While it may seem like cosmetic procedures such as fillers and Botox are uncommon, their popularity continues to rise. In fact, in the year 2015 alone, Americans were injected more than 6.6 million times. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, this number is a 40 percent increase from only five years ago, showing just how popular these types of treatments have become.

Allergen, the pharmaceutical company behind Botox, has just announced some exciting news for those 6 million and counting patients: its newest filler, Juvederm Vollure™, has been granted FDA-approval.

Juvederm Vollure™ is the first and only hyaluronic acid dermal filler to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of wrinkles and folds on the face. It is softer than many other dermal fillers, providing long-lasting results with minimal bruising and swelling. Due to its innovative technology, it has actually shown to provide results for up to 18 months following treatment- an entire year longer than other injectables on the market.

Juvederm Vollure™ is an excellent option to consider if you have wrinkles around your mouth and nose that you want to reduce, or are just looking to refresh the lower half of your face with minimal recovery and side effects.

While this development is obviously exciting for consumers, it is also revolutionary for physicians, who inject fillers into the nasolabial folds on a daily basis. The addition of Juvederm Vollure™ to their treatment options gives them a filler that can provide long-lasting results to their patients, with little to no recovery time needed.

Juvederm Vollure™ is injected right below the skin with a fine-gauge needle. The injection specialist ensures even distribution of the filler, as well as smooths and shapes it, by lightly massaging your face with their fingers. In order to reduce additional swelling or bruising, it is recommended you avoid strenuous exercise and sunlight for 24 hours after the procedure.

The most common side effects of Juvederm Vollure™ are injection site responses such as swelling, tenderness, redness, itching, discoloration, and pain. A majority of these side effects usually go away within one to two weeks of the procedure.

Bottom Line: Juvederm Vollure™ has been approved in other countries since 2013, and thousands of satisfied consumers have seen amazing results. Thanks to its recent FDA approval, Americans have a chance to join them and finally get rid of facial wrinkles and folds! Will you be one of them?

Interested in learning more about the newest long-lasting dermal filler Vollure™? Schedule a consultation at Levy Dermatology in Memphis, Tennessee today by filling out the form on this page or by calling (901) 624-3333.

Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Germantown, & Collierville, TN areas.