Thursday, November 14, 2013
LEWIS OBI, MD INTRODUCING VOLUMA™ XC AT THE OBI PLASTIC SURGERY CLINIC
NEW VOLUMA XC @ THE OBI PLASTIC SURGERY CLINIC AND MEDSPA
HISTORY OF DERMAL FILLERS
I was perhaps one of the first plastic surgeon to use fillers in the 1970s, with the introduction by Stanford University researchers of animal-derived collagen implants. By the 1980s, the use of collagen injections for wrinkles had entered the mainstream. While Americans were enjoying the benefits of bovine collagen fillers (i.e., Zyderm and Zyplast), other countries began to experiment with dermal HA fillers such as Hylaform and later Restylane in the mid to late 1990s. The beginning of the 21st century ushered in the introduction of newer nonbovine collagen fillers, CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast, and HA fillers, such as Captique and Juvéderm, as well as other synthetic fillers, Sculptra, Radiesse, and Artefill into the United States market. With different forms of soft tissue augmentation agents currently available in the United States and others in the pipeline, selecting the appropriate filler is challenging for physicians and patients alike.
It is now very exciting for me along with Lisa Hone, RN of Allergan™ to be one of the first in Jacksonville to offer Voluma™ XC to my patients. This is the first and only filler FDA-approved for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is for patients over the age of 21. Along with my nurse practitioner Michelle Zager we will be providing this exciting new product in early December. You may learn more about VOLUMA™ XC at our Renaissance and Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic party event on December 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.