Voluma: The New Tissue Filler for 2014
Juvederm Voluma with Lidocaine is the hot new filler for 2014. With the
natural aging process we lose facial volume. Voluma was developed to provide
more volume and lift in areas such as the cheeks, cheekbones and chin which are areas of larger-scale volume
Voluma is hyaluronic acid that is smoother than
other hyaluronic acids which makes it easier to inject during the treatment and
results look and feel smooth and natural. Voluma is developed using Vycross
technology, which is responsible for these results. It has been proven to last
up to 18 months.
A youthful face has round contours, high
cheekbones and definition of lower face, chin and jawline. With Voluma
injections, cheeks can appear higher and firmer. It can also support the chin,
replacing some structural integrity due to volume loss partially due to bone
loss. Patients can regain the youthful curve and angles that they once had in
Because Voluma is made with Lidocaine, patients
tolerate the procedure well. A topical anesthetic can be used to minimize discomfort
from the needle puncture. Although Voluma is considered to provide more lift
and seems “thicker”, it passes smoothly though a small guage (27gauage) needle.
I feel it is easier to inject than Juvederm Ultra.
Caution must be taken with injections because
less pressure is needed to inject this product. Routine aspiration prior to
each injection is critical to avoid intravascular injections when using
Optimum results in some areas require injecting
just above the periosteum, and patients should be prepared for tenderness post-procedure
when the anesthetic wears off. Due to the depth of injection in most sites,
patients seem to experience less swelling post-procedure.
For years patients have been asking for
something to provide more volume and last longer. With the safety profile of
hyaluronic acid and Voluma’s volumizing and lifting properties, patients will
have a higher satisfaction with their liquid facelift results.