Dr. Brian Maloney from The Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery answers a reader’s question about Juvederm Voluma.
Q: I’ve been seeing media coverage on a new filler called Juvederm Voluma. What is it, and am I good candidate for treatment?
A: Juvederm Voluma is the latest FDA-approved power filler from Allergan. Voluma is special because it represents an entirely new level of technology for hyaluronic acid fillers. What this means to the consumer is that we now have a filler that can not only lift tissues better, but can also last up to two years. Results are instantaneous, without surgery. The best candidates for Voluma are those who notice that their cheeks are beginning to droop, giving them a tired look. Older patients with a lot of excess cheek skin are still best treated with a facelift and then Voluma to restore youthful smoothness to the cheek.