Interested in JUVÉDERM products?
JUVÉDERM is one of the most popular fillers, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC has created a lot of buzz since it was approved by the FDA in the fall of 2013. San Francisco facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Mabrie can help you understand more about these related but different products and develop a personalized treatment plan just for you.
If you’d like to meet with Dr. Mabrie in San Francisco to discuss JUVÉDERM or JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC or other options for enhancing your look, request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513 today.
JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel: A Versatile Facial Filler
JUVÉDERM is a gel-like dermal filler used to diminish wrinkles by filling in underneath the skin, forming a strong support structure for facial skin just like you had when you were younger. Similar in composition to Restylane®, the product is based on hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that adds both volume and moisture to your skin from within.
Developed by the same company that created BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM offers a smooth consistency and a natural look and feel when injected. And not only is it FDA-approved, it’s approved for all skin types and colors.
JUVÉDERM is often used to minimize nasolabial folds, or the wrinkles commonly referred to as “parentheses” around the mouth. It can also be used to sculpt facial features like the cheeks and chin, or to refine the nose during a non-surgical nose job. And JUVÉDERM is effective in filling lip wrinkles, augmenting lips and reducing the appearance of scars.
VOLUMA: A Great Filler for the Cheeks Midface, and Jawline
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is an injectable gel filler that can restore volume to cheeks that look flat or sunken. As we age, facial skin, fat, and bones deteriorate, causing the cheeks and under eye area to wither. VOLUMA puts back the volume that time takes away, and creates a firm support structure for your skin, producing a lifted look that can take years off your face.
VOLUMA XC is a hyaluronic acid-based filler similar in formulation to its sister product, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, which Dr. Mabrie uses for small areas of the face. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC uses a thicker formula of hyaluronic acid, though, which makes it more durable and appropriate for larger areas and deeper injection, such as the cheeks and the chin.
Dr. Mabrie can use VOLUMA XC on the cheekbones, as well as the hollows and apples of the cheeks, providing a look of youthful plumpness. He also uses the injectable filler for chin augmentation, because its formulation holds up well in this area, refining a person’s profile without the need for surgical enhancement.
Additionally, VOLUMA XC is well suited for being combined with other dermal fillers and injections of BOTOX Cosmetic. Volume restoration is a key component of facial rejuvenation, so Dr. Mabrie is pleased to have VOLUMA XC’s lasting benefits as part of his toolkit.
How Long Do JUVÉDERM Product Results Last?
Depending the treatment area, JUVÉDERM produces results that can last from 6 to 12 months.
When used to restore volume to the cheeks or chin, VOLUMA produces results that can last from 12 to 24 months. When used for a nonsurgical chin augmentation, results may last 15 to 24 months.
Are There Any Side Effects?
One of the advantages of using dermal fillers is that they are minimally invasive. The most common effects patients experience are minor concerns around the injection sites, including swelling, irritation, redness, and light bruising, which all usually resolve within 1 or 2 days.
Dr. Mabrie also uses blunt-tipped microcannulas, which produce less bleeding and bruising afterward and make the treatment more comfortable. Most patients can return to their regular activities immediately. Read more about what to expect from your treatment.
Out of 2,000 nominees in the U.S., Dr. Mabrie was voted one of the Top 25 Most Loved Injectors for 2017 by the RealSelf community. Thanks to all our amazing patients for making him the only injector in the Bay Area to receive this honor.
What are the Differences Between RESTYLANE®, RADIESSE®, JUVÉDERM, & JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC?
Restylane, RADIESSE and JUVÉDERM are all known as “dermal fillers.” In principle they work in the same way: they’re injected beneath wrinkles and hollows caused by environmental damage and collagen breakdown associated with the natural aging process. They rejuvenate your look by supporting facial skin to lie flat and smooth again. All three are eventually absorbed into the body harmlessly.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC has many of the same advantages. However, it’s formulated as a thicker hyaluronic acid gel, making it more durable and appropriate for larger areas such as the cheeks and chin. One of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC’s distinct advantages is its longevity. At up to 2 years, its results outlast many other dermal fillers that can be used in the cheeks. It provides a lifted appearance without the cost or other drawbacks of surgery.
There are subtle differences between the products. Differences in active ingredients, manufacturing process and more, mean that each one has its advantages in different applications. Dr. Mabrie will determine which products will address your individual needs.
What are the Differences Between Dermal Fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Our skin loses volume as we age. Dermal fillers are designed to replace the foundation under your skin and support sunken areas to smooth out skin, making it look young again.
BOTOX Cosmetic works on wrinkles called “dynamic wrinkles.” These lines and folds—most often on the forehead, between the brows and around the eyes—are caused by repeated facial action. BOTOX Cosmetic injections relax the muscles causing these wrinkles, erasing the look of frown lines, worry lines and crow’s feet.