Is Volux A Good Injectable Filler for the Chin and Jawline?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering if you have any experience with this new product Volux by Allergan, it seems like it is a higher density and mainly used for the jawline and chin. I have used Radiesse before and it did a good job but its all gone now. Also if you know about Volux since it is a higher density would you know if it is less likely to migrate or inject into a blood vessel since maybe it would not travel far in the bloodstream? Lastly is there any way or diagnostic test to map my arteries in my face so you can see where they lie depth and location before injecting or while injecting in realtime? Anything new that you know about?

A: In answer to your Volux injectable filler questions:

1) Volux has increased cross-linking over that of other hyaluronic-acid based fillers but is still less dense that than of Radiesse. It is designed to be a competitive analogue but is still less dense than any product that contains calcium hydroxyapatite spheres.

2) Like any injectable filler, inadvertent intravascular injection is always possible. There is no clinically usable mapping method for where the smaller arteries and veins lie. The best way to avoid intravascular injection is to use cannulas and not needles to do so.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana