Like most areas of medicine, aesthetics is changing rapidly. One of the largest improvements has been in the area of facial dermal fillers. These help to restore volume loss and fill in deep lines. There are many options on the market and our Torrance plastic surgery practice is proud to provide almost all of them!
One of the biggest requests we’ve had is to provide a subtle lift and the desire to have fuller cheeks. The breakthrough product in making this happen is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, created by Allergan, the same manufacturer as BOTOX® Cosmetic. Voluma is a hyaluronic acid which is a compound that has the ability to hold up to 100 times its weight in water. This acid is a natural product found in human skin and is the item responsible for retaining moisture in the skin. The areas treated with Voluma, or other hyaluronic-based fillers, appear more hydrated, plump and youthful. It is effective in filling in the space between collagen and elastin fibers (lines and wrinkles). The other really great thing about Voluma is that it can last up to 2 years!
The future looks bright for facial fillers and many manufacturers are following-suit with what Allergan has already done with Voluma. We’ve been told that Galderma and Merz are both coming out with new facial products over the next couple months.
If you’re interested in determining whether VOLUMA or any of our other facial fillers might be right for you, call (310) 784-0644 to schedule a complimentary consultation with our skilled nurse injectors.