Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler. The Juvederm family of products consists of multiple products for different areas of the face. Juvederm dermal fillers facial injections are used to combat the aging process (like facial wrinkles) making you look younger. The different Juvederm dermal filler products are each developed to target specific problems (like severe facial wrinkles and lip augmentation) when injected into different areas of the facial tissue and depths. Dermal fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency to mimic our natural facial features.
Juvederm filler products include
Juvederm Voluma XC
adds volume beneath your skin’s surface to increase the size of your cheeks.
Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure XC
address the loss of skin elasticity and fill out wrinkles and lines around the mouth (vertical lip lines) and nose (nasolabial folds) — known as smile lines.
- Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC work as nonsurgical lip enhancement treatments.
Juvederm can be used with other facial injectable procedures like Botox.
How does dermal filler work?
The main ingredient in JUVÉDERM injectable fillers is the naturally occurring substance hyaluronic acid. This acid is a substance naturally found in our bodies that can hold up to 1000x its weight in water. Targeting specific areas of the face with JUVÉDERM facial injection procedures, made with modified hyaluronic acid, will temporarily add volume to those facial areas (like lip augmentation and facial wrinkles).
Dermal Fillers Procedure
If you are interested in any type of Juvederm fillers it is important to consult your doctor or dentist. You can discuss what your goals for treatment are and your dentist can tell you what is realistic. Application of Juvederm dermal fillers is minimally invasive and usually completed in one session.
Injection Sites Targeted By Juvederm Fillers
- cheeks: Juvederm Voluma XC
- around the nose and mouth: Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and Juvederm Vollure XC
- lips: Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC
Magic Of Juvederm Skin Injection Procedures
The active ingredient of Juvederm is hyaluronic acid (HA). The acid works by adding volume to the facial tissues being targeted. HA is a naturally found substance in the human body. It stimulates the production of collagen that plumps the skin. As we age, the production of HA and collagen naturally decreases. With a decrease in HA and collagen production it leads to sagging and wrinkling of the skin.
During the Juvederm procedure, your doctor will then use the injectable gel into the target area that needs volume. They will also lightly massage the area. This will ensure an even distribution and reduce the chance of swelling following injection. The entire procedure usually takes between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the amount of area treated on the face.
Juvederm injections contain a small amount of the anesthetic lidocaine. This will help make the injection of Juvederm fillers more comfortable for you during the procedure and afterwards.
Recovery time is generally very quick. However, people are advised to avoid strenuous physical activity, exposure to the sun, wearing makeup, and drinking alcohol for about 24 hours following Juvederm treatment.
Most patients can see the effects of Juvederm right away. There may be some swelling following Juvederm application which may mask results until swelling goes down. Results from Juvederm injections typically lasts between 3-6 months and sometimes longer depending on the area being treated. Current research has shown that hyaluronic acid injections may stimulate collagen production, leading to fresher-looking skin over the long term.
What Areas Does Juvederm Treat?
Filler is most commonly used to smooth facial lines, add volume to plump the lips, and to lift and contour the cheeks. The most common filler treatment areas are:
- Deep wrinkles
- Nasolabial or smile lines
- Crow’s Feet
These are the most common issues our clients hope to address with Juvederm filler injections at Viva:
- Minimize smile and laugh lines
- Correct a gummy smile
- Filling hollow areas caused by aging or weight loss
- Laugh lines (nasolabial folds + marionette lines)
- Nasolabial folds are the lines from the nose to the corners of your mouth
- Marionette lines (lines formed near the chin)
- Adding or restoring lip volume
- Eliminating vertical creases above/around the lips
- Defining the lip border
- Smoothing deep scarring
- Providing youthful definition to chin and cheeks
When Will I See Results From Dermal Fillers?
One of the main aspects of injectable fillers is that results can be seen immediately! It is normal to observe some swelling, redness, and bruising, but this will fade over time after your treatment to reveal beautiful cosmetic results.
How painful are Juvederm injections?
There may be some slight discomfort during and after the injection. Juvederm injections go directly into the skin with a fine needle. Juvederm products contain the local anesthetic lidocaine to help lessen discomfort during injection. The injector may choose to numb the site prior to injection. You should discuss these options with Dr. Perrone prior to the procedure.
Are The Results Permanent?
No, juvederm is a temporary treatment. Once the cosmetic effects wear off, you will need another filler treatment to achieve similar results again.
What Should I Do Following Treatment?
For the first 24 hours following your dermal filler injections, you should avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol consumption, and exposure to sun and heat.
Juvederm dermal fillers when applied by a well trained dentist or doctor will give you amazing results to help you look and feel younger. Ask your dentist at your next visit what Juvederm dermal fillers can do for you.
If you are ready for a smile makeover, contact Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929 to schedule a no cost cosmetic consultation appointment. We cannot wait to help you with your smile makeover to create the smile of your dreams in Summerlin, Henderson, and Las Vegas, NV.