As we continue to spend more time at home, we’re going makeup-free a lot more than we used to. Skincare treatments remain as popular as ever, as does the expanding world of medical aesthetics. The good news? Diving into the world of fillers doesn’t have to mean drastic changes to your appearance. ELLE beauty collaborator Melissa Perdigao gave injectable hydration treatment Juvéderm® Volite a go, and the results are in. We caught up with her to get the scoop.

Dr. Julia Carroll at Compass Dermatology administered the treatment, which involved a series of tiny injections of hyaluronic acid across my face and neck,” says Melissa. “Pain was minimal thanks to a numbing cream, and the treatment only took about 10 minutes – I was in and out of the clinic in under an hour.” The final verdict? “My skin immediately appeared plumper and smoother. After two weeks, I noticed a significant increase in dewiness and my complexion was more luminous. My skin has never looked better!”

We spoke with Toronto-based board-certified dermatologist Dr. Julia Carroll to debunk common filler myths and explore how innovative treatments like Juvéderm® Volite can deliver your most hydrated, glowing skin yet. Read on to get the lowdown on Juvéderm® Volite and be sure to check out to learn more.

What is Juvéderm® Volite? How is it different from a regular facial filler?
“Juvéderm® Volite is a minimally invasive injectable treatment that delivers hyaluronic acid (HA) – a naturally occurring substance found in the body – directly into the skin. Think of it like a complexion booster: It binds to the water under your skin to improve elasticity and smoothness and can even help stimulate collagen production.”

Can you tailor the treatment according to your aesthetic goals?
“Yes! Be sure to work with a trusted practitioner to develop a treatment plan that considers your unique facial structure and skincare goals. A skilfully administered treatment will help you look refreshed and ensure that you achieve the results you want.”

Will it permanently change my face? Can I get a filler treatment and still look “natural”?
“Filler treatments shouldn’t permanently change your appearance. Results are natural-looking when administered correctly – that’s why it’s important to do your research and choose a trusted practitioner to get the best results. Remember: It’s about the painter, not the brush.”

What kind of results can I expect to see after one treatment? How long do the effects last?
“With just one treatment, Juvéderm® Volite can visibly improve hydration levels of the face and neck for up to nine months.”[1]

How can this treatment fit in with my at home skincare routine?
“Facial injectables like Juvéderm® Volite can complement your current routine to give you radiant, healthier-looking skin. Along with quality sleep, exercise and a healthy diet, fillers can improve the appearance of the skin and help to minimize the visible damage accumulated from factors like pollution, stress and sun exposure.”

Pro tip: For increased hydration, be sure to incorporate hyaluronic-acid-based products, like the SkinMedica® HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator, into your routine post-treatment.

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[1]Studies evaluating the duration of Juvéderm® Voliteused Juvéderm® Volite B (without lidocaine).


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