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Voluma, new filler lasts 2 years!

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Posted November 16, 2013 in Nonsurgical Procedures, Soft tissue fillers

FDA Approves Instant Cheek Volumizer that lasts 2 years!

The FDA recently approved Juvederm Voluma XC by Allergan.  This is a crosslinked hyaluronic acid filler, which means it is made of the same material as Juvederm and Restylane, but the cross-linking allows the product to last for up to 2 years!

As we age, facial fat atrophies and the fat pads descend.  The existing fillers are good at filling in the folds that are a result of the descent, like nasolabial folds (the line between the nose and the mouth).  However, they are not as good at replacing the lost volume in places like the cheeks.  Restylane and Juvederm can be used in the cheeks, but tend not to last only a few months here.  Sculptra is a great product for volume replacement, but takes a few months after a series of injections to achieve the results that you are looking for.

The new product has the benefit of being a good volumizer for large areas like the cheeks, lasting 2 years and having instant results! I am excited to use the product when it comes on the market in early December 2013!

Posted in: Nonsurgical Procedures