Is Voluma the best option in dermal filler treatment?

By Jeanine Downie

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Voluma XC is one of several excellent products in the Juvéderm family of dermal fillers. Many patients ask if it really is different from other fillers, and if it really is better. The answer the first question is, “yes.” There is no simple answer to the best filler, because each formula has unique characteristics.

image Dermatology ® P.C. offers a variety of premier quality fillers to help our patients from Glen Ridge, NJ and other communities turn back the clock. Voluma is among our favorites, and Dr. Downie even uses it to help maintain her own youthful appearance.

Choosing the right filler

Some of the most important differences between dermal filler formulas include:

  • Speed of results – Voluma is a HA (hyaluronic acid) based filler, so the results are seen immediately. Some types of fillers are formulated with ingredients such as microbeads, which support collagen development for gradual improvement.
  • Longevity of results – Over time, the body absorbs HA, so touch-up treatments are needed to maintain results. Voluma is one of the longer lasting fillers, with results lasting up to 18 months.
  • Viscosity – Every filler has a different consistency. Voluma is quite thick, with a high concentration of HA. It is resilient enough to hold its shape in areas where deeper injections or a larger amount of volume is needed. It is ideal for plumping hollow cheeks, augmenting the chin, and similar applications where a thinner formula would not hold up. Thin, highly malleable formulas are ideal for fine lines and delicate facial contours such as lip augmentation.

Often, different fillers are used in various areas of the face to achieve the most natural looking result. The best way to find out your best antiaging options is to visit Dr. Downie for a personalized consultation. Call image Dermatology ® P.C. at (973) 509-6900 to schedule your appointment.

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.

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