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Dermatologist Is First in Dallas to Offer New Dermal Filler for Cheeks


Dr. Lori D. Stetler is the first dermatologist in Dallas to offer JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, a recently FDA-approved treatment for volume loss in the cheeks. She is certified by the manufacturer to train providers nationwide in proper injection techniques.

Dallas, Texas (November 2013) — The founder of the Dallas Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics (www.dallascosmeticderm.com), Dr. Lori D. Stetler, now offers the latest FDA-approved cosmetic treatment, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC. The board-certified dermatologist is the first in Dallas to provide the injections, which boost volume in the cheeks.

"There has never been an FDA-approved treatment for this area," Dr. Stetler says. "This is really going to be a game-changer for patients, opening up a non-surgical solution to a whole new range of people."

Dr. Stetler recently trained with VOLUMA XC's maker, Allergan, in order to become a certified national trainer herself, showing other dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and estheticians how to safely and effectively inject the product.

"It will become available to other practices in December," Dr. Stetler says, "but I was excited to get a jump on the training and start offering it right away. We have been waiting for this for quite some time."

VOLUMA XC is the latest product in the JUVÉDERM line, available at the Dallas center and other practices around the world. Previous formulations have been approved for treating the area around the mouth, filling in delicate to deep wrinkles.

The FDA approved VOLUMA XC in October. Like other JUVÉDERM products, it is based on a substance called hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the body. This unique formulation features molecules whose shape, size, and consistency are specifically designed to plump up and lift the cheeks, where volume commonly dissipates as people age. Since these molecules are more cross-linked, Allergan says the results of a single treatment can last up to 18 months.

"The results are very impressive," Dr. Stetler says, "and the treatment itself is comfortable and convenient. VOLUMA XC contains lidocaine to prevent pain, and most people return to work or routine activities immediately after treatment."

Dr. Kristel D. Polder, the other board-certified dermatologist at the practice, says JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC's inception is the most recent step in a trend she's noticed in the past few years in the field of cosmetic enhancement: a rise in popularity of less-invasive options.

"Non-surgical treatments are extremely popular these days. More patients are going to see dermatologists for injections instead of seeing a plastic surgeon for a facelift," says Dr. Polder, whose Dallas dermatology practice also offers medical treatments for skin cancer, acne, and other conditions.

Dr. Polder says injectable treatments are becoming so popular because they require almost no downtime and cost far less than plastic surgery. She also encourages people seeking treatments of VOLUMA XC and other fillers to get them from board-certified physicians.

"They may be non-surgical procedures, but that doesn't mean anyone can or should perform them," she says. "Patients can rest assured that board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons are highly experienced with facial rejuvenation. Special training, as Dr. Stetler now has with VOLUMA XC, is also a plus. People should look for these kinds of qualifications when they choose an injector."

Request a consultation online or call (214) 631-7546(214) 631-7546 to find out if JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is right for you. Patients who schedule a consultation for cosmetic procedures will also receive a customized "Total Skin Rejuvenation" plan to help make flawless skin a reality.

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