JUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler that has become popular among both men and women for the treatment of facial aging. The products in the JUVÉDERM® family can fill in fine lines and deeper wrinkles in addition to restoring lost volume to your facial features for a more youthful look. JUVÉDERM® is designed to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, and Dr. Richard Sherman can use his artistic eye to ensure your results look natural. Below, you will learn how JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM® XC, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC can help you achieve your unique cosmetic goals.
How does JUVÉDERM® work?
The entire JUVÉDERM® line of products contain a hyaluronic acid-based ingredient, which is formulated to reverse the appearance of age-related facial changes. A naturally occurring substance in the body, hyaluronic acid (HA) is responsible for delivering nutrients, helping the skin to stay soft and hydrated, and providing youthful volume. To optimize the outcome of your JUVÉDERM® treatment, Dr. Sherman will speak to you about your aesthetic concerns and create a custom-designed treatment plan that can deliver you long-lasting, natural looking facial rejuvenation.
What are the benefits of JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC is formulated to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles – specifically the lines that often appear as “parentheses” around the nose and mouth, including:
- Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
- Lines at the corners of the mouth (oral commissures)
- Marionette lines (lines bracketing the chin)
What are the benefits of JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is created specifically for the treatment of thin lips. Some patients have lost lip volume over time while others simply want to enhance the size and shape of their lips to improve overall facial harmony. HYLACROSS™ technology, which produces an even smoother hyaluronic acid-based compound, helps to achieve results that are soft and supple. In addition to lip augmentation, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC can also be used to fill in the fine lines between the upper lip and the nose (the perioral area).
What are the benefits of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is specially designed to treat volume loss in the cheeks and mid-facial region. FDA-approved for patients 21 and over, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC can also diminish fine lines and wrinkles at the injection site in addition to adding volume and enhancing the contours of the cheek. This method of non-surgical cheek augmentation lifts and smooths sagging or flattened cheeks for a youthful, round appearance.
What are the benefits of JUVÉDERM Vollure™?
JUVÉDERM Vollure™ is the newest member JUVÉDERM® family. This advanced dermal filler is designed to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial folds such as smile lines (nasolabial folds). The VYCROSS® technology used to formulate JUVÉDERM Vollure™ balances firmness with versatility for exceptionally natural-looking results. JUVÉDERM Vollure™ is FDA-approved for patients 21 years of age and older.
What can I expect during the JUVÉDERM® procedure?
JUVÉDERM® injections are made with a small needle at the target site, and the number of injection sites will vary based upon your unique needs. Before your treatment begins, Dr. Sherman can use a topical anesthetic to maximize your comfort during the procedure. The average JUVÉDERM® procedure is completed within 30 minutes, though the time may be adjusted depending upon your custom treatment plan. Some patients even choose to schedule their JUVÉDERM® appointment during a lunch break, since most people experience little downtime after the injection and can immediately resume the rest of their day.
How long will my JUVÉDERM® results last?
In some cases, mild swelling or bruising may develop at the injection site immediately after treatment. However, these minor side effects should disappear over the next couple days should they occur. Most patients will notice immediate results after their JUVÉDERM® procedure. The results from JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC typically last from six to nine months or longer. JUVÉDERM® Vollure can achieve results that last up to 18 months. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC results may last up to two years or more. If you wish to maintain your JUVÉDERM® results, follow-up treatments can be used to sustain smoother skin and increased facial volume. Some of our patients at The Skin Institute of New Orleans choose to combine JUVÉDERM® with additional injectable treatments such as Dysport®, Restylane®, or Sculptra® Aesthetic for an even more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
To learn how the JUVÉDERM® product line can help you reduce fine lines and wrinkles while restoring lost facial volume, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sherman, please contact us today.