Discover why the JUVÉDERM® collection of gel dermal fillers may be right for you. JUVÉDERM® is a group of fillers for different needs. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are natural looking and long lasting.
With JUVEDERM® treatment, you won’t need to take weeks off from work or anticipate an extended period of downtime. This simple procedure involves a quick injection to target your particular problem area.
JUVEDERM® can be used to:
Plus, JUVEDERM® stimulates the natural production of collagen for long-lasting results. So if you’re looking for a way to reverse the signs of aging without having to commit to weekly or even monthly follow-up appointments, come to Love Laser & Med Spa to discuss your options. To learn more about JUVEDERM® or to see how this revolutionary treatment can work for you, call Love Laser & Med Spa to set up a free appointment.
What is JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC Injectable gel?
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC Injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives a subtle refined lift, helps to restore cheek contour, for a more youthful natural look, for up to 2 years.
What’s interesting about HA is that it’s a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA with Lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during treatment. We also offer topical numbing cream and additional anesthetic choices for you, if needed.
What should you expect from JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC treatment?
As a Registered Nurse, artist and clinically trained specialist, I combine an understanding of anatomy along with the harmonious structure of the face. I take it as a great honor to preform filler treatments for my clients. I view it as the Art of Cosmetics enhanced through Medicine.
How is JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC actually used in treatment?
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC is typically used to restore cheek and mid-face volume loss and to help restore a more youthful curve and position to the higher area of cheekbones.
What makes JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC different from other dermal fillers?
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC was specifically designed to fill and lift the mid-face and cheeks. Allergan, used advance technology called Vycross that results in a smooth gel that flow easily and consistently, while supporting surrounding tissue. This special cross-linking technology not only produces the lift and fill that is unique to only Voluma®, but it also contributes to its long-lasting nature.
How long does JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® last?
Voluma® can last up to two years with optimal correction. There is evidence that Hyaluronic acid Juvéderm® (Allergan’s entire family of fillers) actually helps to stimulate the production of new collagen by your own body, in in some cases longer duration of improvement may be seen. It is know that depending on various factors of your health, weight and body chemistry as well as the volume injected, correction may be shorter (or even longer) than two years.
What does the XC after JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC Mean?
XC means there is a small amount of lidocaine mixed with the Juvéderm® that helps numb the area during treatment.
Are the injections painful?
There is minimal discomfort during the treatment process. Topical numbing cream may be applied before treatment to reduce discomfort. We also offer additional anesthetic choices for you, if needed.
How young can treatments begin?
We do not want to treat with fillers before they are really needed, the experience in Europe, Canada and other places in the world suggests that a relatively small amount of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC can produce a very pretty soft, natural look in younger patients, who are showing early signs of aging, who have a tired look or those that Mother Nature did not endow with perfect high cheek bones. It’s actually FDA approved for use for those over the age of 21.
Do treatments options matter for 30, 40, 50 or older people? What results will I see?
You may benefit at any of these ages- as well as much older, however there are potential differences. Younger people who do not have skin laxity and whose main problem is early fat volume loss in their cheeks may see a relatively dramatic restoration of their youthful appearance. Also the amount of volume of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC needed to create these may be relatively small – thus giving a really nice benefit for a relatively low cost.
As time passes and more aging changes occur (especially for smokers or people who have severe sun damage or have had significant weight loss and other lifestyle and medical factors) the amount of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC required to produce optimal correction or restoration does increase and the costs also increase accordingly. The results will still usually be impressive. However for people, who have received fillers in the past, they may find improved results with future treatments, less total volume of filler usually injected and the produce appears to have greater longevity, due in part to the first treatment forming a foundation in which future treatments build upon and improve the overall effect.
Some of us are biologically much younger (or older) looking than our chronological age and the real critical factor is the consultation with an expert injector who has a good eye for the artistic natural look, and also has the technical skills as well. We would like you to rest assured that we will listen to what our goals are and also your lifestyle factors and budget and give you an individualized treatment plan designed just for you.
How long does a treatment take?
That depends on the extent of the areas being treated, the volume of filler being used and also the complexity of the treatment. Simple injections might take only 15 to 20 minutes, but treatment can require considerably more time depending on what areas are being treated. For instance full face sculpting may require using more of an artist’s eye and pallet. We will start with Voluma® and customize the treatment using Juvéderm® Ultra Plus to treat residual smile lines or furrows (note that by lifting the cheek, Voluma® often reduces of eliminates the need to treat nasolabial or nose-to-lip folds and smile lines).
So the more complex and creative the treatment the more treatment time is required. Artistry is a vital part of truly rejuvenating the whole face and that adds another dimension beyond just the technical skills for injecting. Juvéderm® Voluma® is a dramatic addition to our artist’s pallet and as cosmetic artists I want to create the most natural beautiful appearance that I can.
Can you combine JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC with other facial antiaging treatments?
Yes that is a great question. Often for optimal restoration of a youthful appearance more than one modality is needed. So Juvéderm® Voluma® restores volume and can lift sagging skin. If the outside of the skin has chronic sun damage or fine red spider veins, then a fractional laser or IPL treatment may be useful. If you face has lines or is thinning from loss of collagen then Infini™ treatments will restore collagen and erase fine to moderate wrinkles. These treatments are all possible but usually not at the same appointment. A schedule of treatments can be customized for your particular needs and financial plan. Consultations are free.
Lines of facial expression often will respond well to Botox and a particularly good combination is Botox and Juvéderm® Voluma®. Eyes are important as well and sometimes a bit of a ‘lift’ can be achieved by either Botox or Juvéderm®. Eyelashes can be made longer, thicker and darker using Latisse. Many combinations are possible and can be customized to your skin, your lifestyle and budget.