Juvederm® Family of Fillers
Juvederm® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each specially formulated product adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. Dr. Peter Abramson at Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery Center, in Atlanta Georgia, uses the different products together or alone to achieve the desired results of his patients. He may also use in combination with wrinkle inhibitors such as Botox. The results are subtle and long-lasting.
- Juvederm Voluma® XC – designed to add volume to the cheek area.
- Juvederm VOLBELLA® XC – adds volume to the lips and smooths vertical lip lines.
- Juvederm VOLLURE ™ XC – to fill in area around the nose known as nasolabial folds
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a very popular FDA approved injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid that is injected into the face to instantly restore volume and hydration. Wrinkles and folds, like the smile lines or nasolabial folds are smoothed away for up to a year. JUVEDERM™ lasts long because it’s the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process. This process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks. It helps add volumes and hydration.
Look vibrant and youthful with these quick, safe and highly effective beauty volumizing injections. Each injection takes less than 10 minutes, and there is no downtime. Results are immediate.
No allergy testing is required and the results are beautiful!
Allergan, the maker of Botox, developed the Family of Juvederm XC™ products. They have also introduced Kybella for removing a double chin. All of these products qualify for the Brilliant Distinctions Awards program.
Candidates For Juvéderm
- Lip and lip border
- Fine lines on the upper lip
- Nasolabial folds (folds from the nose to the mouth)
- Marionette Lines (lines from the corners of the mouth down to the chin)
- Chin and all around the mouth
- Jaw line
- Under the eyes or “tear trough”
- Between the brows
Patients need to be aware that some medications increase the likelihood of bruising. Therefore, Dr. Abramson advises patients to stop taking the medications listed below for 4-7 days prior to Juvéderm injections.
- Motrin, Advil, Ibroprofen, Naprosyn (or same class of anti-inflammatory medications)
- Fish oils
- Vitamin E
- Ginko Biloba
- Coumadin or Lovenox (though you are more likely to bruise if you are on these, we suggest you DO NOT stop this medication, and seek your primary doctors approval)
About the Procedure
All filler treatment procedures start with either a topical numbing gel to lessen or eliminate discomfort. Juvederm products tend to be less painful as the XC stands for Extra Comfort. Once the desired area is numb, Dr. Abramson will inject the Juvéderm filler under the skin. Multiple injections are made so the dermal filler is evenly distributed through the area. The entire procedure can be performed in less than an hour.
- DO NOT rub or massage the area unless instructed to do so for 24 hours.
- Apply ice to the area – especially lips.
- DO NOT sleep on the face or compress the area for 2-3 days.
- Avoid significant facial expressions for 4-8 hours.
- Swelling and redness will subside within 24 hours.
- DO NOT exercise for 24 hours
- DO NOT expose area to heat for 24 hours.
- No facials for one week.
Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center uses innovative, state-of-the-art techniques and instruments to perform aesthetic procedures for patients throughout the Metro Atlanta, GA area. Call 404/297-1789 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Abramson to discuss facial fillers today.