As you age, it’s normal for your face to lose volume, for wrinkles and lines to begin to appear, and for your lips to become less plump. But while it may be normal, sometimes you may want a little boost to help you look and feel fresh and youthful. Dermal fillers are products that can be used to help reverse some of the signs of aging and help you enhance some of your facial features.
At Legacy Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we want you to always look and feel confident. If you want to look your best for a special occasion or you just want to treat yourself to plumper lips or fuller cheeks, Juvéderm® offers many different products which can suit your unique needs.
What Is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a line of dermal fillers that can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles, add volume back to the cheeks and other areas, plump lips, and create a more youthful appearance or a chisled contour.
Many dermal fillers, including Juvéderm, are made from hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that is made by your body to help hydrate the skin and make it more elastic. In its synthetic form, hyaluronic acid can be injected into the skin to give it more volume. Juvéderm products also include lidocaine as part of the formula to increase patient comfort during the injections.
How Can Juvéderm Be Used?
Juvéderm’s line includes several different products that can be used on different areas of the face. Your provider will develop a customized service for you and may use several different products during your treatment. Here are several FDA-approved ways that Juvéderm products can be used.
As a Cheek Filler
Juvéderm Voluma® XC is a filler with a thicker formula that can be used for filling out cheeks and giving your face a lift. If you have loss of volume in your midface due to age or weight loss, we can help to contour the area and make it look more bright and youthful.
As a Lip Filler
Both Juvéderm Volbella® XC and Juvéderm Ultra XC are often used in the lips to minimize lines and wrinkles around the mouth and to plump the lips. If you have lipstick lines or naturally thin lips, Juvéderm lip fillers can give you a look that appears natural and still feels like you.
In Lines, Folds, and Wrinkles
If you have laugh lines that are starting to appear near your mouth and nose, they can be treated using Juvéderm Vollure® XC or Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC. The additional volume that these products give to the face can help to smooth deep folds in the skin.
As Chin and Jaw Fillers
A chisled jaw or well-shaped chin can help to accentuate the features on your face. Juvéderm Voluma XC can also be a good option for the chin area, and Juvéderm Volux™ XC can be injected into the jawline to create a more chilsled look.
What to Expect From Juvéderm Treatments
Before Your Treatment
Before you have your dermal filler treatment, you will have a consultation with us. A consultation is important because it is a time for us to get to know you and to make a plan for your treatment. We’ll get a detailed health and family history to make sure you are a good candidate for the treatment. We will discuss goals and expectations and make sure you know what steps to follow before your treatment.
During Your Treatment
During your treatment, we may offer you topical numbing cream to help with the initial injections. You will grow more numb with each injection since all Juvéderm products contain lidocaine. The amount of product used and the treatment time both vary from patient to patient.
After Your Treatment
Juvéderm injections are considered to be a no-downtime treatment. You can expect to be able to return to most normal activities such as work or childcare right away. However, we recommend avoiding facial massage and excessive heat for a short time after treatment.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
The amount of time that dermal fillers last will vary from person to person. However, Juvéderm tends to be a longer-lasting product than other dermal fillers. Because of this, you may be able to see results for a year or longer before needing follow-up treatments. It’s important to discuss your expectations with your doctor since every case is unique.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Juvéderm?
Dermal filler candidacy is ultimately something that needs to be determined by your doctor. But an ideal candidate for the treatment is usually someone who is in good health and who does not have any skin problems in the treatment area. If you have a sensitivity to lidocaine, you’ll want to ask us about other options that do not contain lidocaine as an ingredient. The best candidates are also those who have a good understanding of what results can be expected from dermal filler treatments.
Complimentary Dermal Filler Consultations in Exton, PA
At Legacy Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we are a reputable plastic surgery and cosmetic treatment center with a team of highly experienced physicians. Whether you are considering Juvéderm lip fillers or other treatments, all cosmetic treatments are the safest when administered by a medical professional who understands facial anatomy. We bring our years of training and experience to every treatment. We treat every patient with care and will listen to you so that we can best serve your needs. To take advantage of our complimentary consultations in Exton, PA, call us or fill out an online form.