Voluma is a member of the Juvéderm family which is made by Allergan, the company responsible for Botox. Voluma is a cross-linked hyaluronic acid gel that is designed for deep tissue augmentation. As the name suggests, Voluma is used for volume replacement and restoration.
Youthfulness means fullness and smooth contours. And volume replacement can be achieved with Voluma. This allows skin to drape better over the face. By allowing the skin to drape better, sagging skin is reduced and we are in fact achieving what is commonly referred to as “The Liquid Facelift“.
THE LIQUID FACELIFT
As we age, skin that used to drape over a fuller cheek is now hanging loosely. The loose skin appears as the Naso-jugal Groove (aka the tear trough). The loosely hanging skin also causes a deepening the naso-labial folds and the marionette lines, and increased appearance of the jowls.
This is the Liquid Facelift. By strategically restoring the volume in selected fat compartments, particularly around the hairline, we can create a mild lifting of the face. This has been described as the DL Lift, named after Dr David Loh.
ABOUT THE DL LIFT
The concept of it is derived from the knowledge of differential fat compartment shrinkage with advancing age. From this understanding, our doctors devised a method to selectively re-inflate the necessary fat compartments to restore tension with the Subcutaneous Musculo-Aponeurotic System (SMAS), and provide a mild lifting to the face. One of the products that can be used in The DL Lift is Voluma. They also proposed in the paper future studies on how this method can be used as a preventive anti-sagging method in younger patients.
There has been much hype about being over-filled, probably arising from media focus of celebrities who have gone over-board with their fillers. The truth is that it takes many syringes of fillers to reach anywhere near what some of the well-known cases of overfilled celebrities look like. Most people would simply not be able to afford it.
And most conscientious doctors would hold the patient back from reaching that kind of look. I think.
In real life practice, it is often more the case with under-filling and not being able to see any results. The cost of that one syringe would be wasted instead of bringing joy. And the doctor’s reputation is none the better for having agreed to inject one syringe, when the area of treatment obviously requires more.
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