Vollure received approval from the FDA on March 20, 2017 for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds in people age 21 and over. These wrinkles include the nasolabial folds, also called laugh lines, smile lines, or parentheses lines, which go from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. The nasolabial folds are common concerns as we age and sometimes continue to the jawline as the marionette lines.
Vollure was first approved in Europe in 2013 under the name Volift and uses Vycross technology. Vycross technology blends different sizes of the active ingredient hyaluronic acid. This allows for greater longevity of the product. Most people enjoy the results of their Vollure treatment for up to 18 months with optimal correction. This is in contrast to only 12 months with Juvederm. In the pivotal studies 96% of patients treated with Vollure reported improvement six months after their treatment and 62% of patients reported improvement 18 months after their treatment. The Vycross technology is now used in three fillers in the Juvederm family: Voluma, Volbella, and Vollure. Voluma is designed to restore lost volume to the upper cheeks, providing an instant lift and Volbella is designed to address fine lines on and around the lips.
The difference between the three products in the Juvederm family that use the Vycross technology, Voluma, Volbella, and Vollure, is the amount of hyaluronic acid in the product. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body that binds 1,000 times its weight in water. When hyaluronic acid fillers are placed in the skin they draw water into the area to restore volume. Voluma has a high concentration of hyaluronic acid (20 mg/mL). Therefore, Voluma draws in a lot of water and is able to provide the volumization and instant lift. Volbella, on the other hand, has a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid (15 mg/mL). Volbella does not draw as much water into the skin and is ideal for fine lines around the lips. Being a softer filler, Volbella is also being used off-label to treat hollowing under the eyes. Vollure has an intermediate amount of hyaluronic acid (17.5 mg/mL) and is suited for areas such as the nasolabial folds. Vollure can also be used in the lips. In the lips Vollure is used like Juvederm to provide volume whereas Volbella is used for fine lines and defining the borders.
Treating wrinkles with Vollure is fast and safe and leaves no scars or other traces on the face. Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (seven days or less). The most common side effects with Vollure include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection. People with a history of cold sores may experience a recurrence after the Vollure treatment, although this can be minimized by the use of antiviral medicines. At A E Skin we apply numbing cream prior to the Vollure treatment to maximize your comfort.