Fillers and Facts:
In the modern age of plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures, it can feel like there’s a new product on the market almost daily. But with so many new formulas and so many procedures depending on the use of vague “fillers,” it’s important to know what’s going into your body to give you the look you’ve been dreaming of. One promising option is Juvederm.
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. There are several products in the Juvederm family, and they all have their own unique way to fill and tighten the face. Each product is tailored to target specific problems, depending on the area of the body and the depth of the targeted site.
Types of Juvederm
Juvederm Voluma XC: This Juvederm is specially formulated to add volume beneath the skin to increase the size (and elasticity) of your cheeks.
Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure XC: These two formulas of Juvederm are often used in conjunction with one another and are designed to fill out wrinkles and promote elasticity around the mouth and nose (your smile lines).
Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC: These two Juvederms work together as nonsurgical lip injections to enhance the size and shape of your lips.
How Juvederm Works
Juvederm, like many fillers used in cosmetic procedures, works to stimulate the collagen tissue which plumps the skin and keeps it taut. The hyaluronic acid which Juvederm is made of is a natural chemical found in the body, making the procedure safe and natural. Juvederm also contains lidocaine to reduce any pain you may feel during the procedure.
Oftentimes, Juvederm is injected on the same day as your consultation, and the procedure can take anywhere from 15-60 minutes, depending on the area(s) you want treated.
Cost of Juvederm
The average cost of a Juvederm treatment is $620 per syringe, with treatments generally using between 1-2 syringes of product. However, the cost of Juvederm can vary based on location, physician’s experience, and size of area treated.
Unlike many leading filler brands (such as Restylane), Juvederm is a smooth, gel like consistency. This allows for easier dispersion in the tissues as well as a decreased likelihood of unsightly lumps in the finished product.
Juvederm also contains a more cross-linked hyaluronic acid chain than Restylane, which often makes it last longer.
Juvederm may not be for everyone, but with its natural formula, high success rates, and wide array of uses, ask your doctor if Juvederm may be the treatment for you.