Sun exposure, an imperfect diet, and aging can all have a negative impact on your skin’s appearance. Over time, your skin begins to lose it’s natural hyaluronic acid and collagen, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and an overall loss of fullness and elasticity. But don’t stress, as there’s great news – today’s dermal fillers can effectively restore volume to these troubling, aging areas.
Dermal fillers have become exceedingly popular because they can deliver a great improvement and rejuvenation of your look, while your face remains completely natural looking. Fillers can be a very important component of your anti-aging plan, as there are simply no other treatments that will re-volumize the face.
Today’s Top Fillers
Juvederm by Allergan is a family of facial fillers frequently used to replenish hyaluronic acid and collagen that has been lost during the aging process. They work by giving volume to your skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and hollowed, thinning skin. They can also be used to enhance and define lips, cheeks, chin, and even the jaw line. Even better, hyaluronic acid injections have been shown to stimulate the body’s collagen production. Best of all, the results are typically instant, natural looking, and there is very little down time after the treatment procedure.
Which Areas Can Be Treated With Juvederm?
Juvederm can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, as well as deeper lines, creases and wrinkles. Most importantly, it can be used to re-volumize areas of the face that have lost volume over time. Here’s what can happen: as we age, we can lose elasticity and volume, eventually leading to a droopy appearance to our skin. Juvederm fillers can be used to address lost volume in the temples, glabella (frown) lines, marionette lines, cheeks, lips, nose, and chin. It can be used to improve scars such as depressed acne scars. It addition, it can also be used to improve the appearance of excessively thin earlobes. Just like other parts of the face, our earlobes can lose volume and Juvederm can rejuvenate the appearance of this area.
Dermal fillers are also often used to contour the jawline from the curve of the mandible to the chin. One beneficial side effect to jawline and chin contouring is that it can often lessen the appearance of a double-chin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural, complex biochemical found in all living cells and an important component of the skin, along with collagen and elastin. HA retains water much like a sponge, absorbing more than 1,000 times its weight. This helps to attract and maintain water in place, hydrating your skin and increasing its youthful volume.
Juvederm is a family of dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid that smooths wrinkles and restores youthful volume with little-to-no down time. It is one of the most popular fillers available today and it is made by Allergan.
There are several different types of Juvederm, each with different consistency and longevity. Some are better suited for volumizing the cheeks whereas other are better suited for enhancing the lips; some may last only 4-6 months, whereas others may last 12-18 months.
Vycross technology is the latest innovation in the Juvederm family of filler products. This innovative technology uses a combination of 90% low and 10% high molecular weight hyaluronic acid with a cross-linked formula, resulting in a formula that is stronger than any dermal fillers before it. This special hyaluronic acid takes much more time for the body to break down, leading to longer lasting results. Most other hyaluronic acid fillers are primarily high molecular weight hyaluronic acid.
The next generation of dermal fillers have arrived – smoother and longer lasting than ever. There are five Juvederm fillers that use Vycross technology: Voluma, Volbella, Volux, Volite, and Volift.
Voluma – restores volume to chin, cheeks, and the cheekbone. Lasts 12 months or more.
Volbella – designed specifically for very natural-looking lip augmentation. Lasts up to 12 months.
Volift – for lips and nasolabial folds. Last 12 months or more.
Results are typically instant. In most cases, patients will see an immediate improvement in the treatment area. Most people need only one treatment to achieve an optimal outcome. Supplemental or touch-up treatments may be required to achieve and maintain the desired look.
Most patients report only minimal discomfort during treatment. First off, the injections are performed using a very fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. In addition, most Juvederm formulas feature a local anesthetic mixed into the solution which helps to further minimize any discomfort.
- Inflammatory reactions such as redness and/or erythema may occur, which may be accompanied by stinging or pain. These reactions may last up to one week
- Swelling or small bumps may develop at the injection site
- Bruising at the injection site
- Very rare cases of discolouration of the injection site have been reported in some cases
- Rare cases of necrosis
A treatment with dermal fillers requires minimal downtime and most patients return to their normal routines immediately. Many even get their procedure during their lunch hour break.
Dermal fillers from Juvederm are injected into the skin to help effectively reduce the signs of aging, and even augment features you may not be satisfied with. Treatment sessions are typically under one hour, and with minimal side effects, many patients receive their treatment on a break and head back to work immediately after.