Because everybody’s current condition and goals are different, the brand has come up with six treatments commonly used in the US, each with a slightly different focus and consistency. While some work to plump up your lips or remove wrinkles around your eyes, others can lift all of your features and restore lost volume. In this post, let’s examine what your options are and which type of treatment might be the best fit for you.
What Are the Different Types of Juvederm?
There are six different treatments, all of which can help to rejuvenate the tissue of your face. When you come to the clinic for your initial appointment, we will tell you all about them and speak to you about which one might be the most suitable. We will take the current condition of your skin but also your goals and desired outcome into consideration, so you can be sure to get exactly the results you want.
While some of our patients come to us looking for a dramatic transformation, many would simply like to enhance their natural beauty and remove some of the negative aspects of aging. They don’t want to look fake or ‘overdone’, so a gentle dermal filler will be the best option. Remember that this type of treatment is technique sensitive, and you should always have it done by an expert provider who’s been trained thoroughly.
The Ultra formula is quite thin. For this reason, it works well on people who have wrinkles around their mouth or by their nasolabial folds. It’s usually used on patients who don’t want extremely extensive corrections but are simply looking to regain the smooth texture of their skin. If we choose this option for you, we will determine where you need a correction, then inject the gel-like substance directly into the area where it will do the most good.
The majority of patients can expect their Ultra treatment to last for around a year, and if you take exceptionally good care of your skin, you might even be able to enjoy the results for longer. Once its effects start to wear off, you can come back to the clinic and have a booster shot of this filler. At that time, we can evaluate whether it’s still the best option for your skin.
Ultra Plus is maybe the most popular formula the brand has ever created because it can address bigger issues than many of the other fillers. If you’ve never had treatment before and you come to us when you’re a little older or looking to achieve a completely new look, we’re likely to suggest this option to you. It is also possible to use Ultra Plus on your lips, and we can create a more dramatic transformation to the perioral area with this option.
The particles used in the Ultra Plus filler are a bit larger than those that make up Ultra, so it may last longer for you. As always, the results depend on your current condition and what you do to maintain them after your treatment is over. You may like to combine Ultra Plus with some other options like Botox if you want to go for maximum effect.
A big problem many people start to experience is sagging skin in the facial area. Your cheeks may appear sunken, and you might develop jowls, which can be quite distressing for many people because it makes you look tired or worn out. For this reason, Juvederm have created a product that can address the loss of volume. Voluma is a thicker gel that helps to firm up your skin and add plumpness to your facial features.
This innovative treatment, one of the newest ones on the market, has been proven to last for 2 years or more, so it’s one of the most long-lasting options you’ll find. While you might need to return to the clinic within a year or even less when you use other products, you can be sure to enjoy the effects of Voluma for several years, particularly if you take great care of yourself and prevent further skin damage.
Luscious and plump lips are a coveted feature that many people strive for. With Volbella, this is possible for you, as this treatment has been created specifically to enhance the shape and look of your lips. Some people might opt for this filler in early adulthood to achieve the full lips they’ve always dreamed of, while others use it to create definition and remove the wrinkles that appear during middle age.
When having work done on the lips, many people are worried about the risk of an unnatural or exaggerated look. However, a skilled technician will be able to apply Volbella in a way that enhances your facial features but doesn’t distort them. Unlike some other treatments, the effects can be made to look quite subtle if you desire a smaller or more gradual change.
Do you have more severe wrinkling in the lower half of your face than in the upper part? If so, Vollure might be the perfect treatment for you. It’s a little bit softer than Voluma and can therefore create a more subtle change that doesn’t add quite as much volume to your face. If wrinkles are more of a problem than sagging, this could be the solution for you.
Because it’s quite fine and can be used for detailed corrections, Vollure will wear off slightly faster than Voluma. However, you can still expect the effects to be present for at least 12 months, if not 18. It’s also less hydrophilic than some of the other treatments, which means that it attracts less water. As a result, you’re unlikely to experience any swelling, even immediately after your session.
Dermal Fillers: FAQs
If you’re new to dermal fillers, you might have some additional questions about what they contain, what your appointment will be like, and how you can best prepare for your sessions.
Although we will invite you for an initial consultation to evaluate your situation, you’re likely to be a good fit for fillers because they are minimally invasive and therefore safe for most people. You also won’t have an extensive recovery time and can usually get back to normal within a few days.
What Will My Appointment Be Like?
When you come to the clinic for your Juvederm appointment, we will first apply some numbing cream to the treatment area. This will allow your treatment to be pain-free, so you have a good experience with us. After a few minutes, the cream should have numbed your face, and you will be ready to get started. Your experienced technician will inject the gel in strategic places to create the desired effect.
In most cases, you won’t have to wait around after your appointment. Since dermal fillers are minimally invasive, you can even drive yourself home, although it might be helpful to have a friend or family member accompany you if you’ve never had this type of treatment before. A few weeks after your first injection, we will ask you to return to the clinic, so we can evaluate your progress and see whether you need any follow-up treatment.
What Do I Have To Do Before and After?
You can mostly stick to your normal routine before and after your session, but there are some small adjustments that can help to make the process go much smoother. To prevent any negative side effects, we will ask you to stop taking blood-thinning medications and supplements in the weeks leading up to your appointment. It is also advisable that you stop smoking because nicotine can slow down the healing process.
After your injection, you should avoid intense heat for a while. This includes saunas, hot tubs, and very hot baths, but a normal shower should be fine. It’s also best to keep your skin bare for about 24 hours, which is why some people opt to visit us either at the weekend or on their day off. If you don’t mind going to work without makeup, you can return straight away because you don’t need to rest after your treatment.
What Does the XC Stand for?
You might have noticed that many treatments include an “XC” label. This simply means that the formula includes lidocaine, a numbing agent designed to eliminate any pain caused by the injection. Together with the numbing cream that’s applied when you come to the clinic, this should ensure that you have a completely pain-free experience.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Filler?
Many people opt for a dermal filler because it’s such a simple treatment, and it doesn’t require extensive downtime like with surgical intervention. Although some patients start coming in for injections in their 20s, many don’t start until their 30s, 40s, or beyond. It’s never too late to enhance your appearance, so don’t be shy to reach out and speak to one of our technicians.
If you’re currently pregnant or breastfeeding, you can meet us for your initial consultation, but we will ask you to wait and start treatment once your child is a bit older. This is because dermal fillers haven’t been proven safe for infants, and we don’t want to put you or your baby at risk. Similarly, you’ll need to wait if you have an active infection on or near your treatment site.
Find Your Perfect Filler Today
No matter what kind of change you’re hoping to see, one of the six different Juvederm treatments will be suitable for you. With this long-lasting and pain-free filler, you can regain your beautiful and natural complexion within a few short weeks. Many of our patients love the versatility of this treatment, especially because it can work on the lips, around the eyes, on your cheeks, and even on your neck.
The best way of finding out which filler will fit your needs is to come to the clinic for your initial consultation. Our talented and experienced providers will be able to discuss the different treatments and what they can do for you. To get started and book your appointment, contact us at Restore Center for Aesthetics in Munster, IN. If you live far away or have a busy schedule, we now even offer virtual consultations for your convenience.