Americans looking to turn back the clock to a more youthful appearance have yet another tool in their arsenal as of this month. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new hyaluronic acid dermal filler manufactured by Allergan. Juvederm Vollure XC has been approved in Europe since 2013 (under the name Juvederm Volift), but will now be available to Americans over 21. NYC plastic surgeon Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, MD says there are some very exciting benefits with the new dermal filler.
What is Juvederm Vollure XC?
The new dermal filler is approved for “the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.” Clinical trials found that 59 percent of patients had significant improvements in smile lines around the mouth for up to 18 months. Satisfaction rates were good – with 82 percent of patients pleased with their results at six months, and 68 percent still satisfied at eight.
Juvederm Vollure XC benefits
What makes this particular product so exciting is that it requires fewer injection sessions and lasts up to 18 months. Vycross technology is used to link high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid together through cross-linking to form a more connected gel. The product is substantial enough to fill depressions, but is soft enough to move naturally with facial expressions.
Another advantage of Juvederm Vollure XC is that this formula produces very minimal swelling, which means shorter recovery time. Side effects like swelling, bruising, tenderness, lumps, redness, pain, discoloration, and itching were generally very mild and resolved within a week.
Like other Juvederm products, Vollure XC includes Lidocaine as a numbing agent to ensure patient comfort.
Juvederm Vollure XC alternatives
Juvederm Vollure XC is an exciting product, but it’s not the only way to create a natural, youthful countenance, says Dr. Preminger. The Juvederm Vycross collection includes Voluma (for the upper face), Volbella (for the lips), and Vollure XC (for the mouth and mid-face around the cheeks.) Some doctors report using Vollure XC to lift the brow and forehead areas as well.
“Dermal fillers vary based on longevity and thickness, so I offer a full suite of different products that can be customized based on a patient’s condition and desires,” says Dr. Preminger. For example, Radiesse and Perlane are thicker fillers that can be injected deeper into fatty tissues to fill severe wrinkles and to shape the cheeks, chin, and jawline.
Dr. Preminger is also trained in administering alternative fillers like Radiesse and Belotero, as well as Botox — which effectively treats wrinkles in a completely different way. For patients desiring a more dramatic transformation, she can perform a full suite of surgical procedures, including facelifts, brow lifts, and eye lifts.
Juvederm in NYC
Dr. B. Aviva Preminger has been working with Juvederm XC and Juvederm Voluma for many years. The ivy-league-educated, board-certified plastic surgeon offers the most up-to-date anti-aging products, administered in a safe environment, with skilled hands. Call today to request your confidential appointment.