As we get older our bodies produce less and less collagen. That’s bogus because collagen provides the underlying structural latticework in our dermis that keeps our skin firm and plump. That collagen decline, coupled with sun damage and other factors that age our skin, leaves us with sagging areas that show their volume loss. Our cheeks flatten. Areas under our eyes sag. All around our mouth, volume loss allows wrinkles such as smile lines and marionette lines to form. Even our lips thin. And you thought the only volume older people had to worry about was on the TV remote.
Fortunately, Dr. Saltz and our team can return volume throughout your face with the entire line of Juvéderm® dermal fillers.
Here’s the lineup and what each Juvéderm® filler specifically targets. See if any of these sound like what you could use and then call us and let’s get busy.
What does each Juvéderm® product target?
As the skin loses elasticity and moisture, some people form relatively deep parentheses lines that frame the corners of the mouth and creases that run from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds). Juvéderm® XC adds volume beneath the skin to smooth these lines and folds. This was the first Juvéderm® product and remains one of the world’s most popular fillers.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC
Clinically known as “age-related mid-face volume loss,” you know it as sagging cheeks. Over time, as you lose the collagen to support your skin and as your underlying muscles weaken, your cheeks flatten. Juvéderm Voluma® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. Plump cheeks are a tenet of a younger look.
Juvéderm® Ultra XC
You may not think about your lips with facial aging, but our lips thin as we get older. Other women have never been happy with the fullness of their lips. Juvéderm® Ultra XC provides or returns fullness and fills the vertical wrinkles that form on our lips.
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC
Like Ultra, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC adds volume to the lips and areas around the mouth. Ultra Plus is composed of bigger molecules than Ultra, making it thicker and a little longer lasting. Ultra Plus is better for severe wrinkles and folds and for extra lip volume enhancement.
Juvéderm Volbella® XC
Juvéderm Volbella® XC is perfect for adding subtle volume and shape to the lips. Plus, it erases the vertical lines that come from volume loss. Juvéderm Volbella® XC does this without overtly enlarging the lips. It provides a more subtle option when compared with Ultra or Ultra Plus.
Juvéderm Vollure® XC
Juvéderm Vollure® XC is the newest addition to the Juvéderm® family of dermal fillers. Vollure® is designed for the correction of moderate to deep creases and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds running from the nose down to the corners of the mouth, and parentheses lines framing the mouth.