Juvéderm/Juvéderm Plus/Juvéderm Voluma®Dr. Mary Pentel of The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology is a quality dermatologist who has a wide range of treatments available in her practice. One of the most popular cosmetic services available is injectables. Injectables are specific formulations that are injected directly into the problem areas to reduce the signs of aging. There are various types of injectables including collagen stimulators, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, and neuromodulators. All of these work in different ways to add volume to the face and reduce the depth of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds that contribute to an aging face. Dermal fillers are extremely popular; especially one of the best FDA approved injectables: Juvéderm®.
Juvéderm® is a brand of fillers that are made from hyaluronic acid and have a smooth, gel consistency that can help in attracting water for improved volume and hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally occurring in the skin and can provide patients with a more youthful appearance. When Juvéderm® is injected beneath the skin it can restore lost volume, smooth wrinkles and folds on the skin, and it can reduce or eliminate smiles lines and the "parentheses" around the mouth and nose.
There are several different types of Juvéderm® branded products at The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology, which include:
- Traditional Juvéderm® fillers – provides smooth, natural-looking results by reducing the depth and overall appearance of fine lines, folds, and wrinkles.
- Juvéderm® Voluma® – this is the only filler approved by the FDA to instantly improve volume for filling and lifting of the cheek area with results lasting approximately two years.
- Juvéderm® XC is similar to traditional Juvéderm® but is formulated with an anesthetic for better comfort and patient experience.