Voluma is the newest dermal filler, and it may be the best one yet.
Dermal filler injections have literally changed the face of aging since their introduction. They give us the ability to instantly fill lines and add volume to provide a more youthful appearance. While there are a number of exceptional fillers available in the US to fill lines, smooth wrinkles and plump lips, there are limited options to correct the loss of mid face volume that we all experience as we age. Radiesse and fat transfer are the two treatment we use the most for this area, but the recent FDA approval of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC (Voluma for short) changes that dynamic.
Allergan, the maker of Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse, now strengthens its cosmetic offerings with VOLUMA injectable gel “the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area”. Age related volume loss in the cheeks and mid face stems from the natural combination of fat and bone absorption. Over time this loss can result in sagging skin and sunken cheeks. The process is natural…..but it’s not pretty. Voluma offers patients a safe, long lasting filler, specifically formulated to add volume to the cheeks and mid face to restore youthful volume.
Although Voluma just received FDA approval it has been available for over five years in Canada and is currently approved for use in 72 countries, so we have a lot of clinical information regarding this filler. Physicians found that it works exceptionally well restoring lost volume to cheeks and it can last for up to two years. This type of longevity is twice that of other HA fillers.
How does Voluma differ from other fillers?
Voluma is different than other popular hyraulonic fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero. Whereas these fillers are primarily used to smooth wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose (a.k.a. smile lines), Voluma is formulated to provide lift and volume to the cheek and mid face. Voluma provides a subtle but aesthetically significant lift to restore a youthful contour. It joins Radiesse and fat transfer as real and significant option for this tough to treat area. Welcome Voluma! We have been waiting for you.