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Juvederm® Filler Information

With the passage of time, your face undergoes so many changes – the texture changes, lines and wrinkles begin to form, and you even begin to notice that your cheeks are looking more hollow. While all of these issues are unavoidable, that doesn’t mean that you have to live with them. At AMA Med Spa, we offer five options from the Juvéderm® family of injectable fillers, so that you can be sure to find the one that works best for you.

What are the Juvéderm® Fillers Made Of?

The Juvéderm® family of fillers uses a modified form of hyaluronic acid in all of its injectable treatments. Hyaluronic acid is a magical molecule that occurs naturally in the human body – it is actually a polysaccharide (or type of sugar). The magic is in its ability to replenish lost hyaluronic acid and bind to water. Hyaluronic acid ensures that our skin is hydrated enough without tipping the scales to too much hydration. It can smooth lines, fill wrinkles, and add volume to your cheeks and lips, all using its own natural ability to give you the youthful-looking skin and plumped up lips and cheeks you desire.

The Juvéderm® Family of Fillers

Juvéderm® XC – The first member of the Juvéderm® family is Juvéderm® XC, a filler used to treat moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. It is typically used in the areas around the nose and mouth soften folds or plump your lips, giving your skin a natural, more youthful appearance for up to a year.

Juvéderm Volbella® XC – This filler is used to treat perioral lines (or “lipstick lines”), as well as for lip hydration. The gel is injected in and around your mouth to soften the appearance of lines and plump up thinning lips. The results of Juvéderm Volbella® XC last up to one year.

Juvéderm® Ultra XC – This filler also addresses thin lips, whether due to genetics or aging. It is also approved for treating moderate to severe lines around the nose and mouth. By adding volume to these deeper folds, Juvéderm® Ultra XC provides you with a refreshed look for up to a year.

Juvéderm Vollure™ XC – This filler is used to correct moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the mouth, known as “parentheses” or “nasolabial folds.” The added volume gives the appearance of a smoother, younger looking face for up to a year.

Juvéderm Voluma® XC – This filler is designed to restore lift and contour to your cheek area, where your skin may be sagging and you may be losing fullness as you age, also known as “age-related midface volume loss.” By adding volume under the skin, Juvéderm Voluma® XC provides natural, beautiful results that can last up to two years.

What To Expect

Juvéderm® treatments are safe and nearly painless, as each injectable contains lidocaine as an ingredient to maximize comfort. Fillers are injected into the skin to soften wrinkles, folds or scars. They may also be injected deeper to help lift sagging skin or restore contour and volume loss to cheeks, temples, lateral face, jaw line and even chin. Most patients experience minimal discomfort but ice or topical numbing cream can be applied for additional comfort.

What are the potential side effects or risks with dermal filler injections?

As with any treatment, there can be side effects; the most common ones appear at the injection site, including:

  • Hardness, lumps or bumps
  • Redness or discoloration
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Tenderness, pain or itching

These effects are usually mild and disappear within two weeks. Please refer to our Filler Consent form for details on what to expect and risks.

If you are looking for a solution for your sagging cheek, thinning lips, or noticeable wrinkles, AMA Med Spa can help. Call us today at our Deer Park location 847-719-2200, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Gulcher or one of her highly trained aesthetic nurse specialists.