It can be frustrating to look in the mirror and see your face has more lines in it than you remember. Thankfully, there are quick and simple solutions to adding volume back into the face without having to undergo any invasive cosmetic surgery. Dermal fillers have grown in popularity over the years, and for good reason. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular dermal fillers on the market and what they can be used for.
Dermal Fillers 101
Dermal fillers are injected treatments used to rid your skin of fine lines and wrinkles that have appeared with age. Unlike their injectable cousins Botox® and Dysport®, dermal fillers don’t temporarily paralyze the muscles in the face – they simply add volume into the areas in the face that have depleted over time. In addition to smoothing lines and wrinkles in the face, these dermal fillers can be used to augment the lips or fill the appearance of settled scars. One of the most popular dermal fillers on the market now is called Juvederm®.
Juvederm®: The Basics
Juvederm® is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring sugar in the body. This is the sugar responsible for binding with water to make the skin appear plump, bright and healthy. Over time, our body naturally stops producing as much HA and that’s where Juvederm® steps in. It simply replenishes the hyaluronic acid in the parts of the face that need it the most to increase volume and elasticity. While the original Juvederm® XC may be right for you, there are also different products in the Juvederm® line that may target your problem areas a little more.
Juvederm® Voluma XC
The Juvederm® Voluma filler is thicker than its original partner to help you add volume into your cheeks, giving you a more plump and youthful appearance to your skin. The thick gel also lasts longer in your body than some of its runnier counterparts, with results lasting for up to two years.
Juvederm® Vollure XC
Juvederm® Vollure is a more thin gel to help fill in the more delicate areas of the face. You’ll want to use this product to fill in the moderate to severe lines around the mouth and nose, or what people know as your parentheses and marionette lines. Although a thinner consistency, this product will still have you seeing results for up to 18 months.
All dermal filler treatments are highly customized to your current condition and your desired outcome, so it’s natural that the cost of your treatment is going to be just as tailored to you. The best way to find out how much your treatment will cost is to sit down in a one-on-one consultation with Dr. David West. They’ll lay out a customized treatment plan for you to help you reach all your aesthetic goals. If you are concerned about paying for your treatment, worry no more. We offer financing options for your convenience so you can break up your bill into smaller, more manageable monthly payments.
If you are interested in learning more about Juvederm®, contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation today.