Juvéderm

This filler is different from the ones currently on the market and offers a remarkable breakthrough for the beauty industry. Formulated with lidocaine to assist in providing a comfortable treatment, Juvederm Voluma XC has been proven to be a safe and effective alternative for persons of any color.

Plump up your lips and fill those laugh lines. These safe and natural cosmetic dermal fillers restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. They are also frequently used to dramatically add volume under the eyes and to accentuate lips. They are made of Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA™). NASHA is completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid, therefore no allergy testing is required. The average Juvederm® treatment results can last up to 9 months or longer. Schedule Juvederm® treatment today!

JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are subtle and long-lasting.

As you age, your skin loses its elasticity and moisture. This results in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This becomes more visible over the time. Consequently, your skin has an older appearance. This might lead you to consider Juvederm XC Injections to reduce the signs of aging.

There are many factors that contribute to premature aging such as your genetics, emotional stress to which you are subjected, habits such as smoking, and sleep deprivation. We could delay the signs of aging by having a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet for only a time. Eventually, the signs of age will catch up with you.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance found in the deeper layers of the dermis or your skin. It delivers nutrients, retains water and it plays a role in lubricating the joints and repairing wounds. The key is that HA while adding volume will help your skin retain moisture and softness. The hyaluronic acid is used in dermal filler products such as Juvederm XC which help reduce the signs of aging.

WHAT IS JUVÉDERM AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

Created by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX, JUVÉDERM is one of the most well-known cosmetic dermal fillers on the market. JUVÉDERM is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your body that helps to add volume and hydration. Over recent years, hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar, has become a favored compound for replenishing the areas of the face where the skin’s volume and fullness have been lost due to age, sagginess, or other reasons. Medical Director Evelyn Spieker injects JUVÉDERM into the necessary areas of the skin to restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles, lines, and folds. JUVÉDERM provides a smooth, natural look and feel to sites where it is injected and has been shown to last up to one year.

Allergan makes two types of JUVÉDERM —Ultra and Ultra Plus. For more information on JUVÉDERM, including all FDA information and a photo gallery of before and afters, please visit the Allergan JUVÉDERM website at www.juvederm.com .

WHAT IS A JUVÉDERM TREATMENT LIKE?

As with all filler injections, JUVÉDERM is only injected by Nurse Practitioner Evelyn Spieker. She will administer the JUVÉDERM syringe and expertly and artistically inject the substance into the areas to be filled and re-volumized. Evelyn will apply ice packs if needed to the injected areas and have you sit for a few minutes to apply pressure, thereby further minimizing swelling and bruising. The full procedure should take approximately 30-45 minutes. You will leave the office having minimal discomfort or other effects and be able to return to normal activities.

WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM A JUVÉDERM TREATMENT?

You should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas (normally 1-2 days) with minimal bruising or swelling. Sometimes bruising and swelling can be minimized by taking Arnica pills, using Arnica gel, and/or having Arnica gel pads applied after injections. Arnica is a natural medication that can be obtained from a local health foods store. It is not necessary to take it, but some people find it helpful, particularly if they are prone to bruising. Ice packs and avoidance of aspirin for a few days will help should you encounter either of these as well. JUVÉDERM® will help fill, smooth, and minimize the lines, wrinkles, and/or folds into which it is injected. For most patients, JUVÉDERM® lasts approximately 6-8 months, although, in some cases and areas, the duration of the effect may be shorter or longer. Supplemental treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal results.

Before Treatment

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages within 24 hours of your treatment.
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Vioxx, etc.), Aspirin, Vitamin E, and Ginko
  • Biloba 1 week prior to treatment. This will reduce the possible side effects of bruising and/or swelling in the treated area.
  • Avoid products/treatments that boost metabolism (diet pills and Endermologie) 1 week prior to treatment.
  • You must not be pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have a history of oral herpes, you must pre-treat with an anti-viral 3 days before your scheduled visit.

After Treatment

  • Swelling, redness, and tenderness will occur after your treatment and usually resolves within 72 hours.
  • Ice can be applied to treated area to reduce swelling in the first 24 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid manipulation of treated area for a minimum of 4 hours.
  • Avoid products that boost your metabolism for 1-2 weeks following your treatment as these products can minimize your results by breaking down the Restylane® or Juvederm® before it takes effect.
  • For the first 24 hours, you should avoid strenuous exercise, alcoholic beverages, extensive sun or heat exposure, as well as medications that tend to thin the blood.
  • Avoid aesthetic lasers, microdermabrasion, or IPL over areas with Restylane® or Juvederm® for a minimum of 1 week after treatment.

JUVEDERM XC provides smooth and natural looking results

Juvederm XC

As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form.

