We are fortunate to have multiple nonsurgical treatments at our disposal when the signs of aging begin to appear. Patients who consult with one of our experienced injectors have a lot to gain by exploring options such as Juvéderm.
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a brand name that describes an entire product line of soft tissue fillers. As a collection, Juvéderm dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, an organic substance that the body makes naturally and will therefore readily accept in the form of injections.
How does Juvéderm work?
Juvéderm’s base of hyaluronic acid is what smooths and plumps the skin. Hyaluronic acid binds to water molecules and holds them captive in tissue for a period of time. It is the joining of HA particles and water molecules that improves the appearance of the skin and facial contouring.
Where Can Juvéderm Be Used?
Juvéderm products are regularly used in areas such as:
- Under the eyes
- Nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth
- Mesolabial folds between the mouth and chin
- Chin and jawline
Types of Juvéderm
Juvéderm Volbella is an ultra-smooth, ultra-fine filler that has been formulated for lip enhancement. The softness of this filler adds volume to the lips and reduces fine creases like smoker’s lines without altering the natural feel of the delicate tissue around the mouth.
Juvéderm Vollure was developed to treat the tissues around the nose and mouth with structure that is flexible to accommodate facial movements. Vollure is a medium-consistency filler that is appropriate for mild wrinkles as well as the deeper creases that can form around the mouth.
Juvéderm Voluma was one of the first products to be developed for the specific needs of the midface. Voluma’s denser consistency adds volume to the cheek area to enhance the roundness of the cheekbones that have flattened with age. The density of Voluma is intended for structural support in an area that doesn’t require a high degree of tissue flexibility. The results of Voluma treatment are supportive but also soft. The natural feel of the cheekbones is not diminished by the insertion of this filler into the deeper plane of tissue.
Juvéderm Ultra XC has been a longstanding product used to reduce the signs of aging including nasolabial folds, marionette lines, hollow temples, and more. Historically, Ultra XC has been used to reduce the appearance of mild to moderate facial lines and creases.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus contains the same powerful hyaluronic acid particles as other products in this line. Its consistency is denser for the correction of moderate to severe folds.
What to expect after Juvéderm injections?
One of the advantages of dermal filler treatment is that most patients develop only mild side effects. The inclusion of lidocaine in Juvéderm fillers makes the treatment itself very comfortable. Lidocaine quickly spreads throughout tissue to decrease sensation. Slight swelling may occur around the injection sites. This may be accompanied by pinpoint spots or bleeding. Discreet bruising sometimes occurs. Fortunately, all of the common side effects that could occur after Juvéderm treatment are temporary. Within a few hours, the skin should completely return to its new, rejuvenated normal.
How long does Juvéderm last?
The results from Juvéderm treatment can last anywhere from a few months to a few years. Everyone patient’s metabolism, genetics, and sun habits may affect longevity somewhat. However, in general, each product has an average life span of:
- Four to six months for Juvéderm Ultra
- Six to nine months for Ultra Plus
- Twelve months for Volbella lip enhancement
- Eighteen months for Vollure
- Twenty-four months for Voluma
Schedule a Consultation
We enjoy helping our patients look as good as they feel. To learn more about Juvéderm and what it can do for you, call Columbus Women’s Care Beauty at (614) 852-2940. A thorough consultation and skin assessment can lead to new beauty heights. Treatment can be conducted immediately following your consultation with an experienced injector.