable fillers used today by dermatologists in the treatment of facial wrinkles. It is derived from hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance occurring naturally in our bodies as sugar that provides nutrients and moisturizes the skin. The skin product is therefore absorbed in the body and has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to add volume to the cheeks and other areas of the face. For safe and good looking results, a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Bloch from the Chicago metro area or a qualified dermatologist should give you the treatment. The procedure takes a few minutes and can be performed in an accredited surgical facility or your aesthetician’s office. Book an appointment with the Chicago surgeon at www.bodybybloch.com or call Body by Bloch at 1-847-686-3183.

What is Voluma® XC?

It’s an injectable gel that can be used on facial areas with moderate to severe facial wrinkles to temporarily add a subtle lift to optimal treatment. A thin needle is used to administer the wrinkle gel deep within the facial tissue that has been affected by unwanted wrinkles or folds. Local anesthesia may or may not be used in the treatment area before the injection. Voluma® XC is recommended to adults over 21 years of age who are also in good health without underlying conditions. The injection targets areas around the nose and mouth affected by wrinkles. Apart from wrinkles, age-related facial sagging may contribute to unpleasant loss of volume in the cheeks which can as well be restored with Voluma® XC.

How does it work?

Using a fine needle is injected under the skin. It can instantly add just enough volume to gently lift the cheek area. Voluma® XC is an effective injectable that augments facial tissue. This injectable occurring as a colorless gel is injected deep into the soft tissue of the dermis to temporarily add volume so as most folds and wrinkles can become less visible. The hyaluronic acid in this injection will deliver necessary nutrients to the injected sites, hydrate the skin by retaining water and act as a cushioning agent to fill out spaces beneath the skin which appear as wrinkles and folds. The gel also works against gravity by adding volume to sunken and saggy cheeks in an instance. It is among the most popular dermal fillers that give immediate results with fewer complications and shortened recovery time compared to surgical treatments used in some esthetic procedures. Consultation with Dr. Bloch will help you know the right treatment option that will suit your individual need.

How long does it last?

This injection gives you long lasting results. Voluma® XC provides natural-looking results that last up to two years.

Though a single treatment may just be enough to achieve optimal results, you will need repeat injections if you wish to maintain your desired young look. Repeat treatments will use less gel as your skin will adjust to the lifted state. Voluma® XC is carried out by a professional gives you a smooth, supple and youthful looking face.

Does the treatment hurt?

To reduce discomfort during the procedure, Voluma® XC contains an anesthetic called lidocaine.


This treatment has no downtime, and you can resume work or school after treatment. You, however, need to stay away from direct sunlight and avoid strenuous activities for the next 24 hours following your treatment to reduce the occurrence of reactions like redness and bruising on treated sites.

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For many men and women in the Chicago Metro area such as Lake Forest, Highland Park, Lincolnshire, Winnetka, Deerfield, North Shore, Glencoe, Wilmette and the Glenview area, that are interested in getting Voluma® XC. Body by Bloch offers this at their locations.

Body By Bloch
1160 Park Avenue West, Suite 2E
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: 847-432-0840
Fax: 847-432-0891
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