What is JUVÉDERM®?
As we age, our skin begins to lose its volume. If you’re noticing volume loss or fine lines around your nose and mouth, JUVÉDERM® may be able to help your skin look more natural and youthful, without having to undergo surgery. JUVÉDERM® is an injectable gel filler of modified hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body that gives the skin its volume, by stimulating the production of collagen. The treatment is injected directly into the face to correct moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. It can also be injected into the lips for lip augmentation and to smooth age lines around the mouth.
What are the Benefits of JUVÉDERM®?
There are several different types of JUVÉDERM®, each used in a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® Voluma XC is used to restore the volume of your cheeks, while JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Vollure XC are used to fill out wrinkles around the mouth and nose, and JUVÉDERM® Volbella is used to add plumpness the lips. When you schedule a consultation for your cosmetic procedure at Eye Center South, your doctor will discuss your options, and together decide which JUVÉDERM® treatment best fits your individual needs.
Who Can Use JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® can be used by adults over the age of 21 and should only be injected by licensed medical personnel, including doctors, nurses, and aestheticians.
How Long Does JUVÉDERM® Last?
JUVÉDERM® can last from 12 to 18 months, but this can vary based on the area, as well as your lifestyle and daily routine. For instance, it may last longer in the cheeks, where muscle activity is less frequent than the mouth. Dr. Bryant will give you an estimate of how long effects are expected to last on your unique features.