Juvéderm® Volite

New to the Juvederm lineup, and from the makers of Botox™,  Juvéderm® Volite – an innovative injectable treatment designed to improve skin quality for up to 9 months. Volite is not a dermal filler; it’s a skin conditioning gel (hyaluronic acid, HA). A hyaluronic acid treatment that, unlike the typical dermal fillers, works on the condition and quality of the skin. Volite is the first injectable treatment that provides clinically proven dermal hydration for up to 9 months after one treatment.

Volite is a Hylauronic Acid (HA) based product that uses the unique patented VYCROSS® technology for which Juvéderm products have become famous. The HA molecule occurs naturally in the body and can hold up to 1000x its own weight in water. Each syringe contains 13ml of cross-linked hyaluronic acid (HA) with much smaller sized molecules than other hydro-filling products. This allows for faster absorption.

As we age (as early as mid 20's), HA levels begin to deplete, causing our skin to loose its elasticity and collagen. Volite treatments increases hydration and elasticity. They also stimulate collagen production which helps smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

The treatment involves making a number of very superficial injections into the skin. While it does contain lidocaine, a topical numbing cream can also be applied before the treatment to improve comfort. One treatment will provide you with 9 months of hydration and improved skin quality!

Volite can be injected into your face, neck, hands, and décolletage. While there are many superficial injections involved in this treatment, a topical anaesthetic is applied and the needle used is very small (smaller than a Botox needle).

After treatment, there is typically some redness that goes away within 30 to 90 minutes.  Results start to appear immediately, and come fully into effect over the next 10 days.

Volite is a hyaluronic acid gel that will not change the shape of your face; it simply provides your skin with hydration from within. 

You can get small raised areas at the injection sites, but these usually disappear with 1-2 hours following treatment. Bruising, redness and tenderness to the injection site is common but will resolve in several days. Avoid alcohol consumption for 48 hours. You will also need to avoid strenuous exercise for the same length of time. Extremes of temperature like sun bathing, UV light and saunas need to be avoided for 2 weeks after the treatment.