Dr Rajani wrote about Voluma last year after injecting it but now it has been approved by the US FDA and promises superior results. Voluma has the indication for mid facial filling that can last up to two years. Although Dr Rajani had the opportunity to play with Voluma last year, it now will be formally introduced to US Physicians.
Dr Rajani was selected by Allergan to train other medical professionals in the United States and will be flying to Orange County next week for the official training seminars held by the parent company.
But what is Voluma and how is it different from other similar products on the market today?
Dr. Rajani broke down for us this wonderful new filler Voluma:
What makes it different from other injectables?
Dr. Rajani: This is a filler that gives your face volume not just by filling in lines. It fills out the sunken look that comes with aging. We know that volume loss is a big component in aging with patients looking hollow or empty. They complain that their “face is falling” or that they “look tired despite feeling rested”.
It is a game changer in the aesthetic field. For the first time we will have a product that refills the volume lost with age and is reversible at any time.
How long does it last?
Dr. Rajani: 18 months to two years
Is it reversible?
Dr. Rajani: Yes, with injection of a special enzyme called hyaluronidase.
Why Voluma instead of other fillers like Juvederm and Restylane?
Dr. Rajani: It lasts longer — up to two years. It is reversible and cost effective over time (when you calculate your cost over time it makes the most financial sense while being safe and effective just like Artefill and Sculptra )
What about using the patient’s own fat as a facial filler instead of Voluma?
Dr. Rajani: Fat can work well but is unreliable, it is a surgical procedure and if anything goes wrong, then it is very hard to correct.
How much does it cost?
Dr. Rajani: Voluma will probably cost about $800 to $900 per syringe. In comparison, Juvederm costs about $650 per syringe. (And a facelift might cost upwards of $20K)
Dr. Rajani: Take a peek at my new video on Voluma!