Juvéderm's Volux Is About to Change the Jaw Filler Game
From TikTok highlighter hacks to intense contouring, there have never been more techniques to learn for those who wish to sculpt their jaw. But if you're seeking a solution that will last you more than just one makeup application, this breakthrough in the aesthetic treatment world is something to consider. On August 3, 2022, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Juvéderm's newest filler: Volux.
Volux is the first hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler approved by the FDA that specifically targets the jawline, an area Juvéderm's parent company, Allergan Aesthetics, has found to be a key area concern for many consumers.
"This approval expands the Juvéderm collection of fillers and offers providers more options to address their patients' lower face aesthetic concerns," Carrie Storm, president at Global Allergan Aesthetics, tells Allure.
This new filler won't be available in the U.S. until 2023, with product training amongst dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and other aesthetic treatment professionals to take place this fall. So in the meantime, we turned to the experts to ask what to expect when this new filler finally hits medical offices.
Basically, Volux defines the jawline. It's a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, similar to what you'd find in other Juvéderm fillers, such as Voluma and Voluma XC. The main differences — besides where you're injecting Volux — are that Volux has more structure and cohesivity and lift capacity, according to Hadley King, MD, a New York City-based board-certified dermatologist and clinical instructor of dermatology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Storm adds that Volux is a lot firmer than Voluma XC, thus providing that chiseled jawline people are always seeking.
Marisa Garshick, MD, a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist at MDCS Dermatology in New York City says that hyaluronic acid filler is typically injected deep onto the bone along the jawline and chin to provide more definition. She explains that the filler provides structural support and contours the jaw so that it looks more lifted. While it will depend on your specific face shape and how much your provider suggests is to be injected, Dr. Garshick says you'll notice a difference with even just one syringe.
To ease the pain of an injection, Dr. King says that topical numbing creams can be used. You'll also want to make sure the face is cleansed with a topical antiseptic prior.
Anyone over the age of 21 will be eligible to receive treatment, though she advises those who have a history of multiple severe allergies or are prone to allergic reactions to lidocaine or the gram-positive bacterial proteins that are found in this filler to stay away from this treatment. If you've had allergic reactions to other hyaluronic acid fillers, you'll also want to be wary of this.
You can expect similar side effects to those of other filler treatments, which Dr. Garshick says can include tenderness, swelling, lumps, and bruising, but these will most likely subside in about two weeks. Dr. King adds that other possible side effects that could happen with Volux — or any filler — can include infection and vascular occlusion.
If you want to minimize any bruising, Dr. Garshick says to stay away from ibuprofen, fish oils, and aspirin. You'll also want to avoid alcohol or any exercise for at least 24 hours, but always consult with your doctor about the aftercare once you get this treatment for the best results.
As mentioned, results can be instantaneous and can provide a noticeable difference. Studies on Volux found improvement in jawline definition at six months, with results lasting anywhere from a year to a year and a half.
As a reminder, the filler won't be available until 2023, but watch this space for more updates.
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