Portsmouth, NH (2nd Dec 2013)- Dr. Mark A. Ballentyne, Director of Aesthetic Medicine at Atlantic Plastic Surgery, has been chosen by Allergan Corporation to be a national trainer for their product, JUVÉDERM VOLUMAâ„¢ XC, which has been recently approved for use by the FDA. Dr. Ballentyne was selected for his skill and expertise in facial injectables and for his ability to skillfully communicate the appropriate application to practitioners.  Dr. Ballentyne will be teaching plastic surgeons, dermatologists and other practitioners in need of facial injection training for Volumain the northeast. Dr. Ballentyne’s training with this new product will take place at Laguna Nigel, California from Friday, 15th to Sunday, November 17th.

Allergan, Inc. recently announced that they have received approval from the FDA for their product JUVÉDERM VOLUMAâ„¢ XC, which is the first and only filler approved and specifically formulated to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM VOLUMAâ„¢ XC helps create a more youthful appearance for the face and provides natural-looking and long-lasting results up to two years with optimal treatment. Dr. Ballentyne states that, “ the cheek area loses volume as we age resulting in the cheeks have a flattened or hollowed effect.  Often the skin will sag in that area giving the person an older appearance.”

Allergan’s clinical trial for Voluma was conducted in the United States and Canada. The trial sought to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM VOLUMAâ„¢ XC as a non-surgical choice for patients who have lost volume and who have developed sagging skin the cheek area. The clinical trial showed that JUVÉDERM VOLUMAâ„¢ XC was an effective treatment when compared to the group which did not receive treatment. Physicians and patients were able to see immediate and obvious results. The age-related volume loss in the cheek area was corrected, giving the patients a youngerfacial appearance.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMAâ„¢ XC is made with ancutting-edge process that results in a smooth gel that flows easily and consistently, contributes to the ability to lift and correct volume loss in the cheek area and to the longevity of the product.  JUVÉDERM VOLUMAâ„¢ XC also contains a small amount of lidocaine, which helps to make the treatment comfortable during the injection procedure. Common side effects seen in the clinical trial were temporary tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps, bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. They were mainly moderate in severity, lasting only two to four weeks.Allergan is also maker of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Visit our website at www.atlanticplasticsurg.com to read more about laser tattoo removal or for more information, call Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center at 1-800-633-6860.

About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray, since 1985. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a revolutionary procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray has taught at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and is the only member of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons from New Hampshire. Dr. Mark Ballentyne is a highly skilled physician who has been Director of Medical Aesthetics at the Skin Wellness Center since 2003. Dr. Ballentyne is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practice Physicians, is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and will be fully certified by the Board of Aesthetic Medicine in September 2011. He has established a strong reputation for his talent in administering dermal fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport injections, and Fraxel laser treatments. He is a national trainer for Allerganâ„¢. Dr. Brannon Claytoris board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as in hand surgery. Dr. Claytor is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, offering patients a high level of skill, outstanding training and commitment to excellence in cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgery. He completed an additional year of training in breast microsurgery, oncologic reconstruction and hand microsurgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and was on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. For more information please visit here http://www.atlanticplasticsurg.com/.