Juvéderm is a line of dermal fillers designed to reduce the appearance lines and wrinkles while restoring youthful volume to the face. This treatment is the ideal option for patients who want to reverse the signs of aging, but are either not yet ready to commit to a surgical procedure or want to enhance the results of their surgery with this additional treatment. The smooth gel consistency of Juvéderm, combined with a broad menu of formulations, allows Dr. Lickstein to address a variety of skin concerns within this product category. If you are looking for a quick and relatively painless way to refresh and enhance your appearance, Juvéderm might be the right treatment for you.
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a family of dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid as its base. Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar found naturally in the body, which supports the underlying dermal structure to boost skin elasticity and give skin its smooth, supple appearance. Over time, levels of hyaluronic acid diminish, leading to skin dryness and outward signs of aging. By restoring hyaluronic acid to the tissue, we can effectively reverse the effects of time while increasing skin hydration. The synthetic form of hyaluronic acid found in Juvéderm products is safe for the skin and can be used for any skin tone and type to achieve the desired cosmetic results.
The smooth gel of the Juvéderm range offers a naturally beautiful result no matter where in the face it is administered. The filler is injected into the underlying dermal structure, where it will restore support to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and plump areas of the skin from the inside out. The wide range of formulations allows for customization of the treatment to your particular concerns and aesthetic goals. Dr. Lickstein will assess your specific issues to determine which Juvéderm product will work the best for you.
Benefits of Juvéderm
There are many reasons to consider Juvéderm for your anti-aging or skin enhancement needs:
- Quick procedure can be completed in just a few minutes in our Palm Beach Gardens office
- Can be tailored to a variety of concerns and different areas of the face
- Procedure requires no downtime, and there are few risks or complications
- Full results can be seen within days and will last for many months in most cases
- Formulations contain a numbing agent to make the procedure more comfortable
- Can be combined with other injectables or cosmetic treatments to enhance results further
While Juvéderm provides numerous advantages for the right patient, it is not the ideal treatment for everyone. Dr. Lickstein offers a wide range of nonsurgical treatments and surgical procedures that allow him to customize your treatment to your precise goals. If Juvéderm is not the right procedure for you, rest assured he will help you find a treatment that will give you the results you want.
The Juvéderm Family
Juvederm offers a variety of products to address a multitude of cosmetic concerns:
The original Juvéderm formulation is still the preferred choice for correcting moderate to severe lines around the nose and mouth, including nasolabial folds, smile lines and marionette lines. Positive results achieved with Juvéderm XC typically last about one year.
Juvéderm Ultra XC
In addition to treating the same lines addressed by Juvéderm XC, this formulation can be used to add a subtle fullness to the lips as well. The treatment works for patients who have never been satisfied with the appearance of their lips, or those that have seen thinning and other changes over time. Results of Juvéderm Ultra XC also last about one year.
Juvéderm Voluma XC
Voluma XC is a unique product that addresses the loss of volume in the mid-face that can cause a hollow, aged appearance. The thicker formulation is designed to restore plumpness to this area while enhancing the definition of the cheeks for a more youthful facial profile. The additional volume offered by Voluma XC usually lasts about two years.
Juvéderm Volbella XC
Volbella XC is another option in lip plumping that provides subtle volume to lips that never had enough fullness or lost plumpness and definition over time. In addition, this formulation has a smooth consistency to diminish fine vertical lines that tend to form above the upper lip, known as perioral lines or lipstick lines. When Volbella is administered correctly, the results will last up to one year.
Juvéderm Vollure XC
Vollure XC is one of the newest additions to the Juvéderm line and offers another option for patients looking to address more severe lines around the nose and mouth. The formulation can be injected deeper into the dermal tissue to provide the greatest benefit to reverse these advanced signs of aging. Results from a Vollure XC treatment should last up to 18 months.
Juvéderm XC and Juvéderm Ultra XC both feature Hylacross technology, which cross-links hyaluronic acid molecules of the same size for a more natural result as the formulation spreads into the treatment area. Voluma XC, Volbella XC and Vollure XC all contain Vycross technology. This new method mixes different weights of hyaluronic acid molecules for deeper treatments with greater staying power. As an experienced injector of all the Juvéderm products, Dr. Lickstein will be able to recommend the product that will provide you with the best results, based on the treatment location and the severity of your aging symptoms.
Juvéderm products all contain lidocaine, a numbing agent that makes the injections more comfortable for the patient. These products have all be approved for use in adult patients age 21 and over.
Quick Procedure, Quick Results
Dr. Lickstein performs injectable treatments in his Palm Beach Gardens office and most procedures take 30 minutes or less to complete. Injections are carefully placed throughout the treatment area to ensure an even, natural result. Patients can return to their regular activities as soon as the treatment is over, with little visible indication they just had a cosmetic procedure performed. Some patients may experience mild bruising or swelling around the injections sites, particularly when the lips are treated. However, these side effects can be concealed under makeup in most cases and will dissipate within a matter of hours or days.
You will likely see preliminary results of your treatment when you leave our office. However, those results will continue to improve in the days following your procedure as the filler spreads into the treatment area to create a smoother appearance. Your refreshed appearance will last for many months. Regular treatments will allow you to maintain your new look indefinitely. Juvéderm products are an excellent way to maintain your youthful look without surgery. To get more information about these treatments, contact Lickstein Plastic Surgery today at 561-571-4000.