Dr. Derek H. Jones has a long history with VOLUMA® XC. The Beverly Hills dermatologist was the lead investigator of the U.S. FDA studies into the hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, approved by the FDA as the first injectable filler specifically formulated to contour and shape the cheeks to correct mid-face volume loss due to normal aging.
VOLUMA® XC results usually last 24 months or longer, with two-thirds of patients who choose the treatment maintaining results at two years after their session. In the FDA study led by Dr. Jones, 90 percent of patients rated an improvement in their appearance with VOLUMA® XC. In addition, patients reported themselves looking younger after treatment compared to a baseline by an average of five years.
Dr. Jones was also responsible for training the majority of physicians who began using VOLUMA® XC in the United States after its FDA approval. Having received the Black Diamond Status for BOTOX® Cosmetic and facial fillers by Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Jones continues to stay on the forefront of new technology in his field.
"I research and lead clinical trials on many products before they ever hit the market," Dr. Jones said, "so my team is not only ahead of the curve... but is creating the curve because we help bring forth these innovations."
As we age, our face loses fat and becomes hollow, which leads to sagging skin and a less youthful appearance. This may be particularly apparent in those with an active lifestyle and lean body mass.
The change in appearance can include a flattened "apple" of the cheek, which is rounder and more prominent on youthful faces. The lack of structural support higher on the face can also lead to the development of jowls lower down.
While some people experiencing these age-related shifts in facial contours may be candidates for facial surgery, many may benefit from a less invasive option such as facial fillers like VOLUMA® XC, available at our Beverly Hills clinic.
Patients interested in adding volume to their face will start the process at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills with a consultation, at which you will be assessed so a physician can determine the best approach.
Youthful skin is marked by the presence of a range of beneficial proteins, sugars, and other elements. While these are maintained through an ongoing cycle of breakdown and renewal throughout a person's younger years, this process starts to slow as time goes by. Eventually, the complex sugar known as hyaluronic acid and the versatile protein known as collagen leave faster than they are replenished in the skin, creating volume loss that leads to sagging, flattening, and the formation of wrinkles. While this is happening, people also tend to gradually lose the subcutaneous fat in their face, which keeps angles from looking harsh and rounded.
Though the process is natural and seemingly unavoidable, genetics does seem to play a part in how, when, and where the changes most obviously take place. Also, environmental factors that damage the skin—such as exposure to ultraviolet radiation, smoking, and air pollution—hasten the destruction of collagen and more. Sooner or later, the breakdown outpaces the body’s ability to replace what’s lost.
VOLUMA® XC was specifically designed to restore and lift the cheek area that has lost its shape due to normal aging. VOLUMA® XC was formulated for contouring and shaping, making it a great option for those who need more than correcting a few lines and wrinkles.
Like other fillers in the Juvéderm® line, VOLUMA® XC is made of natural hyaluronic acid (HA), a major component of your own skin. That said, VOLUMA® XC was also developed to be smoother than other hyaluronic acid fillers, making it easier to inject during treatment and resulting in a long-lasting smooth, natural look and feel. For many Beverly Hills women and men, VOLUMA® XC has the benefit of lasting up to 24 months or longer—much longer than any other filler on the market today. This makes VOLUMA® XC a great option for those who wish for a fuller, more youthful facial appearance without surgery. In addition, it is easily and immediately reversible if ever needed.
To begin your VOLUMA® XC treatment at our Los Angeles area practice, Dr. Jones will clean the area to be treated and may apply an anesthetic to ensure the most comfortable treatment possible.
Treatment with VOLUMA® XC is similar to other hyaluronic acid fillers, and the formulation contains lidocaine anesthetic which takes effect immediately making discomfort minimal. Just like other injectable fillers, VOLUMA® XC is injected into the areas of the face that lack volume. While some may experience minor swelling or bruising around the injection sites, this will subside quickly. Treatment time is approximately 30 minutes, and patients are free to return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
Following the procedure, your physician may massage the treatment sites to make sure VOLUMA® XC is properly distributed and the results are even. Before you leave, Dr. Jones may apply ice to your treatment sites for at least 10 minutes to help minimize swelling, inflammation, and bruising. Rare bruising may be treated with the V-Beam laser with overnight resolution.
