What is JUVEDERM®?
JUVEDERM® is hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found in the skin that helps retain moisture and deliver nutrients, keeping the skin soft and smooth. Because it is naturally occurring, HA is safe and easy to use, with minimal side effects. Dr. Flora Levin provides JUVEDERM® injections to patients in Westport, New Canaan, New Haven, Greenwich and Darien CT and surrounding areas.
How is JUVEDERM® Administered?
JUVEDERM® treatments usually take 15-30 minutes and are relatively painless when using a topical anesthetic. A fine needle or a blunt microcannula is used to deliver the product, depending on the area being injected and the desired outcome of the injection.
How Do I Know if JUVEDERM® is Right for Me?
With so many different filler products available, how do you know which is the right one for you?
It’s important to choose a physician that is not only an expert injector, but one whose aesthetic view is comparable to yours. Make sure to have a detailed consultation explaining what you are trying to achieve and listen carefully as your physician explains their recommended treatment plan.
Remember to keep your expectations realistic and understand that several JUVEDERM® treatments over several months may be needed to achieve the desired correction. In some cases, a combination of different products or treatments may be recommended for optimum results.
What Are The Different Types of JUVEDERM® ?
The JUVEDERM® family of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers consists of several different products:
- Ultra XC
Each of these JUVEDERM® products has specific characteristics designed to add volume and rejuvenate a different part of the face.
JUVEDERM® Voluma corrects age-related volume loss in the cheeks and deeper face, lasting up to 2 years.
JUVEDERM® Ultra XC
JUVEDERM® Ultra XC is used to restore or volumize the lips and correct vertical lip lines. Results of Ultra XC can last up to 1 year.
Similar to JUVEDERM® Ultra XC, Volbella is also often used in the delicate eye area to improve the appearance of lower eyelid bags and dark circles or upper eyelid hollowness and asymmetry.
JUVEDERM® Vollure is used to soften moderate to severe facial wrinkles, like the marionette lines, creating a smoother appearance that can last 18 months.
JUVEDERM® XC is similar to Vollure in that it is used to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles, creating a smoother appearance that can last 18 months.