Before and Afters
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Our providers offer Juvéderm solutions for patients in Austin & Sunset Valley, TX. What makes you look older? As you age, damage from the sun, repeated muscle movements and the effects of gravity lead to the development of folds, lines and wrinkles. A loss of volume from the cheeks and lips is also often part of the aging process.
Many people want to look younger by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and restoring fullness to their lips and cheeks. Fortunately, there is the Juvéderm collection of dermal fillers, including Juvéderm, Juvéderm Volbella, Juvéderm Voluma XC and Juvéderm Vollure XC. The main ingredient in the Juvéderm family of fillers is hyaluronic acid, a smooth gel naturally produced by the body.
The hyaluronic acid fillers are FDA approved to treat the various signs of aging, from wrinkles to volume loss. Providers at the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas, use these fillers for rejuvenation purposes.
Juvéderm is a family of hyaluronic acid products produced by Allergan, the maker of Botox. The products in the family include Juvéderm Ultra, Juvéderm Ultra Plus, Juvéderm Vobella, Juvéderm Vollure, Juvéderm Voluma. All of these products are hyaluronic acid fillers, which are the most common fillers used for facial volume restoration and wrinkle improvement.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our skin and joints already, but the natural product only persists for about 24 hours before it is broken down and replaced by natural production. Hyaluronic acid fillers are produced by a process of bacterial fermentation, and then the molecules are linked together to produce different thickness and stiffness properties for the fillers to be used in different locations.
Ultra and Ultra Plus were the first two Juvéderm products, with Ultra being thinner and Ultra Plus a little thicker. The Ultra was used for fine lines and Plus for folds and volume. With the addition of all the Juvéderm products beginning with “V” the product line has tuned in the uses. All the “V” products are produced using the proprietary Vycross technology. Those products range from thin to thick, Volbella, Vollure and the Voluma. Therefore, Volbella is for fine lines and lip augmentation, Vollure if for nasolabial folds and other “folds,” and Voluma is primarily for treating deeper areas of volume loss.
Juvéderm contains hyaluronic acid, a clear, biodegradable, non-animal gel that is based on a substance your body naturally produces. Hyaluronic acid is what makes a baby and toddler’s skin look so full and plump. As you get older, your body produces less and less of it.
During a treatment with Juvéderm, the provider uses a very fine needle or likely a blunt needle referred to as a cannula to inject small amounts of hyaluronic acid into the skin. The substance grabs onto water, allowing it to add enough volume to smooth out wrinkles in the area. It also helps to boost your body’s natural production of collagen, which helps to extend the duration of results.
You’ll be able to see the results from Juvéderm immediately after the injection. Results usually last from 6 to 9 months, and often for up to 12 months. Since hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body and contains no animal-based ingredients, it is gentle and safe for all skin types. No allergy test is needed before use.
Juvéderm is frequently used to add volume to the face, fill in lines and wrinkles, or augment the lips. This product provides longer-lasting and more natural-looking results than collagen. Therefore, our providers prefer to use this filler to treat signs of aging and conditions that were once treated with collagen injections.
Each treatment session typically takes about 15 minutes. Depending on the facial location, downtime varies from none to 4-5 days of bruising, which can often be covered with makeup. Side effects are generally mild and may include tenderness and redness at the site of the injection, bruising or swelling. Typically, side effects fade within a week or less.
As you age, you might notice that your lips become thinner and develop fine lines. In some instances, thin lips are a result of your genes. Your lifestyle and habits, such as smoking, can also affect the appearance and size of your lips.
Lip filler injections, such as Juvéderm Volbella, can help add volume to the lips, balance uneven lips or minimize the appearance of lip lines. Volbella provides natural-looking results and is intended for people over the age of 21 who don’t have any allergies to its ingredients or any chronic health conditions.
The gel found in Volbella is patented and contains a form of synthetic hyaluronic acid and Lidocaine, which helps to make the treatment more comfortable. Volbella is FDA approved as a lip filler. The gel it contains uses a special process known as cross-linking or Vycross technology. Cross-linking allows Volbella to provide longer-lasting results compared to other lip fillers.
