Kathy’s story with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC. – Scottsdale AZ

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Kathy discusses why she decided to ask about treatment with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC.


JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21.


Are there any reasons why I should not receive JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?
Do not use if you have a history of multiple severe allergies or severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to the Gram-positive bacterial proteins used to make hyaluronic acid (HA) or to the lidocaine in this product.

What precautions should my doctor advise me about?
•Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The safety of these products for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding has not been studied
•The safety of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC in patients under 35 years or over 65 years has not been studied
•The safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC in areas other than the cheek area have not been established in clinical studies
•Tell your doctor if you have a history of excessive scarring (eg, hypertrophic scarring and keloid formations) or pigmentation disorders, as use of these products may result in additional scars or changes in pigmentation
•Tell your doctor if you are planning other laser treatments or a chemical peel, as there is a possible risk of inflammation at the treatment site if these procedures are performed after treatment
•Patients who experience skin injury near the site of injection with these products may be at higher risk for side effects
•Tell your doctor if you are on immunosuppressive therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response, as use of these products may result in an increased risk of infection
•Tell your doctor if you are using medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood thinners, as this may result in increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site
•Minimize strenuous exercise, exposure to extensive sun or heat, and alcoholic beverages within the first 24 hours following treatment

What are possible side effects?
The most common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. Side effects are moderate (uncomfortable) and generally last 2 to 4 weeks.

One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring.

As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.

To report a side effect with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, please call Allergan Product Surveillance at 1-800-433-8871.

For more information, please see Juvederm.com.

Available by prescription only.

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