What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an injectable dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid to help restore volume and fullness to your skin. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in our body, so it’s rare for there to be an allergic reaction or side effects from Juvederm.
Juvederm is formulated with lidocaine for added comfort during treatment. The procedure can take less than 30 minutes, with long-lasting results up to one year or even longer in some patients.
What Types of Juvederm Are Available?
There are several types of Juvederm available on the market today:
- UltraXC and Ultra Plus XC are used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. They include lidocaine to help minimize any discomfort.
- Voluma XC adds volume to lift and contour your cheeks. You can also use it in other face areas and for non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose job).
- Volbella XC adds subtle volume to the lips and diminishes vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines). The FDA has also approved it to increase lip fullness.
How to Prepare for Juvederm Treatment?
Do not take Aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs at least one week before your procedure. Avoid alcohol at least 24 hours before your procedure. If you are prone to cold sores, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medication before treatment. Juvederm injections are usually performed on an outpatient basis in our clinic. You may be asked to arrive 30 minutes prior so we can review
Where Can One Apply Juvederm?
Juvederm is an FDA-approved filler that works to add volume to areas where you want more fullness, such as the lips, cheeks, and mouth area. You can also use it to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles that grow deeper as we age. This includes those between the eyebrows (the 11 lines), forehead lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, marionette lines near the mouth area, parentheses around the nose and mouth, vertical lip lines above the lips, and others.
Juvederm vs. Botox
Juvederm is different from Botox because it’s a filler rather than an injectable toxin used for muscle relaxation.
Botox is often used to treat wrinkles caused by excessive facial movements such as frowning or squinting. Botox relaxes facial muscles and softens existing lines and wrinkles on the face.
The main difference between Juvederm and Botox is that Botox is used to relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead, around the eyes, and between the eyebrows. At the same time, Juvederm smooths out those wrinkles by plumping up the skin.
Benefits of Juvederm
Since it’s naturally occurring, there are very low risks compared to other products for facial filling. Some of the benefits include:
One of Juvederm’s benefits is its versatility. You can use it to treat many different areas on the face. In addition to smoothing deep folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds or smile lines), You can use it to treat smoker’s lines around the lips, vertical lip lines (commonly called lipstick lines), marionette lines at the corners of the mouth, sagging cheeks, hollow temples, and indented scars.
Filling Out Wrinkles
Juvederm is beneficial for filling in moderate to severe wrinkles, particularly around the mouth and nose and deep facial folds, like those from the side of your nose to the corners of your mouth (also known as nasolabial folds).
Juvederm isn’t a permanent solution for facial wrinkles, but it does last longer than some other types of injectable fillers. It can last up to a year with optimal treatment. After that time, you’ll likely need another treatment to maintain results.
Juvederm is a safe and simple cosmetic treatment that makes it possible for anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or lines to do so. It is a non-surgical procedure that requires no recovery time. When injected into the skin, it looks completely natural, and it is not evident that there has been an injection given.
Patients who have received this treatment feel more confident about their appearance and report improved quality of life. Juvederm is a simple way to rejuvenate skin without invasive surgery or downtime. Contact us to learn more.