Juvéderm®, a Variety of Options for Volume Replacement
- Posted on: Aug 1 2018
Philadelphia, PA Facial Fillers — When people think of aging on their faces, wrinkles usually come to mind. But it’s really volume loss that tells the tale.
If you compare photos of a person at 20 and then at 50, you may or may not be able to see the wrinkles. But you will surely see the hollow cheeks, the sagging skin, thinning lips, and other volume issues. Even the formation of nasolabial folds and marionette lines depends, in part, upon less collagen to keep the skin firm and plump.
That’s why Dr. Damon Chandler utilizes the Juvéderm® family of dermal fillers — to replace lost volume.
What is Juvéderm®?
If you’re here in Dr. Chandler’s blog, you’ve no doubt heard of facial fillers and hyaluronic acid. It is a naturally occurring substance in the bodies of humans (and most other mammals) that is responsible for binding with water molecules under the skin to hydrate, plump, and firm the skin. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the safe improvement over collagen and silicone used long ago.
All the Juvéderm® fillers are hyaluronic acid based. For this reason Juvéderm® is classified as a “naturally derived” filler, versus other “synthetic” fillers, such as Radiesse.
What do the different Juvéderm® fillers address?
- Juvéderm® XC
When you’re making an aside in your writing parentheses come in handy, but on your face not so much. These are the creases that frame your mouth like parentheses. Then there are the lines that run from your nose down to the corners of your mouth, nasolabial folds. You hear the claims of “anti-aging” serums and creams, but they only moisturize the skin’s surface. Juvéderm® XC adds volume beneath the skin to smooth these lines and folds.
- Juvéderm® Voluma XC
Dr. Chandler may call it “age-related midface volume loss;” you call it sagging cheeks. Over time as you lose the collagen to support your skin and as your underlying muscles weaken, your cheeks flatten. Juvéderm® Voluma XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. Plump cheeks are generally considered to be a tenet of a younger look.
- Juvéderm®Ultra XC
You may not think about your lips with facial aging, but our lips lose volume just like everywhere else, making them become thinner as we get older. Plus, some women just have thin lips. Juvéderm® Ultra XC is designed to plump thin lips.
- Juvéderm®Volbella XC
This addition to the Juvederm family came on the market in the summer of 2016. Whereas Ultra XC adds fullness and plumps thin lips, Volbella XC is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
- Juvéderm®Vollure XC
This is the newest addition to the Juvéderm line. Juvéderm Vollure® XC is intended to be used on moderate to deep folds around the mouth. These include nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and parentheses lines.
How long does Juvéderm® last?
All five Juvéderm® formulations are long lasting. Plus, future injections usually need less product to achieve the same results.
- Juvéderm®Voluma XC provides the longest-lasting hyaluronic acid filler results, restoring cheek volume for up to two years.
- Juvéderm®XC treats the wrinkles and lines around your mouth for up to one year.
- Juvéderm®Ultra XC plumps the lips for up to one year, with 78 percent of people treated expressing satisfaction with their lips after one year.
- Juvéderm®Volbella XC adds subtle volume for one year, with 80 percent of people treated reporting improved satisfaction with their lips one year after treatment.
- Juvéderm Vollure®XC is the longest lasting hyaluronic acid filler on the market, providing volume for 18 months.
Want to do something about your facial volume loss? Trust the expertise of Dr. Chandler to put Juvéderm facial fillers to work returning volume and making your face look years younger. In South Jersey, Call us at our Moorestown office, (609) 877-2800, or in Philadelphia, call our Jenkintown office, (215) 885-6830, to make an appointment.