Dermal fillers add volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles providing immediate results without the need for expensive surgeries or long recoveries. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler available in six unique types that can improve nasolabial folds (between nose and mouth), marionette lines (corners of the mouth), volume loss in the cheeks and jawline, and reduce fine lines around the lips and plump the lips.
What is Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC?
Juvederm is a family of dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the skin, connective tissue, and joints. Hyaluronic fillers like Juvederm work to absorb water providing added support to the skin and soft tissues and stimulating the production of new collagen.
Juvederm Ultra XC is a lightweight formula used to treat early signs of aging, such as mild to moderate volume loss, creases, and wrinkles. Juvederm Ultra XC is used around the perioral area, under the eyes, and injected into the lips for augmentation and improved fullness. This formulation will typically provide lasting results for 6 to 12 months.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a thicker and more stable formula specifically designed to be injected deeper into the skin to treat more pronounced creases and volume loss. It provides a more significant enhancement to the lips providing dramatic results. Ultra Plus can also be used for non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose job) procedures. This formulation will typically maintain its results for a year after injection.
The XC component of the Juvederm name signifies that lidocaine is premixed into the injection to provide immediate numbing and a more comfortable experience.
What is Juvederm Voluma XC?
Juvederm Voluma XC is a thicker formulation than Ultra XC, which provides an extra durable consistency that best matches the consistency of the cheeks. Voluma XC is ideal for adding volume to all areas of the cheek and may provide results lasting up to a year when injected deep into the lower layers of the cheek. However, when patients begin obtaining maintenance injections, the results may remain visible for up to two years.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Juvederm dermal fillers are ideal for patients wanting to reverse the signs of aging but prefer non-surgical treatments. Ideal candidates should be in good health, are non-smokers, and are committed to a healthy lifestyle to maintain the benefits of fillers. Juvederm can be used in patients of all ages, skin colors, and sexes, with most injections being performed in patients between 30 to 60 years of age. The formulation of Juvederm products uses Vycross technology, making it more suitable for patients who have had strong reactions to previous dermal fillers.
Immediate results are obtained when dermal fillers are used and do not require extended downtime for recovery. Many patients can even return to work after the injection, making these products ideal for those who have busy schedules.
Benefits of Juvederm in Washington, D.C.
Avoiding surgery and virtually no recovery time are the best benefits of dermal fillers, and it is why many choose these procedures. Many other benefits include:
- Immediate results that last up to a year
- Less expensive than surgery
- Avoids anesthesia
- Minimal bruising and swelling
The results of dermal fillers are temporary, which is both a weakness and a benefit of Juvederm injections. Although maintenance injections are required resulting in increased expenses, if you are less than satisfied with the results, the solution does not require additional surgery to correct and can be modified during future injections.
What to Expect from Results
Upon leaving your appointment, visible results are present, and the results will continue to improve over the following one to two weeks as the swelling resolves. By adding volume to the face, Juvederm smoothes wrinkles and creases, giving you a younger, more vibrant appearance. The effects typically last for 6-12 months, depending on the product and treatment site.
As the effects begin to wane, touch-up procedures can be performed to maintain the original results. It is important to remember that although these touch-ups may only be needed once a year, the cost of repeated injections can eventually exceed that of surgery.
Average Cost of Juvederm in Washington, D.C.
The cost of Juvederm in Washington, D.C., can range from $500 to $1700, depending on the product used and how much is needed for the procedure. Juvederm Ultra XC, the oldest in the family of products, is often less expensive, but the effects are often shorter in duration. New products such as Juvederm Voluma XC have more stable compositions with longer effects, but will also be more expensive.
Mild discomfort and redness are typical immediately after the procedure and will gradually resolve over the first day or two. Swelling will gradually dissipate, and full results should be visible one to two weeks after the procedure. Mild bruising is normal and will resolve over time.
Strenuous exercise and activities should be avoided for 24 hours, but routine activities can be resumed immediately after the procedure. Virtually no downtime is required, and many patients are able to return to work after the injections.
Schedule Your Juvederm in Washington, D.C.
Do not settle for living with wrinkles or creases, experience the rejuvenating effects of Juvederm and immediately take years off your appearance.
Let us help you achieve the look you want at Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld. To schedule your initial consultation, call our office at 301-652-7368.