Juvederm® is a new cosmetic facial filler injected by Dr. Harris at her Stone Oak, San Antonio office or at her New Braunfels, Texas office.
Juvederm® has been called the next generation of wrinkle busters.
Unlike Botox®, which is used for lines produced by muscle contraction, this is used for lines at rest. It is the latest stage in advances made with hyaluronic technology.
What is hyaluronic acid (HA)?
- Hyaluronic acid is already found as a natural substance in the body and is used for replenishing areas of the face where volume and fullness of the skin have been lost.
- Hyaluronic Acid Is A Space Filler For The Skin
- Hyaluronic acid in the body fills spaces between collagen and elastin fibers in the skin and is present in all living tissues. It acts like jello and can suspend these elements in it, just like Jell-O can suspend fruit in a mold. It attracts and binds water, hydrating the skin and providing smoothness along with volume. When hyaluronic acid is diminished, as in aging, the result is a loss of skin volume, and then folds and wrinkles appear.
Non-Animal in Origin
Juvederm® is a biosynthetic and is non-animal in origin. Chances of allergic reactions are very low because of this. No testing is required prior to admission. Results are safe and effective for all types and colors of skin.
But Juvederm® is also cross linked, making it less likely to enzymatic breakdown. As a result it lasts much longer than the body’s HA, which must be replaced daily.
Differences Between Juvederm® and Other Fillers
The primary difference between Juvederm® and other hyaluronic acids (HA’s) is that Juvederm® has a higher concentration of the hyaluronic acid than other fillers. The formula used to produce Juvederm® results in it being smoother than other gels in popular use. Juvederm® is completely transparent, while the other gels use a suspension process, and particles can be seen with the naked eye. It looks like a clear Jell-O.
Voluma XC is the first and only FDA approved filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area in people over the age of 21.
Both Juvederm and Voluma use Hyaluronic Acid as the filling compound. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occuring, clear, gelatinous type of compound that is FDA approved for filling lines and wrinkles. Voluma is formulated to allow for a deeper injection and improvement of volume loss. It works instantly to add volume and subtly lift the cheek area, temporarily reversing this sign of aging. The results last up to 2 years with optimal treatment.
Juvederm is used primarily around the nasolabial folds, fine lines around the mouth and lips. It softens the appearance of lines in these areas. The results last up to one year with optimal treatment.