One of the newest defenses in the fight against aging is Juvederm. Juvederm is a collection of injectable fillers that have a variety of applications, including lifting the cheekbones, smoothing lines around the mouth, and plumping the lips. It can also be used to fill acne scars or reduce the look of aging hands. These fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which appears naturally in the body. Juvederm may be a great solution if you are seeking a temporary fix for lines, wrinkles, scars, thin lips, or loss of fullness in the cheeks. There is a collection of Juvederm products and each is tailor-made to treat certain areas:
- Juvederm Voluma is an FDA-approved filler that is designed to be used specifically in the mid-face, adding volume to the cheeks.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus has a greater viscosity and elasticity than Juvederm, which means that it provides more stability and lift when injected, and is a little less smooth. This is a characteristic that is used for injection in the mid-face to plump sagging tissues in the lower face.
- Juvederm Volbella is used to increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of smoker lines around the mouth. It may also be used to fill pitted acne scarring in the face. Unlike other fillers, Volbella blends many different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, which allows it to create subtle volume that lasts longer.
Every practitioner will have their own preference as to what Juvederm product they prefer, but most doctors report that Juvederm is ideal for filling nasolabial folds. After your procedure, there will more than likely be some minor swelling and bruising at the injection sites, but that will subside after a week. After time and during the following weeks, you will see the product settle into your skin, and then the final result will be very apparent. If you are interested in adding volume to areas of your face, hands, or wish to correct deep scarring, Kwan Dermatology can assist you in finding the best treatment to reach your aesthetic goals.