Juvederm Newport Beach
What is Juvéderm, and what is it used for?
Juvéderm® is a youth-enhancing, non-permanent injection dermal filler that uses naturally occuring chemicals in the body to make skin smooth, bright, and wrinkle-free. There are several products in the Juvéderm suite that are specialized for specific results, like lip augmentation, crow’s feet erasure, cheek lifts, and more.
Juvéderm is produced by Allergan, the company that also brought Botox to the market. Juvéderm has been vetted by the FDA and has been used to restore skin to youthful vigor in the United States since 2006.
What Does Juvéderm Do?
Juvéderm restores youthful glow, bounce, and plumpness to the skin in and around the face. It is not a synthetic filler, which means the body works with the product to erase wrinkles, crow’s feet, smile lines, and more.
How Does Juvéderm Work?
Juvéderm works by attracting water to injection sites, through the properties of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is hydrophilic, meaning it loves water and draws water to itself: ideal for smoothing out creases in the face, neck, and around the eyes naturally.
Juvéderm filler injections improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds for between nine months and two years, depending on the metabolism of the patient. Because Juvéderm uses hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, it is eventually absorbed by the patient’s own metabolism.
Does Juvéderm Have Side Effects?
Like any face filler injection, there is often discomfort in and around the injection areas after the procedure. Other side effects that have been noted in rare cases are redness or an unevenness to the skin, which can be tended to with the application of an ice pack.
Which of the Juvéderm products is right for you?
There are several Juvéderm filler injections available in the United States, each with a specific purpose.
Juvéderm XC is a versatile facial filler that incorporates pain-relieving Lidocaine in the injection. This is the “regular” type of Juvéderm and it is primarily used to lift wrinkles, cure unwanted folds, boost weak cheeks, and to plump lips. Juvéderm XC is known to have the most dramatic effect on a patient’s lips. It typically lasts between nine months and two years.
Juvéderm Ultra XC
Juvéderm Ultra XC is lip-focused filler that provides a subtle, svelte appeal to the lips and reduces lines in and around the lips. This injection can last for a year or longer.
Juvéderm Voluma is specifically formulated for use in the larger areas of the cheeks, temples, and nose. It creates a full, round lift in the cheeks and contours the face around the upper zygomatic bone. Juvéderm Voluma also tends to last longest, nearing two years in some patients.
Juvéderm Vobella is also a lip filler, but it excels at restoring youthful plumpness and vigor to lips that have been made soft and flaccid by time. It is considered the most subtle of the Juvéderm fillers.
Juvéderm Vollure softens the lines that surround the lips and nose, and can last up to eighteen months in some individuals.
Fortunately you don’t have to choose between the various Juvéderm products or know the chemical and physiological differences between them: the medical professional in charge of your injections will be able to discuss the advantages of each with you in detail.
Juvéderm Uses Hylacross Technology To Optimize Smooth Skin
Hylacross technology breaks the hyaluronic acid used in Juvéderm into a variety of different sized molecules, which mimics the natural shape and construction normally found in the body. Creating a mix of particles of varying size allows Juvéderm to blend into the facial tissues easily and mimic and join forces with the natural hyaluronic acid the body produces on its own.
This produces an extremely smooth and non-granular gel that means better results for the patient, including less pain when injecting, and a more even distribution of the gel around the injection area.
Other Benefits of Juvéderm
A Naturally Higher Concentration of Hyaluronic Acid
With 24mg/mL Juvéderm contains a potent, long-lasting amount of hyaluronic acid per injection. This is significant for the longevity of a given Juvéderm injection, since the body naturally absorbs hyaluronic acid over time since it is a natural part of human biology.
Higher Degree of Cross-linking
Cross-linking is directly related to how long the hyaluronic acid in the injection will last, and Juvéderm is 90% cross-linked, so it is the best cross-linking filler on the market.
Smooth Consistency, Distribution, and Flow
Precision injections are necessary in the small, detail-heavy areas of the face like the lips, around the nose, and chin. The smooth consistency of Juvéderm makes precision injections easier for the skilled medical professional doing the injection, and prevents uneven clumping or blotchy skin from the injection.
Less Pain and More Comfort When Injecting
Juvéderm is a gel and thanks to the Hylacross technology used in manufacturing it, the injection of the filler is as comfortable as possible. The medical professional needs to apply less pressure to get the gel injected, and less pressure means less discomfort for the patient, less damage to the facial tissues, smaller bruises and less likelihood of swelling.
Better Union With Skin Tissue And Increased Firmness
Juvéderm mimics the body’s naturally occurring skin filler, meaning it holds its shape when pushed and prodded, so it feels and looks more natural. It is also a more potent injection than other facial fillers, and therefore holds up for a longer duration and more strongly than the competition.
Long Lasting Effective Duration
Juvéderm is the only hyaluronic acid facial filler that lasts between nine months and two years. Compared even to Botox, which can last only four or five months at most, Juvéderm truly shines.
Juvéderm Injections--What The Process Looks Like
Facial filler injection treatments all begin with an approved medical professional taking a medical history and then a consultation, where you can discuss your desired results, the areas you want to change, and to discuss treatment options.
Juvéderm is injected into the skin with a fine-gauge needle, similar to receiving an immunization or a vaccine. The process is relatively quick and its effects are evident almost immediately, and the entire process from consultation to injection to departure should take less than an hour.
When injected below the skin into the dermis, Juvéderm floods the body with a dose of much-needed hyaluronic acid, adding plumpness and vitality to creases, lines, and wrinkles, and achieving a more youthful appearance.
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