It’s safe, it’s effective, and now it’s FDA-approved! Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC pioneers in the world of fillers as the first of its kind to receive approval for the chin. This marks Allergan’s fifth FDA clearance for its Collection of Fillers in the United States. Voluma™ was previously approved by the FDA in 2013 in the cheek for age-related volume deficits. Allergan Aesthetics, its parent company, is known for facial injectables, body contouring, plastics, skin care, and more.
The chin is an area of the face that is often overlooked, and most patients do not realize that an improperly balanced chin is preventing the facial symmetry they seek. Liquid chin augmentation enhances the appearance of the chin and lower part of the face by bringing more chin projection and definition without surgery. Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC is an injection for cheek and chin augmentation that targets age-related volume deficits in the middle of the face and in the chin region in adults over the age of 21. Voluma™ improves the chin profile by adding greater structure and definition in poorly defined or under-projected chins. Voluma™ does this by contouring the chin area to help restore a symmetrical balance to the face.
Juvéderm® Voluma™ filler is a clear, hyaluronic acid-based injectable part of Allergan’s collection of fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps bind water to the body’s cells, appearing smooth and natural when injected into the skin. Since this is not an invasive treatment, the procedure only needs a topical anesthesia application and takes less than twenty minutes.
Contour Dermatology’s staff are trained to be familiar with the anatomy of the chin, its soft tissues, and the underlying skeletal framework of the face. A line on the face will be drawn to see if the corner of the eye to the chin is straight. If the line is not straight, then the patient has a recessive chin and could benefit from fillers. If too much filler is used in this area, the chin may take on an unnatural and rubbery appearance. This is why Contour’s staff use several techniques such as molding the chin based off the rest of the features on the face to ensure the most natural-looking results. Side effects are temporary and may include tenderness, swelling, lumps, pain, or bruising. If you do not like the results, the filler can be reversed with hyaluronidase.
Many patients use this filler as a way to foresee the results of a chin surgery before committing themselves this operation. For patients who indicate the need for a larger implant, surgical chin implants may still be the best option. Surgical chin implants can take many months for the skin to heal and for the swelling to subside. For smaller chin enhancements, Voluma™ is the best method of treatment. It can also accompany a rhinoplasty which also can be performed without surgery via filler to achieve greater facial symmetry. This works by properly enlarging the chin area which will make the nose appear smaller. This can also diminish the appearance of the jowls.
Voluma’s clinical trials successfully treated all genders, ages (over 21), races, and ethnicities. The results of the filler can last from eighteen to twenty-four months in the chin. Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC accomplishes a more defined jawline, tightened look to the neck, and a better overall chin profile. Because of this satisfaction, most patients continue using Voluma™ for chin augmentation instead of undergoing surgery.