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Hyaluronic Acid: The Magic Behind Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid. Sounds scary? Not really. Hyaluronic acid is just the fancy medical term for a sugar compound that occurs naturally in our bodies, and which is responsible for maintaining facial fullness and elasticity in our skin by binding to water like a sponge, absorbing up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Over time though, as we age, our bodies produce less of this important compound. Juvederm can help restore youthful levels of hyaluronic acid.
Fine Lines and Moderate Folds
Juvederm, and its more advanced formulations of Ultra and Ultra Plus serve as general-purpose fillers for all areas of the face and hands.
These injectable treatments look so natural only you will know, but you’ll look better (and feel better about your appearance!) right away.
Worried about pain? All Juvederm products contain pain-reducing lidocaine (the same numbing agent used by doctors and dentists) which will numb the treatment area within seconds.
How Long Will My Treatment Last?
We’ve provided average durations for each Juvederm treatment type as a handy guideline. Each person is different however. Factors such as your overall health, activity level, metabolism, and how much you tend to move your face can influence how long each treatment will last.
While Juvederm original formula is still available, in most cases we’ll recommend the specialized formulation of Juvederm that is best for your treatment area.
All formulations of Juvederm contain lidocaine to reduce discomfort during treatment.
Nasolabial Folds: Up to 18 Months
Cheeks: Up to 12 Months
Hands: Up to 6 Months
The various formulations of Juvederm typically work better in some areas over others, however, as each person is unique, we may recommend a different formulation than what is shown in our guidelines in order to ensure the best possible results.
All Areas: Juvederm original formula, and its more advanced formulations of Ultra and Ultra Plus, are general-purpose fillers which can be used in all areas of the face, neck, and hands.
Juvederm is smoother than Restylane, but this doesn’t mean better. While the smoother consistency of Juvederm means that it is less likely to leave small bumps after treatment (these will fade and smooth out in time) this also means that Juvederm is more likely to ‘bleed’ in to areas around the treatment area, with undesirable results. Juvederm is, for instance, ideal for filling lines and wrinkles, but if used in the hollows under the eyes can easily travel to the top of the cheeks, creating an undesirable puffiness. For this application, Restylane would be the better choice.
Restylane and Restylane Lyft are slightly coarser than Juvederm, but while this means that a Restylane treatment may leave small bumps that will take a few days to smooth out, the thicker consistency means that Restylane is less likely to ‘travel’ outside the treatment area. This makes Restylane the right choice to fill in lines and wrinkles around the eyes and lips as well as the nasolabial folds. Restylane will smooth these areas without creating puffiness in the surrounding tissues.
Revanesse Versa is a new generation of dermal filler. Produced in intentionally small batches by Prollenium Medical Technologies to ensure quality control, Versa has been available in Canada since 2012. Revanesse gained US FDA approval in December of 2017 and has been growing in popularity since.