Over time, the face can begin to appear aged due to decreased production of collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA) in the body. These naturally-occurring substances can help the skin stay firm, smooth, plump, and youthful. In turn, many individuals develop sunken cheeks and thin, inelastic facial skin as the body’s natural levels of hyaluronic acid decline. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC® is a HA-based dermal filler designed to correct mild to moderate signs of facial aging by restoring volume in the cheeks and mid-face. Plastic surgeon John Ayala, MD offers this state-of-the-art injectable at his San Antonio practice for patients seeking a minimally invasive treatment to contour the cheeks and improve the look of youthful facial fullness.


JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC® is a non-surgical cheek filler designed to combat age-related volume loss in the mid-face through precise, targeted injections. This hyaluronic-based injectable can provide subtle additions of volume to the skin, making the face appear firmer, fuller, and smoother. As the first FDA-approved dermal filler specifically formulated to target the mid-facial region, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC® is often used to lift and contour the cheek area as well as fill in prominent facial folds and fine lines.


A variation in the JUVÉDERM® collection of dermal fillers, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC® can provide natural-looking volume enhancement to improve the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Sunken, flattened, or undefined cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds and other mid-facial creases
  • Fine lines
  • Mild skin laxity around the cheeks

If your cosmetic goals include facial rejuvenation without the recovery time associated with surgery, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC® may be able to help you attain the look you desire. This filler can act as a stand-alone treatment, or be used to refine the results of facial plastic surgery. Injections can be completed relatively quickly and typically do not require any downtime.

What is Treatment Like with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC®?

This simple treatment is performed at our San Antonio medical spa and generally takes 15 to 30 minutes. As there is usually no downtime associated with injections, you can even complete your JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC® session during your lunch break. At the time of treatment, the JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC® solution will be meticulously injected into the facial planes experiencing a volume deficit until the desired outcome is achieved. Due to the inclusion of a numbing agent in the JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC® formula, this process typically involves minimal discomfort. However, if preferred, your injector can also apply a topical anesthetic to further numb the treatment site and enhance your experience. After injections, you may return to work, home, or normal activities immediately.

What are the Results of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC®?

While no recovery time is required, you may experience mild swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the injection sites. The results of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC® should be noticeable fairly soon after treatment, with the outcome typically improving as minor swelling dissipates. Following injections, patients can enjoy a subtle and natural-looking lift in the cheek area as well as smoother, firmer skin. The effects of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC® have been proven to last up to two years, with touch-up treatments available to preserve the results.

Questions about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC®? Dr. John Ayala can help you determine the most ideal treatment options for your aesthetic concerns. To learn more about our non-surgical procedures, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our practice today.