Which Juvéderm treatment is the best for patients in Jacksonville?
The Allergan name is known worldwide as a respected pharmaceutical company with a strong focus on dermatology and cosmetics. Allergan brings us the Juvéderm family of soft tissue fillers with the confidence of FDA approval, and millions of procedures performed globally. Dr. Mary Pentel and her team at Southside Dermatology in Jacksonville, FL offer Juvéderm, Juvéderm Plus, and Juvéderm Voluma. Each product harnesses the power of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, but with slightly different formulations and uses. Let’s take a look at which Juvéderm is best for your needs.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in our skin, muscles, and tendons. It has the unique characteristic of adding volume by grabbing and holding many times its own weight in hydration. Juvéderm is a synthetically produced (so there is little risk of allergic reaction) hyaluronic acid in a smooth gel base. In a rather brief, in-office procedure, Dr. Pentel injects it into precise points on the face to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds, or smile lines from the corners of the nose to the mouth. Juvéderm’s light texture is also ideal for lip augmentation and to fill hollowed facial scars.
The product works in two ways. First, it adds immediate volume to fill wrinkles. Second, the cross-linked hyaluronic acid continues to pull water molecules into the injected area for additional improvement.
There is no downtime following an injections session, and results typically last six to nine months.
Juvéderm Plus is a slightly thicker formulation that works well for parenthesis at the corners of the mouth, marionette lines, corner creases, and vertical lip lines. It is infused with lidocaine for a more comfortable injection experience in these sensitive areas, and results last up to a year.
Voluma is the newest member of the Juvéderm family, and the only dermal filler approved by the FDA to replace age-related volume loss in the cheeks. Voluma also has the added comfort of lidocaine.
Other dermal fillers
Much like there are best uses for each Juvéderm product, Dr. Pentel also utilizes other dermal fillers – alone or in combination – for optimal rejuvenation. She is trained and skilled in administration of Perlane, Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra, and Artefill.
Dermatology is a science. Aesthetic skin care is an art. Southside Dermatology blends them beautifully into treatment plans that keep you looking your best at any age. Call 904-606-9882 to schedule a consultation.