Juvederm is the #1 selling hyaluronic acid filler and has various different applications depending on the type of filler. It is produced by the leading cosmetic manufacturer, Allergan, and is the best-selling hyaluronic acid filler in the United States. All Juvederm products contain hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a polysaccharide, or sugar, that is naturally produced within the body. In the body, HA is responsible for delivering nutrients and providing moisture to soften the skin. Juvederm offers multiple fillers with varying levels of density that offer varied results depending on the injection site. Because of this, certain variations of Juvederm are best suited in specific areas and have different cosmetic applications. The various Juvederm treatments can be used individually or in coordination with one another.
Juvederm Lip Injections
If you are looking to plump, reshape, or define your lips, then Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC may be the perfect cosmetic choice for you! Our Juvederm lip injections can help you achieve various levels of volume from a subtle plump to a dramatic pout.
Juvederm Volbella can be used for lip injections or for the areas immediately surrounding the lips, such as the perioral region. Juvederm Volbella is much thinner than other variations of Juvederm, which makes it ideal for smoothing out the lips and the surrounding skin. When performing lip injections, if the filler is too thick it can cause a bumpy, unnatural texture. The thinness of Juvederm Volbella ensures that your lips will have a natural, smooth appearance.
Juvederm Liquid Facelifts
Instead of enduring costly surgical procedures with long recovery times, a Juvederm liquid facelift offers similar results. Juvederm injectables can be used to sculpt, contour, lift, and add volume to your face gradually, resulting in a more natural and youthful appearance. Juvederm liquid facelifts are the perfect cosmetic treatment for those looking for a minimally-invasive way to enhance their facial appearance and rejuvenate aging skin.
Juvederm Vollure is ideal for softening smile or marionette lines around the nose and mouth, leading down into the chin. This variation of Juvederm fillers, is best suited for use in deeper crevices and is most often injected into the nasolabial folds (folds from your nose to the bottom of your mouth) to smooth out lines in that area. It is unique in that it uses VYCROSS technology, meaning that it is made of different sized molecules all blended together to create stronger bonds. Because of this, it can be applied evenly and cohesively. Juvederm XC can also be used to treat these same types of lines around the nose and mouth.
Juvederm Voluma is ideal for plumping up saggy or undefined cheeks to give your face an overall more natural and youthful appearance. It can also be used for cheeks that appear too thick. Depending on the application, Voluma can add or alter volume to create harmony in the face. Voluma works best in the cheeks because it is a large compound and can supply more volume than other variations of Juvederm.
Did You Know?
Although some people believe that Juvederm can be administered by cosmeticians and estheticians, Juvederm is actually considered a medical procedure. Because of this, Juvederm can only be safely and effectively administered by a licensed physician or medical practitioner.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for Juvederm treatments?
You may be a candidate for Juvederm treatments if you are looking for a minimally-invasive way to enhance your facial appearance, add facial volume, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, or rejuvenate aging skin.
However, certain Juvederm treatments may have some restrictions, such as:
- For Juvederm Volbella, you may not be an ideal candidate if you have a history of anaphylaxis, a pigmentation disorder, or a history of excessive scarring.
- To be an ideal candidate for Juvederm Vollure, you must be at least 22 years of age and must disclose if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, on blood thinners, or are undergoing other cosmetic treatments. We kindly refuse Juvederm treatments to individuals who are allergic to lidocaine or the Gram-positive bacterial proteins in Juvederm Vollure.
- To be an ideal candidate for Juvederm Voluma, you must be at least 21 years of age and cannot be pregnant, breastfeeding, on immunosuppressive therapy, or on blood thinners.
What can I expect when receiving Juvederm treatments?
Before your Juvederm treatment, you will need to attend a consultation so that our doctors can discuss your treatment goals, medical history, medications, and allergies to determine the best and most appropriate treatment for you. In the days leading up to your appointment, you will also need to avoid taking anything that can thin your blood, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, to avoid additional bruising.
During your Juvederm treatment, you will be first injected with a lidocaine solution to numb the treatment area. In about 20-30 minutes when the lidocaine takes effect, your Juvederm injections will be administered in the desired treatment area. The area may be massaged to set the product appropriately and ice may be placed to reduce swelling. The total treatment time usually lasts about 15 minutes, however it can be longer depending on the nature of your individual treatment.
If you are having Juvederm Volbella lip injections, you may experience some minor discomfort. In some cases, additional topical numbing creams can be used in addition to the lidocaine to keep you comfortable.
After your Juvederm treatment, you will want to reduce your activity level and avoid the sun or heat the day after your treatment. This is to minimize the risk of an inflammatory response to the HA. In some cases, a touch-up may be desired within a month of your initial treatment.
The effects from Juvederm treatments will vary depending on the type of treatment:
- Volbella lip injections generally last about a year, so you are able to repeat the treatment yearly if desired to maintain results.
- Vollure will last up to 18 months because the HA particles are not easily expelled from the skin and will become a part of the dermal matrix.
- Voluma has been proven to last up to 2 years, however some patients have reported that it lasts for up to 5 years.
Is Juvederm treatment safe?
Yes, Juvederm treatment is safe because HA is a naturally-occurring substance in the body and is FDA approved as a dermal filler. However, like any medical procedure, there are some possible side effects. These side effects are usually minor and can include swelling, tenderness, bruising, firmness, lumps or bumps, redness, and pain. Most of these side effects will dissipate within 30 days if not sooner.
What is the difference between Juvederm and Botox?
Although Juvederm and Botox are both facial injections that can decrease the appearance of wrinkles, they have a different method of achieving this goal. Juvederm is a dermal filler that adds volume to the dermal layer of your skin to reduce wrinkles. Botox, on the other hand, works beneath the skin and halts the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. Depending on your individual needs and treatment goals, one may be better suited for you. Schedule a consultation today to find out more about your cosmetic options.