If signs of aging are starting to appear on your face, you may have considered seeking treatment to slow or reverse them. Cosmetic injectables like Juvederm are a popular option for facial rejuvenation. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Orlando Dermatology, located in Orlando, Florida, can help you decide which of the Juvederm family of injectables is right for your situation.
Common Signs of Aging
As you age, the volume of your skin can decrease. This can be subtle, or it can completely alter the contours of your face. As skin thins and tissue is lost, cheeks may appear thinner or more prominent. Laugh lines can appear, nasolabial folds can become pronounced, and marionette lines may appear or become more noticeable. The area around your mouth and your lips may experience volume loss, making your lips appear thin or undefined.
While these are all a natural part of aging, you don’t have to live with them. Juvederm dermal fillers are designed to help fill deep facial lines and creases, smooth out smaller fine lines and wrinkles, and even add volume to your cheeks. For people who are concerned about thinning lips, having fillers injected into the lips can plump them. It can also help to remove the appearance of fine lines and feathering around the mouth.
What Is Juvederm?
Considered a cosmetic injectable, Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and help add volume to facial contours. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is readily accepted by your body. Once the solution is injected below your skin, it works by stimulating collagen production.
While your body naturally makes collagen, production slows as you age. By boosting your own natural production, each treatment can provide natural and long-lasting results.
Understanding the Different Formulations
There are several formulations of the Juvederm products, and each works best to target specific areas or beauty concerns. Since your beauty concerns are unique to your situation, it is best to understand those different formulas and what they are designed to treat. These are the Juvederm treatment products that we use at Orlando Dermatology:
If your main beauty concerns are centered around your lips and mouth, then Volbella may be the product for you. It is designed to gently and softly add volume to your lips while smoothing lines around the mouth area. If you are ready to say goodbye to those lipstick lines that appear around your mouth, then you may want to learn more about Volbella treatments. Results can last for up to 12 months, meaning you have plenty of time to enjoy that younger-looking smile
For people who have lost some volume and fullness throughout their cheeks, Voluma offers a strategic treatment option. It gently plumps cheeks from within, giving them a natural and youthful appearance. Working from within, Voluma may also help reduce the appearance of sagging skin, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles. You can expect results from Voluma to last for up to two years with an optimal treatment plan.
Boost volume around your mouth and lip area with the Ultra XC formula. Lasting up to a year when used properly, this treatment plumps lips and smooths skin to help you achieve a more youthful appearance. Ultra XC may help reduce the appearance of laugh lines and nasolabial folds.
If you are looking to minimize the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles and lines, then Ultra Plus may be a good choice. It is injected directly into the lines and folds on your face to help fill them and smooth out their appearance. The result is smoother and younger-looking skin. This treatment option is particularly useful for the areas around your mouth and cheeks.
A Safe and Effective Treatment Option
Juvederm is widely accepted as a safe and effective treatment. It was originally approved by the FDA more than 20 years ago and has been used by countless people, both men and women, since that time. It is considered a minimally invasive treatment option, and treatments can be performed right in your doctor’s office.
What Is a Treatment Session Like?
Treatments with Juvederm are done right in the office. Depending on the size of the area you want to be treated, sessions can take from 15 to about 90 minutes. You will be treated with Novocain before your injection to help ensure your comfort throughout the treatment.
There is no downtime after treatment, and you can return to normal activity right away. That means that you could even have your treatments done during your lunch break and then head right back to work to finish your day.
Who Should Use Juvederm?
These treatments are widely considered safe and effective at treating signs of aging in adults. They can be used by both men and women and are a good choice for people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond. Anyone with concerns about wrinkles, loss of volume in their facial contours, or grooves around their mouth could potentially benefit from one of the specially formulated treatment programs.
Contact Orlando Dermatology in Orlando, FL today to find out if you are a good candidate for Juvederm. Our staff will be happy to discuss which treatment would best address your specific concerns, explain the entire process with you, and develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve a more youthful appearance.