Juvederm products, including the latest line of Juvederm XC, are formulated to restore or augment volume, definition, and hydration anywhere on the face. Each gel formula is designed to provide the ideal consistency and molecule size to treat specific target areas. So, while Juvederm Voluma successfully treats sunken cheeks and loss of facial volume, Volbella adds contour and definition to the lips. Vollure, on the other hand, is ideally suited for filling in nasolabial folds, otherwise known as parentheses lines, that run from the nose to the lips. Other uses for Juvederm products include eradicating fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and brows, as well as sagging skin in the cheeks and lower face.
- Plump thin lips
- Replenish lost volume
- Reduce facial wrinkles and creases
- Enhance the shape of nose
- Restore a more youthful appearance
- Create a fuller appearance to the cheeks
- Create a more defined chin and jawline
The Juvederm line of injectables was originally developed to replace collagen with HA, which is smoother and easier to direct during treatment, eliminating the lumpiness associated with older dermal fillers. Juvederm is softer, more pliable, and feels more natural to the touch than other fillers, making it the preferred choice among our Houston area patients. Juvederm also lasts more than three times as long as collagen and provides ongoing benefits as skin becomes more hydrated over time, increasing the visible improvements of each treatment for several weeks.
Ultra Plus XC
Juvéderm Voluma is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), the same soft gel that is made by the body and is also found in other popular dermal fillers. However, Voluma is different in how it is made, making it the most viscous of the Juvéderm products. Its specific properties allow Voluma to be injected deep to enhance volume and produce a lifting effect. Voluma is also different as it has much longer longevity. In clinical studies, Voluma’s effects lasted up to two years.
Voluma is an excellent option for patients of any age to improve the appearance of their cheeks and achieve balanced facial features. Some uses include:
- Restore natural-looking volume in the cheeks
- Enhance the cheek contour
- Subtly lift the lower face
- Improve the appearance of jowls or deep lines
- Enhance chin contour
Juvéderm Vollure was developed to treat moderate to severe lines and wrinkles in the mid to lower face. Compared to other Juvéderm products, Vollure contains a moderate amount of hyaluronic acid, falling just between Volbella and Voluma regarding their HA content and consistency. Juvéderm Vollure is specifically intended to fill in lines and wrinkles that can develop through the cheeks or near the mouth due to volume loss over time. It is intended to create a naturally youthful look without requiring surgery. On average, Vollure results will last about 18 months.
Vollure is useful for lines and wrinkles, including:
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Oral commissures (wrinkles at the corners of the mouth)
- Under-eye hollows
The new Juvederm Volbella is an injectable treatment designed for women with thin and aging lips who desire more lip definition but not excessive volume. Juvederm Volbella is specifically formulated for the lips and perioral area. Because Juvederm Volbella is the finest hyaluronic acid filler on the market, it is ideal for filling frustrating fine lines around the lips and adding the most precise definition to the lip. Volbella can be injected along the entire surface of the lip to create a hydrated, youthful lip while maintaining softness and a natural feel. Juvederm Volbella treatment can rejuvenate the lip to a naturally beautiful shape in just minutes without making it look overdone or unnatural.
Juvederm Volbella can be used to treat the following areas:
- Erases fine lines around the mouth
- Defines lip border
- Contours and plumps the lips
- Creates hydrated, youthful lip look
- Corrects lip asymmetry
The FDA approved Volbella in June of 2016 to be a safe and effective treatment for perioral rhytids (lip fine lines) and thin, poorly defined lips. Juvederm Volbella is a superb choice for almost anyone and is safe for women and men over 21. It should, however, be avoided by anyone pregnant or breastfeeding or with an allergic reaction to lidocaine or gram-positive bacteria or a history of significant scarring.
Juvéderm Ultra XC is designed to treat wrinkles and lines near the mouth or increase the lips’ volume, especially for patients who have seen their lips thin out as they age. Ultra XC is also a great option for patients of any age looking for a non-surgical lip augmentation procedure to achieve fuller lips. The product has a slightly firmer or more resilient consistency than other Juvéderm options while maintaining flexibility and gel-like texture. Juvéderm Ultra XC results typically last up to a year.
