Dermal fillers have become incredibly popular over the last few decades thanks to modern formulas that are more biologically compatible and produce more natural looking results than collagen injections and other fillers used in the past. Juvederm is among the leading dermal filler brands in the U.S., and that’s with good reason! Here at Perfection, we recommend these fillers for a wide range of patients seeking a more youthful, rested appearance.
Juvederm Fillers: The Basics
There are three different fillers in the Juvederm product line: Voluma XC, Volbella XC, and Vollure XC. Each is an injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring compound that essentially acts like a cushion just below the skin, adding volume to desired areas to fill in wrinkles or enhance specific facial features. Along with hyaluronic acid, Juvederm also contains lidocaine to make the injection process virtually painless. Here’s a closer look at the different concerns that you can address with these fillers.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles – Juvederm is particularly effective at treating fine lines and wrinkles in the lower face, such as perioral lines around the mouth. Juvederm Vollure is a go-to treatment for moderate to severe laugh lines (also called parentheses lines) and other facial wrinkles. In addition to filling in wrinkles, this formula helps to lift and contour features for an overall more youthful appearance in the entire face.
Cheek Bones – Most people associate dermal fillers with wrinkles. However, dermal fillers can offer even more dramatic results by restoring volume in the upper face. Juvederm Voluma adds volume to the cheek bones, which tend to flatten with age. In addition to improved definition of the bone structure in the cheek area, this treatment will help soften lines and wrinkles in the lower face—it’s essentially a liquid facelift!
Lips – For some patients, thin lips are a consequence of the aging process. For others, there just wasn’t much volume to begin with. In either case, Juvederm Volbella can produce dramatic results with fuller, plumper lips. As Volbella plumps the lips, it also helps smooth those fine lines around the mouth.
Chin – The latest FDA-approved treatment with Juvederm is chin enhancement with Juvederm Voluma. In the same way that this formula helps to sculpt the cheek bones, Voluma can sculpt the chin and jawline. A stronger jawline is not only associated with a more youthful appearance, but it can also make your face appear thinner.
Who is a good candidate for Juvederm?
One of the best things about all Juvederm fillers is that they’re safe and effective for almost any patient. While there are some potential side effects to consider, most patients tolerate treatment well and return to their normal routines within the same day as their injections. If you’ve started to notice fine lines, lost volume in the cheeks and chin, or thinning lips, schedule an appointment with one of our nurse injectors to learn if Juvederm is right for you. Both men and women love Juvederm fillers, and there’s no requisite age for treatment, since everyone ages on their own timeline.
How long does Juvederm last?
Each treatment is a little different, but in general you can expect results to last for about a year with lip, cheek, and chin enhancement. Fillers targeting wrinkles may offer results lasting for even longer—up to 18 months. As you start to see results fading, you can schedule repeat treatment and see stunning results once again. Alternatively, if you stop using Juvederm, there aren’t any adverse side effects to worry about. Your skin will simply continue aging naturally.
Where can you inject Juvederm?
Juvederm can be injected into the cheeks, chin, lips, and lower face. Injections should always be administered by a qualified provider in a clinical setting. Like all dermal fillers, Juvederm injections blend both art and science, as the injection site of the fillers will be highly impactful for the end results.
How much does Juvederm cost?
The exact cost of your treatment will vary depending on the treatment area and the amount of filler needed. However, Juvederm is among the lowest-cost cosmetic treatments available. Yet it delivers some of the most dramatic, immediate results. In addition, you can save on your treatment and earn rewards through Allergan’s Allē loyalty program, which has replaced Brilliant Distinctions.
How is Juvederm different from Botox?
Juvederm and Botox are both injectable treatments, but Botox is designed to address wrinkles in the forehead and eye area by targeting muscles that cause the skin to fold in these areas. Juvederm is strictly a filler, adding volume with hyaluronic acid. These injectables are often used side by side for an even more dramatic transformation in the facial features. If you want to see the difference before and after Juvederm for yourself, schedule a consultation at Perfection Plastic Surgery & Skin Care. We can help you select the right Juvederm filler for your cosmetic goals and provide you with a comprehensive skin care routine to maintain your results.