5 Surprising Facts About Juvéderm Facial Fillers
Juvéderm is the most popular facial filler on the market today because of its versatility and natural-looking, long lasting results. Juvéderm is used for everything from lip augmentation to wrinkle reduction, and much more.
In this article the facial filler experts at Advanced Laser Skin Care & Spa in the Sterling Heights area share five surprising facts about Juvéderm facial fillers.
#1. Juvéderm Facial Fillers are Made of Sugar
The primary ingredient in all of the Juvéderm facial filler formulas is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally produced by the body.
But most people don’t realize that hyaluronic acid is actually a type of sugar molecule! This makes it very safe for injection into the body, when done by a trained medical professional like the facial filler experts at Advanced Laser Skin Care & Spa in the Sterling Heights area.
#2. Juvéderm Can Retain 1,000 Times Its Weight in Water
Juvéderm’s fabulous skin plumping abilities are due in large part to the fact that hyaluronic acid (HA) can retain more than 1,000 times its weight in water.
This is why a little Juvéderm goes so a long way. The HA in Juvéderm Facial Fillers holds moisture in the cells, keeping skin plump, firm, hydrated and youthful looking – preventing skin from becoming dry and wrinkled.
#3. Juvéderm Facial Fillers Can Last 2 Years or Longer
Juvéderm is the only hyaluronic acid facial filler on the market that is approved by the FDA to last for a whole year. And some of the newer and thicker Juvéderm Facial Fillers can last more than twice that long – with results that last up to two years!
You see, it’s all about the molecule size when it comes to facial filler longevity. Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC is formulated with larger molecules, giving it an extremely thick viscosity, for use in restoring volume and fullness in the cheeks.
And because of its ultra-thick consistency, Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC can last up an amazing 2 years – depending on the patient and the location of the facial filler treatment.
#4. Juvéderm Has Numbing Built Right In
Have you ever wondered why all of the new Juvéderm Facial Filler formulations have “XC” in their names? The “XC” in the formula name indicates the inclusion of 0.3% lidocaine right in the Juvéderm itself. Lidocaine is a substance that numbs the body and relieves pain.
And since Juvéderm contains lidocaine, your injector won’t need to apply a topical anesthetic – and patients shouldn’t feel any pain at all! At worst, our Sterling Heights patients describe Juvéderm injections as feeling slight pressure or a “pinch”. And many patients say that all they feel is some slight tingling from the numbing effects of the lidocaine.
#5. Juvéderm Facial Fillers are Replacing Plastic Surgery
With the many new formulations of Juvéderm available, medical professionals are now using facial fillers in unique ways to improve their patients’ appearance without the need for “going under the knife”.
For patients desiring subtle cosmetic changes to their nose without surgery, facial fillers can be used as a “liquid nose job”. This minimally invasive alternative to rhinoplasty surgery can remedy many cosmetic issues with the nose, including: smoothing small bumps; evening out asymmetry; and lifting or defining a sagging tip.
This year new Juvéderm formula Volux was released. Volux is specifically designed for use enhancing the chin and jawline. Juvéderm Volux can be used to build up and define the jaw – for a chiseled, square manly look – making the need for chin implant surgery a thing of the past.
Also extremely popular is the so-called “liquid facelift” that uses facial fillers – rather than plastic surgery – to tighten sagging skin and reduce wrinkles in and around the cheeks, “jowls”, lips, eyes, and forehead. A Juvéderm liquid facelift is not only a fraction of the cost of facelift surgery, there is no painful prolonged recovery period, and results are immediate!
Juvéderm Facial Fillers – Sterling Heights Area
Thanks to the wide variety of Juvéderm facial fillers now available, our Sterling Heights area patients are able to look younger, healthier, and more attractive than ever before: immediately and with no downtime!
Advanced Laser Skin Care & Spa offers the absolute best technologies in facials fillers, wrinkle and line fillers, and lip fillers – including the amazing, long lasting, and virtually pain-free Juvéderm family of dermal fillers.
Schedule a consultation to see if Juvéderm, or another facial filler or skin rejuvenating treatment, is right for your appearance goals. Then relax in our Sterling Heights area Med Spa, while we instantly make you look and feel like a younger and more beautiful version of you!
Juvéderm Facial Fillers | Sterling Heights Area: 586.286.4508