Some uses for Juvéderm Ultra XC include:
- Fuller or more proportionate lips
- Parentheses lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Lip lines
Ultra Plus XC
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is used to add fullness to the lips and treat moderate to severe lines and folds that are caused by volume loss over time. The product has a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, making it plump and long-lasting while offering a smooth gel consistency that moves well within the skin. This creates a natural look while improving facial contours, restoring youthful volume, and reducing wrinkles. On average, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC results can last for a year or more.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is useful for:
- Lip plumping
- Nasolabial folds
- Shaping and enhancing the cheeks or chin
- Smile lines
- Filling sunken in temples
WHO IS BEST CANDIDATE FOR LIP INJECTIONS?
Any healthy adult over the age of 22 looking to improve the shape and volume of their lips is a good candidate for lip injection.
WHICH FILLER IS BEST FOR LIPS?
Hyaluronic acid or HA filler is the best filler for lips. HA filler produces a natural, soft and temporary result. Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Volbella, along with Restylane Silk and Restylane Refine, are a few of the brand name fillers most suitable for the lips. Currently, there is also a new Versa filler available for lip injections.
WHO SHOULD I SEE FOR LIP INJECTIONS?
It would be best if you looked for an experienced plastic surgeon, dermatologist, or experienced nurse injector to deliver your filler injections.
How long do juvederm fillers last?
With repeated injections, hyaluronic acid enhances the body’s creation of collagen and produces longer-lasting results. This means that with Juvederm you can maintain your beautiful results in some cases for up to 12 months.
Who Can Benefit From Juvederm Voluma Injections?
Juvederm Voluma is an excellent treatment for anyone looking to enhance their cheek shape. Volume loss in the cheek is the first sign of aging, and restoring the youthful cheek contour can do wonders and rejuvenate the appearance of the entire face. Additionally, Voluma is a superb product to help create cheek definition and balance facial features in a patient of any age.
How Long Does Juvederm Voluma Last?
Just as other HA fillers, Voluma is absorbed by the body over time. However, Juvederm Voluma has the longest duration and has been clinically proven to last up to two years when administered by an experienced provider.
Volumas long-lasting effects make it an outstanding economical option for patients to enhance their cheeks without needing surgical interventions such as facial implants.
What Are the Risks of Juvederm Filler?
The Juvederm collection has been shown to be safe and effective. The most common side effects include tenderness, redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. These are temporary and resolve within few weeks.
Do Juvederm Injections Hurt?
Most patients describe a mild pinching sensation and pressure as the volume is added. Dr. Bachilo will also use anesthetics and ice as needed to make the treatment as comfortable for you as possible. Some Juvederm fillers also have an anesthetic (lidocaine) already added to the syringe to increase your comfort during treatment further.
Can Juvederm be reversed?
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm can be reversed by injecting an enzyme known as hyaluronidase.
Can Juvederm be used under the eyes?
Some patients may benefit from Juvederm injections below the eyes to address hollows or dark circles.
Does Juvederm migrate?
Juvederm migration is rare. However, it is possible for the product to move below the skin within the first few days before it has bonded with your natural tissue. It is important to choose an experienced injector such as a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Does Juvederm work immediately?
Juvederm immediately adds volume below the skin. However, you will likely see some mild and temporary swelling. Final results are typically seen after two weeks.
Does Juvederm have lidocaine?
Juvederm includes a small amount of lidocaine in its formula. This allows for more comfortable injections.
Will Juvederm help jowls?
Juvederm can be used to improve the appearance of jowls by increasing volume below the sagging skin. A firmer, thicker formula such as Juvederm Voluma is usually preferred for injections in the jawline area.
Will Juvederm cause bruising?
Injections including Juvederm can cause slight bruising at the injection site. Your injector will take care to avoid unnecessary bruising and give you the advice to prevent any side effects after your treatment.