Juvederm Ultra XC/Ultra Plus/Voluma
Juvederm, like Restylane, is an injectable dermal filler. It is made of Hyaluronic Acid which naturally occurs in our bodies. Hyaluronic Acid is responsible for moisturizing the skin from within and holds water-retaining volume in your face which accounts for the youthful fullness. Unfortunately, as we age, the amount of HA in our tissue diminishes which causes loss of volume and increased lines and folds, especially in your face.
Like Restylane, Juvederm works by injecting this naturally occurring HA back into the tissue of our skin and restores volume to areas that have hollowed. It decreases lines in areas like our mouth and nose. The high degree of cross linking contributes to a cohesive and smooth flow. There is increasing evidence that repeat injections can extend the duration of Juvederm.
Juvederm has been known to last for up to 6-12 months. Another Allergan filler, Voluma, was added to the line in 2014. It can last up to 2 years. The fillers are often used in conjunction with Botox/Dysport/Xeomin to achieve a more youthful appearance.
If you are interested in Juvederm, contact Dr. Sharon S. Meyer. She is happy to answer any of your questions. Dr. Meyer is an experienced doctor who is trained in Juvederm injections as well as many other fillers. Contact Uptown Dermatology with any of your questions or to schedule an appointment today! We look forward to hearing from you!