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Allergan, maker of VOLUMA® XC, also offers other fillers in the JUVÉDERM® line, including ULTRA®, ULTRA® PLUS, and VOLLURE™ XC.
ULTRA® is designed with softer results in mind and is especially suited for gently augmenting the lips and addressing moderate folds around the mouth. Results typically last nine months to a year.
ULTRA® PLUS is a thicker gel intended for deeper nasolabial folds and similar lines, offering correction shown to last for up to a year.
Similar to ULTRA®, VOLLURE™ XC is designed for smoothing out lines around the mouth, but is formulated to generate results that last for up to two years.
Aside from VOLUMA® XC and the other fillers in the JUVÉDERM® family, there is also the hyaluronic acid-based RESTYLANE® for treating smile lines, marionette lines, and folds around the mouth; BELOTERO® for smoothing out fine lines; and RADIESSE®, which is unique in that it uses a water-based gel filled with incredibly tiny spheres made of calcium. This filler works by creating a framework on which new collagen can grow, naturally increasing volume in the treatment area.
Though fillers are ideal for adding volume lost due to diminished levels of hyaluronic acid and collagen in the skin, not all wrinkles form due to that aspect of the aging process. For wrinkles and lines that appear as the result of repeated muscle contractions, there is BOTOX® Cosmetic, an injectable form of botulinum toxin type A that limits muscle activity. When the targeted muscles stay at rest, they no longer pull the skin into obvious folds or lines.
No patient is expected to come into the office knowing which dermal filler or other treatment would be right for him or her. The physicians on the team are experienced in approaching each patient as a unique individual and will make assessments of the current state of the skin and face, then develop a plan best suited to helping each person achieve their cosmetic goals. The recommended treatment may involve just one dermal filler, such as VOLUMA® XC, or it may include multiple different injectables, with effects that will combine to revitalize and rejuvenate the entire face.
As the lead investigator on the national FDA VOLUMA® XC clinical trial, Dr. Jones brings clinical expertise as well as his artistic approach to each patient consultation and treatment. He offers a novel perspective with a strong combination of an artistic eye backed by his scientific technique of evaluating individual facial proportions and symmetry. By using this unique approach, Dr. Jones creates results that are relaxed, refreshed, and never "overdone."
In addition to the VOLUMA® XC clinical trial, he has been an investigator for several products, including JUVÉDERM®, BELOTERO®, LATISSE®, and XEOMIN®. Moreover, Dr. Jones has delivered more than 300 scientific presentations worldwide and has authored more than 80 published pieces in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.
Ideal results are helped along by a calm and comfortable treatment space, which establishes a welcoming tone and helps to put patients at ease. Whether patients come in for VOLUMA® XC injections or other treatments, the goal is the same: to create an overall experience that provides support for the women and men who come to Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills in their quest to make a positive personal change.
Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills is a physician-only practice, which means that the person administering your VOLUMA® XC and other treatments is a trained and experienced dermatologist—not a nurse practitioner or similar medical professional. You will meet with a doctor and enjoy the results that a skin-focused doctor can provide based on years of education and practical experience to maximize both safety and cosmetic outcome.
Ultimately, the final look is what matters. The Skin Care and Laser dermatologists want each person to get results that effectively move them forward on their journey of transformation, which is why the team is committed to using modern technology and cutting-edge procedures, including VOLUMA® XC.
See how our team employs sophisticated treatments to help you Relax, Refill, Resurface, and Reduce. You can also get to know Dr. Derek Jones and learn about his role in bringing many of the most popular treatments available to the public.
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