Juvederm Voluma

Juvéderm Voluma XC—Voluma for short—is now available in Dr. Tantisira’s Honolulu office!

Cosmetic doctors in the U.S. have been waiting almost five years for the aptly named Voluma, a hyaluronic acid, or HA. It is already approved in 72 countries, where doctors have found it works especially well restoring volume to cheeks. One of the early signs of aging is volume loss in the central area of the face from a combination of fat and bone absorption, which results in sagging skin and hollowing that increases slowly over time. This sagging contributes to the formation of nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette folds, and jowls. Adding volume in the cheeks lifts that area up, restoring youthful volume and decreasing the appearance of lines and folds, in a procedure known as the “Liquid Facelift”. Because volume loss, not excess skin, is often the real cause of an aging face, her Liquid Facelifts may win her patient more compliments on improved appearance than the surgical facelifts!

Another unique quality to Voluma is that it can last for two years—exceptional longevity for an HA—and something that makes it particularly appealing to patients who dislike returning for frequent refills. According to Derek H. Jones, a Beverly Hills dermatologist and the lead investigator in the study, “Voluma lasted in cheeks for up to two years,” at least twice the endurance of other HA’s. Dr. Tantisira has been offering “Liquid Face-lifts” in her practice for many years, and does offer other fillers as alternatives. The appropriate filler for each patient is determined in individual consultation in her central Honolulu office.