Summary: Certainly, there are more than three symptoms that can be treated by Juvederm injections. But we’re only going to focus on three of them today, in an effort really illustrate the breadth of what Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid based filler, can really do. Because Juvederm has been shown to treat many different issues, especially when it comes to rejuvenation of the face.
Our Look at Three Symptoms That Can Be Treated by Juvederm Injectables
At this point, we’ve probably all heard of injectables or seen them in action (at least on the news). Juvederm is one of the most popular such injectables, a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler that can, according to its own advertisements, make you appear more youthful. Juvederm is an especially popular dermal filler choice, in part because there are simply so many variations on its core brand.
That’s why we’re taking a look at three symptoms that can be treated by Juvederm. Now the word “symptom” here is used somewhat broadly in that we’re going to go ahead and consider a wrinkle a “symptom” of aging. That’s just kind of how it works in the cosmetic surgery world.
These three symptoms that can be treated by Juvederm all have one thing in common, however: they are all the result of a loss of volume. That’s something that happens naturally as you age (you start to develop excess skin thanks to gravity and loss of elasticity, and that results in a relative loss of volume). Juvederm is designed specifically to fill volume in a way that will temporarily make the face appear more youthful. To be sure, treating these three symptoms are not the end of Juvederm’s uses, so if you have questions about dermal fillers, be sure you talk to your cosmetic surgeon.
Wrinkles Around the Mouth
One of the most common areas for the signs of aging to first appear is around the mouth. Generally, this manifests as wrinkles that appear around the corners of the mouth. The exact size and shape of those wrinkles might vary from patient to patient. But the basic reaction to those wrinkles is somewhat universal: dislike.
That’s because the mouth is so central to how we communicate. People are always looking at your mouth. These wrinkles can make you look more angry or more sad than you really feel.
That’s why many patients will opt for Juvederm XC injection in order to alleviate some of those wrinkles. The results will generally last anywhere from 12-18 months (or longer, for some patients). But the addition of volume around the mouth might help diminish those wrinkles and make you feel a bit younger. A similar approach is taken to nasolabial folds (the lines around your nose that extend downward over your face) when they get to be a bit too deep for comfort.
Sagging of the Cheeks
The other thing that happens as you lose volume in the face is that things start to sag. Most often, it’s the cheeks that start to sag first. Again, this comes down to a simple equation: too much skin and not enough volume. The solution is an injection of a Juvederm Voluma. Voluma is specifically designed to fill the volume of the cheeks.
And that’s important because adding volume to the cheeks is actually quite tricky. Not every filler is able to do that. Voluma, however, is specially formulated to ensure that your results look both natural and effective.
Raising the cheeks (or making them appear raised) can have a significant impact on the rest of the face as well, ensuring that everything looks as energized and youthful as it ought to. That’s why the cheeks are a popular target for exactly this kind of facial rejuvenation.
Wrinkles of the Lips
You don’t often think about it, but your lips get wrinkles over time. Some of those wrinkles are just your lips being lips. But others are caused by aging. And the more wrinkles suddenly appear on your lips, the faster you might appear to age. Juvederm Volbella is specifically formulated to treat vertical lips lines.
Of course, adding volume to the lips to eliminate lines or wrinkles can also make the lips appear fuller–and that’s not necessarily a bad thing either! There are plenty of patients who are looking to make that type of improvement as well.
The reason why Juvederm Volbella is unique is because this hyaluronic acid based filler is composed of molecules that are specifically designed to be quite small. The smaller the molecule, the finer the result. And when it comes to adding volume to the lips, you want results to be as fine as possible.
Finding the Right Juvederm For You
Sometimes, you’ll know you want a Juvederm injection, but you won’t know what type of Juvederm. After all, Allergan (the manufacturer of Juvederm) produces several types of Juvederm, each one of which does something subtly different.
The best way to find out which type of Juvederm will work best for you is to contact your local cosmetic surgeon and request a consultation. Be clear about what issues you’re trying to solve. Sure, the three symptoms that can be treated by Juvederm as detailed above might be enough to get you going. But a long and thorough discussion with your surgeon is your best bet for achieving your desired results.
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About the Author: Dan Voltz is a marketer who writes about all aspects of the plastic and cosmetic surgery industry. He has been writing about these topics for nearly five years.