Juvéderm® fillers are a group of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that replenishes volume and moisture in the skin. The fillers work by adding instant volume to the skin, filling in lines, wrinkles, and folds for a younger appearance. Some Juvéderm® formulas are specifically designed to add volume in the cheeks or lips for a subtle enhancement.
With age comes a loss of volume, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and a lack of definition in the facial features. Patients often choose Juvéderm® fillers to treat these early signs of aging.
Candidates for Juvéderm® fillers are those with static wrinkles, or wrinkles that are present when the face is relaxed. For those who experience lines and wrinkles that are worse with muscle contractions, a different formula like Botox® might be more beneficial. Patients often choose a dermal filler like Juvéderm® when they are not ready or do not yet require a surgical procedure like the facelift to address their signs of aging. Those with severe skin allergies should discuss this during a consultation to determine if they are still a candidate.
Juvéderm® works by adding instant volume to wrinkles and folds, smoothing out their appearance with its clear gel formula. The hyaluronic acids in the filler add hydration to the skin to help generate new, healthier cells. Juvéderm® formulas also contain a small amount of lidocaine, enhancing patient comfort during the injection process. Several injections will be made depending on the extent of the patient’s lines and folds. The effects of Juvéderm® filler can last for one to two years depending on the formula, with your body eventually breaking it down and safely eliminating it.
Juvéderm® fillers come in a variety of formulas, allowing you to choose the filler that’s best for your concerns. At BioSpa, we offer the following Juvéderm® formulas:
Juvéderm® XC is designed to treat your lines and wrinkles in the lower face including smile lines around the mouth and vertical lip lines between the nose and mouth. The formula results in a younger, more rejuvenated appearance and is safe for all skin types. The results of Juvéderm® XC can last up to one year.
Juvéderm® Vollure can be added to moderate lines and folds around the nose and mouth. Using Vycross technology, this formula offers smooth, natural-looking results that can last up to 18 months.
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus is a formula designed to lump together to add volume to the lips and reshape the facial features for a youthful appearance. The formula can be added to deeper folds around the month at the same time to create a smooth appearance. Juvéderm® Ultra Plus can last about 12 months.
Juvéderm® Voluma aims to restore volume to the cheeks. With age and a loss of collagen, the cheeks can become flattened. With Juvéderm® Voluma, the cheeks are given a lifted, more defined appearance that can last up to two years.
Juvéderm® Volbella is designed to add subtle, natural-looking volume directly to the lips and to smooth out vertical lip lines. The formula has proven to last up to 12 months.
While there is no downtime associated with treatment with Juvéderm® fillers, there are a few things to keep in mind following your treatment:
- Gently ice the treatment area to reduce swelling and discomfort.
- Do not massage or exfoliate the area.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours.
The results of treatment with Juvéderm® filler are immediate with a diminished appearance of lines, wrinkles, and folds after just one treatment. Patients can enjoy added volume to the facial features for a younger appearance without any scarring. Depending on the formula, patients can enjoy results for one to two years before a touch-up session is needed.
Juvéderm® fillers can temporarily create a younger appearance by smoothing out facial lines and wrinkles, however, it cannot prevent future signs of aging from occurring. If more severe signs of aging develop, patients might consider a more extensive treatment like a facelift or brow lift. Facial fillers like Juvéderm® can also be combined with other injectables like Botox® to treat different types of lines in the upper face for optimal results.
There are many injectable filler formulas on the market, so a consultation with BioSpa can help you determine which one is right for you. To learn more about Juvéderm® or to schedule your consultation, contact our office at (949)347-5656.