Juvederm Facial Fillers Grand Rapids
What are Juvederm Fillers?
Juvederm offers a range of hyaluronic-based, gel injectable fillers: Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm® Ultra Plus, Voluma XC and Volbella are all available in our Grand Rapids plastic surgery office. Hyaluronic acid is found in every cell of our body. As fillers, these injections are used to treat mild to moderate facial creases by enhancing soft tissue volume to add fullness and/or smooth wrinkles. They are comprised of non-animal sources, mimic the natural moisture binding qualities of the skin and are safely and naturally re-absorbed over time.
Juvederm Ultra XC is a formulation which includes lidocaine for enhanced comfort. This new Juvederm formula contains a small amount of local anesthetic make your treatment more comfortable. Juvederm Ultra XC can be used just like regular Juvederm – for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. In clinical trials with the new formula, 94 percent of participants said Juvederm Ultra XC was less painful than regular Juvederm when injected into the nasolabial fold. To further minimize discomfort, Dr. Ringler can numb the treatment area with local anesthetic.
The latest Juvederm facial filler to enter the market is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC. This injectable gel is an FDA-approved filler that instantly adds volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.
The latest FDA approved product from Juvederm is Volbella. Volbella is a soft, hyaluronic acid filler which addresses fine lip lines around the mouth and provides a subtle smoothness and sheen to the lips. Most other fillers are too thick to be used successfully around the mouth which makes Volbella a great addition to the injectable line. Results with Volbella last for up to one year.
Why might I consider Juvederm fillers?
If you desire to look younger, with a natural, non-surgical outcome you may wish to consider injections of Juvederm®. Juvederm® is also the most common agent we place in the lips for an increase in lip volume or to enhance creases around the mouth. Juvederm Voluma is an injectable Hyaluronic Acid (HA) gel filler that instantly adds volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift.
Who chooses Juvederm®?
Age does not define candidates for facial rejuvenation. Women and men of various ages choose facial rejuvenation to delay or improve visible indications of facial aging. Juvederm Volbella has not been tested on patients younger than 22 years of age.
These factors generally define good candidates for Juvederm®:
- You understand what Juvederm fillers can and cannot accomplish
- You accept the potential risks of Juvederm® and your responsibilities as a patient.
- You are healthy, emotionally stable and secure.
- You have realistic expectations.
What should I know about Juvederm®?
- Results are not permanent, lasting up to one year and will need to be re-injected in order to maintain results.
- Results from Juvederm Voluma XC may last from 1-2 years. Results from Juvederm Volbella last for up to one year.
- Common side effects are minimal bruising, redness and swelling, but are not long lasting.
- All cosmetic procedures carry the potential for risks which will be fully discussed with you during your consultation.
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For more information about Juvederm, please call 616.328.8800 or contact the office of Grand Rapids plastic surgeon Dr. Steven L. Ringler at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery.