What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler that was designed to bring back lost volume to various areas of the face. Juvederm has several different uses, from filling in cheeks to reduce fine lines and wrinkles to add a significant amount of volume to lips, and is one of the most popular facial fillers available today. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler, which restores the face’s hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar that can be found in the body. This can result in a more youthful appearance and glow, as well as offer volume to areas of the face. Juvederm can be used on all skin types, even sensitive skin, and offers promising results that are long-lasting and effective.
Different Juvederm Products
There are several different products in the Juvederm line. While all of the products in the Juvederm family are hyaluronic acid-based, they differ by the product’s cross-links, which can change the amount of time that the results last, and are chosen based on the specific area of the face that the injections are being used on. Some of the different Juvederm products include:
- Voluma – Used to add volume to the face. Voluma is the only FDA approved hyaluronic cheek filler on the market.
- Ultra Plus – Used for serious wrinkles and lines
- Ultra XC – Used on scars, serious wrinkles, and lips
What is Juvederm Used For?
Juvederm products are used for a variety of different skin concerns, from cheeks that need filling and sculpting to lip fillers and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Here is a brief breakdown of what each Juvederm product is generally used for, so you can have a better picture of what each does and the areas in which they deliver the best results.
Voluma – Voluma is the best hyaluronic facial filler for cheeks. Voluma is generally used to create fuller looking cheeks, focusing on the lower cheek area and the middle cheek area. It can alter the appearance of the cheek area and make it appear fuller and more sculpted. Voluma is also ideal for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Juvederm Ultra Plus – Juvederm Ultra Plus is a strong lip and face filler that is used to fill in serious and deep wrinkles, including smile lines and marionette lines, reducing or eliminating their appearance. Ultra Plus is ideal for shaping the face and adding significant volume to the lips.
Juvederm Ultra XC – Juvederm Ultra XC is another product in the Juvederm family line that is meant for filling in deep wrinkles. It can also be used to help fill in scars, and it offers the ability to be used as a moderate lip filler, as well.
How Long Does Juvederm Last?
Each product in the Juvederm family lasts a different amount of time. For example, Voluma has been shown to offer visible results lasting for up to two years. Juvederm Ultra Plus will last around nine to twelve months, while Juvederm Ultra XC has been shown to last for about twelve months. Touch ups for Juvederm products can lengthen their longevity and have you seeing results for a longer time.
Recovery After Juvederm
After treatment with a Juvederm product, recovery time is minimal. In most cases, you will easily be able to resume your normal activities immediately after the injections.
Slight bruising, swelling, and redness are side effects of Juvederm injections and often clear up within a few days. Itching at the injection sites is also common for a day or two.
Slight pain at the injection site is normal, as well, although Juvederm injections are often paired with a numbing cream to help reduce any pain the patient may feel, making the procedure almost painless altogether.
Risks Associated with Juvederm
As with all medical procedures, there are risks associated with Juvederm products, although they are quite minimal. Some of the risks that patients have noted with Juvederm products include:
- Lumps and bumps
- Skin eruptions that look like acne
- Scarring at injection sites
Some redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection sites is considered normal and tends to reside within a few days. If these issues continue after a week or two, it is important to inform the doctor.
What Choose Dr. Ghozland for Juvederm Injections
When it comes to Juvederm in Los Angeles, choosing only the best doctor is important. Dr. Ghozland is board certified and has over fifteen years of experience, as well as having pioneered vaginal reconstructive procedures. The office is located in Santa Monica, only a few minutes from the ocean, so you can expect a serene and calm experience during your procedures and follow-ups.
If you are interested in learning more about Juvederm injections, or to find out if you are a candidate, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today.