In October of 2013, a new hyaluronic dermal filler was approved by the FDA. This filler is known as Voluma, and is the first filler to specifically be given FDA approval for mid-facial volume correction such as the cheekbones. This can help lift the mid-cheek and improve smile lines without filling them.
Unlike conventional Juvéderm, which has also received FDA approval for reducing the signs of aging by addressing wrinkles, lines, and folds, Voluma focuses on addressing age-related loss of volume. As patients age, they experience skin laxity and volume reduction as a result of diminished collagen. This causes patients to lose definition in their facial shape, which makes them look tired and gaunt.
Dr. Ron Shelton has studied the material on the Voluma product and has been certified to be able to provide these injections to his patients. He has volunteered his time and has received hands on training, mentorship, and critique on his technique from a local Voluma expert. He found the solution itself to be very smooth to deliver and loves the results it provides to his patients.
Voluma is preferably used on areas such as the cheeks and around the jaw line to lift and fill. It can be used in conjunction with other treatments that can tighten and tone the skin to provide dramatic results. It can be corrected with the use of an enzyme called hyaluronidase should there be a need to reduce the volume after the filler is given. Not all fillers can be reversed in this fashion. Dr. Shelton and his experienced team can assist patients in learning more about this amazing new filler and the ways in which it can restore youthfulness and confidence with just one treatment.
Patients who are the best candidates for Voluma are those between the ages of 40 and 80 who want to address lost volume in the face and enjoy a solution that requires no downtime or recovery. They should be of good general health and have realistic expectations of the results. Patients can speak with their dermatologist about the ways in which this procedure can address volume loss, and learn about other options as well to make an educated decision. This is a rather non-invasive procedure, and is not a plastic surgery option. It carries less risk than surgery, making it the ideal procedure for patients with mild to moderate volume loss in the face.
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