New cosmetic filler promises 'instant facelift' without surgery



GMAZ segments by Yetta Gibson

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:18 AM

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. -- Voluma XC is a brand new "instant facelift" that has been brought to market, and Susan Van Dyke Laser & Skin is one of the first to bring it to Arizona. 

The Voluma XC treatment is quick and effortless and can last up to two years. Juvéderm Voluma XC, the first and only filler approved to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area in adults over the age of 21.

Created by Allergen, the medical aesthetic product maker behind Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm Voluma XC is a "game-changer because it's much longer lasting and gives much more 'lift' in the central face than other cosmetic fillers," Van Dyke said.

Allergen makes bold claims, promising the Voluma XC will take at least five years off your face with absolutely no down time.

Rather that pulling skin taut that way a surgical facelift does, Voluma XC, which looks a bit like clear Jell-O, lifts from beneath, resulting in a more natural look.

"It's the contour thing that is so impressive," Van Dyke said. "What we're doing is we're putting volume back in [the] face."

"I just feel like it's given me a lift and not quite so saggy and filled out my face," Van Dyke's patient Annette, who turned 60 last year, said. She had the treatment last week and is thrilled with the results.

Aside from creating a more youthful appearance to the face, Juvéderm Voluma XC provides natural-looking and long-lasting results for up to two years with optimal treatment, a process that takes only about 30 minutes and is virtually painless.

"The the tiniest, tiniest little needle known to man," Van Dyke said.

According to Van Dyke, this cosmetic filler helps combat the natural aging process where the cheek areas lose volume, causing the cheeks to flatten out and the skin to droop and sag. But with Juvéderm Voluma XC, "the results are immediate," including correction of age-related volume loss in the cheek area and a more youthful appearance to the face.

Van Dyke Laser & Skin
5206 N. Scottsdale Road
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253