Dermal fillers have become extremely popular over the last few years and are often used as an alternative to BOTOX for temporarily improving facial lines and wrinkles.
There are many types of fillers on the market (many based on hyaluronic acid, a hydrating component of skin that gets less abundant as we age), each of which boasts slightly different effects.
The newest competitor, released by Allergan (the manufacturer of BOTOX® Cosmetic), is called Juvederm Voluma XC, which has a unique and exciting purpose.
How it Works
As we age, we lose facial fat, skin elasticity, and general volume. Skin starts to sag, lines begin to appear, and the face can start to look sunken and hollow. Juvederm Voluma XC® is the first dermal filler that is FDA approved to add volume to the cheeks.
The results aren’t as dramatic as fat transfer or cheek implant surgery, of course, but the new filler is a great non-invasive alternative to a cheek lift or facelift. In addition to the added volume, this new dermal filler can also smooth out wrinkles in the cheek and mouth area.
Juvederm Voluma XC is approved for people over the age of 21, and lasts longer than most other fillers–up to two years. It is injected in much the same way as any other dermal filler, and allows patients to resume their normal activities in 24 hours. Swelling, bruising, redness, itching, and tenderness may occur for several weeks following injection.
Are Dermal Fillers Right For You?
Whether you’re concerned about wrinkles, loose skin, sagging muscles, or facial volume loss, you should always seek advice from an experienced plastic surgeon about your options for facial rejuvenation.
Dermal fillers are a great choice for non-invasive anti-aging and are safe and effective for a wide range of people. To learn more about dermal fillers and to find out if you’re an ideal candidate, schedule a complimentary consultation with our injector, James Christian, RPA-C.
Additionally, our facial rejuvenation surgeons offer an array of facial plastic surgery procedures and facial fat transfer in Long Island and Manhattan. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
Juvederm Voluma XC® and BOTOX® Cosmetic are registered trademarks of Allergan, Inc. This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from this treatment. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office.