Many people use Juvéderm to treat wrinkles and lines. But there are other reasons to choose it: acne scars, lifting the cheeks, filling loose or sagging skin for a general younger look (“a liquid face lift”), changing the nose shape, to get plumper lips, and even medical conditions like lipodystrophy (which causes the loss of fat from the face).
Is Juvederm safe?
Juvéderm is widely regarded as safe. “Juvéderm is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid that has a proven track record of safety. I’ve been using Juvéderm successfully in my private practice for a few years, and my patients are very satisfied with their results. I suggest you set a consultation to talk about your options and concerns.
Juvéderm Volbella is the softest and thinnest filler in the Juvederm family making it the go-to filler for smoothing fine, shallow lines. Because it is thin, Volbella spreads more than other fillers so we use it to fill fine lip lines or give a smooth appearance to the delicate area under the eyes. With a low water affinity, it won’t provide much plumping but it also causes the least amount of swelling.
Juvéderm Vollure offers a happy medium of durability and spreadability making it like the middle sister between Volbella and Voluma. It is soft and supple like Volbella but it has a higher G Prime (firmness) so it can be injected more deeply to correct deeper folds around the mouth. Vollure is the filler of choice for providing some structure but also allowing for more natural facial expressions and movements.
Juvéderm Voluma XC has a thicker, stronger consistency making it ideal for providing structure to the face. With a higher G Prime and a low water affinity, Voluma is most often used to lift the cheeks, strengthen the chin and correct irregularities on the nose. It can provide structural support for up to 2 years.
Juvéderm Ultra is our preference for lip augmentation because it has both a low G prime and high water affinity, so it is soft, supple and good at retaining moisture for a nice plumping effect.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC
In addition to including a lidocaine to help reduce any pain during injection, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is thicker and more viscous than Ultra. Ultra Plus provides more dramatic results in areas with deeper lines and hollows in the skin but these same qualities make it less appropriate for softer areas such as the lips.