Smooth, youthful skin is the desire of most people – especially as age, genetics, and environmental factors begin putting years of mileage on the face. Over time, the skin starts to lose its elasticity and volume, resulting in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Juvederm helps restore volume and smoothness by replacing depleted hyaluronic acid just beneath the surface of the skin. When injected into the dermal layers, hyaluronic acid binds to water molecules, giving the face a fuller appearance in targeted treatment areas. We use Juvederm to treat many different types of lines and wrinkles, though it is most frequently used as a dermal filler for smile lines and marionette lines around the mouth.
Did you know that dermal fillers like Juvederm are among the most requested cosmetic procedures in the U.S.? Juvederm is minimally invasive and can be performed in a short visit in the privacy of our office. In fact, Juvederm has become so accessible, that it is now being used by millions of people worldwide.
Juvederm Family of Products
The JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from hyaluronic acid (HA). What’s interesting about HA is that it’s a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA.
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC; temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother, more balanced appearance to the face.
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC; an injectable gel for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21. It can provide contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.
- JUVÉDERM® Volbella XC; is an injectable gel for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines (vertical lip lines) in adults over the age of 21.
Frequently Asked Questions
Could I be a candidate for Juvederm treatments?
Juvederm may be right for you if you are bothered by deep lines or facial folds, but are in search of a non-surgical way of addressing them. The FDA deems Juvederm safe and effective for most people, though you should consult with a medical professional before undergoing treatments.
What should I expect during Juvederm treatments?
Juvederm injections are administered from the comfort of our office. The gel contains both hyaluronic acid and lidocaine, the latter of which is responsible for helping numb the skin and minimize discomfort. It takes only minutes to complete the injection, and in most cases, you can return to work or other activities immediately after your appointment.
What type of results can I expect after my appointment?
Juvederm offers instant results. You’ll see a noticeable change in your skin’s appearance before you ever leave the office. Many patients enjoy their results for up to a year before the gel is safely absorbed by the body. Most Juvederm patients feel that their results are natural-looking and accurately reflect the natural contours of the face.