Treatment with Volbella is quick and usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes. There’s no recovery or downtime needed, but you might notice some swelling or bruising in the lips afterward. Usually, side effects fade after a few days and final results are visible within a week. Results can last for up to 1 year.
WHY CONSIDER VOLBELLA
A study of 139 people found that two-thirds (66 percent) saw a reduction in lip lines and improved lip volume after being injected with Volbella. The benefits of Volbella include the following:
- Fuller, plumper lips
- Reduction in smoker’s lines
- Improved shape of the Cupid’s bow (mid-upper lip)
- Improved lip borders
- Lifted and smoothed marionette lines
- Lifted oral commissures (corners of the lips)
- Less swelling due to lower rates of water absorption
- Helps to keep skin soft and hydrated.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC
While many injectable fillers focus on minimizing lines and creases, Juvéderm Voluma XC is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler designed to restore lost facial volume. Voluma instantly restores volume loss in the cheek area. The Buckingham Center’s providers also prefer Voluma as a lower eyelid filler and jawline filler. The Center is currently in the process of publishing research on Voluma used as a lower eyelid filler in hundreds of patients. Results can last for up to two years.
The hyaluronic acid used in Juvéderm Voluma is cross-linked, which allows it to provide natural-looking volume and hydrate and moisturize the cheeks. Patients who received Voluma generally reported looking five years younger six months after the treatment.
Injections of Voluma usually take about 15 minutes. There’s usually no downtime needed after treatment, however occasional mild swelling and bruising are possible. Patients are able to return to your usual activities right away. Side effects might include swelling, redness, bruising or tenderness, but these are usually mild to moderate and fade within a week or two.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC
As you get older, lines and wrinkles can become deeper or more etched onto the face. Juvéderm Vollure XC is an innovative filler designed specifically for severe wrinkles and deeper folds. It contains a unique formulation of hyaluronic acid created with Vycross technology, which is only available from Juvéderm.
Along with smoothing out and filling in deep-set lines and wrinkles, Vollure can enhance volume in the jawline and cheeks, creating a more youthful appearance. Vollure is FDA approved and can provide results that last for up to 18 months.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC:
- Smoothes deep nasolabial folds (the lines between the mouth and nose)
- Reduces moderate to severe facial lines
- Enhances the jawline
- Adds volume to the cheeks
Treatment with Juvéderm Vollure typically takes less than 30 minutes. The injectable is pre-mixed with lidocaine, which helps to improve your comfort. Results are visible immediately after the treatment and will continue to improve over the course of a few days as any redness or swelling fades away. Along with providing immediate results, Vollure stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the body, which can help extend the results.
No matter which dermal filler you choose, an experience provider will be able to produce natural-looking results.
One of the keys to successful results with Juvéderm is developing and maintaining a positive rapport and relationship with a provider and the staff at a surgical center. A private patient consultation can help you determine whether you are a good candidate for Juvéderm and, if so, which one of the family of dermal fillers is the best option for you. During the consultation, the provider will analyze your face and listen to your concerns before recommending the most appropriate treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions about Juvederm Injections
What is Juvederm?
- Juvederm: Treats wrinkles and adds volume to the lips
- Juvederm Volbella: Adds volume to the lips and smoothes lip lines
- Juvederm Voluma XC: Adds volume to the cheeks
- Juvederm Vollure XC: Smoothes severe lines and deep nasolabial folds, adds volume the cheeks and enhances jawline
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- Juvederm: 9 months up to 12 months
- Juvederm Volbella: 6-9 months
- Juvederm Voluma XC: Up to 2 years
- Juvederm Vollure XC: Up to 18 months
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Schedule Your Juvederm Consultation in Austin Today
The providers at the Buckingham Center believe that successful facial plastic surgery results from the development and maintenance of good rapport between the patient, the provider and the center’s staff during the consultation and future appointments. The consultation will include a complete facial analysis to determine the best procedure to bring about the desired results, and all questions relating to the patient’s specific concerns will be addressed.
To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call 512-401-2500 or fill out our easy online Contact Us form to request a consultation. If you are from outside the Austin area, you can speak with a patient coordinator to get driving directions or assistance with area accommodations.
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