The Juvederm Family of Fillers
Juvederm is one of the most popular dermal fillers available for patients today—and for good reason. It’s a primary choice of many cosmetic surgeons. In part, this is because Juvederm allows a great deal of flexibility with many specialized products to choose from.
Additionally, Juvederm fillers of all types have consistently shown admirable results that balance ease of injection and duration quite well. This makes Juvederm particularly appealing as a non surgical alternative to facial rejuvenation. If you want to know more about Juvederm—or what Juvederm can do for your particular case—contact your local cosmetic surgeon or medical spa to schedule a consultation.
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What is Juvederm and How Does it Work?
Juvederm is a dermal injectable that belongs to a group known as hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a chemical compound that is already found quite abundantly in your body, and its function is two fold.
- First, a hyaluronic acid based filler is designed to replenish volume. As you age, you might notice your skin growing a little lax. That’s largely because of gravity, and because your skin loses that rubber-band, bounce-back quality—it’s just something that happens with aging. By refilling some of that lost volume, Juvederm helps eliminate the lines and wrinkles caused by lax skin.
- Second, most hyaluronic acid based fillers tend to activate certain elements of your own skin—in this case, by activating certain rejuvenating chemicals in the body. This can help your skin look more radiant and youthful than it did before. When coupled with the increase in volume, Juvederm is quite capable of making lines and wrinkles fade away. Sometimes, those wrinkles even disappear completely.
Why Does Juvederm Work the Way it Does?
There are many reasons why Juvederm is a particularly popular and effective dermal filler. First and foremost, there are many specific formulations of Juvederm. Some, such as Volbella, are designed for the lips. Others, such as Vollure, are designed to treat nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth. Ultimately, Juvederm is both incredibly flexible and quite robust. The results tend to be easy to predict and effective for the patient.
How Long Will Juvederm Last?
Like all hyaluronic acid based fillers (and most dermal filler injectables more broadly speaking), Juvederm will yield temporary results. This is, largely, by design. Juvederm breaks down in your body, the molecules slowly and harmlessly dissolving away.
This tends to make Juvederm a bit safer (and it’s easier to formulate a filler that looks natural when it doesn’t have to last forever). But it’s something that patients should definitely consider: the results will not be permanent. And how long your Juvederm results last will largely depend on the site of the injection.
Broadly speaking, Juvederm injections will last anywhere between 18-24 months. However, there are some factors that can complicate that:
- Juvederm injected into sites that are more often used (such as the lips) tends to dissolve more quickly
- Different types of Juvederm have different reduction rates
- Everyone’s body will process the injections slightly differently, so there is a great deal of individual variability
The best way to determine just how long your results will last is to schedule a consultation with a medical professional or cosmetic surgeon. If you like the way you look after Juvederm injections, you can always schedule regular appointments that are designed to maintain those results with continued treatments.
Juvederm Inections vs. Surgical Options
Juvederm is often touted as a kind of facelift alternative. Indeed, that’s how many dermal filler procedures are frequently discussed. However, this is something of a misnomer because the two procedures are designed to work on entirely different scales.
Generally, a surgical procedure will produce significant, bold results. Those results might look quite natural, but there will still be a marked change. Juvederm, on the other hand, is designed to produce subtle effects.
To be sure, Juvederm can lift the cheeks in significant (but subtle) ways and it can diminish lines and wrinkles. But there’s no way that Juvederm can generate the kind of results that a surgical facelift can.
Why Get Juvederm?
It’s worth noting, however, that not everyone wants such significant changes. That’s one of the reasons why Juvederm is remarkably popular. As an injectable, Juvederm can produce those subtle, minor effects that many patients are after. And it has some benefits over surgery:
- Results are typically visible immediately
- The cost of non surgical injections is significantly lower than surgery
- There is no immediate downtime associated with Juvederm injections; most patients can resume normal activities
These benefits for Juvederm are considerable. If you want to know more about what this procedure can do for your face—how it might be able to address your own wrinkles—the best place to get more answers if from a cosmetic surgeon or from a medical spa staffed with health professionals.
Contacting a surgeon and setting up a confidential consultation is the first step towards getting results with a Juvederm dermal filler injection!
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