Patients concerned with facial lines and wrinkles can often benefit from the anti-aging effects of JUVÉDERM®. This family of injectable dermal fillers is composed of hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance found in the human body), which helps smooth and plump skin for a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Our plastic surgeon—John M. Sarbak, MD—offers JUVÉDERM® XC & JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, and JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE – each providing a unique profile of benefits for patients with varying needs.
Dr. Sarbak has found the JUVÉDERM® products to be a great anti-aging solution for such areas as the forehead, cheeks, and areas around the mouth. These dermal fillers can also add volume to the lips for soft, natural augmentation. The effects of some JUVÉDERM® products can last more than a year, and can be maintained with follow-up treatments.
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
- JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE
- JUVÉDERM® XC & JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC
- What are the Side Effects of JUVÉDERM®?
- How Much Does JUVÉDERM® Cost?
Juvéderm® VOLUMA™ XC
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is a revolutionary new product from Allergan®, the makers of JUVÉDERM® and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Often considered a “liquid cheek lift,” this unique injectable treatment is the only hyaluronic filler approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve signs of aging in the middle of the face. The injections can be a very effective treatment for improving hollowness in the cheeks and sagging skin, and the product’s ability to provide a more youthful appearance by filling lost volume in the midface is unprecedented. Additionally, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC has been known to maintain its effects for up to two years, which is much longer than other non-surgical alternatives.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a newer member of the JUVÉDERM® family that is designed specifically for treating the delicate skin around the mouth. This FDA-approved filler uses hyaluronic acid to plump the skin and replenish lost volume. In addition to treating fine lines around the mouth, sometimes referred to as “smoker’s lines” or “kissing lines,” JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can be used to effectively enhance the shape of the lips. The exceptionally smooth consistency of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can achieve natural-looking results that can last up to one year or more.
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE is the longest-lasting dermal filler of the JUVÉDERM family. This FDA-approved injectable treatment is composed with hyaluronic acid to plump the skin and restore lost volume. JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE is most frequently used to treat deep nasolabial folds or create more definition in the cheeks, lips, or jawline. For patients who seek enduring facial rejuvenation without resorting to surgery, JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE offers results that can last up to fifteen months or more.
JUVÉDERM® XC & JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC
JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC are two closely related dermal fillers that are FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles. JUVÉDERM® XC is primarily used to reduce the appearance folds around the nose and mouth, sometimes referred to as “smile lines” or “parentheses lines.” JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC is typically used to restore lost volume to the lips or plump the lips with additional volume. Depending upon the unique needs of the patient, JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC can also be used to treat smile lines or nasolabial folds. The results of JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC can last approximately six to twelve months.
What are the Side Effects of JUVÉDERM®?
There is no downtime associated with JUVÉDERM®, and most patients will return to their normal activities immediately after their appointment. Our plastic surgeon prioritizes the safety of every patient throughout the procedure. Some patients may notice mild redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. These side effects typically resolve within a few days. The injection site may also be tender immediately following treatment. In rare cases, the side effects of JUVÉDERM® can last up to two weeks. Any patient who is allergic or sensitive to Xylocaine or Lidocaine should notify Dr. Sarbak during the preliminary consultation.
How Much Does JUVÉDERM® Cost?
Dr. Sarbak customizes each JUVÉDERM® procedure based on the unique cosmetic concerns of the individual. As a result, the cost of JUVÉDERM® varies from patient to patient. Factors that can impact the total cost of your treatment include which JUVÉDERM® product or products are used, the areas treated, and the amount of the filler that is used. At the end of your consultation, will receive a price estimate for your custom-tailored JUVÉDERM® treatment. We offer a number of financing options for qualified patients through CareCredit®, a third-party company that offers low interest loans and monthly payments for cosmetic procedures.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about JUVÉDERM® or other dermal fillers we offer such as Restylane® and Sculptra®. Our team is happy to help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Sarbak to discuss which filler is right for your needs and goals.