Cosmetic treatments are interesting. What we consider new may be a product or technique that has already become popular in other countries. Likewise, the U.S. has set trends for certain cosmetic treatments, leaving the usual leader, Europe, wanting. Kybella is one example. This year, physicians are anxiously awaiting the arrival, or should we say approval, of two new filler products that are already being used across the pond.
The two products are both formulated with hyaluronic acid, similar to those in the Juvederm family. Hyaluronic acid is advantageous due to its biocompatibility and high record of safety. The substance is already present in the body, but its stores diminish with age, which results in the development of lines and creases around the eyes, nose, and mouth. It is estimated that at least half of the hyaluronic acid stores we have are gone by age 50. How unfair!
It may come as no surprise to hear that these products, Volbella and Volift, will be brought to us by the makers of Botox and Juvederm, the Allergan company. Let’s look at how they will differ from other popular products:
- Volift is formulated with low and high molecular weight. This has been shown to achieve soft correction and longer lasting results. At this time, it is predicted that this filler will outlast those that are currently used; up to 15 months in all. Physicians in Europe are using Volift in combination with other fillers, such as Voluma, to enhance the overall result.
- Volbella is not as thick in its consistency as Volift and other fillers. This product is appreciated for its effects on finer lines, like those that appear around the mouth. It is also being used as a lip filler to restore volume, define borders, and enhance the cupid’s bow.
One of the most exciting aspects of aesthetic medicine is the constant change that occurs as new products are developed. At the same time, innovation means that medical professionals are consistently met with the need to continue training. Med Ed Labs is here to support your practice with the training modules and facilities you need. Call (888) 801-9444 for more information.