What is Juvéderm Vollure®?
Juvéderm Vollure® is the newest addition to the Juvéderm collection of dermal fillers. Vollure is the first filler created for the improvement of moderate to severe parenthesis lines, the common name for the lines that form between the corners of the nose and mouth. Other fillers in the Juvéderm collection, such as Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus, can be used in this area but are indicated for less severe folds and wrinkles and do not last quite as long as Vollure. All Juvéderm fillers have a hyaluronic acid based filler but are different on a molecular level. Juvéderm Vollure is a slightly firmer formula than Juvéderm Ultra XC so it moves around less and is absorbed by the body more slowly. The main benefit to Juvéderm Vollure is that it is proven to last up to 18 months, but it is reasonable for the filler to last 12-18 months as opposed to 9-12 months for Ultra and Ultra Plus.
Who is a Candidate?
A candidate for Juvéderm Vollure would be a patient that has moderate to severe nasolabial folds. Nasolabial folds are commonly referred to as “parenthesis” lines. These lines run from the sides of the nose to the sides of the mouth and often get deeper with age. Vollure also works well for the lines that form below the corners of the mouth angling toward the chin, also known as “marionette” lines. This newer formula allows the patient to see a slightly higher degree of correction while also receiving longer lasting results, although swelling associated with the initial injection of the product can last slightly longer, possibly a few days or even a week longer.
Results will be evident right away, but many patients experience a moderate degree of swelling and some redness at the injection site. Bruising is also a common side effect from the product since it must be distributed over a large area to achieve full correction. Redness will fade over a few hours, but bruising and swelling can persist for a few days to a week. Be sure to tell Dr. Sweat or his personally trained injectors if you have been taking aspirin or similar NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or blood thinners, as it might be wise to avoid blood thinning products for a week prior to injection to minimize the risk of bruising. Once the swelling has reduced, it will look like a soft-focus filter has been put on the lines and folds around the mouth. Juvéderm Vollure has the perfect texture to allow natural movement and expression while also staying in place, softening the appearance of any lines and wrinkles that were there.