REvAnesse Versa Filler
Versa® is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved dermal filler that, according to its manufacturer Revanesse, is designed to “temporarily treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds” in people older than 22.
Versa is a smooth-consistency gel that restores volume to the skin, and smooths away moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar that occurs naturally in the body. In terms of the skin, HA’s role is to deliver nutrients and hydration, and act as a cushioning agent. Young, healthy skin contains a lot of HA, but factors that include aging and sun exposure reduce the amount, causing skin to lose structure and volume.
The Versa Procedure
Versa injections take about 15 minutes to administer in a doctor’s office. A fine needle is used for the injection, which is given under the skin in the targeted area to add volume or fill in wrinkles and folds. A doctor may elect to use a topical anesthetic on the area to be treated before giving the injection. Afterword, the doctor may gently massage the treated area(s).
Once treatment is completed, patients can return, with virtually no downtime, to their regular activities. For the first 24 hours after treatment, to reduce the risk of complications, patients should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and alcohol consumption.
Results Of Versa Injectable Gel
The results of Versa are visible immediately after injection; any swelling and bruising, to which ice can be applied, should subside during the next few days. Results can last up to year. At the Scarlett Phoenix we are also able to mix the filler with PRP, or platelet rich plasma, for even longer lasting results.
Risks Of Versa Injections
Although Versa is considered safe, there is a risk of side effects. They are usually limited to the injection site, and include the following:
- Pain or tenderness
- Lumps or bumps