Facelift without Surgery? Introducing Juvederm Voluma™ XC
by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Nov. 29, 2013, 3:05 p.m.
Another injectable filler has his the US market: meet JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™, the first and only HA (hyaluronic acid) filler FDA-approved to add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift, helping to restore a more youthful profile, for up to two years, in patients over the age of 21. Dr. Kassir, one of the first facial plastic surgeons to use Voluma™ XC, explains, “We inject Voluma™ into the cheeks to recreate fullness and youthful contour. It is great for those who want a more chiseled bone structure or simply want a more youthful look.”
Costs depend on how much filler is needed to rebuild the cheeks, and side effects are similar to other injectable fillers: mild discomfort, swelling, bruising, redness, discoloration, and itching. It is important to keep in mind that just like with any other procedure, complication rates are increased when injectable fillers are used by non-surgeons and others who only dabble in the cosmetic field.