Juvéderm is one of the original dermal fillers, first approved by the FDA in 2006. Since that introduction, Juvéderm has been used millions of times all around the world for treatment of lines and creases on the mid to lower face. Over the years, the Juvéderm line has been expanded to target different areas of the face.
We offer the following Juvéderm dermal fillers, Juvéderm Ultra XC, Juvéderm Ultra Plus, Juvéderm Voluma XC, and Juvéderm Ultra XC.
What is Juvederm?
Juvéderm is classified as a “natural” dermal filler. That’s because it is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body responsible for hydrating, plumping, and firming the skin. Hyaluronic acid does this by binding with over 1,000 times its weight in water.
When we inject any of the Juvéderm fillers under a line or area of volume loss, the hyaluronic acid in its formulation instantly binds with nearby water molecules. This creates instant volume, which elevates the area to return contour in an area such as the cheeks or to push the skin up to erase smile or other lines.
The Juvéderm Fillers We Offer
Juvederm Ultra XC
Most people don’t think of their lips as having lost volume, but our lips thin as we get older, just like our skin. Plus, some women aren’t satisfied with the fullness or their lips. Juvederm Ultra XC provides or returns fullness and fills the vertical wrinkles that form on our lips. This was the first dermal filler created for the lips.
JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS XC
When it's time to address deeper lines and facial contours, turn to Juvederm Ultra Plus, available at Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa. Our dedicated experts are committed to helping you achieve a more dramatic transformation without surgery. Juvederm Ultra Plus, an FDA-approved dermal filler, is designed to target stubborn lines and areas that require a bit more attention. With immediate and long-lasting results, this safe and non-invasive treatment will leave you feeling rejuvenated and confident. Say hello to a more defined and youthful you with Juvederm Ultra Plus.
Juvederm Voluma XC
We may call it “age-related mid-face volume loss” but you simply know it as sagging cheeks. Over time, as you lose the collagen to support your skin and as your underlying muscles weaken, your cheeks flatter. Juvederm Voluma XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. Plump cheeks are a tenet of a younger look.
Juvederm Volux XC
JUVÉDERM® VOLUX™ XC is the newest member of the JUVÉDERM® Collection. Volux XC is an injectable gel designed for deep injections aimed at enhancing the jawline, whether it's to address jowls or refine contour definition in adult patients. With the addition of this new dermal filler to the Juvederm collection, Volux XC can create a smooth, natural-looking, and long-lasting contour that lasts up to twelve months with treatment.
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How Long Do Results from Juvederm Fillers last?
The duration of most injectables varies somewhat based on the individual patients' metabolism. Still, there are some general measures of the durability of these products.
- Juvederm Voluma XC is the longest-lasting hyaluronic filler, restoring cheek volume for 12-24 months
- Juvederm Ultra XC, Ultra Plus XC, and Volux XC last from 9-12 months.
Juvederm – Before & After
Who is an ideal candidate for Juvéderm fillers?
Whether one of the Juvéderm fillers is right for you depends upon the type of wrinkles you’re seeking to erase and where they occur.
Juvéderm XC targets the area around the lower nose down through the skin surrounding the mouth. It is used on smile lines, marionette lines, parentheses lines, and sunken corners of the mouth. Voluma XC returns volume to sunken cheeks. Ultra XC adds volume and definition to the lips and erases barcode lines. And because Juvéderm is made from hyaluronic acid, which naturally exists in our bodies, any allergic reactions are very rare.
How safe is Juvéderm?
As mentioned above, the first Juvéderm filler, Juvéderm XC, was approved by the FDA in 2006. To gain that approval, research had to prove the safety and effectiveness of the filler. Since 2006, Juvéderm and the other fillers in the line have been injected millions of times and have proven to be safe.
Reactions to any Juvéderm filler are exceedingly rare because the primary ingredient is hyaluronic acid, and hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body.
Additionally, in the event that a patient is dissatisfied with the appearance of the injected area, we have the option to administer hyaluronidase, an enzyme that promptly dissolves the hyaluronic acid, restoring the skin to its previous state. Any potential redness or minor swelling at the injection sites typically dissipates rapidly, with immediate and noticeable results.
How does Juvéderm compare to Botox?
Juvéderm fillers only work on what are called “static” wrinkles. These wrinkles are caused by declining collagen production, sun damage, personal habits, and other environmental factors. Static wrinkles show themselves at all times, as they are due to skin damage. They occur on the mid to lower face.
The other type of wrinkle is known as the “dynamic wrinkle.” These are the result of repeated muscle contractions when we form common expressions such as showing surprise or frowning. Over the years as our collagen production declines, our skin thins, and we make these muscle contractions hundreds of thousands of times, wrinkles start to form on the surface skin above these muscles. These are crow’s feet at the outside of the eyes, frown lines between your eyebrows, and forehead lines. Botox is the solution for dynamic wrinkles, as it relaxes the underlying muscle causing the wrinkle. Juvéderm XC and other dermal fillers don’t work on dynamic wrinkles, and Botox doesn’t’ work on static wrinkles.
How many Juvéderm sessions will I need?
The number of individual injections you will need depends upon the wrinkle, crease, or volume loss you’re treating. This applies to each of these fillers. The cost of each Juvéderm filler is based on the amount of filler used, and this varies depending on the treatment area and your individual circumstances.
Typically, these are single-session treatments; they don’t require multiple injection sessions. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll enjoy your results for 1-2 years, depending on the filler and the area injected.
Is there anything to avoid immediately after my Juvéderm® session?
Because the Juvéderm family of fillers is primarily made of hyaluronic acid (which occurs naturally in the body) any reactions are very rare. After your injections, you should avoid hot environments such as saunas or steamy baths until the next day. We advise patients to not squish or apply pressure or massage to the area where they have received injections, as this can spread the filler to adjacent areas where it is not wanted.
Bruising or swelling can be expected at the areas of injection, but most patients consider this a minimal or no downtime procedure.