We are excited to announce that the Juvederm family of fillers contains a new product: Juvederm Vollure. Juvederm Vollure was approved by the FDA on March 20, 2017 for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. These include the nasolabial folds, also known as the laugh lines or smile lines that go from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Sometimes the fold continues to the jawline as what we call the marionette lines.
Previously Juvederm and Restylane were the most popular hyaluronic acid fillers for this area. Most people enjoy the results of these products for six to 12 months. However, Juvederm Vollure has been shown to last up to 18 months. This is because it uses Vycross technology. Vycross technology is also used in Juvederm Vollure, Voluma, and Volbella. The cross-linking of the hyaluronic acid in products with Vycross technology is higher, allowing them to last longer.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin that binds 1,000 times its weight in water. Hyaluronic acid draws water into the skin, restoring volume and improving fine lines and wrinkles. The active ingredient in many fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, and Restylane is hyaluronic acid. The great thing about hyaluronic acid fillers is the safety profile. In the event of a side effect or if desired results are not achieved hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved.
Hyaluronic acid is also the active ingredient in the A E Skin Hydrating Serum. The A E Skin Hydrating Serum is a topical product applied twice daily which allows for hydration from the outside. When the A E Skin Hydrating Serum is combined with fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, and Restylane the results are enhanced and the skin looks even better. The A E Skin Hydrating Serum also works well to complement Botox treatments.
Juvederm Vollure will be available in the near future and we will have more information soon. Dr. Alex has performed over 10,000 cosmetic treatments with many satisfied patients. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex in our Encino, CA office.