Most people equate wrinkles with aging, but volume loss is maybe even more telling. As our collagen production drops with age and as our tissues begin to sag, the damage is easy to see.
Don’t believe it? Check out two photos of your parents, one in their 20s and another in their 50s. Unless they’ve spent their entire life on the shores of Lake Erie soaking up the sun, the wrinkles probably aren’t what jump out. Instead what you see are the hollow cheeks, the sagging skin, thinning lips, and other volume issues. Everything just seems to sag across various areas of the face.
That’s why Dr. Fedele offers different Juvéderm® formulations to address various issues caused mainly by volume loss. Here’s some information on the four Juvéderm® options.
What Is Juvéderm®?
Since you’re reading Dr. Fedele’s blog, odds are you’ve heard about hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid can be found in just about all mammals, and its job is to bind 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 – Parentheses have their place when you’re writing a story, and you need to make an aside, but they’re an unwelcome denizen on your face. Parentheses lines are the lines that form on each side of your mouth. And then you have the creases on the side of the nose that extend to the corners of the mouth, smile lines. Juvéderm® XC adds volume beneath the skin to smooth these lines and folds.
- Juvéderm® Voluma XC – Doctors may call it “age-related midface volume loss;” you call them hollow, 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 considered to be a tenet of a younger look.
- Juvéderm®Ultra 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 XC is designed to plump thin lips.
- Juvéderm®Volbella XC – This addition to the Juvederm family is brand new, coming on the market in the summer of 2016. Whereas Ultra 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.
How Long Does Juvéderm® Last?
All four Juvéderm® formulations are long lasting. Voluma lasts for up to two years, while the other three Juvéderm® options last for around one year.
Want to turn up the volume with Juvéderm®? Call Dr. Fedele at 216-464-1616 and ask us about Juvéderm®.