Are you considering the Juvederm filler? Then you need to make sure you have this guide handy.
Juvederm is incredibly popular, and not just with celebrities. This easy, accessible treatment can take care of the issues that have been plaguing you for years. You'll get a self-confidence boost and a look you love without any serious procedures!
In this guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about the Juvederm facial filler. Read on before scheduling your Juvederm appointment!
What is the Juvederm Filler?
If you're looking for more plumpness in your appearance, Juvederm fillers are your answer.
A plump, smooth face is a sign of youth and good health. Full, pouty Juvederm lips are all the rage right now, and for good reason: lips are one of the most important factors when it comes to sexual attraction. However, other parts of the face can also benefit from a boost in fullness.
This kind of filler uses hyaluronic acid to add volume to the face. It can plump up flattened cheeks, reduce the appearance of wrinkles near the nose, and add fullness to the lips, too.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Although the word "acid" can sound scary, hyaluronic acid actually occurs naturally in your skin. However, as you get older, the amount you have starts to go down. That's why people lose volume in their faces as they get older, and it's also a contributor to wrinkles.
As you lose hyaluronic acid, your skin starts to lose its characteristic youthful glow - but Juvederm can help you get it back.
Where to Get Juvederm Injected
Wondering what parts of the face you can treat? You have plenty of options.
The temple and cheeks are a few of the most popular areas for treatment and don't forget the trademark Juvederm lips.
These fillers can also treat the "smile lines" that start to show up around your nose as you age, the "marionette lines" that reach from the mouth to the chin, and the wrinkles that form at the corners of the mouth. Targeting these areas with Juvederm is a newer type of treatment. However, it's quickly gaining popularity.
Types of Juvederm Fillers for Face
There are a number of different types of this filler to choose from. Let's take a look at each one so you can decide what's best for your needs.
This filler is ideal for any moderate lines on the face, such as wrinkles or folds. This is also the best choice for a moderate lip fill. Juvederm Ultra is often used to treat scars, smile lines, and worry lines as well.
To combat these issues, the filler is injected into the dermis. It will work for up to nine months, although some people have seen results for as long as one year.
The length of effectiveness depends on a few variables, such as the elasticity of your skin. Each patient will see results for a slightly different amount of time, but nine months is fairly typical.
Juvederm Ultra XC
This formula is mostly the same as the Juvederm Ultra formula, but it also contains Lidocaine. This is a localized anesthetic that reduces the pain of these dermal injections. Many people don't find this treatment terribly painful, but if you're sensitive, this might be a good choice.
Juvederm Ultra Plus
This more concentrated, thicker filler formula lasts a bit longer than the Juvederm Ultra. With this formula, you can expect to see results for about a year on average.
If you get this treatment, it will be injected a bit deeper into the skin, so it's a good choice for more serious wrinkles and lines.
Juvederm Ultra Plus is often used to target marionette lines, worry lines, smile lines, and any other deep wrinkles on the face. If you're looking for extra-full lips, this option also gives more volume.
Another use for the Ultra Plus is general contouring and shaping of the face if you're looking to add overall fullness.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
This formula is the Ultra Plus with the addition of Lidocaine. This will make the treatment more comfortable - but the choice to use Lidocaine is entirely up to you.
Juvederm Voluma XC
This is one of the newest Juvederm fillers on the market. It was introduced in 2013.
The focus of this filler is facial volume enhancement since aging is so often accompanied by volume loss. Voluma XC specifically targets volume loss in the cheeks, combatting the hollow appearance that often comes with age.
If you get this treatment, three specific areas of the cheeks will be injected with Voluma XC in the deep layers of the skin. This will give you the volumized look you want that's consistent and even. This formula already contains Lidocaine, so you won't need to decide whether or not an anesthetic is right for you.
The results of this filler can last as long as two years, making it one of the longest-lasting Juvederm treatments.
What's it Like to Get Juvederm?
Wondering what to expect when you go in for treatment? Let's take a look.
Juvederm sessions usually last from 15 minutes up to an hour. The length depends on what areas you're getting treated.
Even if you choose a treatment without Lidocaine, the doctor might apply a topical anesthetic for pain reduction. After the injection, the doctor will likely treat the area with gentle massage and ice.
After that, you don't need to wait - you can resume normal activities right away, and even go back to work on the same day. You might see a bit of redness and swelling in the treated area, but it will go away soon.
The only things you'll need to avoid for the next 24 hours are alcohol, intense workouts, and major sun exposure. Now, you can enjoy your results for months or even years!
Is Juvederm Right for You?
If you're looking for a minimally invasive treatment for common signs of aging, book a Juvederm appointment today.
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