Dr. Kouros Azar provides injections of the dermal filler JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC to patients at his Thousand Oaks plastic surgery practice, where he was one of the first plastic surgeons in the U.S. to use the breakthrough cheek volumizer.
Online PR News – 27-March-2014 – Thousand Oaks, California (March 2014) – Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Kouros Azar (www.azarplasticsurgery.com) is the leading injector of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC in Thousand Oaks, where his plastic surgery practice offers the new dermal filler as an anti-aging option that doesn't require surgery.
Dr. Azar was one of only 2 plastic surgeons in Southern California to receive VOLUMA XC before anyone else after it was approved by the FDA in fall 2013, and he is now one of a handful of surgeons in the region who trains other doctors in the use of the product. More patients get VOLUMA XC injections at the plastic surgeon's Thousand Oaks practice than anywhere else in the area.
"I'm proud to be one of the first surgeons in the country to offer this breakthrough product and to be the top VOLUMA injector in the region," Dr. Azar says.
VOLUMA XC is an injectable gel and the only filler approved by the FDA to restore volume to the mid-face area, including the cheeks. Plastic surgeons consider it a milestone product because it lasts a long time and effectively mimics some of the results of a facelift. In Thousand Oaks, Dr. Azar says, many of his patients desire a more youthful appearance but aren't ready for plastic surgery.
"Plastic surgeons have known for a long time that the key to an effective facelift is not simply stretching the skin tighter, but also lifting and rearranging the fat in the mid-face," Dr. Azar says. "VOLUMA XC restores volume in the cheeks that is lost as people age. It can delay, or even eliminate, the need for a facelift in some patients, and it's more affordable than surgery."
The key ingredient of VOLUMA XC, like many other popular facial fillers, is hyaluronic acid, a substance that is found naturally in the body. That means allergic reactions are extremely rare and the cosmetic results look very natural.
"One of the most attractive features of VOLUMA XC is that it's been clinically tested to last up to 2 years," Dr. Azar says. "Most other fillers don't last that long."
Dr. Azar adds that many patients get a complete facial rejuvenation when combining VOLUMA XC with other injectables, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and other dermal fillers at his Ventura County office.
"The results are truly remarkable," he says. "You can target different areas with these different products and make your face look years younger, and you don't have the downtime or expense of surgery. VOLUMA XC is a big step forward for these non-surgical treatments."
Dr. Kouros Azar (www.azarplasticsurgery.com) is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, and Westlake Village. After earning his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Azar completed a general surgery residency at University of Arizona and a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Utah. He is a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He performs a variety of reconstructive and cosmetic surgical techniques for the face, breasts, and body, and he offers a wide range of non-surgical aesthetic treatments.