Plentiful hyaluronic acid and collagen are important for anyone who wants smooth skin and facial contours that are elevated and youthful. Sadly, the skin loses these two elements—and more—over time, leading to the development of wrinkles, hollows, sagging, and other signs of aging. With Juvederm® at New Jersey’s Sood Center, women and men alike can target these unwanted changes and enjoy renewed volume that gives their face a pleasantly smoother and better-defined look.
Juvederm® is ideal for treating creases around the nose and mouth, which are often some of the first wrinkles to appear. Multiple formulations with varying thickness and “weight” allow us to address a range of lines, as well as facial hollows and other cosmetic issues related to volume loss.
Why mess with a good thing? Since healthy and youthful skin contains bountiful hyaluronic acid, Juvederm® works on the same principle. The volume-adding gel is made of hyaluronic acid built to mimic the body’s natural version. Once introduced beneath the surface of the skin, it serves the same function as the collagen and hyaluronic acid made by specialized cells: providing structure, hydration, and support. Over time, the gel is safely metabolized by the body.
This thick and robust filler is strong enough to restore roundness to cheeks that have flattened and provide some lift for sagging skin in the mid-face. It can also be used to augment a “weak” or “recessed” chin to create more prominent definition and a more dramatic profile. The results from this Juvederm® formulation can last for up to two years in the cheeks and up to a year in the chin.
The newest filler in the Juvederm® line, Volux® restores lost jawline definition for women and men who want to give their face a more dramatic shape and improve structure. Results last for up to a year.
Injecting this delicate member of the Juvederm® family into the lips can give them a beautifully full look. In addition to adding size, increasing definition, and improving symmetry, it can also be used to smooth fine wrinkles around the mouth known as perioral lines, as well as re-volumize depressed or sunken hollows under the eyes. Results can last up to a year.
Intended for more significant volume, Ultra gives thin lips a fuller and plumper look. The effect still looks natural, but is even more noticeable. Results can last up to a year.
Focusing on marionette lines and nasolabial folds, this Juvederm® formulation is ideal for reducing moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Results can last for up to 18 months.
Another option for smoothing creases and folds on the lower face, Ultra Plus XC has been available since 2006. This longstanding and reliable injectable filler can last for up to one year.
Each Juvederm® treatment is unique, so cost is a detail best discussed during a personalized consultation. Factors that go into determining pricing include which and how many facial areas are being treated and how much filler is used.
Sood Center patients will get information about their specific treatment at their consultation. We encourage any and all questions so that we can provide answers that ensure everyone is confident in their decision. The treatment area will be thoroughly cleaned prior to any injections.
Sood Center’s injectors will use a needle to introduce the chosen formulation into the precisely targeted area. For most patients, half of the gel will be injected in one side of the face, and then half into the other to maximize natural-looking symmetry. Expect the process to take about 30 minutes.
The volume added during a Juvederm® treatment will be noticeable as soon as it’s introduced. Some initial swelling may cause the targeted area to appear “overfilled” at first, but the final results will quickly become visible as the swelling fades.
Because Juvederm® has been so widely researched and applied in a variety of settings for a multitude of patients for so long, it has been found to be both safe and effective for just about everyone seeking an answer to the problem of cosmetic volume loss. Keep in mind that there are certain medical conditions and allergies that might necessitate a different approach. All of this can be discussed during your consultation at Sood Center in South Jersey.