With age, we lose fat, muscle and bone, and the skin begins to thin. The cheeks deflate and the face begins to flatten out, the lips thin, skin sags and wrinkles and folds develop.
Juvederm fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA) and work well for cosmetic volumizing and contouring. HA fillers are ideal for cosmetic enhancement because HA is biocompatible with the body. In different formulations they can restore lost volume in the midface, plump lips, smooth lines and wrinkles, and enhance skin hydration and smoothness.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
HA is a naturally occurring in the body, found in abundance in connective tissues in the skin, joints and eyes. In the skin HA helps to retain moisture, volume and softness by binding with water in the skin. Because hyaluronic acid is a natural substance there is no risk of allergic response to HA fillers. As we age and with sun exposure HA degrades. When the filler breaks down, it is naturally absorbed by the body.
Where are HA fillers beneficial?
HA fillers are used to temporarily augment soft tissues, hydrate the skin, stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, and restore facial volume. Lines and wrinkles smooth and the skin and cheeks plump for a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
The Juvederm Family of Fillers
There are five different formulations of Juvederm® available to treat numerous cosmetic problems. They work by attracting and absorbing water under the skin. HA is a major component of collagen and elastin. As a filler, HA stimulates the formation of new collagen. As the filler breaks down the enhanced collagen restores volume and structure.
Juvederm XC smooths moderate and severe facial lines including lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose. It has a smooth consistency and helps to add volume and hydration to improve skin elasticity.
Juvederm Ultra XC
Juvederm Ultra XC is an advanced dermal filler that has a smooth consistency and helps add volume and hydration for skin elasticity. It is selected to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and for lip augmentation. It will smooth away smile lines and wrinkles, restore contours and volume, and lasts up to a year.
Juvederm Voluma XC
Juvederm Voluma XC provides long-lasting volumization of the cheeks. It replenishes lost volume in the cheeks to create a lift, improves cheek contours and reduces sagging. Voluma lasts about one year.
Juvederm Vollure XC
Vollure is a softer version of Voluma ideal to smooth fine lines and winkles. It lasts about 18 months.
Juvederm Volbella XC
Juvederm Volbella XC creates natural looking, fuller lips, restores lip symmetry and lasts about 12 months.
Dr. Zeena is a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon at New Orleans Aesthetics and a Louisiana native. She is an expert injector with an artistic eye. Her goal is to deliver an aesthetically pleasing result to enhance and balance your natural features.
Schedule a consultation to learn about all your options for enhancing your appearance. At your aesthetic consultation with Dr. Zeena, she will evaluate your facial structure, assessing how you are aging, and how she can help you to achieve your aesthetic goals.