Facial aging is a slow and progressive culmination of biological processes that cause facial features to change. Volume reduction, the effects of gravity, the degeneration of collagen and subsequent loss of elasticity causes our skin to sag over time, generating textural changes and permanent deep wrinkles, to name few. These characteristics are worsened by excess sun exposure and an associated loss of adequate skin moisture.

Moisture loss in the skin, in particular, is an often overlooked sign of aging.  Losing skin moisture is a natural finding as the skin ages because our skin loses the ability to efficiently generate hyaluronic acid which is key ingredient responsible for skin hydration.  In fact, hyaluronic acid is able to carry multiple times its own weight in water, making it an ideal molecule to introduce hydration into the skin when needed.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Skin Hydration

Juvederm Volite:  The next generation of skin hydration

To help combat skin dehydration, Allergan introduced Juvederm Volite to the European markets in 2017 as a new generation of injectable filler. Unlike other hyaluronic acid fillers on the market, Volite was designed to be injected very superficially in the skin with the goal of treatment being to create a skin glow, with improvement in skin hydration, skin tone, texture, smoothness and elasticity, as opposed to volume enhancement, which is the goal of most conventional fillers.

Benefits of Volite Skin Plumping Treatment

Juvederm Volite Skin Rejuvenating Booster Protocol

The Juvederm Volite skin booster protocol is a quick and minimal downtime series of injections that takes between 15 and 30 minutes.  The duration of results lasts up to 9 months with a single treatment. The treatment is typically administered with multiple microscopic injections, blanketing the skin with a thin layer of Volite hyaluronic acid.  Effects are immediate, producing a hydrated, supple skin appearance.

Any area of the body may be treated with Juvederm Volite, with the most common areas being the face, neck and the hands, as these areas tend to show advanced crepitation or fine wrinkles early on due to their direct sun exposure over time. Treatments with Volite must be coordinated with other procedures, and notably light/laser-based therapies, as energy-based treatments may inadvertently accelerate the breakdown of hyaluronic acids fillers such as Juvederm Volite.

Contact the offices of Dr. Vallecillos for more information on Juvederm Volite and other skin plumping protocols to find out if these procedures can benefit your skin, helping you establish more youthful, vibrant skin. 

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