Voluma is put a little bit deeper in the face and it's not something that you feel, but it lasts for two years. It hasn't been around in this country. It hasn't been approved that long so we don't really have as much data as we would like on that. But we know that with most of the other hyaluronic acid fillers, they're approved for a year and we know they last much longer, and I suspect tht Voluma will last longer than two years, too. We'll see. Voluma is the biggest thing to cosmetic facial rejuvenation since Botox. It is one of the most exciting treatments we have. It is a wonderful way to really give people back the shapes and contours that they had when they were young. There is an expression of a bloom of youth. And watch the people's faces bloom, I should give them Voluma. It is one of the most rewarding things for me as a doctor, and my patients say I'm their favorite doctor because it's so fun to get that back. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar that our skin makes.

Actually, it's in all living things. It's in trees, it's in bacteria, it's in people, it's in everybody, and it's identical in everybody. And our skin makes it everyday and breaks it down everyday, so it doesn't really last. It is so gentle that it is the substance that we use when we do eye surgery. When cataract surgery is done, a glaucoma surgery is done, it's put inside the eye because it is so gentle and holds a shape that you want. What the hyaluronic acid fillers do, if they just gave us regular hyaluronic acid, it would look great that day, and within a day or two, we go back to looking the way we used to. So what they do is they link the sugars together and they have different ways of doing that and they link it differently in different amounts. And depending on how they link it, the properties of how long that lasts and how soft it is or how firm it is change.

Voluma: The Deep, Long-Lasting Anti-Aging Treatment Everyone's Talking About

Voluma is the talk of the town recently, and for good reason! Dr. Nancy Swartz talks all things Voluma, from how it's being heralded as the "Fountain of Youth" for volume loss patients and how it really is completely safe to inject into the face.