Revolutionary Dermal Filler Recommended for Approval by FDA for Cheek Volume Loss

Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS Director of the Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, discusses the use of Juvederm® Voluma XC™ as a cheek volume filler and its pending FDA approval.

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Dr Babak Azizzadeh MD

Juvederm Voluma XC is truly cutting-edge. It is the first filler of its kind to be indicated specifically for augmentation of the cheek in which volume loss is corrected with a deep dermal filler injection.

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013

In a new announcement made public by Market Watch on May 2nd, dermal filler Juvederm® Voluma XC™ has been recommended for approval by the US Food and Drug Administration to be used as a cheek filler to correct volume deficit that commonly occurs with age. Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, explains the benefits of this procedure and the excitement behind the forthcoming FDA approval.

“Juvederm Voluma XC is truly cutting-edge. It is the first filler of its kind to be indicated specifically for augmentation of the cheek in which volume loss is corrected with a deep dermal filler injection,” said Dr. Azizzadeh.

The dermal filler is a thick gel made up of cross-linked hyaluronic acid in phosphate buffered saline and 0.3% Lidocaine. The FDA found that Juvederm Voluma XC met all the necessary requirements in the trials and proved to be effective in correcting volume loss in the cheek area. Studies indicated that some patients experienced minor swelling and/or tenderness at the injection site after treatment, but that it diminished over a short period of time and there were no long-term side effects discovered.

“I encounter a lot of patients in my Los Angeles practice looking to restore a youthful volume to their face. Juvederm Voluma XC would be a great option for these patients who want a quick, easy procedure with no downtime,” said Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS.

At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Azizzadeh feels Juvederm Voluma XC would be a great option for patients who want to plump up the volume of their cheeks with a dermal filler indicated specifically for that purpose. Currently, Sculptra and Radiesse are the most common options for major volume augmentation.

“I understand how frustrating it can be for my patients who are slowly but surely losing facial volume. A reversible hyaluronic acid procedure like Juvederm Voluma XC would be a great addition to our armamentarium,” said Dr. Azizzadeh, Los Angeles facial plastic surgeon.

Dr. Azizzadeh is the author of five bestselling books, including the popular consumer guidebook "Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets." He was recognized as a Beauty Expert in 2012, and has been featured in popular media outlets such as Entertainment Tonight, The Doctors, LA Times and the NY Times. Dr. Azizzadeh serves on the Physician Advisory Board of Sanofi-Aventis, Mysoscience, Mentor, and SkinMedica, and was awarded the RealSelf Top Botox Experts Award in 2011.

For more information regarding Juvederm Voluma XC, or to schedule a consultation, please contact the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery today by calling (319) 657-2203 or visit us on the web at: http://www.facialplastics.info.