Juvéderm®, a Number of Options for Volume Replacement
- Posted on: Jul 30 2018
As our skin thins and becomes less hydrated with age (especially in toasty Arizona) it is more prone to developing wrinkles and creases. And for most people, these are the signs of aging that they fret about.
But it’s volume loss that really shows your age. Don’t agree? Look at a photo of yourself when you were 20 and again at 50. While there are surely wrinkles, particularly if you’ve had lots of sun exposure, what probably jumps out is the hollow cheeks, sagging skin, thinning lips, and other issues caused by a loss of volume.
Between the ever-decreasing production of collagen (the skin’s structural support protein) and the ceaseless tug of gravity, it seems everything is going south.
That’s why we offer the Juvéderm® family of dermal fillers — to replace lost volume.
What is Juvéderm®?
Most people who’ve done any reading on aging have heard of hyaluronic acid. It is a naturally occurring substance in the bodies of humans (and most other mammals) that is responsible for binding with water molecules under the skin to hydrate, plump, and firm the skin.
All the Juvéderm® fillers are hyaluronic acid based. For this reason Juvéderm® is classified as a naturally derived filler, versus other “synthetic” fillers.
What do the different Juvéderm® fillers address?
- Juvéderm® XC
When you’re making an aside in your writing parentheses come in handy, but on your face they are not welcome. These are the creases on the side of the mouth that look like parentheses. Nasolabial folds run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Juvéderm® XC adds volume beneath the skin to smooth these lines and folds. This was the original Juvéderm® product, before the line was extended.
- Juvéderm® Voluma XC
Doctors may call it “age-related midface volume loss;” you call it sagging cheeks. Over time as you lose the collagen to support your skin and as your underlying muscles weaken, your cheeks flatten. Juvéderm® Voluma XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. Plump cheeks are generally considered to be a tenet of a younger look.
- Juvéderm®Ultra XC
You may not think about your lips with facial aging, but our lips lose volume just like everywhere else. They become thinner as we get older. Plus, some women just have thin lips. Juvéderm® Ultra XC is designed to plump thin lips.
- Juvéderm®Volbella XC
This addition to the Juvederm family is relatively new, coming on the market in the summer of 2016. Whereas Ultra XC adds fullness and plumps thin lips, Volbella XC is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
How long does Juvéderm® last?
All four Juvéderm® formulations are long lasting. Plus, future injections usually need less product to achieve the same results.
- Juvéderm®Voluma XC provides the longest-lasting hyaluronic acid filler results, restoring cheek volume for up to two years.
- Juvéderm®XC treats the wrinkles and lines around your mouth for up to one year.
- Juvéderm®Ultra XC plumps the lips for up to one year, with 78 percent of people treated expressing satisfaction with their lips after one year.
- Juvéderm®Volbella XC adds subtle volume for one year, with 80 percent of people treated reporting improved satisfaction with their lips one year after treatment.
Want to do something about your volume loss? Call the team at Infinity Health & Wellness, (480) 427-4305, and let’s see which Juvéderm® filler would be right for you.
Posted in: Dermal Fillers