Wrinkles are usually the focus when people think of the signs of aging. But in most people volume loss is more telling. Much of this is due to our flagging production of collagen, which declines one additional percentage point every year after we have our 20th birthday.
If you still are stuck on wrinkles, do this. Find a picture of your parents when they were in their 20s and then their 50s. Unless they spent every waking hour out in the Georgia sun, odds are the wrinkles aren’t what jump out. It’s the volume loss — the sagging cheeks, the thinning lips, and an overall less firm, youthful look.
That’s why Dr. Beaty offers various Juvéderm® formulations to address various issues caused mainly by volume loss. Here’s some information on the four Juvéderm® options.
What is Juvéderm®?
If you’re reading this, odds are you know something about hyaluronic acid. At least you’ve heard of it. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the bodies of humans (and most other mammals) whose job it is to bind with water molecules under the skin to hydrate, plump, and firm the skin.
All the Juvéderm® fillers are hyaluronic acid based. For this reason, Juvéderm® is classified as a naturally derived filler, versus other “synthetic” fillers (such as Radiesse).
What Does Juvéderm® Target?
- Juvéderm® XC
Parentheses are great for designating an aside in a novel, but they’re an unwelcome addition to your face. Parentheses lines are the lines that form on each side of your mouth. And then you have the creases on the side of the nose that extend to the corners of the mouth, smile lines. Juvéderm® XC adds volume beneath the skin to smooth these lines and folds.
- Juvéderm® Voluma XC
Doctors may call it “age-related midface volume loss;” you call it hollow, 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 considered to be a tenet of a younger look.
- Juvéderm®Ultra XC
You may not think about your lips with facial aging, but our lips lose volume just like everywhere else. They become thinner as we get older. Plus, some women just have thin lips. Juvéderm® Ultra XC is designed to plump thin lips.
- Juvéderm®Volbella XC
This addition to the Juvederm family is brand new, coming on the market in the summer of 2016. Whereas Ultra XC adds fullness and plumps thin lips, Volbella XC is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
How Long Does Juvéderm® Last?
All four Juvéderm® formulations are long lasting. Plus, future injections usually need less product to achieve the same results. Voluma XC lasts for up to two years, while the other three Juvéderm® products last around one year.
Want to put an end to volume loss in your cheeks and around your mouth and lips? Juvéderm® could be the answer. Call Dr. Beaty at 770-753-0053 to make an appointment.