Important Facts About Juvéderm Facial Fillers
Juvéderm is one of the most popular facial fillers on the market since it can be used for everything from plumping lips to smoothing out wrinkles and even contouring jaws. Juvéderm actually refers to a family of several different facial filler formulas, each designed for very specific anti-aging and skin rejuvenating purposes.
If you are considering continue Juvéderm facial fillers, continue reading for important information you need to know before your dermal filler appointment at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ.
What Juvéderm Facial Fillers Do
Losing volume in one’s face is one of the biggest contributors to looking older. But with the aid of injectable Juvéderm facial fillers, our Scottsdale, AZ patients are able to look healthier, happier, and more youthful than ever!
FDA approved Juvéderm facial fillers can add volume back to almost every area of the face that has become wrinkled or lined, or that has lost volume due to the subcutaneous fat loss that results from aging. Juvéderm fillers are also becoming a popular treatment to restore volume and smoothness to aging hands.
Juvéderm facial fillers can also be used to make lips look fuller or more symmetrical, and the newest formula of Juvéderm facial fillers has recently been specifically designed to add firm volume and definition to the jawline.
How Juvéderm Facial Fillers Work
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is an organic sugar molecule that occurs naturally within human skin. It is essential to the moisture and elasticity of the skin. HA holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water and binds water to the skin cells, infusing all layers of the skin with rejuvenating moisture that keeps skin plump, smooth and elastic.
But as a person gets older, the levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin can diminish significantly – due to hormone decline, sun damage, poor diet, and exposure to environmental toxins such as air pollution and cigarette smoke. This can result in more intense wrinkling, sagging and volume loss.
Juvéderm facial fillers are made of hyaluronic acid – virtually identical to the Hyaluronic acid found in human skin. When it is injected into the face, lips or hands, it holds up to a thousand times its weight in water – naturally plumping the skin and filling in wrinkles and lines.
Where Juvéderm Facial Fillers Can be Injected
As the temple, lips, and cheeks are among the most susceptible to volume loss with age, many Scottsdale patients choose to have Juvéderm injected in these areas.
Nasolabial folds (the scientific term for “smile lines”) can also be treated with Juvéderm, as can wrinkles at the corners of your mouth and
Types of Juvéderm Facial Fillers
Juvéderm facial fillers are available in a variety of different formulas – each designed to meet the needs of specific areas of volume loss. The thicker the gel used in the Juvéderm formula, the firmer the treatment and the longer it lasts.
Juvéderm Vollure XC is most commonly used to soften and add volume to “parentheses lines” around the mouth and nose – those creases that can run from the chin and up past the mouth that are sometimes called “marionette lines.”) Juvéderm Vollure is also safe and effective for treating volume loss and signs of aging in the hands with great results. Juvéderm Vollure XC ca last as long as 1.5 years when injected in the face – and Vollure can plump hands for up to one year!
Juvéderm Voluma XC is used to add volume to the temples and youthful plumpness to cheeks that have flattened with age. Because Voluma was designed for deep injection into the cheek area, it is one of the thickest, and strongest formulations of Juvéderm – making it extremely long lasting. Juvéderm Voluma XC can last up an amazing 2 years.
For our Scottsdale area patients looking to smooth out vertical lip lines (“smokers’ lines”) and lines surrounding the eyes, we typically recommend Juvéderm Volbella XC. This formula is a thinner gel, so it is ideal for precise injection into fine lines and wrinkles. Volbella XC can also be used to treat under-eye bags, and can also be used to add subtle, flexible and natural looking volume to the lips.
For achieving more dramatically plump lips, we often use Juvéderm Ultra XC – which was designed specifically for lip augmentation. It can also be used for balancing lip proportions in patients who are dissatisfied with the natural shape, size or symmetry of their lips. And Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is the thickest and most dense lip augmentation filler – adding the most substantial volume to lips for patients who want to “go big” like celebrities such as Kardashians or Chrissy Teigen!
Because of the constant movement of the lips when speaking, eating, etc. Juvéderm Volbella and Ultra XC (like all lip fillers) last slightly less long – on average up to about one year – when injected into the lips.
Allergan, the manufacturer of Juvéderm facial fillers also recently announced a new formula called Volux. This new filler is FDA-approved to re-sculpt the chin and jawline. This thicker, firmer facial filler formulation is a structural gel that holds its shape and lasts up to an amazing 18 to 24 months, according to clinical studies.
Juvéderm Facial Filler Procedure
The Juvéderm family of facial fillers includes several different formulas – that vary in thickness and longevity. The formula of Juvéderm facial filler that is right for your appearance goals will depend upon the location the treatment (lips, cheeks, etc.), the type of lines or wrinkles (nasolabial folds, lip lines, crow’s feet), the amount of volume loss, and the desired results (subtle, dramatic, etc.)
The anti-aging experts at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ will help you choose the Juvéderm formula that is right for your unique skin issues and individual cosmetic goals.
The amount of time it takes to complete your Juvéderm injections at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ will depend on the treatment area(s) and can take as little as fifteen minutes and no more than an hour. Juvéderm facial filler injections do not require anesthesia, however topical anesthetic may be applied for a more comfortable experience.
Following the injection of the Juvéderm facial filler, the treatment area will usually be gently massaged and soothed with ice. After that, the treatment is complete, there is no downtime – and you can return to your daily activities feeling more youthful and confident than ever.
Juvéderm Facial Fillers | Scottsdale, AZ
Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ offers the absolute best technologies in facials fillers, wrinkle and line fillers, and lip fillers.
Schedule a consultation at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ to see if Juvéderm, or another anti-aging treatment is right for your appearance goals. Then relax in our Scottsdale office, while we make you look and feel younger and even more beautiful!
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