Juvederm® is an injectable filler which can improve the appearance of deep facial wrinkles, folds, lines, and acne scars, enhance the lips, and contour facial features like the chin and cheeks. Juvederm® is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients and helps the skin retain moisture and softness, adding natural volume to the face. The results are very natural and long-lasting, with the effect remaining for six months or longer.
The Juvederm product line contains injectable fillers that can be used for all areas of your face. Dr. Somenek will discuss the various options for you and explain what injectable filler would be best for the areas that need to be treated.
About the Treatment
Dr. Somenek and Dr. Pittman perform the Juvederm ® injection in their Washington DC office. Depending on the area being treated, the procedure can take as little as five minutes to as much as thirty minutes to complete. A topical or local anesthetic may first be administered for the patient’s comfort before injecting Juvederm® directly into the skin with the blunt tip microcannula technology that minimizes bruising and discomfort.
Juvederm® has very few side effects. Some patients may experience redness or swelling at the injection site which can last for a few days. Nevertheless, work and other normal activities can be resumed right after treatment. Juvederm® is a safe and effective injectable that can be used for all skin types and colors and does not require prior testing.
Dr. Somenek and Dr. Pittman strive to offer the latest treatments for their patients. When it comes to improving the signs of aging around the lips, the doctors proudly offers Juvederm Volbella. Volbella is the latest injectable filler that is uniquely designed for the lips and the areas around the mouth. Patients who have wrinkles or fine lines around the mouth, decreased lip volume or poorly defined lips can make great candidates for this proven injectable filler.
Like the other products in the Juvederm family, Juvederm Volbella contains Vycross™ technology to produce the most natural look and feel for patients. Volbella is also set apart by its ability to provide more long-term results compared to other lip fillers. As one of the thinnest fillers on the market, it is able to produce natural results with patients achieving their ideal lip volume and appearance for up to one year following treatment. Volbella is formulated using an ultra-smooth gel, which ensures your lips will feel soft and not look over-inflated or unnatural.
As we age, our lips unfortunately lose volume. This is typically caused by depletion in hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring acid found in nearly every cell of your body. Juvederm Volbella XC is designed to replenish hyaluronic acid and reverse the effects of volume loss in the lips and around the mouth. Volbella helps to achieve:
- Naturally fuller lips
- More defined Cupid’s bow
- Decreasing the appearance of smokers lines
- Restoring lost volume to an aging lip
- Adding hydration to the lips
Juvederm Voluma is an injectable filler designed to treat volume loss in the mid face and cheek region. Unlike other facial fillers that only last a matter of months, it can last up to two years. Juvederm Voluma can be used on any patient with mid face volume loss. Voluma is comprised of hyaluronic acid like many other facial fillers, which is a naturally occurring substance in the skin. What sets Juvederm Voluma apart is its longevity and indication for mid-face volume loss. In clinical trials, it was shown to last up to two years which is a potential benefit for patients that don’t want frequent repeat injections.
Dr. Somenek and Dr. Pittman use the blunt tip microcannula technique, which avoids bruising and minimizes discomfort for his patients. This method allows for less injection sites, which ultimately reduces trauma to the skin. There is reduced downtime with the cannula method used to inject Voluma, so patients will notice immediate results with very little bruising.
Juvederm Voluma is placed in the upper cheek region and we work down the cheek into the midface region to restore lost volume. This creates a smooth transition from the cheek to the midface, maintaining a natural, rejuvenated appearance. Patients will look years younger immediately following treatment as volume is restored to areas of previous volume loss. The nasolabial folds, also known as “Smile Lines”, can be reduced by adding volume to the cheeks and midface. This treatment can be combined with other injectable fillers in other areas of the face to restore volume in all regions.