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What Are Juvéderm Dermal Fillers?

The Juvéderm collection is a collection of injectable hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers primarily used to rejuvenate the facial skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These dermal fillers also add natural-looking volume to the skin and lips to create a smoother, fuller appearance.

How Do Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Work?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring molecule found in the deep layers of our skin - the version found in dermal fillers is a synthetic molecule that mimics your body’s own natural hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is essential for keeping the skin moisturized, repairing tissue, protecting the skin from microorganisms, and holding essential proteins like collagen and elastin together.

At a certain age, our bodies stop producing new hyaluronic acid altogether, which can leave our skin vulnerable to losing its youthful, radiant appearance. So, when a hyaluronic acid-based filler is injected into your skin, it helps to replace your body’s lost hyaluronic acid and restore your skin’s volume and vibrant complexion.

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The Juvéderm Product Line

There are several different dermal fillers in the Juvéderm collection, each of which offers its own distinct purposes and advantages. When you have your consultation with one of our providers at Hazen Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, they’ll help you determine which Juvéderm filler is best suited to help you achieve your unique aesthetic goals.

Juvéderm Voluma

Juvéderm Voluma is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler designed specifically to lift and highlight the face's natural contours. This filler is a wonderful option if you’re looking to add volume to your cheekbones, chin, or jawline. In addition to adding volume, Voluma builds structure in the supporting layers of your skin that may have been lost as a result of the aging process.

Juvéderm Ultra

Juvéderm Ultra is an innovative dermal filler used to refine the shape, volume, and fullness of the lips. Juvéderm Ultra is also an excellent option to fill the areas around the mouth where lines have formed, such as the nasolabial folds or marionette lines. If your lips appear too thin or the area around your mouth feels sunken, this filler can provide you with a perfectly balanced but enhanced appearance.

Juvéderm Ultra Plus

Juvéderm Ultra Plus is another powerful dermal filler used for deeper lines and wrinkles, where further augmentation is needed. Utilizing a proprietary cross-linked formula, this filler can reduce the appearance of folds and wrinkles around the mouth, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

Juvéderm Volbella

Juvéderm Volbella is one of the most effective hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers for smoothing lines around the mouth, also known as perioral lines or lip lines. As the softest filler in the Juvéderm Portfolio, Volbella can also be used for subtle lip enhancement, and to brighten the appearance of dark under-eye hollows (tear troughs).

Juvéderm Vollure

Juvéderm Vollure is an excellent dermal filler for rejuvenating the lower face area. This hyaluronic acid-based filler can restore lost volume, enhance the contours of the face, and significantly reduce the appearance of marionette lines and nasolabial folds. Juvéderm Vollure is flexible enough for many different applications throughout the face and Dr. Hazen may use a combination of these fillers to achieve a balanced look.

Benefits of Juvéderm Dermal Fillers

The versatile dermal fillers in the Juvéderm collection can offer many significant benefits, including:

  • Restoring volume in the midface
  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhancing the definition of the cheeks, chin, and jawline
  • Enhancing the shape and volume of the lips
  • Non-invasive treatment
  • Long-lasting results
  • No downtime
  • Improved facial proportions
  • Improved self-confidence

Am I a Candidate for Juvéderm Dermal Fillers?

Adults who would like to achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin could be good candidates for Juvéderm dermal fillers. To be an ideal candidate for these treatments, you should:

  • Be in generally good physical health
  • Have the desire to use dermal fillers as a non-surgical enhancement for those areas of the face that suffers from the signs of aging
  • Have no allergies to hyaluronic acid or other Juvéderm ingredients
  • Have no active skin infections near the treatment area
  • Have realistic expectations for the treatment

You must notify your injector if you have had any recent dental work within the past two weeks or plan on receiving dental work for up to two weeks after your dermal filler treatment.

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What Should I Expect During the Procedure?

After you consult with one of our providers, your Juvéderm treatment will be a quick and simple procedure. To begin, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin in the treatment area. Your injector will then use a very fine needle to inject the chosen filler into your skin. The treatment will only take 15 to 30 minutes, and you can head home immediately after it’s finished.

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Recovery and Results

Typically, no recovery or downtime is required after treatment with a Juvéderm dermal filler. However, your provider will give you detailed aftercare instructions to ensure the best results for your filler. For example, you may need to avoid direct sunlight, drinking alcohol, and intense exercise for 24 to 48 hours. You may also experience mild swelling, redness, and discomfort.

The specific results of your treatment can vary depending on which filler you choose. The benefit of dermal fillers is your beautiful, natural results are seen immediately! Juvéderm fillers can last anywhere from nine to eighteen months, depending on several lifestyle factors, but should be maintained approximately every six to nine months for optimal results.

Why Choose Hazen Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa for Your Juvéderm Treatment?

When you seek treatment at Hazen Medical Spa for your Juvéderm dermal filler treatment, you’ll be under the expert care of Dr. Jill Hazen and our team of dedicated aesthetic professionals. Dr. Hazen is a skilled professional injector with extensive experience administering dermal fillers and other injectable cosmetic treatments. At our state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have access to a peaceful environment, cutting-edge aesthetic treatments, and personalized, compassionate care. Dr. Hazen and the rest of our staff take great pride in helping patients bring their inner beauty to the surface to accomplish their cosmetic goals. Give us a call today if you’d like to learn more or schedule your consultation.

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