What is Juvederm
Juvederm is an injectable filler. People use it to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, facial scars such as acne scars and lift sagging skin. Juvederm is FDA-approved and generally regarded as safe. It can work to restore a youthful, round shape to the face. The procedure takes a few minutes and the results are long lasting. It is an alternative to surgery and other fillers.
How Does Juvederm Work
Young, healthy skin has plenty of hyaluronic acids. The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm is cross-linked. It replenishes the supply of hyaluronic acid in the areas where it is injected. The dermatologist injects Juvederm into the skin with a precise needle. It is a smooth gel. The doctor will apply a topical anesthetic cream to reduce the pain of the injection. It comes in a variety of formulas with different strengths depending on the patient’s needs and where the filler is injected. There is no downtime associated with the use of Juvederm.
Juvederm VOLUMA® XC
The XC means that lidocaine has been added to the formula to further reduce pain. This injectable gel filler adds volume to cheeks. It also can be used in nasolabial folds to smooth out the appearance of skin. Lifts and contours the cheeks to make patients appear up to 5 years younger. It is a non-surgical solution to provide a fuller look as Juvederm Voluma sculpts the face to provide a subtle yet noticeable change. The increase in volume will reduce the look of wrinkles. It’s the first injectable filler that instantly works to enhance fullness in the cheek area and a little bit is enough to last for up to 24 months. It is less likely to cause bruising than other dermal fillers because it is injected underneath the blood vessels.
Juvederm Ultra & Ultra Plus®
The difference between Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus is the size of the particles in the filler. Juvederm Ultra has smaller sized particles than Juvederm Ultra Plus. Juvederm Ulta is softer than Juvederm Ultra Plus but it lasts for less time, around 6-9 months. These products can be used for different areas on your face. During your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Conde, she will make recommendations on which filler is most appropriate for you.
Juvederm Ultra Plus fills in lips that are thinning or are naturally thin. It gives patients a naturally looking enhanced appearance. Juvederm Ultra Plus can also help reduce the look of lines. Patients use Juvederm Ultra Plus to have fuller looking lips without surgical enhancement.
Juvederm® Fillers in Valrico and Lithia, FL
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