JUVÉDERM® is one of the most popular dermal fillers in the nation. This minimally-invasive enhancement option can be extremely effective for adding volume and contour to facial features, as well as for diminishing common signs of facial aging. The treatment is known for its long-lasting results and ability to address a variety of aesthetic issues. Composed of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid, these dermal fillers require no allergy testing or waiting period. Depending on your aesthetic concerns, JUVÉDERM® can be an excellent way to restore the youthful characteristics of your skin without the need for surgery or excessive downtime.
What is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is an injectable dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid. While all variations in the JUVÉDERM® family typically involve very minimal treatment discomfort, some products contain a topical numbing agent (lidocaine) designed to further enhance patient comfort during injection. JUVÉDERM® comes in varying degrees of enhancement, with each product differing in its cross-linking properties and concentrations of hyaluronic acid. Depending on the type of JUVÉDERM® filler used, the injectable can be used to smooth and soften wrinkles, as well as fill in cheeks, “marionette lines,” or nasolabial folds. JUVÉDERM® is also commonly utilized in lip augmentation to non-surgically plump up the lips for a more youthful and sensual appearance.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
Designed for subtle additions of volume to the cheeks, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC can provide exceptional results in midfacial enhancement and augmentation. As the natural aging process causes volume deficits in the cheeks, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC can be used to create more visible cheek contours and improve facial fullness that is characteristic of youth. Results of treatment have been known to last one to two years in some cases.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC is FDA-approved to diminish the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles, such as the nasolabial folds. Commonly termed the “parentheses wrinkles,” these creases extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth and are usually a prominent sign of facial aging. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC can be used to fill in these lines with natural-looking volume for a more rejuvenated look that can last up to 18 months.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
For individuals seeking a method of non-surgical lip enhancement, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can be an exceptional treatment to add fullness and volume to the lips for a younger-looking aesthetic that does not appear overdone. This variation in the JUVÉDERM® family is also commonly utilized to fill in vertical wrinkles around the mouth (perioral rhytids), or “smoker’s lines.” In this way, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can reduce visible signs of aging around the mouth for results that have been shown to last up to one year in some cases.
Treatment with JUVÉDERM®
Using a fine needle, JUVÉDERM® is injected into targeted regions of the face to fill wrinkles and fine lines, or add volume and contour to the lips and cheeks. The entire procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes, depending on the number of treatment areas. JUVÉDERM® provides results that are almost instantaneous and there is generally no downtime after the procedure– meaning you can typically resume your daily routine right after you leave our office. Although you may experience some degree of mild bruising and swelling after JUVÉDERM® injections, this should dissipate within a few days.
Results of JUVÉDERM®
The aesthetic outcomes provided by JUVÉDERM® typically allow a smoother look and feel that can last anywhere from six to nine months. The rejuvenative effects from certain JUVÉDERM® products have even been known to last one year or more for longer-lasting results. The outcome from JUVÉDERM® can be maintained with occasional “touch-up” treatments and ultimately work wonders for facial feature augmentation and rejuvenation of deep wrinkles and fine lines. During a consultation, Dr. Kriet or Dr. Humphrey will help you determine which JUVÉDERM® filler can be most effective for your aesthetic concerns and treatment goals.
Contact Dr. J. David Kriet and Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey to schedule your consultation for JUVÉDERM® today.