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Voluma Lifts Cheeks and Lasts!

Voluma Lifts Cheeks and Lasts!

Juvederm’s Voluma XC is the first filler approved by the FDA to claim it can “temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area of adults over the age of 21”. Voluma has proven to be very popular with patients, not only for its results but with it’s incredible ability to last upwards of  two years.  Dr. Christine Hamori of Boston uses Voluma as a modern tool, lifting the cheek area of patients back to where it was years before by replacing what’s missing: volume.  Voluma clearly makes a case that non-surgical facial rejuvenation can be both effective and non-invasive.

By Christine Hamori, MD
and Adam McMillon
The Plastic Surgery Channel

wp1What’s different about Voluma?

Voluma differs from the other hyaluronic acid fillers in that the molecules of the avid are bound tighter together, giving the material a stronger form that produces a firm volume addition to treated areas. “If you pull the cheek back and inject, Voluma lifts and it stays. It’s pretty amazing,” says Dr. Hamori.

While 2 years is an incredible amount of time compared to other fillers, patients want to know the answer to the real question: How are the results?

Maintain a natural look with Voluma

Dr. Hamori’s experience with Voluma shows the effectiveness of a stiffer filler to be remarkable. “It gives a more natural look,” says Hamori. “We’re finally realizing that just filling in lines and the nasolabial folds doesn’t make people look natural or any younger. I tell my patients that you don’t want to inject directly to the lines, you want to inject where you would put your fingers when giving yourself a little face lift in the mirror.”

Physicians continually study the results of injectables to determine who is the best candidate for their use. When it comes to Voluma, Dr. Hamori finds younger patients can maintain facial volume very well just with a touch of Voluma. “It’s great for young people – maybe in their 30’s and 40’s who are just starting to have changes in their face,” says Hamori.  “Just a tiny bit can make a huge difference for those patients. For older patients, it can give a great lift that lasts.”

voluma-before-and-after

Voluma is turning into a game-changing product. Creating a liquid face lift without surgery attracts curious patients, as well as the 2 year lifespan Voluma can accomplish. “I think before we didn’t realize we could use a filler that could lift the face,” says Hamori. “Adding lost volume back into the cheek area really provides a great youthful result while staying natural.”

“I tell patients who are overwhelmed by the brochures in my office: What really works best is for me to analyze your face and choose what I think would work and look best for you.”

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