Juvaderm: A Facial Filler
- Posted on: May 17 2019
Juvaderm is the number one selling filler available today. The easy, long-term injection uses hyaluronic acid (HA) to fill in and plump different areas of the face. Juvaderm can be used to lift cheeks, diminish the look of fine and deep lines as well as add volume to the lips. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin and is essential for delivering nutrients and retaining moisture as well as volume. The Juvaderm procedure is done quickly in-office, typically taking no longer than about half an hour.
What is Juvaderm?
Juvaderm is a facial filler that can be used to lift and contour your cheeks, plump your lips and reduce the look of fine lines and deep-set wrinkles around the face. There are several different types of Juvaderm, each working in a slightly different manner and for specific purposes. These include:
- Juvaderm Voluma XC – Specifically meant to lift and contour your cheeks for a more youthful appearance.
- Juvaderm Ultra XC – Used to add volume to the lips for a plump, pouty look.
- Juvaderm Volbella XC – More subtle and is used to diminish the appearance of vertical lip lines.
- Juvaderm XC – Reduces noticeable lines and wrinkles around your nose and lips (nasolabial folds).
- Juvaderm Vollure XC – Smooths and softens the look of lines around your nose and mouth.
Juvaderm uses hyaluronic acid, known as HA, to deliver plumping and smoothing effects directly into the skin. Results are immediate, so you won’t need to wait to notice your lips plumping or lines diminishing. The results that you achieve with Juvaderm can last for anywhere from one to two years. After results have faded, you can simply have additional injections that help to maintain your desired look.
How Does It Work?
Juvaderm works by injecting a small amount of hyaluronic acid directly into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is already found naturally in the skin and is responsible for keeping the skin looking plump, hydrated and youthful. For this reason, Juvaderm works by essentially adding additional HA to your face where it may be lacking. Results are instant, allowing you to go home the same day from your appointment feeling satisfied with the way that you look. The side effects concerning Juvaderm are incredibly minimal and specific to the injection site. However, any side effects from Juvaderm are short-term and go away within hours or just a few days.
The injection is administered by a clinician who assesses your face and discusses with you the results that you’re looking to achieve. From there, you will have the procedure done for anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes while the injections are being administered. Any of the Juvaderm products that have the term “XC” contain a pain-reducing lidocaine to make the procedure comfortable and essentially painless. There are also other topical numbing creams and gels that can be used at each of the injection sites so that Juvaderm is done quickly and without you feeling anything.
Juvaderm vs Other Fillers
What makes Juvaderm different from other fillers is that it uses hyaluronic acid, which is already found naturally in the skin. This makes it a safer and more natural alternative to other fillers and products on the market. Over time, the hyaluronic acid breaks down and is not harmful to either the skin or the body. It is not uncommon for many men and women to switch to Juvaderm after having already used other fillers. Another reason this product is different is because the injection already contains lidocaine, which has pain-reducing properties. This makes the procedure a lot less painful than other fillers and is ideal for both first-time patients as well as those who come in for regular injections.
Juvaderm is ideal for people of all ages and genders. The injections can drastically and dramatically change your appearance, allowing you to look and feel more youthful. You may choose Juvaderm before a special event, like a wedding or class reunion, or as a way to simply boost your confidence in the way that you look everyday. The benefit of using Juvaderm when compared to other fillers is that it’s more lasting. Instead of having to go for injections every six months, you may only need them once a year or once every two years. This not only saves on the cost of the treatment, but it prevents you from feeling as though the results are only temporary.
The Juvaderm experience is like no other and this particular facial filler can be used for a wide variety of different reasons. Whether you want to contour and lift your cheeks or create a plump, pouty look, Juvaderm is there to fulfill your aesthetic needs and dreams without the need for more extensive work. Juvaderm is an incredibly powerful filler that is made using safe and natural ingredients that you can trust.
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