Dr James Newman has introduced Juvederm cosmetic facial fillers to our clients, as an expert in filler administration our office has been selected as an Experience Trial Center.
We have been treating patients since October of 2006. Juvederm is a ‘next generation’ family of smooth, long-lasting gel dermal fillers, and the latest advance in hyaluronic acid cosmetic filler technology.
Over recent years, hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar already found naturally in the body, has become a favored compound for replenishing the areas of the face where the skin’s volume and fullness has been lost. Juvederm now comes in larger 1.0cc vials and has lidocaine premixed in both the Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus formulations.
In the body, hyaluronic acid fills the space between collagen and elastin fibers of the skin. It is present in all living cells; attracting and binding water, hydrating and giving the skin smoothness and volume. However, as the body ages, the ability of the body’s cells to manufacture its own hyaluronic acid is diminished, resulting in the loss of skin volume, producing folds and wrinkles.
Juvederm is biosynthetic and of non-animal origin. Since it is not created from an animal source, there is little chance of allergic reaction. The formula is highly bio-compatible, and no testing is required prior to administration. It has been proven to be safe and effective for skin of all types and colors.
The main difference between Juvederm and other popular hyaluronic acid fillers is that it has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid, and is produced with a special formulation process that makes it smoother than that of other popular gels. These gels utilize a suspension process, with particles that can be visibly seen. Juvederm is completely transparent.
The combination of the higher concentration of hyaluronic acid and the smoother formulation make Juvederm long-lasting (up to six months or longer), easier to fill with, and should produce more natural, even filling effects, with patient discomfort minimized at the injection site. As with other hyaluronic acid fillers, Juvederm is gradually absorbed naturally into the body.
Juvederm solutions for facial wrinkles and folds are its density formulations:
- Juvederm Ultra XC: for contouring and volumizing average-depth depressions/wrinkles such as nasolabial folds, forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, mild-to-moderate nasal and cheek furrows, and to plump up thin lips.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus XC: where deeper correction is needed; used for volume filling of cheeks, lips and deep nasolabial folds.
- Juvederm comes packed in a sterile syringe, ready to be administered. The areas to be injected are numbed with a topical anesthetic cream and a specific mini nerve block by Dr. Newman before treatment.
- Juvederm is distributed by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic and Prevage® MD Anti-Aging treatment.
Dr Newman can combine all of the nonsurgical technologies to create an enhanced face lift like result.
Ever wonder how you would look without those wrinkles on the sides of your nose and mouth like those parentheses lines? See how Juvederm can help smooth those parentheses, as well as other moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Use this tool to see how Juvederm can help you achieve the look you want.
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