An Introduction To The Juvederm Family Of Fillers

As we age, our skin becomes thin and less elastic due to a lack of collagen production. As a result, the skin sags and affects most areas of the face. Cosmetic surgeons use dermal fillers to replace the lost collagen and make the skin look youthful. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that help smooth lines, restore lost volume and enhance facial contours.

If you are looking to improve the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as nasolabial folds, then Juvederm is the best option. Here’s a look at the Juvederm family of fillers:

What Is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid (HA)-based dermal fillers. Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, HA fillers are easy to metabolize. The HA-based fillers also result in low rates of reactions. HA fillers help keep the skin hydrated and plump. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Juvederm in 2006. As per a report, surgeons performed over 2.4 million procedures using HA-based fillers (including Juvederm) in 2016.

How many types of Juvederm are there?

There are eight types of Juvederm, each having its own benefits and areas of effect:

Juvederm XC – This dermal filler contains hyaluronic acid, water, and lidocaine. The “XC” in the product name indicates that it has 0.3 percent lidocaine – useful to prevent pain from the injection. Approved by FDA in 2010, Juvederm XC is used for facial wrinkles and treatment of lip lines and thinning lips. After the treatment, no recovery time is required. The injection provides a noticeable difference in the skin almost immediately. According to FDA, the treatment lasts between six months to one year.

Juvederm Ultra 2 – It is used for medium wrinkles (particularly those around the corners of the eyes), medium depressions on the skin, horizontal front wrinkles, glabellar wrinkles, periodic wrinkles, enlarged and rolled lips, and lip contour.

Juvederm Ultra 3 – It is primarily used to fill moderate to deeper facial lines in the area around the nose and the mouth. It is also used to improve lip contour and lip volume to deliver a beautiful smile.

Juvederm Ultra 4 – It helps correct and add volume to deep folds and wrinkles. Surgeons also use it to plump the cheeks.

Juvederm Voluma XC – It is an FDA-approved filler to add volume to the cheeks and surrounding areas. This filler class is a much thicker hyaluronic acid gel that has been made by altering the cross-linking technique. The effects of Voluma XC can last for up to 18 months. Apart from its specific areas of use, it is also applied in the nose, temples, and chin. According to Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 96.6 percent of the people who received the Voluma nose injections reported improvement in the appearance of their noses fourteen months after the treatment.

Juvederm Volbella XC – The filler helps add volume and plumpness to the lips while smoothing fine lines around the mouth. Since Volbella contains lidocaine, the injection helps reduce swelling at the injection sites and makes the procedure much more comfortable. The treatment results can last up to one year.

Juvederm Vollure XC – The filler smooths moderate to severe nasolabial folds. It is made using Vycross technology that comprises unique cross-linking of high and low-weight hyaluronic acid molecules. This combination results in a highly elastic gel that helps restore volume.

About Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics

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