It’s natural to know what you’re putting inside your body before it happens and, despite it’s high reviews and glowing reception, it’s very reasonable to want to know what’s in Juvéderm Voluma™ before you get the injection. First, let’s define a term you might not be familiar with:
Why Hyaluronic Acid Is Valued So Highly
Hyaluronic Acid may just sound like a science term, but it’s an incredibly valuable asset in the new world of injectables. Even better, it’s naturally made in your body! It’s a sugar that’s naturally produced by humans to help with hydration, fullness, cushion and elasticity in the skin, which are the perfect effects for anyone who wants younger looking skin.
So what’s in Juvéderm Voluma?
Juvéderm Voluma is a gel-based injectable that is sterile, colorless, biodegradable and consists mostly of things that the body naturally produces on it’s own. Hyaluronic Acid, which is naturally produced by the body, is crosslinked and produced from Streptococcus equi bacteria before being added to the formula. As the main ingredient, the Hyaluronic Acid does almost all of the lifting.
To make the injection easier, they add a 0.3% w/w (weight for weight) mixture of Lidocaine which, according to the FDA, acts as a ‘physiological buffer’, making the shot even easier to administer. Lidocaine, for those who aren’t familiar, is a common anesthetic used to numb skin.
Wait, Where Are The Other Ingredients?
With the discovery of how to use Hyaluronic Acid properly, there isn’t a need for any crazy concoction with tons of ingredients you’ve never heard of, we’re merely using an acid that your body produces itself to help revive it’s own skin. That’s part of the reason why Juvéderm Voluma is so easy to administer and has few side effects.