JUVEDERM® dermal fillers are facial injectables that contain a varied concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. JUVEDERM® dermal fillers are the only Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers developed using a variety of proprietary, advanced manufacturing processes those results in a malleable smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating a smooth, natural look and feel. Both the Hylacross™ and Vycross™ technology product safe, effective and durable injectables. All other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers utilize a gel particle suspension formulation. All JUVEDERM® products used by Dr. Doherty contain the pain reliever lidocaine to decrease discomfort during injections. This is indicated by the XC after the same.
The JUVEDERM® family has excellent treatment options for:
- Lip enhancement
- Deep folds
- Facial lines
- Wrinkle correction
- Volume augmentation of the lips
- Shaping facial contours (such as cheeks and chin correcting)
- Smile lines (correcting thin, superficial lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead)
An advantage of JUVEDERM® wrinkle filler is the many levels of product formulation which provide solutions for deep folds and lines, moderate wrinkling and the fine lines found around the lips and for some patients, the eyes.
- The FOUR product formulations include:
- JUVEDERM® Ultra XC: Ultra is a highly cross-linked formulation made with the Hylacross™ technique for more versatility in contouring and volumizing of facial wrinkles and folds. This is FDA approved for lip injections as well as treatment for perioral, lip and other facial lines.
- JUVEDERM®Ultra Plus XC: Ultra Plus is a more highly cross-linked robust formulation, also made via Hylacross™ technology, for volumizing and correction of deeper folds and wrinkles. It is best used for nasolabial folds, marionette lines as well as heavier facial lines.
- JUVEDERM Voluma® XC Voluma® is facial filler made with Allergan’s new Vycross™ technology and is best used for cheek and midface volumization and resuspension. It is also used for temple, chin and jawline contouring.
- JUVEDERM Volbella® XC: This is Allergan’s newest filler and is also made with the Vycross™ technology. It is approved for lip injections and is best used in patients who wish to have a subtly sculpted lip as well as treatment or superficial lip lines and some lines around the eyes. This will become available in the US in the fall of 2016.