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Dermal Fillers

The main brands of dermal fillers are Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero, and Perlane. Juvederm makes several varieties of fillers, each described in depth below.

 

Juvéderm® 

Juvéderm® is a family of products, each used as an injectable dermal filler for fine lines, wrinkles, cheeks, and lips, but each serving various purposes. Our practitioners at Om'echaye can easily tell you which is best for your specific concern during a free consultation. The below information is for self-education purposes.

 

Juvéderm® Ultra

Juvéderm® Ultra, like all Juvéderm® products, is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is injected into the skin to smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles as well as facial folds. It’s the only filler that the FDA has verified can remain effective up to a year, however the average for Ultra is closer to 9 months. It is also the smooth consistency of the formula that makes Juvéderm® stand out among the other filler options.

The smoothness and consistency comes from the manufacturing process known as HYlacross™ technology. It’s used solely by Allergan to create Juvéderm® Ultra and the other Juvéderm® products. The result is a viscos formula with 9% hyaluronic acid cross-linking, which greatly effects many aspects of the filler. Patients like the longevity and medical professionals appreciate the predictability of the product as well as its superior flow.

 

Best uses for Juvéderm® Ultra:

  • Filling moderate wrinkles; smile lines and marionette lines

  • Contouring

  • Scar Correction

  • Moderate lip enhancement

  • Juvéderm® Ultra XC

In 2010 Juvéderm® Ultra XC was approved for use by the FDA. It’s essentially the same as Juvéderm® Ultra, however it includes an extra ingredient. Lidocaine, a local anesthesia, is added to decrease discomfort during injections. Even though there is just 0.3% lidocaine in the formula it makes a significant difference when the procedure takes place.

 

Best uses for Juvéderm® Ultra XC:

  • Filling moderate wrinkles; smile lines and marionette lines

  • Contouring

  • Scar Correction

  • Moderate lip enhancement

  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus

Juvéderm® Ultra Plus takes it up a notch. It is a thicker, more viscos formula with a cross-linking of 11%. This higher concentration of cross-linking helps Juvéderm® Ultra Plus last a little longer at around 12 months. While Juvéderm® Ultra is injected into the middle of the dermis, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus goes into the deeper layers of the skin.

 

Juvéderm® Ultra Plus:

  • Filling severe wrinkles; smile lines and marionette lines

  • Adding more significant volume to lips

  • Correction of naso-labial folds

  • Facial shaping

  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC

As with Juvéderm® Ultra XC, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC contains lidocaine to make injections more comfortable.

 

Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC:

  • Filling severe wrinkles; smile lines and marionette lines

  • Adding more significant volume to lips

  • Correction of naso-labial folds

  • Facial shaping

Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC is the newest product to receive FDA approval. Voluma™ XC was developed to address concerns with significant volume loss in the cheeks. It is the first and only filler to be FDA-approved for this purpose. The filler is injected into the deeper layers of the dermis in three areas of the cheek: the apex, apple and hollow. Patients will be happy to know that the results can last up to 2 years.

This particular Juvéderm® product is only for patients that are over 21 years old. And you guessed it – Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC also contains lidocaine for a gentler injection.

 

If you’re considering Juvéderm® as a dermal filler it’s important to discuss all of your options with an experienced medical professional. Give us a call if you live in the Hallandale, Sunny Isles, or Miami area and would like to know more about the product line.

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