As people age, their faces tend to lose volume, creating a sunken appearance. This sagging can look unhealthy and cause people to feel uncomfortable. This change in facial volume typically occurs due to aging, genetics, or physical condition.
JUVÉDERM® is a smooth gel filler used to correct facial contours and improve aging signs—a non-surgical cosmetic procedure solely designed for the face, primarily the cheeks, around the mouth, and lips.
The main ingredient in JUVÉDERM® is hyaluronic acid. This is a substance produced naturally in your body that aids in maintaining skin hydration and softness. JUVÉDERM® has multiple formulations designed to target different facial areas and treat a variety of conditions.
Am I a Candidate for JUVÉDERM®?
Dermal fillers are popular among those concerned about their facial aging signs, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and small skin folds around the corners of the mouth, top of the nose, and near the eyes.
In addition, candidates for JUVÉDERM®:
- Desire to have a fuller, smoother, and more youthful-looking face
- Want to reduce parenthesis-like lines or wrinkles around the mouth
- Have realistic expectations for potential results
- Have experienced natural, age-related midface volume loss
- Are free from sunburns or irritated skin at the time of the treatment
- Do not have a history of hypertrophic scarring, keloid formations, skin disease, or immunosuppressive therapy
- Are over 21 years of age
What Are My JUVÉDERM® Product Options?
Hochstein Medspa offers a variety of JUVÉDERM® products, including:
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the only FDA-approved filler for providing instant volume to your cheek area. As you age, you may start to lose the fat in your cheeks, which can cause the sunken look prevalent in many middle-aged faces.
After your injectable treatment, you will notice a subtle lift that will give you a more youthful, vibrant profile. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC has been clinically proven to last up to two years.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
This injectable filler works best on minimal to moderate lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is manufactured with HYLACROSS™ technology, which creates a smooth gel consistency. Clinical studies have proven that the treatment can last up to one year.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC takes JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC up a notch to treat moderate to severe lines and wrinkles and nasolabial folds. This injectable also restores greater volume loss as it has a thicker consistency and is injected deep into the dermis. JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is known to last up to one year.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
This formulation targets the lips and the lines around the lips. In addition to removing these lines, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can even provide some additional volume to the lips themselves. It creates a subtle change that allows for a naturally plump appearance. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is one of the newest formulations on the market. Based on clinical studies, the treatment can last up to one year.
Dr. Hochstein is committed to providing his patients with the safest, most comfortable care possible
How Are JUVÉDERM® Products Injected?
JUVÉDERM® is a formulated compound consisting of hyaluronic acid mixed with a gel making it non-grainy and malleable.
It is administered beneath the skin through an injection. While under the skin, it facilitates the process of drawing moisture to the area as it stimulates the body to respond.
The entire procedure takes minutes, and the effects vary depending on JUVÉDERM® products based on facial use. JUVÉDERM® is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM®, you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.
What Is My JUVÉDERM® Recovery Like?
JUVÉDERM® often begins to work immediately and is accompanied by minimal recovery time. Patients can return to normal activities and resume work within 24 hours of receiving the injections, but moderate side effects can persist for up to two weeks. These include soreness, swelling, firm spots, lumps, bruising, pain, redness, itching, and mild discomfort. Any side effects should dissipate within a maximum of four weeks.
It is advisable to avoid strenuous activities, sun exposure, alcohol consumption, and makeup for 24 hours after treatment. Results are often noticeable immediately after the treatment.
What Results Can I Expect From My Dermal Filler Procedure?
Hyaluronic acid begins working immediately after being injected. The results are noticed after a day and last anywhere from nine months to two years. The duration of the treatment often depends on the JUVÉDERM® product used for the procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions About JUVÉDERM® Products
Why should I choose JUVÉDERM® products?
As you age, you start to lose hyaluronic acid, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume. Hyaluronic acid is injected deep into the cheeks, which instantly increases volume and creates a subtle lifting effect. Several injections are often needed to gain the maximum benefit.
Is JUVÉDERM® safe?
Yes, JUVÉDERM® products are approved by the FDA and considered safe for use.
At what age should you go for a JUVÉDERM® procedure?
Patients interested in JUVÉDERM® products should be at least 18 years old. The appropriate age for this treatment will vary depending on the reason you are considering it. Many younger patients choose JUVÉDERM® to enhance lip fullness, whereas patients between the ages of 40 and 54 more often opt for the injections to counteract the development of wrinkles.
Schedule a consultation with the Hochstein Medspa to see if you are a candidate.
Is JUVÉDERM® worth the cost?
JUVÉDERM® is an excellent product if you are looking to improve your facial contours without surgery. Dermal fillers are priced per unit, and the cost of your treatment will depend on its extent.
What should I not do after dermal fillers?
You should avoid vigorous exercises, touching, pressing, and rubbing your face for at least 24 hours. This can cause the filler to move from its desired area.