What is the Juvéderm® Family of Fillers?
The Juvéderm® family of dermal fillers are injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that can be used around the face and jawline to reduce or remove the appearance of wrinkles or volume loss. Each filler has a specific formula for a distinct purpose. At Cosmetic Laser Solutions, we offer Juvéderm® Ultra XC, Juvéderm® Volbella, Juvéderm® Vollure, and Juvéderm® Voluma.
What Are the Differences Between Fillers?
Juvéderm® fillers are formulated slightly differently for a few reasons. First, the thickness and viscosity varies to produce different results, such as thicker gels for filling volume loss, and thinner gels for a soft, even appearance. Second, different formulas produce different results. If two formulas can be used for similar enhancement goals, one may be longer lasting and therefore be the preferred option.
Juvéderm® Ultra XC is for filling in the lips for lip augmentation. This can help correct wrinkles in and around the lips caused by the aging process, as well as to create a symmetrical, pouty appearance. Juvéderm® Ultra can also be used throughout the face depending on the type and severity of wrinkle correction needed. This formula can last 3 to 4 months before needing a touchup appointment.
Juvéderm® Voluma can last up to two years. It increases the volume of the cheek skin thanks to its thick gel formula. This helps reduce the appearance of hollowness or thinness in the cheek that comes with age.
Juvéderm® Vollure can be used to correct the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds throughout the face, such as nasolabial lines. This formula gives our certified injectors another option for facial wrinkles to customize treatment for each person’s desired results.
Juvéderm® Volbella is specifically designed for lip augmentation to produce ideal lip shape and appearance, helping smooth out lines in the lips like so-called “smoker’s lips.” Volbella lasts up to twelve months in most patients.
Getting a Juvéderm® Filler
The experts will enquire about your cosmetic end goal expectations before they start the treatment. It is a minimally invasive surgery that lasts between 15 minutes and an hour. For effective results, the doctor may tell you to avoid drinking alcohol or smoking before the treatment. Also, avoid medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and St. John’s wort before the treatment.
Tips For Recovery After Injections
Juvéderm® works by adding mass into facial tissues, so expect the treated area to become swollen. Depending on which type of Juvéderm® injection you took, the swelling can take 2 weeks to subside. Once it does, you get to see the expected results. Some common tips to ensure the best results include:
- Avoid massaging the treated area for about two weeks.
- Avoid make-up for the 24 hours after the procedure.
- If you notice unfavorable swelling on the treated area, apply a cold compress to it.
- For lips treatment, avoid drinking from a straw immediately after the treatment.
- Try to keep away from excessive heat such as hot showers and the sauna.
What Does It Not Treat?
A Juvéderm® filler will not work on a dynamic wrinkle. Dynamic wrinkles are those that only appear when making certain facial expressions, such as smiling. Juvéderm® will only help with static wrinkles that occur due to age or loss of facial volume. Hyaluronic acid fillers work by attracting and trapping water molecules in the treated location, which is why they should not be used in the thin skin around the eyes.
Schedule an Appointment With Cosmetic Laser Solutions in Boston
Juvéderm® requires regular touch-up appointments for outstanding results. Cosmetic Laser Solutions Medspa has experts such as Dr. Patrick Marasco, who provides excellent results with no downtime in a quick, 30-minute procedure with a personalized Juvéderm® filler. For more information, get in touch with us today by calling, texting, or contacting us online.