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JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC - Safety, Concerns & Facts

During your initial consultation, a Bella MD physician will ask about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment. During the consultation, you should inform your doctor if you:

  • Suffer from severe allergies with a history of severe reactions (anaphylaxis)
  • Are allergic to lidocaine or to the proteins used to make the hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC (gram-positive bacterial proteins)

In order to help avoid unsatisfactory results and complications, please minimize strenuous exercise and exposure to extensive sun or heat within the first 24 hours following treatment. Exposure to any of these may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site. Also, patients who experience skin injury near the site of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC implantation may be at a higher risk for adverse events.

The following are important treatment considerations for you to discuss with your Bella MD physician, so please tell us:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The safety of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC injectable gel for use during pregnancy, or in women who are breastfeeding, has not been studied
  • Your age and discuss how your age may influence your decision to use this product
  • Which areas of your face you would like to have treated; this product is intended for use in the cheek area only
  • If you have a history of excessive scarring (thick, hard scars)
  • If you have a history of pigmentation disorders
  • If you are on therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response (immunosuppressive therapy)
  • Before your treatment if you are using substances that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood thinners. As with any injection, this may result in increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site

At Bella MD, safety is our number one concern and we ensure the highest level of safety and best results for our patients. However, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, like any medical procedure, does involve risks. 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. These side effects are consistent with other facial-injection procedures and can generally last 2-4 weeks.

We encourage all of our patients to do their research and make an informed decision before undergoing treatment.

Contact Bella MD for all of your JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC injection treatment needs


JUVÉDERM XC and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC Important Information

APPROVED USES
JUVÉDERM XC injectable gel is for injection into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth.

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.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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

What precautions should my doctor advise me about?

  • The safety of JUVÉDERM XC and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC injectable gels for use during pregnancy or in women who are breastfeeding has not been studied
  • The safety of JUVÉDERM XC for use in patients under 18 years and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC for patients under 35 years or over 65 years has not been studied
  • The safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM XC for treatment of areas other than facial wrinkles and folds (such as lips) have not been established in clinical studies
  • The safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC for treatment in areas other than the cheek area have not been established in clinical studies
  • The safety of JUVÉDERM XC and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC in patients with a history of excessive scarring (eg, hypertrophic scarring and keloid formations) and pigmentation disorders has not been studied, and use may result in additional scars or changes in pigmentation
  • The safety of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC in patients with very thin skin in the cheek area and the safety of repeat treatments in patients has not been studied
  • There is a possible risk of inflammation at the treatment site if laser procedures and chemical peeling are performed after treatment
  • Patients who experience skin injury near the site of injection with these products may be at a higher risk for side effects
  • Tell your doctor if you are on therapy used to decrease the body's immune response (immunosuppressive therapy). 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 and exposure to extensive sun or heat within the first 24 hours following treatment with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC

What are possible side effects?
For JUVÉDERM XC, most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and last 7 days or less. The most common side effects include temporary injection-site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.

For JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, side effects are moderate (uncomfortable), and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. 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.

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

To report a side effect with JUVÉDERM XC or JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, please call Allergan Product Surveillance at 1-800-624-4261.

For more information, please see the About Safety page at www.juvederm.com or call the Allergan Medical Information line at 1-800-433-8871.

JUVÉDERM XC and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC injectable gels are available by prescription only.

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