Voluma®/ Volbella®/ Vollure™ Miami
Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC is an injectable gel that is FDA-approved to instantly correct age-related volume loss in the midface (cheek) areas. This helps to create a smoother contour and a more youthful appearance in the midface. The results from injection of this product have been shown to last up to 2 years. It was approved for midface injection in the United States in October 2013.
Juvéderm VOLBELLA® XC is an injectable gel that is FDA-approved for use in the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of peri-oral lines (around the mouth). This helps to effectively increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of lines around the mouth. The results from injection of this product have been shown to last through 1 year. It was approved for injection in the lips and around the mouth in the United States in June 2016, although it has been widely used throughout Europe since 2011.
Juvéderm VOLLURE™ XC is an injectable gel that is FDA-approved for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds. This helps to add volume to the lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth to produce more subtle and long-lasting results. The results from injection of this product have been shown to last up to 18 months. It was approved for injection for facial lines and wrinkles in the United States in March 2017, although it has been widely used throughout Europe since 2013, where the same product is known by the name Juvéderm Volift®.
All of these products are composed of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a modified sugar molecule, and a naturally-occurring substance that is found in the body in places such as skin, connective tissue, and joints. This molecule is ubiquitous across all species, and does not require skin allergy testing prior to injection.
This family of products utilizes Vycross® technology, which refers to the unique crosslinking process that involves an innovative combination of a greater amount of low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid with less high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid. This technology improves the efficiency of the cross-linking process, which allows these products to be smoother in consistency, last longer, and produce more natural results as they integrate more fully into the body. There is also less affinity for water molecules with these products, and so there is generally much less tissue swelling after treatment as compared to some other products. The “XC” designation refers to the presence of lidocaine that is mixed into these products. This has the added benefit of providing some anesthesia and additional comfort when these products are injected into the body.
Generally, the side effects of these products are mild and short-lived. The most common side effects after injection include redness, swelling, and bruising, although there are other side effects that have been reported in rare cases. The degree of redness, swelling, and bruising after injection of these products can vary greatly depending on the specific location of injection, the technique and experience of the injector, and individual patient anatomy and other factors. The results from the injection of these products can be seen almost immediately, although some degree of initial swelling is expected, and typically the results will settle in over the first 1-2 weeks after the treatment is performed. The results after injection of these products will typically last different amounts of time depending on the specific product(s) used, the individual patient, and the location of the injection.