Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid based filler created by the company Allergen, the makers of Botox. Juvederm ranges from Juvederm XC and Juvederm Ultra plus XC. Both are similar dermal fillers differing only in viscosity. The cross linking is the differentiating factor between the two fillers where Juvederm Ultra XC is a thinner filler and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC has a more robust formulation making it thicker and more viscous. Both are excellent for filling areas in the face for volume and contouring.
Both have a smooth consistency to soften lines and creases of the face, improving overall facial elasticity. The benefit of using a hyaluronic acid based filler is it plumps the skin by binding to surrounding tissue absorbing water and using natural fluid of the body to smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. Your result is a soft youthful appearance.
Juverderm Ultra XC is used for fine lines such as smile lines, lines above the lips, superficial folds and often used in lip augmentations, occasionally used under eyes.
Juverderm Ultra Plus XC is used in deeper lines and folds and areas that require more volume such as cheeks, parenthesis lines or “nasolabial folds”, marionette lines, occasionally under eyes
Juverederm is injected under the skin using a very fine needle to augment the face adding volume and diminishing wrinkles and folds. Juverderm consists of a small amount of lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic that numbs the area to minimize pain and allow for a comfortable experience during the procedure. The procedure is minimally invasive and clinically proven to last up to one year.
Benefits of Juvederm:
- Adds volume and hydration
- Adds volume to cheeks and treats folds
- Treat nasolabial folds, runs from the sides of your nose to the corners of the mouth
- Treats marionette lines, corner of the mouth downward towards the chin
- Treats acne scars
- Deep smoker lines, lips above lips, crows feet around the eyes, deep furrow lines between the eyebrows
- Acne scars