People fixate on wrinkles when they think their facial skin is showing its age. But of equal, maybe even greater, importance is the loss of volume. As our collagen production drops, so does the underlying support for areas such as our cheeks and the area around the mouth. When comparing two photos of a person 30 or 40 years apart, volume can be the most telling.
That’s why we offer various Juvéderm® formulations at the Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer. Each of the four fillers addresses a different area involved with volume loss. Here’s some information on the four Juvéderm® options.
If you’re reading a blog on our website, you’re probably pretty savvy about the aesthetic world, and you’ve likely heard of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in humans and is responsible for plumping and hydrating the skin.
All the Juvéderm® fillers are hyaluronic acid-based. This puts them in the category of “natural fillers.”
Parentheses are great when you’re writing a story and your character wants to make an aside. But on your face, parentheses are non grata. 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.
While Dr. Moskovitz may call it “age-related midface volume loss;” you call it 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 generally considered to be a tenet of a younger look.
Many people don’t think of their lips when considering signs of 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.
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.
Voluma is one of the longest-lasting fillers available, providing results for up to two years. The other three Juvéderm® formulations each last up to one year.
Interested in pumping up the volume with one of the four Juvéderm® dermal fillers? Call 201.836.9696 our Teaneck, NJ office to schedule your appointment.