Juvederm – Treating the Effects of Facial Aging

Gravity and age work together to replace the youthful contours of the face with sagging and wrinkled skin, thinning lips, and more. The Juvederm® collection of products are designed to provide a nonsurgical remedy for these problem areas.

Clinical Uses for the Juvederm® Family of Injectable Gel Dermal Fillers

The Juvederm® family of five injectable gel dermal fillers was developed to treat facial signs of aging. Each filler has unique properties that address the specific area where wrinkles and other signs of aging appear on the face. Your provider determines which injectable to use for each area. All the fillers are designed for treatment in patients over 21 years of age. Read on for a brief overview of where each injectable is used.

Cheeks

Juvederm Voluma® XC was designed for deep injections to treat age-related loss of volume in the cheek area.

As we age the loss of volume in our cheeks causes the skin to begin to sag as the cheeks flatten. Juvederm Voluma® XC adds volume under the skin to lift and contour the cheek to correct this loss of volume. The treatment provides a lasting, yet delicate lift. Results of treatment will vary, with some patients in a clinical study reporting looking up to 5 years younger six months following treatment. With optimal treatment, Juvederm Voluma® XC treatment in the cheek area has lasted up to two years, with subsequent treatment requiring less product to achieve desired results.

Facial Wrinkles and Folds

Juvederm Vollure XC™ and Juvederm® XC are both designed to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (e.g., nasolabial folds).

While lotions and serums can help to reduce the surface appearance of wrinkles, Juvederm Vollure XC™ and Juvederm®XC add support under the skin to help restore a smooth, youthful appearance. The results are longer lasting as they reduce the appearance of parentheses lines, nose and mouth wrinkles, and marionette lines. With optimal treatment, Juvederm®XC has delivered results lasting up to one year, while Juvederm Vollure XC™ has produced results lasting up to 18 months.

Lips

Juvederm®Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella® XC are designed to treat the perioral area and to augment lips.

Juvederm® Ultra XC is designed to add fullness to the lip and Juvederm Volbella® XC adds fullness to the lip and treats and softens vertical lip lines. Juvederm lip treatments are appropriate to address aging lips as well as for augmentation of thin lips. Patients report satisfaction with the appearance of their lips one year after treatment. It is interesting to note that subsequent treatments also required less product to achieve the desired results.

Your Derick Dermatology provider is ready to answer your questions and prepare the best plan for your unique situation. Call for your appointment today. With locations in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Crystal Lake, Elgin, Libertyville, Lindenhurst, McHenry, and Park Ridge, there is a convenient location nearby to serve you.