As you age, your face loses volume. This leads to flattening of your cheeks, sagging of your skin and formation of folds, lines and wrinkles. As time marches on, these changes only deepen. Juvéderm® injectable fillers help turn back the hands of time and rejuvenate your face to its once youthful appearance. The Juvéderm collection of dermal fillers treat multiple facial aging conditions and areas. Mary Shaver is certified as an advanced injector of dermal aesthetic fillers and sees patients daily at Zenn Plastic Surgery. She uses non-surgical injectable dermal fillers for patients seeking to regain the youthful appearance of their face they once had. Patients that seek improvement in their cheeks, lips, around the mouth, crevices, lines, and wrinkles that age has brought upon.
Thanks to the hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable fillers’ formulation, you gain immediate facial volume. At the same time, your skin retains moisture better, feels softer and receives key nutrients it needs for a more youthful appearance.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Juvéderm dermal filler in June 2006. It specifically treats moderate to severe lines and folds, plumping to help you look younger and feel more confident.
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is an injectable dermal filler. Its key ingredient is hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring complex sugar that improves elasticity. This provides a smoother, more supple and younger appearance. In fact, your body produces its own HA. But over time and through the aging process, your natural supply of this acid diminishes.
The Juvéderm collection of hyaluronic acid fillers contain multiple products. Each that address specific issues.
Standard aesthetic injectable filler. Used primarily for the treatment of:
- Lip lines
- Thinning lips
Juvéderm Ultra Plus
A thicker gel than its sister product Ultra. Used for more severe, deep facial wrinkles. Typically, injections are deeper into the skin than other dermal fillers. Used primarily in areas like:
- Nasolabial lines, known also as smile lines which are the lines from your nose that extend to the corners of your mouth
- Marionette lines, the lines that begin at the corners of your mouth & extend down toward your jawline
- Deeply depressed areas in your cheeks
Volbella is a smooth, thin, easily spreadable gel, lowest concentration HA filler. It’s a non-evasive dermal filler used to non-surgically give a very natural appearing lip augmentation. This lip enhancement is made to plump the lips and to minimize fine lines on the lips. Used primarily in areas including:
- Fine lip lines
- Smooth the delicate skin under the eyes
Vollure is a versatile, mid-level injectable facial filler. Used to treat mild to moderate wrinkles and lines. Used to help restore a more youthful appearance in the lower face area. Significant to note, this injectable facial filler still allows for natural facial expressions and movement. Typically used for things such as:
- Nasolabial folds sometimes also known as laugh lines
- Marionette lines or the parenthesis around the mouth
Voluma has the highest HA concentration of all the Juvéderm collection of treatments. This is a thick dermal filler gel used to help fight the effects of mid-face age related volume loss, a.k.a the hollow appearance. Thus, creating a face that appears more plump and tighter. Non-surgical facelift and boost. Usually used in:
- Cheek bone area
- Enhance lip volume
How do Juvéderm Aesthetic Injectables Work?
The aesthetic nurse specialist, Mary Shaver injects the transparent gel into your mid-dermis to deep dermis using a syringe. The dermis is where blood vessels, connective tissue, nerve endings, oil glands and sweat glands lie. Once injected, this biocompatible compound lifts and adds volume to targeted areas. In six to nine months, your body naturally absorbs the compound.
Its pliable gel consistency is what makes the injectable work so well. This provides smoother and more natural looking results than past fillers. Your results also last a longer period of time, helping you maintain them for between six and nine months. Subsequent treatments can last even longer, if you return to Zenn Plastic Surgery to receive these follow-up injections a few weeks after the initial treatment.
The “marriage” of Dr. Zenn and Mary Shaver is truly one made in heaven. I had been a patient of both for several years before they joined forces. Each is a clinical perfectionist, and the gift they both have is the ability to translate the wishes of their patients to beautiful, realistic outcomes.
Are There Any Side Effects of Juvéderm Treatments?
Side effects are rare. But you can experience redness, tenderness and injection site pain. These issues usually resolve in three days. Some people experience discoloration, firmness, bumps, bruises and swelling. These rare side effects generally go away within a week.
How Much Does This Facial Filler Treatment Cost?
Your injections cost between $800 and $1300 per syringe, in most cases. But some factors can affect this cost. Some treatments require a second syringe for the results sought by the patient.
Is This Filler Right For Me?
If your lines do not occur because of underlying muscle activity, the cause is lost tissue structure. Filling the tissues plumps up and revitalizes your face, returning youthful looking contour and removing wrinkles. If this particular line of products are not the right choice for your desired results, Mary Shaver uses other HA fillers and other services as potential alternatives.
Thanks to Juvéderm dermal fillers and other products for regenerating a youthful appearance to the face, such as Botox®, you can eliminate signs of aging in one office visit. And non-surgically as well! Look your best and feel your most confident, visit Zenn Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC for non-surgical filler treatments help restore your youthful look.
If you are seeking a more permanat solution to fight the affects of your aging face, Zenn Plastic Surgery can help. Many options are available to get your face looking young and refreshed permanently. Dr. Zenn offers a slew of plastic surgery options including: