What is Juvederm
I’ve had a lot of interest in Juvederm recently. I’ve had many friends get Botox/ juvederm done and I have always loved the results. I recently announced that I am pregnant again (with a baby girl this- time whoot whoot!!) so I don’t know if it’s this time of year that’s perking my interest or just the pure idea of feeling more attractive since my prego belly looks primarily like a food baby. Obviously, I cannot get Juvederm or botox YET, however I am counting down the days until I can. Until that glorious day, I live vicariously through my patients and my blog.
I have recently had the opportunity to sit in on Juvederm and Botox injections that Dr. Volck does for our patients and let me tell you- I’M A BELIEVER. The change is almost instantaneous. The patients are literally SMILING while getting the procedure. I have honestly asked them about the pain and they said the numbing portion was more than tolerable and then they feel nothing. The benefit of our office is that Dr. Volck numbs his patients- first with a topical anesthetic then with lidocaine/ septocaine injectables. (Even though Juvederm has Lidocaine in it) Long story short- happy results and a painless procedure sound GREAT to me.
what is JUVEDERM?
Juvederm is popularly used to treat mild to deep facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds. It is FDA approved and is effective for smoothening out plump lines as well as treating acne scars.
The dermal filler is also used to: reduce fine lines on the forehead & brow, fill in hollows under the eye, enhance the jaw line and cheek volume, reduce wrinkles on the hands as well as soften scars. There are so many different uses. See Juvderm's before and after photo gallery on their website- the results are incredible. There are so many options, I was amazed!
Juvederm is available in two main formulations namely Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus. Juvederm Ultra is a highly linked HA (hyaluronic Acid) filler that competes with other similar and popular fillers like Restylane. Aside from these two primary options, I have compiled a complete list of options below, including what its best used for.
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC
Juvederm Ultra XC is best utilized for the facial tissue around the nasolabial folds which run from the nose to the mouth, commonly referred to as "laugh" lines or "smile" lines. It is also great for lip lines, the corners of the mouth, forehead wrinkles, and can even be used for lip enhancement. Juvéderm Ultra XC is FDA-approved and is infused with lidocaine in order to improve patients' comfort during the injection process.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC
Juvéderm Vollure XC is typically used to treat moderate to severe lines in the lower facial region, specifically lines around the sid