As we age, we may find that we lose volume in our faces – our cheeks don’t appear as plump, or we may develop lines around our mouths? Some of us may not be ready for a facelift, while others will want to complement the results of previous facial surgeries. In such cases, JUVÉDERM® is right for you.
What is JUVÉDERM®
JUVÉDERM® is a family of hyaluronic acid cosmetic gel fillers combined with lidocaine. They’re used to smooth wrinkles and deep creases in the face, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. They can also be used to augment the lips and cheeks. Facial contouring can also be accomplished with JUVÉDERM® to improve the facial silhouette. JUVÉDERM® produces natural, subtle results while creating a more youthful appearance.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. By injecting hyaluronic acid beneath the surface of your skin, JUVÉDERM® restores volume to the tissue, giving your face a smoother, more rejuvenated appearance.
Conditions JUVÉDERM® Can Treat
JUVÉDERM filler can treat a wide variety of conditions:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Thin or small lips
- Vertical lip lines above and around the lips
- Other lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Sunken cheeks or temples
- Hollow under eyes
- Thin skin on the back of the hands
JUVÉDERM® Collection of Dermal Fillers
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA may be used to augment the lips to increase fullness and adjust for asymmetry. It’s best suited to treat imperfections in more delicate areas of the face, like wrinkles surrounding the lips.
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS
JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS, the sister filler of JUVÉDERM® ULTRA. It is injected into areas of the face where moderate to severe facial wrinkles occur. JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS is a thicker gel than JUVÉDERM® ULTRA because it is used to correct more severe facial wrinkles, deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines and to fill in depressed areas in the cheeks.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA is a hyaluronic acid gel filler used to plump the facial areas in the cheeks: the apex, apple, and hollow. This reduces the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA targets this area to restore the ogee curve and increase the volume in the cheek while reducing sagging skin and wrinkles caused aging. Studies have shown that its volumizing effects can last up to two years under the proper conditions.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA is a hyaluronic acid gel filler that also adds volume to the lips and smoothes vertical lip lines. JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA can provide gentle contouring for the correction of lip asymmetry. JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA also subsequently adds a healthy, silky sheen to the lips after application.
Compared to other gels, JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA is a softer, smoother hyaluronic acid gel filler and allows for more subtle modifications to the face than its counterparts. The treatment area may be massaged gently to spread the filler evenly to obtain consistent results. JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA results that last up to one year.
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE is the latest product in the JUVÉDERM® line. It softens moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds (lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth), and marionette lines (lines from the corners of your mouth down toward your jawline). JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE moves with your expressions and achieves a very smooth and natural-looking result. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE can create a smoother appearance in facial skin for up to 18 months.
JUVÉDERM® Injection Process
A very fine needle is used to gently inject a JUVÉDERM® filler beneath skin. The smooth gel compound will instantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and folds by adding extra volume to your tissue. A topical numbing cream may be applied before treatment if desired.
Once beneath your skin, the hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM® binds with water and then functions like an internal framework to support healthy skin. It helps absorb and retain water, allowing it to serve as a type of naturally occurring internal moisturizer.
Recovery and Results
The recovery period associated with JUVÉDERM treatments is minimal. Although some patients experience a slight degree of redness, puffiness, or slight soreness at injection sites, these symptoms should resolve quickly. Occasionally, some patients may experience mild bruising as well. Regardless, you should be able to return to normal activity immediately following treatment. The results can last between six months to two years depending on the product, but youthful results can be maintained with routine injection sessions.
The cost of JUVÉDERM varies based on the filler and the treatment locations. The price will also vary if additional procedures are performed at the same time.