Youthful skin retains its tight, resilient, and flexible properties because of its water content. Aging, hormone changes, and sun exposure decrease the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin, which results in collagen degradation, dryness, loss of elasticity and volume, and wrinkles.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is the main molecule associated with skin moisture, resilience and flexibility, and volume. HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body and a key component of our soft tissues including the eyes, skin, connective tissues and joints. HA attracts and binds to water to provide volume, softness, smoothness and moisture to the skin which can fight the signs of aging. HA helps boost collagen production and hydrates the skin which reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Because of their unique properties hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular fillers in cosmetic dermatology for whole face restoration. HA fillers are an established treatment for correcting facial volume loss, lip augmentation, and smoothing of lines, folds and wrinkles with documented safety and efficacy.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a collection of five different hyaluronic acid dermal fillers ideal for lifting, contouring, smoothing and plumping the skin. They work by attracting water to restore support structures like collagen and elastin, to reduce deep lines and wrinkles from the inside. All the Juvederm products contain lidocaine for your comfort during injection.
Juvederm Voluma is safe and effective to correct mild to severe facial volume loss in the mid-face, a common area that shows the signs of aging. Volume loss sharpens contours and hollows the cheek area. Voluma replenishes lost volume to the cheeks and recreates soft contours for significant rejuvenation. The enduring effects last up to 24 months after one or two treatments and imparts lifts and youthful restoration.
Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure XC
Juvederm XC smooths moderate and severe facial lines including lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose. Its smooth consistency restores volume and hydration to improve skin elasticity. Vollure, a softer version of Voluma, is ideal to smooth fine lines and winkles. It lasts about 18 months.
Juvederm Volbella XC and Juvederm Ultra XC
Juvederm Ultra XC is an advanced dermal filler with a smooth consistency to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and for lip augmentation. It will smooth away smile lines and wrinkles, restore contours and volume, and lasts up to a year.
Juvederm Volbella XC creates natural looking, fuller lips, restores lip symmetry and smooths vertical lip lines. It lasts about 12 months.
Juvederm products can restore symmetry, smooth nasolabial folds and marionette lines, augment the cheeks and lips, fill undereye hollows, enhance the jaw line, treat temple hollows and flaccid ear lobes.
Hudson Dermatology approach
When you are considering dermal fillers, contact Hudson Dermatology & Laser Surgery in Hudson Yards, NY to schedule a consultation. Our board-certified dermatologists are known to mix and match different fillers based on location, look, and feel. No two people are the same and as such, no two procedures should be as well.