But, with Juvederm XC injectable gel, you don’t have to just sit back and let it happen!

Juvederm XC is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid- a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration.

Your healthcare professional eases JUVEDERM XC injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your smile lines or (nasolabial folds the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

  • JUVEDERM XC provides smooth and natural looking results.
  • JUVEDERM XC is the only hyaluronic acid {HA) filler approved to last up to one year.
  • JUVEDERM XC is now formulated with an anesthetic for a more comfortable patient experience.

With JUVEDERM XC the injection process takes only about 15 minutes and results are immediate.

Plus, there’s minimal recovery or downtime.

So you can step into your doctor’s office for treatment and step right back into your life.

And now with the newest formulation of JUVEDERM XC, the effects of lidocaine take place in seconds, potentially reducing the need for further anesthetic.

Juvéderm is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your skin – that is used to instantly rejuvenate a variety of problem areas. Juvéderm restores your skin’s volume and smoothes away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” – the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth.

Cosmetic physicians have truly made leaps and bounds in evaluating the aging face over the last decade, realizing that volume loss, much more than skin laxity, contributes to making us look older. By replacing that volume judiciously, patients can look much younger in a much more natural way than can be provided by a face lift. Of course some people are still candidates for a face lift, but use of dermal fillers like Juvederm can keep them at bay by giving the face a more youthful look.

Common areas treated are nasolabial folds, lips, chin, and even under the eyes in the “tear troughs”. Sold by the syringe, the amount necessary for correction of volume loss will vary greatly among patients.

Juvederm XC Injections used as facial fillers

Injectable fillers can help you look more youthful as they fill the line or crease with a substance that will make the wrinkles disappear. They can also be used to add volume to the lips and lift cheeks. Specifically, Juvederm Voluma XC is an injectable gel used to add volume to your cheeks which lift and contour your cheeks. Juvederm Ultra XC, again an injectable gel, is used principally for lip augmentation to plump your lips.

Juvederm XC is an injectable gel that is applied into the facial tissue to correct fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. It restores the skin’s volume and stimulates the productions of the collagen and elastin to maintain the skin’s elasticity and fullness. It doesn’t contain animal-derived ingredients so is entirely biodegradable and no pre-treatment allergy testing is necessary.

Juvederm XC Injection treatments

The treatment uses a chemical process that binds the individual chains of hyaluronic acid into a long-lasting gel that is injected into the treatment areas. The formula is injected with a fine needle into the dermis and attracts water that helps to fill and smooth the surface replacing the fat tissue that we lose naturally as we age.

The procedure takes about 15 minutes and the results can last up to a year with undergoing treatment. Juvederm Voluma XC is the only filler that has been proven to last up to 2 years in the cheeks with optimal treatment.

Based on the Juvedern XC formula, patients will see results immediately after the first session. Patients that get treated after a year will only need a small retouch with less product than before. Research has shown that repeated injections may stimulate the body’s natural reaction to produce collagen and less filler will be needed.

There are minor side effects and allergic reactions to the product are rare. Patients with side effects may present swelling of the skin, redness, bruising, bumps and skin irritation, these symptoms should not last more than 14 days.

This product should not be used by patients with severe allergies and should only be applied for a health care professional, preferably a medical doctor. Juvederm XC is the first formula with hyaluronic acid that can last up to a year. It is a great alternative to obtain more subtle results and look younger compared a facelift where the recovery is long and potentially painful.

Make sure to consult a medical doctor before getting wrinkle fillers so he or she can go over your medical record and determine how much product you need. Once you get fillers you should avoid sun exposure, minimize exercise and refrain from drinking alcohol.

Lift & contour cheeks

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the only filler proven to last up to 2 years in the cheek area

Smooth parentheses lines & wrinkles

JUVÉDERM® XC instantly smooths moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth for up to 1 year

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC adds volume to the lips and smooths vertical lip lines, giving you results that last through 1 year with optimal treatment

Juvéderm XC
Juvéderm Voluma

Voluma, also know as Juvederm Voluma™ by Allergan , is the newest facial filler to hit the US markets. It was approved by the FDA in October 2013. Voluma is a Hylauronic Acid filler that is used to create a smoother contour to your mid face giving you a more youthful and natural appearance. RR Aesthetics is one of the 1stoffices in Beverly Hills to start offering this new filler.

Juvéderm Volbella® XC injectable gel filler is a non-surgical, provider-administered treatment to temporarily plump the lips for subtle enhancement and to smooth the appearance of lines around the mouth for up to 1 year.

What can Voluma do for me?

