Pump Up the Volume with the Juvéderm® Family of Fillers
- Posted on: Apr 15 2017
Sometimes it seems as if our cold Calgary winters and warm, dry summers create wrinkles by the day! And it is easy to focus on wrinkles as the real signs of aging. But a more telling culprit could be volume loss.
See for yourself. Find a few pictures of your parents when they were in their 20s and then their 50s. Unless they spent most of their time getting clobbered by UV rays on Mt. Norquay, the wrinkles probably aren’t what jump out. Instead what you see are the hollow cheeks, the sagging skin, thinning lips, and other volume issues.
Between the ever-decreasing production of collagen (the skin’s structural support protein) and the ceaseless tug of gravity, it seems everything is going south. That’s why Dr. Perron utilizes the Juvéderm® family of dermal fillers — to replace lost volume.
What is Juvéderm®?
If you know the aesthetic world at all, you’ve probably heard of hyaluronic acid. It is a naturally occurring substance in the bodies of humans (and most other mammals) that is responsible for binding with water molecules under the skin to hydrate, plump, and firm the skin.
All the Juvéderm® fillers are hyaluronic acid based. For this reason, Juvéderm® is classified as a naturally derived filler, versus other “synthetic” fillers.
What do the different Juvéderm® fillers address?
- Juvéderm® XC
If you’re a writer for the Herald and you need to make an aside, parentheses are great. But when they show up on your face framing the corners of your mouth, they’re totally unwelcome. Or what about your nasolabial lines running from your nose down to the corners of your mouth. Ugh. You hear about all sorts of “anti-aging” serums and creams, but they only moisturize the skin’s surface. Juvéderm® XC adds volume beneath the skin to smooth these lines and folds.
- Juvéderm® Voluma XC
While Dr. Perron may call it “age-related midface volume loss;” you call it sagging cheeks. Over time as you lose the collagen to support your skin and as your underlying muscles weaken, your cheeks flatten. Juvéderm® Voluma XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. Plump cheeks are considered to be a tenet of a younger look.
- Juvéderm®Ultra XC
You may not think about your lips with facial aging, but our lips lose volume just like everywhere else. They become thinner as we get older. Plus, some women just have thin lips. Juvéderm® Ultra XC is designed to plump thin lips.
- Juvéderm®Volbella XC
Volbella was the newest Juvéderm® line extension, coming to Canada around 2010. Whereas Ultra XC adds fullness and plumps thin lips, Volbella XC is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
How long does Juvéderm® last?
All four Juvéderm® formulations are long lasting. Plus, future injections usually need less product to achieve the same results.
- Juvéderm®Voluma XC provides the longest-lasting hyaluronic acid filler results, restoring cheek volume for up to two years.
- Juvéderm®XC treats the wrinkles and lines around your mouth for up to one year.
- Juvéderm®Ultra XC plumps the lips for up to one year, with 78 percent of people treated expressing satisfaction with their lips after one year.
- Juvéderm®Volbella XC adds subtle volume for one year, with 80 percent of people treated reporting improved satisfaction with their lips one year after treatment.
Pump up the volume with Juvederm! Call Dr. Perron at 403-228-7076 for an appointment.
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