The future of dermal filler looks brighter than ever. See for yourself how innovative Juvéderm Vollure™ XC is the next-generation hyaluronic acid filler
Most of us are familiar with the phrase hyaluronic acid, likely from seeing it advertised. As consumers, the technology behind Juvéderm XC is only as meaningful as the science jargon.
However, most of us understand that the Juvéderm XC line is the only hyaluronic acid that may last up to a year (each person is different). The injectable gel substance, hyaluronic acid, is a highly stable injection filler used to correct visible signs of aging. Its purpose and function are to retain water for moistening and lubricating the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule with high concentrations in the skin—it's a prime function to retain water for skin hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a transparent odorless gel-like substance.
The HA in Juvéderm's Vollure is of medium consistency with a balanced molecular weight, known as Hylacross. Juvéderm Vollure cross-links or bonds molecularly to a uniform weight. For Juvéderm XC products with higher or lower HA, molecular weights are known as Vycross technology.
All Juvéderm products include Hyaluronic Acid as a prime ingredient with the potential to last up to two years. The subtle difference between all three is the amount of hyaluronic acid used in each formula.
Vollure rigidity of hyaluronic acid is low and best used to correct nasolabial folds—severe wrinkles starting at the outermost bottom-edge of the nasal-opening down to the corner of the mouth on both sides. Vollure is also suitable for deep indentations.
Juvéderm Voluma is the thickest and heaviest Juvéderm product, used to plump-up sunken cheeks from reduced elasticity and collagen depletion.
Juvéderm Volbella contains the least amount of hyaluronic acid, making it the lightest and thinnest of the three. Its consistency applies more evenly, making it an excellent filler for visible vertical lines, fuller lips, and under-eye correction.
Juvéderm has two lip dermal fillers, the Vobella discussed above, and the Ultra XC used more commonly in lip augmentation.
Most people are well-suited for Juvéderm Vollure, but there are risks with any medical procedure, treatment, or prescription. People taking immunosuppressant therapies are at an increased risk of infection. While individuals with severe allergies—like anaphylaxis—are often poor candidates for derma fillers. An excellent first step is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified doctor in medical cosmetics.
Vollure treats visible signs of aging by filling in severe facial wrinkles, more commonly referred to as nasolabial folds.
Juvéderm Vollure's is best for correcting deep lines on the lower half of the face and suitable for correcting deep indentations.
Set clear goals about your expectations and results. Talk them over with your doctor before the treatment day. Make sure all your questions get answered thoroughly, and you're 100% confident in your doctor's experience, abilities, and knowledge.
Discuss all the risks during your consultation. Ask what some of the more common risks are and what are the high risks too. Any question worth asking is an important one. Be sure to ask about inadvertent injection into a blood vessel.
Be flexible and mentally prepared to prioritize your appointment; try scheduling your treatment at the end of a week.
Clear your schedule for two relaxing, low-key days off before your procedure. The goal is to eliminate the chances of inducing stress hormones.
Eat more leafy greens and take vitamin K before your derma gel injection appointment.
Stop consuming dietary supplements and over the counter drugs two weeks before your procedure to reduce the chances of increased bruising, swelling, and irritation.
Some common side effects include bruising, swelling, tenderness, itching, and stinging if you see any visible lumps or bumps following the treatment in rare cases, which often subsides a few days after the procedure.
Vollure can take one or two days for the tenderness, swelling, itching, and discoloration to diminish and take up to 14-days to settle in place.
The national average for a single syringe of Juvéderm Vollure ranges from $800 to $1,500; this can vary from region to region. To obtain an accurate cost, reach out to San Diego's Premier Wellness Med Spa or look for a spa that uses Juvéderm Vollure San Diego.
To achieve the best results, the manufacturer recommends using the filler to fill facial tissue.
Yes, the two are stable enough to mix and for use in a minimally invasive facelift, also known as "liquid facelift."
The manufacturer recommends using the filler as designed for injection into the facial tissue.
It's an exciting time for patients and doctors administering dermal fillers. The technology continues to advance for hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a great option for most patients. Find out if it is right for you.
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