WHAT IS VOLLURE XC?
Vollure XC is one of the newer fillers that is out. Vollure XC is different than other fillers available on the market today because the traditional fillers, a hyaluronic acid filler, are stiffer fillers. Vollure XC is different in the fact that it is more spongy.
The best analogy to demonstrate between the two would be that most fillers are like a gummy bear. When you push on it, it is not really distensible but stiffer. Vollure, on the other hand, is more like a gelatin that is put in. The reason why Vollure XC is exciting for injectors is because that some patients were noting some stiffness with the other fillers, especially when they were not layering them properly with some of the older fillers.
Dr. Shah still like Juverderm Ultra Plus and Voluma, which is still in the family of Vollure, but Vollure XC still has a great spot. A lot of our patients are responding to this new filler in off label locations, such as the lips.
The other aspect with Vollure XC is that it is from the new type of Cross-Linked family, where Vollure XC is a Vycross product, whereas the Juverderm Ultra and Juverderm Ultra Plus are Hylacross products. They differ in their longevity and how they feel. The most dense Vicross product available is Voluma, while Vollure XC is at the middle density. The least dense product is Volbella.
Whether it is a Vycross product or a Hylacross product, there is a place for all these products. When patients come into the office, Dr. Shah can talk about their goals and their needs to find out which product is best for them. More so than in the past, patients that come into the office, will need an expert injecting their face.