What is Juvéderm® VOLUMA?
Juvéderm® VOLUMA is an advanced, cohesive, 3D hyaluronic acid matrix dermal filler, manufactured by Allergan; the makers of Botox® / Vistabel® and Juvéderm ULTRA.
It differs from the ULTRA product in that it is a much thicker hyaluronic acid gel, which has been produced by modifying the cross-linking technique by using low molecular weight hyaluronic acid in order to create a more viscous result, which can then be used for recontouring and restoring the face in the case of age-releated volume loss.
What does it contain?
Juvéderm® VOLUMA contains non-animal hyaluronic acid in a highly viscous gel.
The Juvéderm® VOLUMA product is available with or without the addition of lidocaine, to aid patient comfort, particularly in the case of a deeper injection site, or with the use of a cannula technique for placing the product.
Is it temporary or permanent?
Hyaluronic acid is completely broken down within the skin over a period of months, eventually leaving no trace of the filler.
(1 x 2ml syringe, 20mg/ml hyaluronic acid) It is indicated for deep volume restoration to recontour the face, such as in the cheek bone and chin regions. To be injected deeply into the deep dermis, subcutaneous or upper periostea (just above the bone). The product is supplied to the practitioner with 23 gauge ultra thin wall needles and 18 gauge 70mm cannulae to allow for different depth injection and product placement. Also available with added lidocaine, local anesthesia.
Duration of effect
According to the manufacturer Juvéderm® VOLUMA creates an improvement for up to 18 months.
The cost depends on the area treated and how much is required, and the the experience of the healthcare practitioner doing the treatment.