As dermal fillers have grown in popularity, the families of fillers have expanded. What used to be just Juvederm is now an entire collection of fillers; each works to treat and target a different area of the face to erase the signs of aging. At Urban Allure in San Francisco, CA, we offer Juvederm as a collection, and we can help you choose which formulation is best suited for your face and your individual aesthetic goals.
What Is the Difference Between Juvederm and Juvederm XC?
Juvederm refers to the collection of fillers inclusive of five formulations. Each one has a different formulation so that it can effectively treat a specific area of the face.
Different formulations allow injectors to artistically add volume and fill lines to get the type of results they want to see. This variation in formulas helps patients end up with the most natural-looking results. The XC formulation of this filler treats the lines and folds that develop around the nose and mouth.
Juvederm XC: One of Five Formulations of Fillers
Juvederm XC is a formulation within this family of fillers specifically designed to treat and smooth out wrinkles and lines near the nose and mouth. It is an injectable gel whose abilities shine when it comes to creating a more youthful appearance in the lower half of the face.
If you have moderate to deep-set lines, wrinkles, or facial folds, this particular filler will help erase those signs of aging by filling in the area and smoothing out the skin.
What Areas Does It Treat?
This injectable primarily treats the lines around the mouth and nose, including laugh lines and nasolabial folds.
Often described as the parenthesis lines or laugh lines, the nasolabial folds extend from the outer corner of the nostrils to the outer corner of the mouth. These lines form from the repetitive movement of the skin during the act of smiling.
While laugh lines may be evidence of your happier times in life, you don’t have to live with them on your face. This injectable will smooth out your laugh lines so that you don’t have to refrain from smiling anymore in the hopes that your laugh lines won’t deepen.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Unlike some anti-aging injectables that require you to wait a few days before you begin to notice results, you will see results from your treatment immediately, as soon your treatment is complete.
How Long Do Results Last?
After getting injected with this formulation of injectable, your results may last as long as one year. The speed at which your body metabolizes the ingredients in this filler determines how long your results last, but most people see them last for approximately one year.
Who Is a Candidate?
Those who are over the age of 21 with moderate to deep-set mouth lines or folds are candidates for this treatment. If you need more information about this particular formulation of injectable, we can help. Our skincare experts can analyze your skin and help you determine if the XC formulation will resolve the signs of aging on your face.
Juvederm: The Entire Collection of Fillers
Juvederm once referred to a single filler. The collection grew and added new formulations, and as a result, Juvederm now refers to the entire collection of fillers. Included within this collection are five fillers that primarily treat three different areas of the face: the cheeks, lines, and the lips.
As we age, collagen production decreases and the cheeks begin to lose their fullness. Sagging, drooping, and flattening are all signs of aging that show up in the cheeks. Injectable can help resolve that volume loss by restoring volume in the cheeks, lifting and sculpting them to create a natural yet youthful and contoured appearance.
The Voluma XC is the formulation within this family of fillers that temporarily reverses the appearance of volume loss and flattening by adding volume underneath the skin, plumping the cheek area, and creating a natural shape. When injected, this specific formulation lasts up to two years.
Whether your lips are thinning due to age or you naturally have thinner lips, there are two formulations you can choose from that will give you fuller lips.
Both the Ultra XC and Volbella XC injectable gel formulations can add fullness to the lips. The Volbella XC formulation can also smooth out the lines and wrinkles that form around the mouth due to age. When injected, both of these formulations last up to one year.
The facial folds that primarily develop around the mouth, like the nasolabial folds, get worse with aging. There are two formulations of this injectable that can help temporarily treat these lines and bring smoothness to the area.
The lines that form around the mouth can be treated and erased with the injection of the Vollure XC formulation or the XC formulation. These formulations will temporarily smooth out facial lines and wrinkles. The Vollure XC formulation of this filler lasts approximately 18 months, and the XC formulation lasts one year.
Schedule Your Treatment Today
Whether you want fuller lips, or you want to correct moderate to deep-set facial lines and folds, or you want to correct volume loss and contour your cheeks, there is a formulation that will give you results and help erase the signs of aging. Contact us today at Urban Allure in San Francisco, CA, and schedule your initial consultation. We will find a formulation that works best for all of your needs and meets your aesthetic goals.