Are you unhappy with crow’s feet, smile lines, other facial wrinkles, or recessed scars? Do you feel like your lips are too thin? Juvéderm® dermal fillers help restore fullness and volume to correct these issues.
In 2021, The Aesthetic Society reported that 1,857,339 dermal filler procedures were performed. People choose this treatment to reduce signs of aging and enhance their appearance. Keep reading to learn more about the Juvéderm® options.
What Is Juvéderm®?
Our body contains a sugar called hyaluronic acid. This naturally holds on to water. Juvéderm® dermal fillers are injections containing hyaluronic acid.
Unlike some products that have a granular consistency, Juvéderm® is a smooth gel. Thus, you get increased volume with a natural appearance.
These injections correct moderate to severe folds and wrinkles on the face. For example, the lines between your nose and the corner of your mouth (called nasolabial folds). It’s also used to create fuller lips.
Different Types of Juvéderm® fillers
There are several different Juvéderm® filler products used to meet specific goals. All Juvéderm® XC have lidocaine in them which provides a local anesthetic. This numbs the treatment site within seconds.
The following summarizes the different target uses for Juvéderm® products.
Cheek and Chin Enhancement
Juvéderm Voluma® XC is the product used for the cheeks and the chin. These areas may diminish as you age and change your appearance.
The provider injects this formula deep into the cheek area to restore volume. It’s also used to enhance the chin profile.
Wrinkle and Fold Reduction
Your provider chooses the best product to meet your individual needs. These Juvéderm® products correct moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. This includes adding volume to reduce nasolabial folds.
- Juvéderm Vollure™ XC
- Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC
- Juvéderm® Ultra XC
- Juvéderm® XC
Juvéderm® Lip Fillers
Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella® XC are both used for lip augmentation. They’re also injected around the mouth to correct lines and wrinkles.
Under the Eye Enhancer
Your cosmetology provider can also inject Juvéderm Volbella® XC under your eyes. This adds volume to improve the look of undereye hollows.
How Long Do Juvéderm® Fillers Last?
One study reported that Juvéderm® fillers can last up to 18 months. Some individuals with higher metabolisms may break the filler compound down faster. This can reduce its longevity.
Conversely, if you have a slower metabolism, they may last a little longer.
Treated areas that move a lot tend to break down quicker as well. For this reason, lip treatments don’t usually last as long as in other locations. The expert provider will choose injection sites that move the least.
Steps to Take to Prolong Your Dermal Fillers
There are several things you can do to help your dermal fillers last longer. Avoid putting stress or pressure on the treatment site. For example, try sleeping on your back so the pillow doesn’t press on the filler.
When washing your face, be gentle. Avoid pushing or scrubbing motions that can poke and move the fillers.
Make sure you’re eating a healthy diet and drinking at least eight glasses of water each day. If your diet isn’t stellar, consider taking vitamin and mineral supplements. This will give your body the nutrients it needs.
Create a steadfast routine of applying sunscreen before going outside year-round. Gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin regularly. This is a good practice for keeping all your skin soft and smooth.
Juvéderm® vs Botox®
Botox® is made with a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This is the same bacterium that’s responsible for the disease called botulism. But, when used in small doses it offers medical and cosmetic benefits.
For example, Botox® smoothes out wrinkles and folds by weakening and paralyzing muscles. While Botox® and Juvéderm® have similar treatment goals, they use different approaches.
Botox® relaxes muscles that cause wrinkles such as when you frown or raise your eyebrows. Juvéderm® fillers work well for grooves, folds, and lines that need more volume. Thus, fillers are often a better choice for correcting issues not caused by movement.
Both treatments have similar recovery times. Yet, as described, Juvéderm® lasts from nine to 12 months. Botox®, however, needs additional treatment every three to six months.
How Much Does Juvéderm® Cost?
When considering the cost of Juvéderm® filler treatments, remember to factor in all charges. This includes the cost of the filler and your provider’s charges for the procedure.
The range of cost for hyaluronic acid dermal fillers is $677-790 per syringe. Many people need more than one syringe for each treatment.
Botox® procedures normally involve the use of several units. For example, 20 units are commonly used for each frown and forehead line procedure. Providers usually need 24 units to manage crow’s feet.
Each unit of Botox® costs between $10 and $15. Thus, you may pay from about $300 to $1,000 for each appointment. Also, remember that Botox® regimens need to be repeated between three and four months.
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