As we age, our faces begin to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure and years of facial muscle movement, such as smiling, chewing and squinting. The underlying tissues that keep our skin looking youthful and plumped up begin to break down, often leaving laugh lines, smile lines, crow’s feet or facial creases over the areas where this muscle movement occurs.
Soft-tissue fillers like Juvederm can help fill in these lines and creases, temporarily restoring a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. When injected beneath the skin, these fillers plump up creased and sunken areas of the face. They can also add fullness to the lips and cheeks.
Juvederm is a smooth injectable gel made from modified hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar naturally found in the human body, where it helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume.
There are 5 types of Juvederm that successfully treat different areas and concerns:
- Juvederm Ultra XC: Adds volume to fill wrinkles and to plump the lips. Lasts up to one year.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus XC: Corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Lasts up to one year.
- Juvederm Voluma XC: Corrects age-related volume loss for lift and contour. Lasts up to two years.
- Juvederm Vollure XC: Adds subtle volume to smooth wrinkles and lines. Lasts up to 18 months.
- Juvederm Volbella XC: Adds subtle volume to the lips and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines. Lasts up to one year.
Does Juvéderm hurt?
Juvederm contains pain-reducing lidocaine to help manage pain or discomfort during the injections. You may also ask your provider about a topical numbing cream or ice to help further minimize discomfort.
What are the possible side effects of Juvéderm?
The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection site reactions such as redness, pain, tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps and bruising. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection. Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting.
How long does Juvéderm last?
Although Juvederm will be absorbed back into the skin over time, the long-lasting formula will maintain results for six months to two years depending on the solution.
Call Today to Learn More About Juvéderm Treatments in Sacramento
Please contact Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California at 916.456.0400 for more information and to schedule a consultation. We are located in East Sacramento, minutes from Downtown Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Davis, Elk Grove and El Dorado Hills.