Interested in JUVÉDERM Products?
JUVÉDERM is one of the biggest names in aesthetics, and JUVÉDERM products are among the most trusted and popular of all dermal fillers. 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.
About the JUVÉDERM Family of Products
Developed by the same company that created BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM products offer a smooth consistency and a natural look and feel when injected. Not only are they FDA-approved, they are approved for all skin types and colors.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the active ingredient in each of the products in the JUVÉDERM family. This is a naturally occurring substance that binds water to cells, bringing volume and hydration to the skin. This softens lines and shadows, restoring a more youthful, supple look to areas like the lips, cheeks, and lower face. JUVÉDERM offers several formulas—each pre-mixed with lidocaine for your comfort—designed to treat different concerns.
JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel – 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. This product is similar in composition to Restylane®.
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, reduce the appearance of scars, or to refine the nose during a nonsurgical nose job.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC – 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.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC uses a thicker formula of hyaluronic acid, which makes it more durable and appropriate for larger areas and deeper injection, such as the cheeks and the chin.
Dr. Mabrie uses 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.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC – JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC is a crystal-clear gel formulated for use in the lips and the surrounding area. Dr. Mabrie uses this product for lip augmentation, to enhance the symmetry of the lips, and to correct perioral lines, often called “lipstick lines” or “smoker’s lines.” The small HA particles and smooth formulation of this product make it the ideal choice for lips that are soft and natural.
The XC in these JUVÉDERM products stands for “extra comfort” due to the local anesthetic they contain. The addition of lidocaine along with Dr. Mabrie’s use of a microcannula make injections—even in the delicate lip area—much more comfortable for patients.
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.
How Long Do JUVÉDERM Product Results Last?
Depending the treatment area, JUVÉDERM and VOLBELLA produce 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.
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.
Dr. David Mabrie
For more than a decade, Dr. David Mabrie has been perfecting his technique for optimizing facial beauty with dermal fillers. He is the only facial plastic surgeon in San Francisco whose practice is focused entirely on injectables.