Voluma is a bit different then your typical Hylauronic Acid. Voluma is injected using a different concept when it comes to facial fillers. It is placed in the mid face to help support areas of volume loss and to restore facial contours that have diminished due to age. By supporting the mid-face you can also see improvements that can take place in the lower face and jaw line. It helps to “lift” without the need for surgery.

Voluma is similar to Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero as they are all hylauronic acid gels but the injection technique and placement for Voluma differs from these other fillers. When injecting Voluma, your injection specialist needs to look at the Ogee Curve to determine what’s best for each patient. Voluma is the 1st and only filler on the market to be approved by the FDA for age related volume loss in the mid-face.

One unique property of Voluma is the Vycross ™ technology. Vycross™ produces an efficiently and tightly cross-linked gel, which contributes to it’s lift capacity and the duration of the product.

This allows Voluma, after optimal treatment, to last for up to 2 year

What is recovery like?

As with any injection, swelling and bruising are the main concerns. If a bruise does occur, it can last anywhere from 3-10 days. We suggest you avoid certain over the counter medications and vitamins before coming in to see us.

What If I don’t like my Voluma injections?

One of the best things about Voluma, and other Hylauronic Acid fillers, is that they can be removed. There is an enzyme that “dissolves” the HA , which essentially removes the product from your body. This process usually spans over several office appointments to make sure we achieve the desired removal results. We here at RR Aesthetics have a ‘Less is more’ philosophy and specialize in removing product from a patients that have been overfilled.

Correcting volume loss in the Mid Face

Nothing is quite so gratifying for a woman or man wanting to instantly and noticeably look younger than the use of a dermal filler. Dermal fillers have been around since 1981 and are one of the few cosmetic enhancement procedures you can have that produce instantaneous results. Sunken, sagging, and wrinkled skin is immediately eliminated with the injection of a dermal filler, and the results can last from months to years. Using dermal fillers can produce similar results to a facelift but without the surgery.

Bovine collagen was one of the first FDA approved dermal fillers, however a variety of materials have been subsequently approved for use in facial rejuvenation services such as the ones offered at our office. Different types of fillers are used nowadays, such as Hyaluronic acid, Poly-L-Lactic Acid, and Calcium Hydroxylapatite. Each has its own particular areas of specialty and its own benefits. It is up to the individual and their cosmetic physician to determine the best dermal filler for their beauty needs.

Juvederm Voluma XC is a breakthrough

Made specifically for deep midface injections to plump up cheeks and correct age-related volume loss in that area, Juvéderm® Voluma is the next stage in dermal fillers. It comes as an injectable gel and is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler made specifically for the cheek augmentation in adults over the age of 21. The extra volume provided by the gel gives the face a more youthful appearance and better contours. Since its effects can last for up to two years, there’s no need for frequent appointments to keep up your new look. Simply get your injection and enjoy the new, younger looking you for a long time to come. Results are instant and there is no downtime.

What are the benefits of Juvederm Voluma?

The Juvederm Voluma XC injectable gel is an FDA-approved filler to add an instant volume to all three areas of the cheek, and also smoothes out wrinkles and folds around the mouth area by adding the volume to the upper face. The results of the treatments last for up to 2 years with minimal side effects.

Skin changes over time as the body ages reducing the hyaluronic acid in the skin. This creates visible changes in volume and structure, causing wrinkles and sagging in areas like your cheeks. Juvederm Voluma gel is manufactured using the VYCROSS process to create a product that provides natural, smooth skin in look and feel.

Juvederm XC is also available in two formulas: the Juvederm Ultra XC which provides a versatile agent for contouring and providing volume in wrinkles and folds around the mouth and naso-labial folds, or Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, which is a heavier formula to provide volume and deep wrinkle correction.

Voluma – Mid-Face Volumizer

Because mid-face volume loss creates a need for a fairly abundant amount of product, other dermal fillers that typically last 6 to 9 months are not as cost-effective since repeat treatments are needed. That is why we are all excited by Voluma’s longer lasting effects.

Ideal Volume Maintenance and Correction

“Ideally, anyone who is concerned with the inevitability of future volume loss will begin early and only require small amounts of volume correction periodically. Little bits of help all along the way eliminate more major corrections later on.

But…when volume loss has already become an apparent issue, Voluma is the absolute best ‘right now’ corrective volume filler available”. Dr. Fitzgerald

Volume That’s Age-Appropriate

Voluma will work for any age patient from 21 on. For both volume augmentation and volume restoration, this is an ideal instantly gratifying injectable product.

Voluma is similar to the Juvederm we are used to, except it is a more robust filler and holds shape more firmly. These qualities make it perfect for:

  • Cheekbone accentuation
  • Cheek pad fill
  • Chin area augmentation

No other long term instant filler can provide these same effects while retaining a comparable level of soft and natural feeling.