Juvederm was originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006. Since then, other injectable fillers have been added to the Juvederm family and other fillers outside the family, including Radiesse and Belotero.
The Juvederm Family
Depending on the severity of your facial wrinkles, there are several versions of Juvederm to choose from as part of your New Jersey cosmetic services choices, in addition to BOTOX.
Juvederm XC removes the necessity of having a separate anesthetic. This is because it contains an inherent local anesthetic called lidocaine that minimizes any mild discomfort associated with its injection. In addition, it eliminates the wait time, which could be up to 30 minutes before the procedure begins, for the numbing to take effect. Instead, the lidocaine merely takes a few seconds to move across the area to be treated. Juvederm XC effects are long-lasting, with many patients seeing its remarkable effects last up to one year.
Juvederm Ultra is a hyaluronic acid and cross-linked sugar chain. While the results of Juvederm XC can last up to one year, the effects of Juvederm Ultra hover around the six-month mark. Juvederm Ultra is thinner in consistency than Juvederm Ultra Plus (discussed next), which is often used intradermally for finer wrinkles and scars.
Juvederm Ultra Plus
As a more-advanced dermal injectable filler, Juvederm Ultra Plus is one of the preferred options to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and also folds. The difference between Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra lies in its consistency. Because of its thicker formulation, Ultra Plus is used for deeper wrinkles and volumizing face areas. It is also used in plumping up the lips for added volume.
For facial volumizing or deeper wrinkles, Juvederm Ultra Plus represents a thicker form of filler. In other words, patients often opt for Juvederm Ultra Plus when they have more pronounced wrinkles or folds.
All types in the Juvederm family of fillers are nonsurgical cosmetic options and are injected in the office in a short session. Their natural-looking effects are seen right away and can last 6-9 months and in some cases, up to one year.
The experienced Cosmetic Doctor at the Vein & Vascular institute cosmetic center can help you decide which type of Juvederm is right for you.