When people think of the signs of aging on their face, they usually first think of wrinkles. But volume loss is actually more of a problem.
Between the ever-decreasing production of collagen (the skin’s structural support protein) and the ceaseless tug of gravity, it seems everything is going south, and we don’t mean to St. George. Plus, when you throw in the sun exposure we receive here at altitude in Salt Lake and Park City, our skin gets lots of UV damage and that shows more and more as areas lose volume.
But you don’t have to put up with your volume loss. At Saltz Plastic Surgery/Spa Vitoria we use the Juvéderm® family of dermal fillers to pump up the volume, so to speak!
What is Juvéderm®?
You’ve probably heard of hyaluronic acid. It is a naturally occurring substance in the bodies of humans (and most other mammals) that is responsible for binding with water molecules under the skin to hydrate, plump, and firm the skin.
All the Juvéderm® fillers are hyaluronic acid based. For this reason Juvéderm® is classified as a naturally derived filler, versus other “synthetic” fillers.
What do the different Juvéderm® fillers address?
- Juvéderm® XC
It seems unfair that smiling often creates lines from your nose down to the corners of your mouth. Smile lines. Ugh. They are also known as nasolabial folds. You hear about all sorts of “anti-aging” serums and creams, but they only moisturize the skin’s surface. Juvéderm® XC adds volume beneath the skin to smooth these lines and folds.
- Juvéderm®Ultra Plus XC
You may not think about your lips with facial aging, but our lips lose volume just like everywhere else. They become thinner as we get older. Plus, some women just have thin lips. Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is designed to plump thin lips and add noticeable volume.
- Juvéderm®Volbella XC
This addition to the Juvederm family is brand new, coming on the market in the summer of 2016. Whereas Ultra Plus XC adds fullness and plumps thin lips, Volbella XC is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
- Juvéderm Vollure®XC
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, parentheses lines framing the mouth, and marionette lines dropping downward from the corners of the mouth. This is the most recent addition to the Juvéderm line.
How long does Juvéderm® last?
- Juvéderm®XC, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC, and Juvéderm® Volbella XC add volume to their targeted areas for up to one year.
- Juvéderm Vollure®XC is one of the longest lasting hyaluronic acid fillers on the market, helping remove deep creases and lines for 18 months.
Could you use a volume boost with one of the Juvéderm fillers we offer at Saltz Plastic Surgery/Spa Vitoria? Call us in our Salt Lake City office, (801) 274-9500, or our Park City office, (435) 655-6612, to make an appointment.