Plastic surgery treatments with long recovery times and irreversible results used to be the only way to reduce the signs of aging. Now, dermal fillers like Juvéderm directly address volume loss in the skin, restoring youthful facial contours and filling in lines and wrinkles.
Injectable fillers offer a minimally invasive alternative to surgery, restoring volume and smoothness to the skin in a quick and easy procedure. Live MedSpa in Doral, Florida, provides a variety of dermal fillers, including the famous Juvéderm line, to enhance your natural beauty and reduce the signs of aging.
What Is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a line of dermal fillers that corrects signs of facial aging, such as deep lines and wrinkles, gaunt cheeks, and thinning lips. The main active ingredient in Juvéderm is hyaluronic acid, which is a substance your skin naturally produces.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that naturally occurs throughout the body’s connective tissue. It is one of the main components that give your skin structure. For example, hyaluronic acid is responsible for the skin’s plump, hydrated look.
Almost half of the body’s hyaluronic acid is in the skin, but it also occurs in the bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and lips. Hyaluronic acid binds to water molecules, so the skin and joints retain moisture.
As you age, hyaluronic acid levels decrease significantly, leading to thin, dehydrated skin, loss of elasticity, and wrinkles.
Why Choose a Hyaluronic Acid-Based Dermal Filler?
The hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm is naturally made and metabolized by the body. Additionally, hyaluronic acid settles into the skin more smoothly than many other types of injectable filler, offering subtle and more natural results.
Since hyaluronic acid attracts and retains water, the skin may look plump and supple after Juvéderm fillers. Research also suggests that hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers may stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, leading to increased skin firmness and elasticity.
Benefits of Juvéderm
Injectable fillers like Juvéderm restore structure and youthfulness to the skin in a way previously only achievable through surgery. Some of the primary uses for Juvéderm include:
- Restoring fullness or structure to the lips
- Plumping the cheekbones to create a fuller face and definition
- Reducing shadows and hollowing under the eyes
- Filling and minimizing smile lines
Juvéderm addresses several issues in a minimally invasive procedure that typically lasts less than an hour. Results are long-lasting but not permanent, and since hyaluronic acid fillers are dissolvable, patients can change their results over time if their aesthetic goals change.
What Are the Juvéderm Products?
Juvéderm’s line of injectable fillers include Juvéderm Ultra XC, UltraPlus XC, Vollure XC, Volbella XC, and Voluma XC. Each Juvéderm product uses hyaluronic acid and varies in product thickness and elasticity.
Juvéderm UltraPlus XC
Juvéderm UltraPlus XC is a thicker hyaluronic acid filler that contains lidocaine to minimize discomfort during and after treatment. This product treats severe wrinkles, such as laugh lines and crow’s feet.
Juvéderm UltraPlus XC also targets significant volume deficiency nasolabial folds and provides facial shaping. Its results can last for a year or longer.
Juvéderm Volbella targets the lips and lines around the lip area. It adds subtle volume, smooths wrinkles, and creates natural-looking results. In addition, Juvéderm’s patented technology allows Volbella treatments to last a year or longer, while similar lip fillers tend to last only six months.
Juvéderm Ultra XC
Ultra XC, Juvéderm’s other product designed primarily for the lips, adds more substantial enhancements to the lips and surrounding tissue.
While Volbella focuses on smoothing lines and gently volumizing lips, Ultra XC offers more augmentation and fullness to the lips. Results last about a year.
Juvéderm Voluma XC
Juvéderm Voluma XC is a stiffer consistency than other options and thus is effective on larger areas of the face. Voluma XC subtly lifts and contours the cheek area, restoring volume and youthfulness. In addition to the cheeks, Voluma XC is the only filler of its kind approved for chin augmentation.
Patients hoping to avoid a surgical chin implant may have the injectable filler placed atop the bone to balance the profile and diminish the appearance of jowls. Voluma XC offers results that last up to two years.
Juvéderm Vollure XC
Juvéderm designed Vollure XC to treat moderate or severe facial wrinkles or folds, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It’s the longest-lasting filler designed for the mid-face, with results lasting around 18 months.
What to Expect from Your Dermal Filler Appointment
Before starting your treatment, our expert team members will clean the skin of the treatment area and apply topical numbing cream. Depending on the treatment location and your sensitivity, the numbing cream may take 15-45 minutes to take effect fully.
Juvéderm fillers may require a needle or a cannula instrument, depending on location and desired results. Each syringe of filler applied to the skin takes between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the treated site. Once your skin is appropriately numb, the area is cleaned again with a medical-grade antibacterial cleaner.
Most patients report that the injection procedure is easily tolerated. Results are visible immediately after treatment, although the product will settle and take on more hydration for the next two weeks. You can return to most normal activities immediately after treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Juvéderm?
Since Juvéderm is non-allergenic, almost anyone is a good candidate. Those looking to reduce the signs of aging, see fewer wrinkles, or augment their lips may find the solution they need in Juvéderm.
Visit Live MedSpa
The professional team at Live MedSpa wants to help you see the best version of yourself. Our experts can discuss the options available to realize your cosmetic goals. To learn more about Juvéderm, call or schedule an appointment online today.