We are thrilled to have launched the much-anticipated hydrating skin booster - VOLITE - an injectable hyaluronic skin conditioning treatment which is one of the newest products in the Juvederm hyaluronic rejuvenation range, and is a unique injectable treatment designed to improve skin quality for up to 6-9 months with a single treatment. It has a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid (HA) than other fillers, and is designed to improve skin hydration, smoothness, elasticity and overall skin quality in the face, neck, hands and décolletage.
Research shows, that within a split second of seeing us, people have judged our age, our health and our happiness all on our skin quality and ‘glow’. This is why looking after our skin and its hydration, glow and texture is so important. Volite is a fantastic treatment to help do just that, and an ideal option if you have crepey, dry, or rough skin that needs plumping and hydrating; if you have certain types of acne scars; if you would like to reduce fine lines; if you’d like to improve the plumpness of your skin naturally without adding volume; or if you are looking to improve the overall quality and radiance of your skin.
This treatment has just recently been launched in NZ. We have been fortunate at The Face Place to have early access to it as Dr Cat is a trainer for Allergan, and Dr Jenni used this particular product in South Africa for at least 2 years before coming to work at The Face Place.
Juvederm Volite, a hyaluronic skin boosting treatment, is injected more superficially into the skin than fillers, with some people seeing results almost immediately, and optimal results usually visible in the first month.
Volite is an injectable treatment that improves the appearance and hydration of the skin. It contains 12mg/ml of cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid and 0.3% lidocaine hydrochloride. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in our skin. It is a hydrophilic substance, which absorbs water and hydrates our cells. Our body’s production of Hyaluronic Acid decreases from the age of 27 resulting in our skin becoming dehydrated, lack lustre with fine lines and wrinkles.
Volite is best suited for people with significant sun damage, peri-menopausal women or anybody who has poor quality skin.
When injected into the deep dermis, the lowest layer of the skin, Volite causes pressure on the Fibroblasts, special cells in the Dermis, this results in the Fibroblasts producing more Collagen and Elastin. This improves the elasticity and firmness of your skin. The hyaluronic Acid also attracts water into the cell improving tissue hydration. This process doesn’t occur immediately but over a period of 2-4 weeks.
Clients usually need one treatment of Juvederm Volite, and often choose to maintain results with annual repeat treatments. In clinical trials, 91% of patients were more satisfied with their skin, 96% had smoother cheeks after treatment, and after 6 months, patients still saw improvement from the initial treatment. If your skin is severely dehydrated and damaged due to sun or hormonal changes, you can repeat treatments more frequently to boost results.
People who have had previous allergic reactions to Hyaluranon; pregnant or breastfeeding; unwell with a cold or active infection; less than a month after laser resurfacing and with a history of or current significant bleeding disorder.
Any potential side effects tend to be minor and temporary. The most common is the chance of bruising, which will usually settle within a week and can be covered with mineral makeup. The ‘ouch factor’ is significantly reduced by the use of an anaesthetic cream, and the product also contains an anaesthetic.
Due to multiple small injection sites your skin can feel ‘sunburnt’ and look red and sunburnt for 24-48 hours afterwards. We make the treatment comfortable by using topical local anaesthetic cream.
Bruising can occur 12-24 hrs after treatment, especially in those taking blood thinners, anti-inflammatories, fish oil and turmeric. Bruising is not harmful and can be covered by makeup and will resolve over 7-10 days.
Rarely allergy can occur to Hyaluranon or the local anaesthetic cream. It can be treated with antihistamines. There is a small risk of infection which can be treated with antibiotics.
Yes, as with all of our services, you must have an initial-consultation before proceeding with your first Volite treatment - regardless if you have had this treatment elsewhere. This ensures you are fully educated and informed before proceeding with treatment. We are a best-practice clinic and consistently deliver optimal results by placing paramount importance on education and informed consent.
If you feel as though you can benefit from improving skin hydration, smoothness, elasticity and overall skin quality in the face, neck, hands and décolletage then book a Volite Consultation now with one of our Nurses or Doctors on 0800 COSMED.