As many people age, they can begin to notice that they are starting to lose facial volume. This is a natural process that happens as the skin ages. Fat pads that are present in the cheeks, temples, and other areas can begin to diminish over time. This can leave the face looking hollow, tired, or less youthful.
Juvéderm treatments are a solution for any area of the face where you want additional volume. These treatments can be used to restore a more youthful appearance, create better contouring in the face, or slightly alter the appearance of various features such as the lips, chin, or jawline. At Premiere Aesthetics, we offer Juvéderm as well as other injectables for our patients in Fort Myers.
What Is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is an injectable filler that is made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a substance that is already found naturally in your skin. Your skin uses this substance to keep the skin hydrated and elastic and to reduce the number of lines and wrinkles that appear on the skin. These properties make it an ideal material to use as a filler. Although synthetic, it is biocompatible and can be absorbed by the body’s natural processes over time.
Because Juvéderm can be broken down by your body, it is a temporary solution. However, you can receive additional treatments to maintain your results.
What Can Juvéderm Treat?
If you want lips that appear fuller, dermal fillers can be a good way to help you to achieve smooth and plump lips. Juvéderm lip fillers such as VOLBELLA® XC and Juvéderm ULTRA XC are often used to add volume to the lips and to help smooth out lipstick lines that can often appear with age.
Deep lines can appear in the face as a result of facial expressions such as smiling or frowning. Filling in lines such as the nasolabial folds can make you look refreshed. These areas can be ideal for treatment with Juvéderm products such as ULTRA PLUS XC or VOLLURE® XC.
The cheeks can sometimes be one of the first and most noticeable areas to lose fat pads. This loss of volume can loose to sunken cheeks or a more tired look. With dermal fillers such as Juvéderm’s VOLUMA® XC, this volume can be restored to help lift the face and make it look more youthful.
Chin and Jawline
If you have a small chin or a jawline that isn’t defined, it can sometimes make the profile of your face less striking. Chin and jawline fillers such as VOLUX™ XC are ideal for contouring the chin and jawline for a chiseled look that appears natural.
Dermal fillers can be used in many different areas of the face to help add volume or create a different shape. If you have any cosmetic concerns and you are wondering if an HA filler would be helpful in your situation, you can talk to your doctor about additional uses of Juvéderm and other dermal fillers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Juvéderm
How Long Does Juvéderm Last?
Both the results and the amount of time that the product will last depends on your body and the areas that are injected. It also depends on which Juvéderm product you and your injector choose. Juvéderm can last longer than other HA fillers with some products lasting up to one year or even two.
Do Juvéderm Injections Hurt?
All of the fillers in this line have lidocaine as part of the formula. This is indicated by the “XC” that is present in the product name. This can help with any injection pain that you may have as the treatment proceeds. There isn’t much pain associated with the treatment even before the lidocaine takes effect. The small needles and pain reducing techniques such as ice and numbing cream can make the injections pain-free and comfortable. If you are nervous about the treatment, let us know and we can develop a special plan to make you as comfortable as possible.
Will Juvéderm Make Me Look Overdone?
Dermal fillers can be a very light and subtle treatment when performed by the right injector. At our clinic we always listen to your preferences and inject a specific amount of product that can give you just the right amount of volume. With our treatments, we achieve results that will give you natural-looking volume without looking overdone. We want you to still look like you but with extra lift.
Is Juvéderm FDA Approved?
The Juvéderm products are FDA-approved for use in the cheeks, chin, lines, lips, and jawline. For specific information about individual products and their approved uses, you can speak to your doctor.
What Is Vycross® Technology?
Vycross technology is used in many Juvéderm products. These products have cross-linking which allows them to have more stability and structure under the skin without having to use too much product. This prevents the product from looking overfilled or unnatural. It is also smoother and can be injected with less discomfort and can feel more natural in the skin.
Is Juvéderm Right for You?
Only your doctor can help you determine if Juvéderm or any other injectable filler is right for you. However, many people can be good candidates for the treatment if they are in good health and have good expectations for what Juvéderm filler products could accomplish for them.
If you are interested in learning more about Juvéderm or any of our other cosmetic treatments and products, contact us today. At Premiere Aesthetics we are always available for consultations in Fort Myers, FL.