What is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is one of our main non surgical “plumpers” to create fuller lips and filling fine lines at Refined Dermatology.
What is JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC is the first and only non-surgical hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to instantly smooth moderate to severe wrinkles around your nose and mouth for up to one year with optimal treatment.
How does JUVÉDERM® work?
Dr. Swengel likes to think of Hyaluronic acid fillers somewhat akin to pop-up sponges. You inject the gel into the area requiring filler. After placement of the Hyaluronic acid, it proceeds to pull moisture into the gel matrix and the injected site plumps up.
What is the difference between JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA AND JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC smooths out moderate to severe wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC, adds volume to the cheek area. It is specifically placed deep on bone in order to restore the volume loss in the central face.
What is the difference between BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® XC?
- BOTOX® Cosmetic: Injected beneath the skin’s surface to target the underlying muscle activity which is one of the causes of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles.
- JUVÉDERM® XC: Injected into the skin to temporarily smooth moderate to severe wrinkles such as those around the nose and mouth.
What is the difference between JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC is a non-surgical filler Dr. Swengel uses to instantly smooth out moderate to severe lines along the sides of your nose and mouth. Natural-looking results may last up to one year with optimal treatment.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first and only injectable gel that is FDA-approved to instantly correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area for people over 21. It adds volume, creating contour and lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.
How long does the JUVÉDERM® treatment take?
The injection can be performed in a brief office visit to Dr. Swengel at Refined Dermatology.
How long does JUVÉDERM® last?
JUVÉDERM® correction is temporary and may last up to one year with optimal treatment. Therefore, touch-up injections, as well as repeat injections, are usually needed to maintain optimal results. Less JUVÉDERM® material (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injection.
Does it hurt?
Dr. Swengel makes sure you are always as comfortable as possible. Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. JUVÉDERM® XC is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience. Dr. Swengel may choose to numb (anesthetize) your treatment area to further minimize discomfort.
JUVÉDERM® XC Treatment Areas
- Parentheses (Smile) Lines
- Corner Lines
- Marionette Lines
- Vertical Lip Lines
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