As we age, we may find that we are losing volume in our faces – our cheeks don’t appear as plump, or we may develop lines around our mouths?
Some of us may not be ready for a facelift, while others will want to supplement the results of previous facial surgeries.. In such cases, JUVÉDERM is right for the job.
JUVÉDERM is a family of HA (hyaluronic acid) cosmetic gel filler, augmented with lidocaine, that are used to smooth wrinkles and deep creases in the face, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines as well as augment the lips and cheeks.
Feel free to contact our office to find out which JUVÉDERM product will best treat your cosmetic concerns.
JUVÉDERM® is a smooth hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that is injected beneath the skin to fill in and smooth out unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. Facial contouring can also be accomplished with JUVÉDERM to improve the facial silhouette. JUVÉDERM produces natural, subtle results while creating a more youthful appearance.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent.
By injecting HA beneath the surface of your skin, JUVÉDERM restores volume to the tissue, giving your face a smoother, more rejuvenated appearance. JUVÉDERM smooths moderate to severe lines and wrinkles for up to one year. You can see the results of dermal filler treatment immediately, with little downtime from the treatment. JUVÉDERM is suitable for all skin types and tones.
What Cosmetic Conditions Does JUVÉDERM Treat?
Collection of JUVÉDERM Dermal Fillers
JUVÉDERM ULTRA is a hyaluronic acid gel filler used to plump the lips—whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips. JUVÉDERM ULTRA may be used to augment the lips to increase fullness and adjust for asymmetry. JUVÉDERM ULTRA is best suited to treat imperfections in more delicate areas of the face, like wrinkles surrounding the lips.
JUVÉDERM ULTRA is a thinner consistency of gel than JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS, though thinner than JUVÉDERM. This allows for a middle ground in results, as it is not as drastic an augmentation as with JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS. In other words, JUVÉDERM ULTRA is a more subtle result, though more dramatic than with original JUVÉDERM. The effects of JUVÉDERM ULTRA can last up to one year.
JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS
JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS, the sister filler of JUVÉDERM ULTRA, is a hyaluronic acid gel filler that is injected into areas of the face where moderate to severe facial wrinkles occur. JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS is a thicker gel than its counterpart JUVÉDERM ULTRA, which is why it is used to correct more severe facial wrinkles, deep nasolabial folds (lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth), and marionette lines (lines from the corners of your mouth down toward your jawline) and to fill in depressed areas in the cheeks. JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface for up to one year.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA is a hyaluronic acid gel filler used to plump the facial areas in the cheeks: the apex, apple, and hollow. This reduces the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles. As it is an HA filler, the augmented area injected with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA can be shaped and molded into the desired silhouette after insertion to obtain precise results in contouring. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA contains the thickest, strongest HA gel, and it is therefore ideal for deep injection into the cheek area to get a more drastic lift and volume boost.
The ogee curve describes the curve from the cheekbone to the midface hollow, the target areas of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA. The goal of midface enhancement is to restore the ogee curve and increase the volume in the cheek while reducing the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles caused by a loss of volume due to aging. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA lasts nearly twice as long as non-HA fillers due to its formulation. Studies have shown that its volumizing effects can last up to two years under the proper conditions.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA is a hyaluronic acid gel filler that also adds volume to the lips and smooths vertical lip lines. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA can provide gentle contouring for the correction of lip asymmetry too.
In addition to wrinkle correction and adjustments for asymmetry, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA can be used to enhance cupid’s bow (the dip in the middle of the upper lip), define the lip’s natural contour by accentuating the vermillion border (outline of the lips), and treat oral commissures (where the corners of the mouth turn down.) JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA also subsequently adds a healthy, silky sheen to the lips after application.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA is a softer, smoother hyaluronic acid gel filler and therefore allows for more subtle modifications to the face than its counterparts in the JUVÉDERM line of products like JUVÉDERM ULTRA. The treatment area may be massaged gently to spread out VOLBELLA more evenly to obtain consistent results. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA can give you results that last up to one year.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE is the latest product in the JUVÉDERM line. It is a hyaluronic acid gel filler that softens moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds (lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth), and marionette lines (lines from the corners of your mouth down toward your jawline). JUVÉDERM VOLLURE may be used to smooth more severe folds and wrinkles in the face than its counterparts in the JUVÉDERM line of products.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE is noted to “move with your expressions” and achieves a very smooth and natural-looking result. This is because JUVÉDERM VOLLURE is a thinner gel consistency than JUVÉDERM VOLUMA, though thicker than JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE can create a smoother appearance in facial skin for up to 18 months, whereas original JUVÉDERM lasts up to one year.
On the day of your treatment, Dr. Anu Bajaj will use a very fine needle to gently inject the JUVÉDERM dermal filler beneath your skin. The smooth gel compound will instantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and folds by adding extra volume to your tissue. A topical numbing cream may be applied before treatment if desired.
Once beneath your skin, the HA contained in JUVÉDERM binds with water and then functions like an internal framework to support healthy skin. In particular, HA helps absorb and retain water, allowing it to serve as a type of naturally occurring internal moisturizer. The smoother, younger looking skin achieved through your JUVÉDERM treatment will last anywhere from six months to a full year, at which time additional treatments may become necessary to maintain your youthful results.
Complimenting Injectable Treatments
JUVÉDERM products are used to fill in deep wrinkles and augment certain facial features, but they aren’t quite effective at treating fine lines like crow’s feet. For these types of wrinkles that appear as a result of facial expressions, Botox can be used. The botulinum toxin present in Botox temporarily suspends muscle movement, allowing the surface skin to relax and, in turn, reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines.
JUVÉDERM and Botox are very often used in the same treatment session for overall facial rejuvenation. Click here to learn more about Botox.
Recovery and Results
The recovery period associated with JUVÉDERM treatments is minimal. Although some patients experience a slight degree of redness, puffiness, or slight soreness at injection sites, these symptoms should should resolve quickly. Occasionally, some pateints may experience mild bruising as well. Regardless, you should be able to return to normal activity immediately following treatment.
Results of any JUVÉDERM treatment can be enjoyed immediately and improve when side effects fully dissipate. The results can last between six months to a year (and sometimes longer) depending on the product, but youthful results can be maintained with routine injection sessions with Dr. Bajaj. A reversal of treatment may be performed if necessary, as hyaluronic acid can be removed by injecting an enzyme into the area to dissolve the product. This can be discussed during your consultation.
The cost of JUVÉDERM varies based on the particular filler and the treatment locations. The price will also vary if additional procedures are performed at the same time such as Botox. Dr. Bajaj will be happy to provide you with a treatment quote during a private consultation.