Our cosmetic dermatology team is excited to share some news—a brand-new Juvederm product called Volux XC has hit the market, and we are one of the first to offer it!
Juvederm Volux XC is the first long-lasting, hyaluronic-based filler designed to improve jawline definition. Considered a breakthrough in the aesthetic world, Volux works to address the appearance of jowls or to provide more definition along the contours of the jawline. Because it is markedly firmer than other Juvederm products, Volux can provide more structure, cohesivity, and lift capacity, giving patients the “chiseled jawline” they desire. It can also work to address deformities in the lower face, or jowls caused by aging and gravity.
Volux is injected deep onto the bone along the jawline and chin, providing more structural support and contour to the jaw so it looks lifted. You’ll notice a difference with just one syringe. Results last a year to a year and a half after treatment. Juvederm reports that 94% of patients were satisfied with their treatment results and “70% of patients had an improvement in jawline definition and reduction in jowling at six months, with most sustaining results through twelve months with optimal treatment.”
Other Dermal Fillers
Volux is one of several injectable dermal fillers used for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Juvederm XC is an injectable gel that can gently address severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. Juvederm Voluma is an injectable filler that adds volume and restores youthful contour to the cheek area. Results last about six to nine months.
What Exactly is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a long, sprawling molecule that occurs naturally in the body and is most prominently found in the eyes, skin and connective tissue. This molecule can attract and hold almost 1000 times its weight in water, helping to keep skin hydrated and plump. High levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin also encourage collagen production and facilitate nutrient transfer through the skin, helping the skin to heal from damaging ultraviolet radiation exposure. Our body produces its own hyaluronic acid, and the highest levels can be seen in babies’ skin, which is firm, well-hydrated and resilient. By age 50 we are only producing an estimated half of what we did in our youth.
As an injectable filler, synthetic hyaluronic acid can be used to fill wrinkles and provide scaffolding for the skin and other facial tissues. The gel’s hardness, viscosity, consistency, concentration and other factors affect the results and behavior of the gel, with different formulations working better in different areas of the face. The result is a striking improvement in the facial aesthetic without the need for surgical intervention.
If you’re interested in learning more about Volux or other dermal fillers, please make an appointment with one of our cosmetic dermatologists.