Vollure is a hyaluronic acid-based filler specifically designed for the parentheses around the mouth and the nasolabial folds. As part of the Juvederm family, it has the backing of a reputable brand as well as considered as the longest-lasting dermal filler for the mid-face today.
Like with all Juvederm fillers, the Vollure cost depends on several factors including the surgeon’s expertise, the number of injections required, and the number of sessions needed. Be sure to ask about financing options, too, since medical insurance providers don’t generally cover cosmetic procedures.
How Does It Work?
Vollure uses Vycross Technology, a patented technology that allows a licensed practitioner to achieve better contouring results and provider longer-lasting results. There are two basic components in the soft, gel-like substance, namely:
* Synthetic hyaluronic gel, a substance that hydrates the skin by attracting and holding in water and, thus, plumps up the skin for a more youthful look.
* Lidocaine, a local anesthetic that improves the comfort during the injection.
The synthetic hyaluronic gel adds a subtle smoothness and suppleness to the skin that seems more natural than, say, a facelift. The effects are temporary because hyaluronic acid is absorbed by the skin so reinjections are necessary, if you so desire.
What Are Its Target Areas?
Vollure is most commonly used in facial tissues particularly in decreasing the appearance of lines, folds and wrinkles near the mouth and nose. Many doctors also use it on other areas of the face, such as the lips, chin and jaw line, even on the temples and perioral lines. These are off-label uses that are common but these should be thoroughly assessed by your doctor before application.
Keep in mind that the correction is only temporary but there are two benefits to its use. First, the results can be seen immediately after the injection; and second, the results can last for up t0 18 months so it’s considered as among the best dermal fillers today.
Furthermore, touchup and repeat injections are typically required for the best results. Fortunately, the cost for the regular touchups is significantly less – about half of the initial injection – so it’s easier to maintain the results.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate?
Relatively healthy men and women can get Vollure injections. But there are people who shouldn’t get them including those who have a history of severe allergies with anaphylaxis; who have multiple severe allergies; and who have a history of allergic reactions to gran-positive bacterial proteins or to lidocaine.
The treatment itself only takes 15 to 60 minutes depending on the treatment area. If a numbing agent is applied to the area, it may take an additional 20 to 45 minutes. There’s likely to be discomfort during and after the session but it is relatively rare.