What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® (made by Allergan, the makers of Botox Cosmetic) is made of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, a type of sugar naturally found in your skin and connective tissues. What makes Juvederm® so special is that once it is injected into the body, Juvederm® starts absorbing water like a dry sponge and plumps up the area in which it was injected. Juvederm® is FDA approved for the treatment of moderate to severe nasolabial folds (smile lines from the nose to around the mouth), but is also often used to plump up the lips and to lessen the appearance of tired bags under the eyes.
How long does Juvederm® last?
Juvederm® has been shown to last for up to 12 months. After injection the body naturally starts breaking Juvederm® down into simple sugars and this process may take a total of 6-12 months or more to complete. In the meantime, you enjoy the benefits of decreased lines and wrinkles and increased fullness in the lips.
Does Juvederm® cause discomfort?
Juvederm® is well tolerated by most patients. Numbing creams can help with any discomfort and a local anesthetic injection is always done for sensitive areas like the lips at no extra cost.
How will I look post-treatment?
Post-treatment injection sites will have some redness and swelling. Most patients can return to work the next day without any problems. Lip augmentation with Juvederm® will look grossly enlarged for the first 24-48 hours with a return to normalcy in 3-5 days. It is recommended that you do lip augmentation with Juvederm® on a Friday, thus being able to return to work by Monday.
Can I do Juvederm® and Botox® at the same visit?
Yes. Botox® Cosmetic and dermal fillers such as Juvederm® are often used together to give the total non-surgical rejuvenation. Most patients choose to undergo both treatments at the same time to reduce the inconvenience of coming back. Others choose to do them separately for financial or other reason.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC adds volume to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks to help create a more youthful appearance. (Winner of the 2014 Allure Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award)
Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
Natural-looking lips that last
Some people simply have naturally thin lips and just want to achieve a fuller appearance. Other people have noticed their lips thinning over time and may also have seen vertical lip lines become more noticeable. Whatever your unique needs are when it comes to your lips, the JUVÉDERM® collection may be able to help.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC softens moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles to create a smoother appearance. Over time, your skin loses elasticity, which contributes to moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. While serums and creams work on the skin’s surface, JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC add volume to smooth these lines and folds, to help give you the subtle, long-lasting results you want.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC softens moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles by adding volume to the lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth to produce subtle and long-lasting results for up to 18 months.