As you get older, it is inevitable that your skin will naturally begin to slow production of the essential building blocks that help maintain its volume and structure—collagen and hyaluronic acid. While collagen helps skin keep its form, hyaluronic acid acts as a magnet for moisture in your cells and keeps your skin looking hydrated, smooth and supple throughout your youth. As those levels of hyaluronic acid deplete and environmental factors, as well as genetics, start to take their toll, the skin begins to lose that moisture and the telltale signs of aging begin to emerge: drooping cheeks, wrinkles and thinning lips.
Nonsurgical Juvéderm treatments have been effectively helping patients combat the aging process using a specialized collection of dermal hyaluronic acid fillers. Each filler within the Juvéderm family contains a unique formulation of hyaluronic acid gel that works to add volume, smooth lines and plump up a specific area of your face without the need for surgery or downtime.
What Concerns Can Be Treated?
Juvéderm dermal fillers are frequently among the top-requested injectable fillers containing hyaluronic acid in the U.S. and are even among the most popular injectables used worldwide. While each Juvéderm product is designed to restore volume and moisture to the skin while also stimulating new collagen production from within, they each work slightly differently to target specific areas of concern.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is a soft injectable gel specifically used to restore facial fullness and volume, minimizing the appearance of moderate to severe folds and wrinkles that can occur over time. The most common concerns this filler treats are the deep folds that occur around the nose and mouth, often referred to as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It may also be utilized to add fullness to naturally thin lips or to plump up lips that have thinned out with aging.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC can be used to treat:
- Lines that extend from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial folds)
- Lines that extend from the corner of the mouth to the chin (marionette lines)
- Volume loss in the cheeks
- Thin lips
Juvéderm Voluma XC
Juvéderm Voluma XC is a specially formulated filler that is used to address volume loss and sagging in the cheeks and midface that occurs with age, or what is commonly referred to as the “midface descent.” Voluma works to provide a subtle lift to cheeks that have begun to fall and restores fullness to the face for a more youthful facial contour. It also has the added benefit of being one of the few fillers that can last up to two years.
Juvéderm Voluma XC can be used to treat:
- Volume loss in cheeks
- Sagging cheeks
- Hollows under the eye (tear troughs)
Juvéderm Volbella XC
While many Juvéderm filler products can be used to augment the lips subtly, Juvéderm Volbella XC was explicitly developed for patients who wish to add volume to the lips as well as smooth over fine lines present on the lips and surrounding areas. Younger patients who simply want to enhance their lips’ fullness will need to be at least 21 years of age to undergo this treatment.
Juvéderm Volbella XC can be used to treat:
- Thin lips
- Fine lines present around the mouth (lipstick lines or smoker’s lines)
- Fine lines present on the lip’s tissue
Juvéderm Vollure XC
Juvéderm Vollure XC is an injectable filler that is used to address concerns with moderate to severe facial folds present around the nose and mouth. This dermal filler is injected directly into the areas of your tissue where these lines occur to sufficiently fill them from within and smooth your complexion.
Juvéderm Vollure XC can be used to treat:
- Moderate to severe facial folds (nasolabial, marionette lines and parentheses lines)
- Loss of tissue volume
What Can I Expect During My Dermal Filler Treatment?
During your initial consultation, your physician will examine your medical history and carefully listen to your aesthetic concerns to determine the best Juvéderm product for you and your goals.
The actual injectable portion of the treatment typically takes between 15 minutes and one hour depending on which area or areas are being treated. Juvéderm products each contain pain-reducing local anesthesia to minimize any pain or discomfort. You may also request a topical numbing cream you are concerned about sensitivity to the injections.
What Can I Expect from My Recovery and Results?
As a quick and noninvasive cosmetic treatment, serious side effects from dermal fillers are rare. While you may experience some tenderness, bruising, redness or swelling immediately after your treatment, there is zero downtime required for recovery. Choosing a qualified and board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your injections is essential and can not only be the difference between okay results and great results, but it also limits side effects and unnecessary
The results of Juvéderm fillers are instant, and skin will look naturally softer, fuller and healthier after a single treatment. Juvéderm dermal fillers are long-lasting, restoring volume for up to one to two years depending on your treatment area and preferred Juvéderm product. Treatments may also be repeated as necessary for satisfying results that last well into the future.
Whether you desire to restore volume, smooth wrinkles or enhance the fullness of your lips, Dr. Daines, a Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon, is ready to help you treat any of your age-related concerns.
Steven M. Daines, M.D. is an accomplished double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Newport Beach who specializes in rhinoplasty and advanced facial rejuvenation including face and neck lift surgery. Board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as head and neck surgery, Dr. Daines devotes his expertise to achieving elegant, natural results for his patients in a warm, welcoming environment.