Juvederm is one of the most commonly used dermal fillers due to its flexible uses: It can fill in deep folds and wrinkles such as the laugh lines, it can correct the appearance of hollowed cheeks, and it can plump the thinning lips. Doctors at Metro Dermatology in New York perform this on people who want to rejuvenate their face without having to undergo surgery such as a facelift.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the treatment:
1. Question: What is it made of?
Answer: While Juvederm comes in different levels of viscosity, they all use hyaluronic acid as their main active ingredient. This is a naturally occurring compound that is found in the body and gives the skin its youthful plumpness by binding with water.
Because these products use a compound that is naturally found in the body, the risk of adverse reaction is eliminated. In fact, it does not require allergy testing.
2. Q: Why Juvederm products come in varying levels of cohesiveness?
A: The level of cohesiveness is primarily determined by the particle size. In general, areas with thin skin such as the lips need lighter filler to achieve smooth results, while deep folds such as the laugh lines and the gaunt cheeks require stiffer fillers for improved structure.
3. Q: Which product is ideal for filling in lips or smoothing out vertical lip lines?
A: Juvederm Volbella XC is specifically formulated to fill in lips. Its light gel allows it to settle in more smoothly than other fillers to avoid bumps and other surface irregularities.
The lips have a relatively thin skin, and so it is a sacrosanct rule to use light fillers, as opposed to stiff fillers.
4. Q: Which product is ideal for laugh lines and other deep folds linked to facial aging?
A: Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure XC have stiffer gel that makes them ideal for filling in moderate to severe laugh lines, or medically referred to as nasolabial folds. These fillers create a smooth transition between the corners of the mouth and the nose, which is one of the hallmarks of a youthful face.
5. Q: Which formulation is ideal for the appearance of gaunt cheeks?
A: The mid face is prone to age-induced soft tissue deflation, resulting in the appearance of flat or hollowed cheeks. Juvederm Volume XC is specifically formulated to provide additional structure to the cheek area with its highly cohesive gel. Meanwhile, this is intended for deep injection.
6. Q: How long the results last?
A: On average, Juvederm for lips last a year, for cheeks and laugh lines the results can last 12-18 months, and for cheeks, it may last up to two years.
Some patients metabolize fillers quicker than others. Also, facial areas that frequently move experience faster resorption than more static regions. For this reason, Juvederm generally lasts two times longer when injected into the cheeks than when used in the lips.
7. Q: Does it require recovery?
A: No. Right after treatment, you can resume your normal activities. In fact, the instantaneous recovery is one of the reasons why this treatment is so popular.
To learn more about the benefits of Juvederm, contact the experts at Metro Dermatology in New York to schedule your initial consultation.