We offer many options to correct bothersome wrinkles, and Juvederm is one of the newest and most exciting. While some wrinkle correction procedures focus on improving skin tone or relaxing the muscles of the face, Juvederm falls into the “fillers” class of skin treatments. This means we inject a solution directly into lines and wrinkles, plumping them up and smoothing the skin.
While other fillers are based in collagen, Juvederm is created from hyaluronic acid. This substance is found naturally within the human body, and therefore is not toxic and will not cause allergic reactions.
The 5 Types of Juvederm
Juvederm Voluma XC
As part of the natural aging process, skin begins to wrinkle, sag, and lose volume. The unwanted results of gravity can vary from of jowls and drooping cheeks, to a persistent look of being tired or sad. Juvederm Voluma XC is an injectable gel that restores volume to your cheeks, allowing it to experience a subtle lift and give you a more youthful appearance without an invasive surgical procedure.
Juvederm Voluma XC is the only FDA-approved filler for your cheeks and the results can last up to two years.
Juvederm Volbella XC
Juvederm Volbella XC injectable gel provides lip augmentation for correction of perioral lines, often called lipstick lines, vertical lip lines, or lip wrinkles. It is injected directly into and around the lips using an ultra-fine needle. It temporarily plumps the lips and smooths the appearance of lines around the mouth. Juvederm Volbella XC is available either in a full syringe (1.0) or half syringe (0.5), depending on the quantity you need or desire.
Lidocaine is mixed with Juvederm Volbella XC in order to make the injections more comfortable and treatments last for up to 1 year.
Juvederm Ultra XC
Juvederm Ultra XC is also an injectable gel that temporarily adds more fullness and plumps thin lips—whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips. While similar to Volbella, Juvederm Ultra XC is more for lip fullness and Volbella is used more commonly for wrinkles and lines.
Lidocaine is mixed with Juvederm Ultra XC in order to make the injections more comfortable and treatments last for up to 1 year.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
FDA approved in 2006, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC corrects moderate to severe wrinkles and folds that tend to become more prominent as we age. This includes those laugh lines around the nose and mouth known as nasolabial folds. Ultra Plus is injected into these areas to temporarily add volume to the skin, resulting in smoother surface.
One treatment of Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can last for up to 1 year.
Juvederm Vollure XC
Juvederm Vollure XC also adds temporary volume to the facial wrinkles for a smoother appearance to the face. It can be used around the nose and mouth area, similar to Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. Lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain.
Treatments of Juvederm Vollure XC have been shown to last up to 18 months.
Additional Benefits of Juvederm
Juvederm provides long-lasting results. While all fillers operate based upon a similar concept, studies have shown that Juvederm provides results that last longer. However, the results are not permanent, so you will need repeat treatments to maintain your results. Most patients are comforted by the idea that they are not permanently wed to their results; if for some reason you aren’t satisfied, the effects of Juvederm do eventually fade, and you can try other treatments in the future.
Juvederm is versatile. Juvederm can be used to treat wrinkles on your forehead, lines around your mouth, and creases on the cheeks or beside your eyes. This filler can also be injected into the lips, to create a fuller mouth. Juvederm is even effective in improving the appearance of scars, such as acne scars which cause small depressions in the skin.
Juvederm isn’t right for every patient. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, it is better to wait or use another type of wrinkle treatment. Juvederm might not work on severe scars, or if your skin is very thin or loose. Call our office to schedule an appointment, and we can assess whether Juvederm is right for you.