Our providers offer Juvéderm solutions for patients in Austin & Sunset Valley, TX.
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 the 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 Voluma. Therefore, Volbella is for fine lines and lip augmentation, Vollure is for nasolabial folds and other “folds,” and Voluma is primarily for treating deeper areas of volume loss.