Juvéderm® Los Angeles
What is Juvéderm®?
Like a band member in the Rose Parade, time marches on year after year, robbing your face of its firm, supple skin and allowing creases and furrows to take hold. Every year after you turn 20, your body creates one percent less collagen, so at 50 you’re producing 30 percent less collagen than in your younger days. And since collagen provides your skin’s underlying support system, it’s no wonder things start to sag and droop. Gravity has its way, too, pulling everything downward, and eventually weakening the muscles that keep your facial tissues from sagging. And in L.A., the sun and environment play a role, damaging our skin and breaking down underlying collagen and elastin.
But you don’t have to take all this lying down! You can fight the effects of facial aging with dermal fillers expertly injected by the team at L.A. Vein Center. Juvéderm® is one of our most popular filler lines, with three different options to treat different areas of the face.
What is a dermal filler?
Injectables basically employ two methods for filling wrinkles, creases, and areas with volume loss. Certain wrinkles such as crow’s feet develop from years of repeated muscle contractions when we perform certain behaviors like squinting. Neuromodulators such as Botox and Xeomin target those wrinkles, temporarily paralyzing them. When the muscle doesn’t contract, the wrinkle above it doesn’t form.
Dermal fillers are more true to their name, basically filling the wrinkle from beneath. Dermal fillers push the depressed skin back upward in the injection area.
What is Juvéderm® made of?
Juvéderm®is made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that is responsible for keeping the skin plump, firm, and hydrated. It does this by binding with water molecules.
Three formulations for different issues
Juvéderm® is one of the world’s most popular injectables because it lifts, smoothes, and plumps the skin, making wrinkles and lines disappear or become far less visible. At L.A. Vein Center, we offer three different Juvéderm® options.
- Juvéderm® Voluma XC
Experts call it “age-related midface volume loss.” You call it sagging cheeks. Over time as you lose the collagen to support your skin and as your underlying muscles weaken, your cheeks flatten. Juvéderm® Voluma XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. Plump cheeks are a tenet of a younger look.
- Juvéderm® XC
Parentheses are good when noting an aside in a conversation in a novel, but they’re no good on your face. As the skin loses elasticity and moisture, some people form relatively deep parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. These are also referred to as nasolabial folds. You hear about all sorts of “anti-aging” serums and creams, but they only moisturize the skin’s surface. Juvéderm® XC adds volume beneath the skin to smooth these lines and folds.
- Juvéderm® Ultra XC
You may not think about your lips with facial aging, but our lips thin as we get older, losing the same support as our skin. Other women have never been happy with the fullness of their lips. Juvéderm® Ultra XC provides or returns fullness and fills the vertical wrinkles that form on our lips.
How long does Juvéderm® last?
All three Juvéderm® formulations are long lasting. Plus, future injections usually need less product to achieve the same results.
- Juvéderm® Voluma XC provides the longest-lasting hyaluronic acid filler results, restoring cheek volume for up to two years.
- Juvéderm® XC treats the wrinkles and lines around your mouth for up to one year.
- Juvéderm® Ultra XC plumps the lips for up to one year, with 78 percent of people treated expressing satisfaction with their lips after one year.