JUVÉDERM® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Your healthcare professional eases JUVÉDERM® injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds – the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth) Juvaderm replaces the hyaluronic acid (HA) your skin has lost over time.
Juvederm can also instantly plump thin lips making them fuller. Results can last up to one year.
BEFORE & AFTERS
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.
Fillers are an amazing beauty tool. With the right one, wrinkles practically disappear! When it comes to fillers, you have many choices. Technology is making your choices more effective than ever before. In the last few years, Allergan (makers of Juvederm, Botox, and Latisse) has come out with three new fillers: Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella. You may be wondering how these fillers are different—their names sound so similar—and what they can do for you.
Each of these fillers is made of Hyaluronic Acid or (HA) which is a naturally occurring substance in our skin that keeps it youthful looking. When fillers are created they are made of molecules of HA. These molecules can be different sizes. Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella has cross-linked molecules using Vycross technology, meaning that HA molecules of different sizes are combined in different ways to make 3 distinct fillers. Even though, they are all made of HA, they work in different ways.
How are Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella different?
The Voluma Dermal Filler is specially formulated for cheek enhancement procedures that provide two aesthetic results:
- Cheek augmentation to restore facial fullness
- Non-surgical lower facelift, as the enhancement of the cheeks gently lifts the hanging skin known as the jowl area.
The cheeks can display significant signs of aging since they tend to decrease in size over time, resulting in a sagging look to your face. Juvederm Voluma XC is an FDA-approved gel that will add considerable volume to this area as it plumps and smooths, creating a heathier, more youthful appearance.
Voluma is composed mostly of hyaluronic acid that is accompanied by Lidocaine, a topical anesthetic used to reduce sensation at the injection site. Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body, allergy testing is rarely required. However, if you have had a reaction to lidocaine or similar topical or injected anesthetics, please discuss with your provider before undergoing treatment. Read more about Juvederm and other dermal fillers on our blog post, "Neurotoxins and Fillers Explained".
- VOLUMA is the thickest.
- Because of its thickness, it has unique lifting properties.
- Its thickness makes it ideal for midface wrinkles like deep nasolabial folds, the vertical wrinkles on each side of your nose (sometimes called marionette wrinkles).
- Its thickness allows the practitioner to inject Voluma deeper to treat severe wrinkles.
- It can be used to add volume to the chin and cheeks.
- Is less thick than Voluma but more thick than Volbella. It’s the happy medium.
- Great for lower face wrinkles and folds.
- The most versatile filler of the three. Can be used for different types of wrinkles and contouring.
- It is great for treating minor nasolabial folds. It helps maintain natural facial expressions and movements.
- Is the thinnest filler of the three.
- Most spreadable.
- Ideal for the delicate skin around eyes and lips.
- Great for plumping lips.
The Vycross crosslinking system creates smoother, more natural looking, longer lasting fillers. These fillers are more comfortable than other fillers during the actual injection because all three have a numbing agent already formulated as part of the filler. These fillers have less swelling or bruising after the injection as well. They are definitely next-generation fillers. You will love the results you see immediately after the injection. You will be able to see full results in about 2 weeks. These fillers each last 18 months to 2 years.
It’s good to know what the differences are between these fillers and to know what your provider is talking about when these fillers are mentioned. But even more important than knowing what these products are is finding a provider that you can trust. You need a provider/injector who really knows his/her products, who has vast experience with the placement of injections, and who is an artist. Good practitioners will use a variety of different products to achieve just the right effect. Finding the right provider is key; he or she will make the best choice for you.
If you are thinking of trying fillers, come into Trilogy for a free consolation and learn what products would be best for your skin and your goals.