Juvederm® Family of Dermal Fillers
Juvederm® is the #1 selling dermal filler in the U.S. and was FDA-approved in 2006 for reducing and softening facial wrinkles, folds and volumizing lips. It’s been used successfully in millions of treatments worldwide. Juvederm® reduces the appearance of wrinkles by filling in or plumping up the skin, and helps to eliminate visible signs of aging with very little downtime or discomfort.
Juvederm® is a synthetic product made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance in the body that delivers nutrients, adds volume, nourishes and hydrates the skin. As we age, the body’s ability to produce and retain HA and other substances diminishes. Due to reduced amounts of HA, you may notice your skin becoming drier, thinner and more fragile with wrinkles and folds appearing around the eyes, nose and mouth area.
Hyaluronic dermal fillers such as Juvederm® have an excellent safety profile and have been used in cosmetic procedures for over 20 years. These fillers are temporary, often lasting anywhere from 6-24 months*, however, receiving repeat or touch-up injections of Juvederm® fillers may lead to prolonged, cumulative benefits. People often notice that their skin looks more refreshed, brighter and smoother even as the product is wearing off.
Prior to treatment, the skin is thoroughly cleansed and numbed with topical anesthetic. Juvederm® products are expertly injected into the skin with a fine needle or cannula. Juvederm® syringes also contain a small amount of lidocaine which allows numbing of the area and a more comfortable treatment. The treatment often takes less than 30 minutes and people are generally allowed to go back to normal activity. It could result in some mild swelling or bruising but most people find that the downtime with most injectable treatments are minimal, averaging around 48 hours*.
Juvederm® XC-Ultra and Ultra Plus
As one of the first fillers in the collection of Juvederm® products, Juvederm® XC (Ultra Plus) was FDA-approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, which are often called parentheses or smile lines. These lines develop as a result of aging, illness, weight loss, genetics and volume loss in the cheeks and upper face. Juvederm® XC (Ultra Plus) has been proven to last up to one year but many people experience a need for less product with each injection session, suggesting that some positive benefits are much longer lasting.
Juvederm® XC (Ultra) is also approved for injection into the lips and mouth area. Juvederm® XC (Ultra) is very effective for enhancing thin or receding lips and can add shape and contour. Results of Juvederm® XC (Ultra) for lips can last up to nine months before touch-up injections may be needed.
Many factors contribute to a youthful-looking face. One factor, in particular, is a full and lifted cheek structure. As we age, the cheeks start to lose volume and shape while descending south. This leads to a sunken appearance around the eyes, flattening of the cheeks as well as wrinkles and folds around the mouth. Unfortunately, cosmetics and skin care products do nothing to restore cheek fullness.
In 2013, Juvederm® Voluma became the first and only dermal filler FDA-approved to correct volume loss in the midface for up to 2 years. Using a patented VYCROSS® technology, Juvederm® Voluma contains an efficiently and tightly crossed-linked hyaluronic acid gel, which contributes to its lifting capacity and duration.
Juvederm® Voluma injections can lift and contour cheeks in both men and women to help create a more structured and youthful appearance. The results* are subtle yet immediately noticeable and may last up to 2 years untouched. With smaller maintenance sessions you could even experience several years of correction or slowing of the visible aging process. While your friends keep getting older, you continue to look the same!
Approved in 2017, Juvederm® Vollure was created using the same VYCROSS® technology in order to fill in or lift the folds around the mouth. Juvederm® Vollure has been proven to last up to 18 months making this filler the longest lasting HA filler for this area. People are pleased to report an immediate improvement in their nasolabial folds with very little swelling or downtime.
Many people are bothered by unattractive lines and wrinkles around the lips. Smoking, UV/sun exposure and general aging contribute to this stubborn problem. Volbella, another Juvederm® VYCROSS® filler, was especially created to address fine, whispery lines around the lips due to its soft, smooth gel consistency. Results are natural-looking and can last up to 1 year or longer with touch-ups.
Which Juvederm® is right for me?
Knowing which type of Juvederm® is right for you can take years of research and experience. It’s important to choose the right filler for the right area as well as taking into consideration budget, how long the treatment lasts, downtime and many other factors. At Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie, our expert providers take the time to address and evaluate your concerns and develop a plan that’s perfectly tailored for you.
Contact Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie today to schedule a personalized, free consultation to determine if the Juvederm® Family of Dermal Filler is right for you.