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Vollure, Voluma, Volbella, Oh My!

Published June 11th, 2017

There's a new player in the field of fillers, and it's a great one.  It's called Vollure, brought to you by the folks at Allergan, who make Botox, Voluma, Volbella, Juvederm, and Kybella.  Confused by all the names?  Don't be!

These fillers are all composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar found in the skin.  Here are the main differences between them:

Voluma: lasts up to 2 years, and provides lift.  It has a high G prime, which is a rating of how stiff the filler is and how much it lifts.  It's best suited for areas like the cheeks and mid-face, where we lose bone and fat over time.  It is also injected off-label along the jawline. 

Volbella: lasts up to 1 year, and is soft.  Works great for fine lines around the mouth and lips.  It is also used in the tear-trough area under the eyes, although it is not FDA-approved for this location. 

Vollure (the newest filler in the group): lasts up to 18 months.  Has a lower water affinity than Juvederm, so won't cause as much swelling in the area of injection.  In fact, it absorbs about 2.5 times less water than it's brother, Juvederm Ultra Plus.  It has the second highest G prime in the group, after Voluma.  This is a great filler for nasolabial folds, although it is used off-label in other areas of the face.  Dr. Bilu Martin was one of the first physicians in South Florida to have access to Vollure.  It has become one of her most popular treatments!

Juvederm: the oldie but goodie in the group.  Still an excellent filler and can be used in multiple areas of the face, although it is only FDA-approved for nasolabial folds.  It doesn't last as long as the newer fillers in the group.

Botox is not a filler.  It is a neurotoxin that stops muscle movement: like those eleven lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and crow's feet around the eyes.  It's also used to relax bunny lines on the nose, a gummy smile, pebbly chins, and slim faces when injected into the masseter.

Kybella is an injectable that dissolves fat in the submental area (double chin).  It's done over a series of treatments to slim the jawline.

Since most people need a combination of treatments, Allergan has an amazing offer that Premier Dermatology, MD is pleased to offer through the month of June.

Purchase a syringe of Vollure and any ONE of the following (Voluma, Volbella, Botox, or Kybella), receive $100 off the treatment.  Get a syringe and any TWO, receive $200 off the treatment.  Get a syringe and any THREE, receive $400 off the treatment.  Come in for a complimentary consultation and see which combination is right for you!

 

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