Wrinkles are a part of aging, and in sunny South Florida, sun damage is one of the main culprits. But people overlook the effects of volume loss. Decreasing collagen production and slackening tissues can leave us somewhat gaunt looking. If you doubt this, check two photos of the same person taken when they are in their 20s and then in their 50s or 60s. You probably don’t notice the wrinkles as much as you see hollow cheeks, sagging skin, thinning lips, and other volume issues.
That’s why at Naples Cosmetic Surgery, we offer various Juvéderm® formulations to address various issues caused mainly by volume loss. Here’s some information on the four Juvéderm® options.
What is Juvéderm®?
Most people with an even passing interest in the aesthetic industry have heard of 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
Parentheses have their place in noting an aside by the protagonist in that mystery you’re reading poolside this summer, but they’re an unwelcome denizen on your face. Parentheses lines are the lines that form on each side of your mouth. And then you have the creases on the side of the nose that extend to the corners of the mouth, smile lines. Juvéderm® XC adds volume beneath the skin to smooth these lines and folds.
- Juvéderm® Voluma XC
Doctor Turk may call it “age-related midface volume loss;” you call it hollow, 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 generally 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
This addition to the Juvederm family is brand new, coming on the market in the summer of 2016. 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.
Don’t think the only volume loss you’re dealing with as you age affects the TV volume. Consider the volume loss on areas across your face and your lips. At Naples Cosmetic Surgery, we’re fans of all four Juvéderm® fillers. Call us at 239-348-4357, and let’s see if they could work for you.