In addition to Botox, facial wrinkle fillers have demonstrated great promise in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. In the past, fillers were primarily collagen-based products which required skin testing and could be associated with allergic reactions. In the past few years, newer more sophisticated products have become available which are better tolerated, last longer, and feel more natural. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular fillers in use today.

Voluma is one of Allergan's new VyCross linked volume fillers.  Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler which is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body.  Voluma is a smooth, clear, and very malleable gel.  VyCross products are made differently than traditional hyaluronic acid fillers:  Juvederm or Restylane.  The VyCross linking improves the fluidity of the filler making it move more in unison with your expressions and giving a more natural look.  VyCross fillers also do not absorb as much water so there is not much swelling associated with these fillers.  Finally, Voluma lasts 24 months which is longer than the 12 months for the Hylacross fillers: Juvederm or Restylane.  

Voluma is one of the three new VyCross fillers from Allergan:  Voluma, Volure, and Volbella.  Voluma is more dense and perfect for adding volume to the face; such as for cheek or midface augmentation.  Vollure is less dense and very versatile.  Vollure can be placed both superficially and deep and can be used both around the mouth and in the cheeks.  Volbella is the finest of these fillers and ideal for filling fine lines and wrinkesl and is meant to be injected superficially.  Voluma is ideal for midface augmentation and lifting of sagging facial soft tissue.

Facial fillers are one of the the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. We are a Black Diamond Provider for Allergan Juvederm. Dr. Burns is an Allergan US Top 20 injector.  This is the highest achievable level and means that we have the experience and expertise to deliver the best results.  In addition, Dr. Burns participates in the Allergan Brillian Distinctions Program where you will receive discounts on all Allergan products such as Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Vobella, Kybella, Botox, Natrelle Breast Implants, Latisse, and Skin Medica skin care products.

Dr. Burns personally performs Botox and Filler injections and does not delegate these cosmetic procedures.

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Patient Focus 1

Procedures: JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC. A total of 3.0 mL of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC was injected into the cheek area. 

*All patients are unique and results may vary

Patient Focus 2

Procedures: JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC. A total of 3.5 mL of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC was injected into the cheek area.

*All patients are unique and results may vary

Patient Focus 3

Procedures: JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC. A total of 4.0 mL of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC was injected into the cheek area.

*All patients are unique and results may vary 

 

Expectations

Length: 3 hours

Anesthesia: General (occasionally local with sedation for smaller procedures)

In/Outpatient: Outpatient

Side Effects: Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain

Risks: Pain, bleeding, infection, rare damage to nerves, incomplete improvement

Recovery: Back to work with makeup: 1 week More strenuous activity: 2 weeks

Final Appearance: 1-2 months for swelling to completely resolve

Duration of Results: About 10 years


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Simulate Voluma with the Treatment Visualizer App for the iPhone or iPad

Many of our patients find it helpful to see that a filler could do for their appearance before treatment.  This also helps a patient see how much filler will be necessary to acheive the desired endpoint.  

The Treatment Visualizer is a tool for illustrative purposes only to help you visualize simulated results with two of Allergan's facial aesthetic products. 

The app also includes:

- Use live-mirror technology to see how you could look with customized treatment, save before and after images to mobile devices, email results or bring the images to appointments to discuss treatment
- A link to Allergan's Brilliant Distinctions® rewards program 

To visualize the treatment download the free App from iTunes or Google Play  

Additional information is available on the Allergan iConsult App.  This app optimizes and enhances patient consultations! With this app, patients can see photos, watch videos, read through an informative e-magazine, and learn through an interactive educational experience.