Dr. Alex is a master Voluma injector after completing his second annual Master Injector Course on Monday January 26, 2015. The course was given by Dr. Mauricio De Maio, a South American plastic surgeon who lectures around the world about Voluma. It was sponsored by Allergan, the company that makes Botox, Juvederm, Latisse, and Voluma. Voluma is a new and exciting dermal filler that addresses signs of aging in the face such as the smile lines, marionette lines (from the corners of the mouth to the jawline), and jowls. There are two reasons we see these changes as we age. First, we lose volume in the upper cheek bone and fat pad. Second, over time we lose collagen, which leads to loose skin. With gravity the skin begins to sink downward and we see wrinkles and sagging. Voluma is a filler that restores the youthful volume to the cheek, giving it an instant lift. Voluma is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring substance that binds 1,000 times its weight in water, allowing for hydration of the skin. This material also makes Voluma safer than other fillers such as Radiesse, Sculptra, and Artefill because it can be reversed if you don't like it or if there are any side effects. The best things about Voluma are that the results are seen right away and people enjoy their results for up to two years. Patients have been loving the results of their Voluma treatments (see below for a review). For even better results, patients are combining their Voluma treatment with Ultherapy, the non-surgical facelift that stimulates collagen, addressing the sagging and loose skin. Click here to read more about combining Voluma and Ultherapy for the ultimate non-surgical facelift. A E Skin has extended its promotion on Voluma through the month of February - buy one syringe get one free. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.