Volite, a New Hyaluronic Acid Injectable, Can Make Your Skin More Radiant
There's literally a shot that gives you dewier, glow-ier skin. The technique is called Skin Boosting, and the filler that's used in it is called Volite, which is already available in Europe and is expected to get FDA approval here as early as this year.
It sounds.... what? Amazing? Crazy? Little from Column A, little from Column B? It's a tough call. I mean, waking up all radiant and refreshed every single morning is super tempting — it's probably what it feels like to wake up and then realize... you're Beyoncé! But then again, you don't just get one little shot and you're perma-radiant. It's actually up to 50 shallow shots all over your face and then... you're Hellraiser? Jkjkjkjkjk.
People are already getting it done in London and Paris and other parts of Europe. And the stuff that's inside the needle is hyaluronic acid (the moisturizing, plumping ingredient in so many fillers and so, so many hydrating, smoothing serums and creams). And this injectable uses a super flexible version of hyaluronic acid, which means dermatologists can inject it shallowly so it spreads evenly across your skin.After you get it done, "you look brighter and dewier for weeks," says Jessica Wu, a dermatologist in Los Angeles who's familiar with the technique. It's like you get a built-in highlighter that doesn't wear off before dinner or look too sparkly in the sun or shed glitter onto all of your black shirts (that last one might be a me problem).
And if you get these injections done every few months, it could even "stimulate collagen to smooth fine lines and firm mild sagging," says Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist in New York City and author of The Beauty of Dirty Skin. (We don't know how much it'll cost in the U.S. exactly, but in London, the going rate is around £350, which is about $480.)It's the latest in the trend of Injections Lite: In January, we wrote about Baby Botox, a new trend in injectables that uses a lower volume of Botox than usual to soften lines ever so slightly.