With so many cosmetic products on the market, it’s hard to keep up with them all. And the last thing you want to do is inject yourself with a weird unnatural chemical. Let’s delve into the main ingredient in Juvéderm.
What’s in Juvederm?
Juvéderm’s main ingredient is hyaluronic acid. While the acid may sound like something you want to avoid, it actually occurs naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid is really just a natural sugar. Its purpose is to distribute nutrients throughout the body and retain water for skin hydration. This is where your skin’s elasticity comes from.
When a Juvéderm product is injected, it acts like a sponge, absorbing water and expanding to fill the lips or skin wrinkles. This enables the skin to hold in water and stay hydrated, kind of like a cushioning agent. Depending on which Juvéderm product you are using, it can provide either a filling effect or a lift if desired.
Why are there different types of Juvéderm products?
Some of Juvéderm’s products, like Ultra and Ultra Plus, come in an injectable gel form. This gel is injected into facial tissue, adding volume and restoring a smooth appearance to your face. Juvéderm Ultra is intended for the lips and perioral area of adults over 21 years old (Perioral wrinkles are the little vertical lines that form above and below your lips).
Juvéderm Voluma is a soft-tissue, liquid face lift filler, the first and only filler of its kind. It is FDA-approved and will immediately add dimension and give lift to your cheeks. Juvéderm Voluma promises plumper and smoother cheeks to boost your self-esteem. This facial filler is a good option for patients who aren’t ready for a surgical facelift. This non-surgical facelift can last for up to 2 years.
Juvéderm Volbella also uses an ultra-smooth gel like Juvéderm Voluma. But Volbella is meant to provide lip contour improvements. It is developed using a proprietary Vycross technology to make the Hyaluronic Acid compounds chain better. This cultivates a much smoother gel consistency, resulting in a natural look and feel. And most importantly, longer lasting results.
While other lip fillers on the market generally only last four to six months, Juvéderm Volbella can keep your lips plumper and fuller for up to 12 whole months. Yes, a whole year.
Juvéderm has a whole line of products specially designed for any need. If you need a safe and natural filler, ask us about which Juvéderm is right for you. Give us a call at (303) 513-0196 or schedule an appointment.