Juvederm XC & Voluma (Dermal Fillers)
Juvederm is an effective and safe non-surgical treatment used to smooth skin and return facial contours to their naturally healthy and youthful state. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance present throughout the body which helps maintain skin volume. Juvederm benefits include added volume and definition of facial features while maintaining a natural and enhanced appearance.
Juvederm treats and improves the following areas:
- Nasolabial folds (lines around the nose and mouth)
- Tear troughs (hollows under the eyes)
- Thin lips
- Cheek hollows and cheek bones
- Any areas with depression or volume loss
- Acne scars or pox scars
Juvederm Voluma XC
As people age, the cheek area loses volume, making the cheeks flatten, causing the skin to droop and sag. Juvederm Voluma XC is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area in adults over the age of 21. Hyaluronic acid fillers are made from long chains of sugars that occur naturally in the skin. Since Voluma XC is a hyaluronic acid, it can be molded and shaped into the desired contour after the injection. This contour and a subtle lift to your cheek area for up to two years. It instantly provides smooth, natural-looking results, with no down time.
The Voluma XC process begins with a consultation with Dr. Jamie Moenster or Dr. Weyer. The actual Voluma XC is injected under the skin with a small needle, into the targeted area and takes between 20-30 minutes. It works instantly to add volume and subtly lift the cheek area. To reduce pain during the procedure, Juvederm Voluma XC contains a numbing agent called lidocaine. Some swelling may occur but will usually subside within 48 hours but can take up to 2 weeks. Application of an ice pack may be helpful. Bruising may occur which can be treated with a complimentary laser. After Voluma XC, patients can resume their daily activities but are asked to keep away from direct sunlight and excessive exercise for the first 24 hours. Results will be fully visible within two weeks.
Juvederm Ultra XC & Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
Juvederm XC formulations have added lidocaine to make the treatments more comfortable. The difference between Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is the formulation. Juvederm Ultra XC is thinner and less vicious. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is recommended for patients with deeper and more severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is ideal for deeper naso-labial folds. Juvederm Ultra is finer and does very well enhancing lips or filling fine wrinkles on the upper lip.
For your first visit Dr. Moenster or Dr. Weyer will ask you questions about your medical history, including any medication you may be taking or allergies you may have. Your doctor will examine your skin and analyze the depth of your wrinkles and folds to better discuss which treatment is appropriate for you.
Juvederm XC is injected below the surface of the skin with a fine needle. Treatments are not painful but Juvederm contains lidocaine which may ease any discomfort. Injected sites may be massaged gently after the treatment by the provider. The whole process will take 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the area that is being treated and how many syringes are used. You may return to regular activities the same day but it is recommended that you avoid strenuous physical exercise, excessive heat and sun exposure as well as the consumption of alcohol for the first 24 hours. Reactions to Juvederm are usually mild to moderate and resolve within 7 days or less. Application of an ice pack may be helpful. Bruising may occur which can be treatment with complimentary laser. Juvederm results are immediate but will take two weeks to reach full correction, but a noticeable difference will be seen that day. Results to vary for each person but the benefits are proven to typically last 12-16 months. Touch ups may be needed to maintain optimal improvements to your look.
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