Hydration is one of the ways skin maintains its firm youthfulness. Collagen fibers in well-hydrated skin are less likely to break or become damaged, and skin retains its youthful thickness, so wrinkles are slower to develop. The primary vehicle of skin hydration is hyaluronic acid, which gives skin nourishment it needs to stay supple. The main ingredient in the JUVÉDERM® Family of Dermal Fillers is hyaluronic acid gel. With an exciting lineup of fillers with different consistencies, cohesiveness, and spreadability for nearly any facial rejuvenation purpose, JUVÉDERM® can restore lost facial volume and bring back your youthful contours while hydrating your skin.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC are specifically formulated to fill in deepening nasolabial folds (the lines between the nose and mouth that are sometimes called “parentheses”) and add or restore volume to the lips. The hydration from the gel also prevents new lines from forming around the mouth and lasts 6-months to 1 year in most people.
JUVÉDERM® Volbella™ XC is designed for delicate tissues under the eyes, with a thinner gel consistency and spreadability that hydrates just as well as its thicker, more cohesive counterparts. Under-eye hollows disappear, and you get a refreshed, bright-eyed renewal in just minutes.
JUVÉDERM® Voluma™ XC is a more robust formula designed to restore cheekbones, the chin, and jawline to their structured, youthful glory. Because this gel is more cohesive, there’s less chance of the gel migrating, so it stays right where your Balanced Aesthetics expert injects it for up to 2 years.
Hyper dilute Radiesse® and Sculptra are the newest advances in injectables for volume loss, called Biostiulators.
The skin rejuvenating effects of these treatment are pronounced and visible, with reduction of fine lines, crepiness and skin laxity, making it a perfect treatment for the neck. A series of two to three treatments, six weeks apart is typically needed to achieve optimal results.
Radiesse® and Sculptra can also be used undiluted to create a long-lasting structure. When used in areas to increase volume such as the jawline or midface, and optimal results may require several treatments over the course of a year. After the initial treatment, over approximately 12 weeks, the building block for new collagen to form will be laid down.
Because we are essentially building a foundation, we recommend a 2nd treatment at 12 weeks so we can “build” on the last layer. Think of it as building a wall, one layer of bricks at a time. Radiesse® is a fantastic volumizer to build a lasting change in the areas treated. This is a fantastic alternative to some fillers, which provide more temporary results. Radiesse® and Sculptra are materials that will add long term volume to areas that have atrophied with age, or for those wanting volume or reshaping of midface and jawline, or areas of the body like the hips or buttocks.