Juvéderm® Northern Virginia
Juvéderm® is a family of FDA-approved, bio-compatible dermal fillers based on hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the human body. Juvéderm’s unique moisture-attracting properties allow it to hold many times its weight in water. Because of this, it can create an immediate plumping effect when injected into the skin.
How Does Juvéderm Work?
Aging skin loses significant amounts of hyaluronic acid, as well as a structural protein called collagen. In the absence of moisture, the skin becomes drier and thinner. Meanwhile, with collagen loss, the skin begins to sag, leading to pronounced volume loss. Common issues include fine lines and wrinkles, flattened lips, less definition in the mid-face and cheekbone area, and noticeable hollows at the temples and under the eyes.
When injected in the precise amounts into targeted areas of your face, Juvéderm can replace the hyaluronic acid you’ve lost due to age, filling in lines and hollows for smoother, more youthful-looking results. Over time, it can also stimulate collagen production in the skin. Juvéderm has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid of all the available dermal fillers and can last up to 12 months or more.
What Areas of the Face Can Juvéderm Enhance?
Here are some examples of areas where Juvéderm injections can create an immediately noticeable improvement.
- Minimize the look of the “parentheses lines” that run from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Reduce the “marionette lines,” the downturned creases in the corners of the mouth
- Augment thin or aging lips
- Create more defined cheekbones
The Juvéderm collection offers two formulations for parentheses lines and wrinkles:
JUVÉDERM XC is an injectable gel that instantly smooths moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth. Its effectiveness has been proven time and time again, delivering real results that last up to one year.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC softens moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles by adding volume to the lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth to produce subtle and long-lasting results for up to 18 months.
The JUVÉDERM lip collection offers two formulations for your unique needs:
JUVÉDERM Ultra XC adds more fullness and plumps thin lips—whether your lips have thinned over time or you want fuller lips.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
Frequently Asked Questions About Juvéderm
The primary difference is consistency. Juvéderm is a gel, with various thicknesses more appropriate for different skin concerns.
Yes. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, which makes it hypoallergenic. Over time, your body will absorb it without leaving a trace, which is why the results are not permanent. However, you can choose to get touch-up treatments to keep your results looking fabulous.
Because their formulations contain a small amount of a topical anesthetic called lidocaine, Juvéderm products are comfortable and well-tolerated for most patients.
The most common side effects of getting Juvéderm are mild and temporary swelling, redness, pain, and bruising at the injection site, which you can manage by applying cold compresses and taking over-the-counter pain medication.
The answer to this will vary, based on your concerns. We can provide a customized treatment plan that includes the right formulations in the perfect amounts to meet your needs.
An enzyme called hyaluronidase can counteract the effects of Juvéderm. For example, if you decide your newly plump lips look more exaggerated than you envisioned, you can reverse them, even before the fillers naturally dissolve into your body. However, one advantage of choosing a skilled, board-certified injector to provide your treatments is that they know exactly the right amount to use to create the look you want.
Discover Great Results With Juvéderm
Get ready for natural-looking, subtle rejuvenation with little to no risk, discomfort, or interruption to your busy lifestyle! Juvéderm injections are straightforward, in-office procedures that allow you to resume your normal daily activities immediately afterward.
If you have noticed your topical anti-aging creams and lotions can no longer provide the results you want, it’s time to get on board the injectable skincare bandwagon and see why the cat’s out of the bag on this well-kept beauty secret. Contact us today for an unparalleled level of care and attention to detail.