Juvéderm® Injectable Gel
Juvéderm Injectable Gel is a smooth consistency gel capable of restoring volume to skin and smoothing away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps add volume and hydration.
Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus use a more advanced, cross-linked formula for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles or folds in the mid- to deep dermis.
Benefits of Juvéderm
Juvéderm is a safe, effective, non-surgical option for those that want to diminish the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles. It is non-animal dermal filler of smooth consistency that, unlike most hyaluronic acid fillers, which have granular consistencies, allows for easy injection and instantly natural results.
Juvéderm Ultra allows for versatility in contouring and volumizing wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm Ultra Plus is for correcting deeper and more severe wrinkles and folds. This allows for a completely personalized treatment tailored by your healthcare professionals to meet your needs. The results make you look naturally younger, refreshed and can last up to one year. Juvéderm is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler proven safe and effective for persons of color.
What is Juvéderm Voluma™ XC?
Juvéderm Voluma™ is a new, FDA-approved dermal filler formulated specifically to add volume to the face around the cheeks and chin. This is the only injectable gel created to provide a subtle, natural enhancement to the mid-face, addressing changes in definition that occur over time. Juvéderm Voluma can help restore more youthful contours by plumping up the area that so often loses volume as part of the aging process. It can also return a firmer shape to the jaw line when some softening has set in.
Juvéderm Voluma is the latest in the Juvéderm line of dermal fillers. These various formulas have a successful history of reducing the appearance of wrinkles and folds in the skin and rejuvenating the face.
Good Candidates for Juvéderm Voluma Injectable
Adults of any age who notice changes to their mid-face or at the chin or jaw line may be considered good candidates for treatment with Juvéderm Voluma. Typical early signs of aging may include the following:
- A visible decrease in volume
- Sagging of the cheeks
- Loss of noticeable contour around the chin.
While these are more commonly problems that people face as they age, younger men and women may experience them as well due to weight loss, heredity or a number of other factors. If you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms, Juvéderm Voluma could be right for you.
How Does Voluma™ XC Work?
The active ingredient in Juvéderm Voluma is hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance naturally produced within the skin. As we get older, the levels of HA present in the skin begin to decline, resulting in a loss of volume and sunken or sagging cheeks. Juvéderm Voluma integrates into the existing collagen and elastin in the skin tissue to offer greater support and elasticity. This can provide a noticeable smoothing and firming to the skin and lend the facial structure more substantial definition.
The Juvéderm Voluma Procedure
Juvéderm Voluma injections typically take about 15 minutes to administer in the doctor’s office. The gel formula contains lidocaine to minimize discomfort, so there is no need for additional anesthesia. The injection is designed to reach the deep layers beneath the skin’s surface to provide the most benefit allowing for more volume or fill wrinkles and folds. After the injection, your doctor may gently massage the treated areas.
There is very little or no downtime required following a treatment with Juvéderm Voluma. Most patients can resume all of their typical daily activities right away after their treatment session.
Juvéderm Voluma™ XC Injectable Recovery
There is minimal recovery time with Juvéderm. For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in order to help minimize risk of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Most patients see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas and only need one treatment to achieve optimal results. Results may vary and touch up treatments may be required to maintain results, but Juvéderm Voluma can smooth lines and wrinkles for up to a 18 months.
How Long Does Juvederm Voluma™ XC Last?
Juvéderm Voluma is not only an effective treatment method, but it is long lasting as well. In many patients, the results will last for a period of up to 18 months.
Side Effects and Risks
Some temporary symptoms, such as redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps may occur but usually clear up on their own within a week. Any swelling at the injection site can be minimized with an ice pack for a brief period. Your healthcare provider will tell you when makeup may be applied after your treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information about Juvéderm Voluma™ injectables, contact us today at 925.838.4900 to schedule your consultation. Dr. Potozkin office serves Danville, Walnut Creek, San Francisco and surrounding areas.