When it comes to cosmetic treatments for facial rejuvenation, dermal fillers are one of the most popular innovations in the field of cosmetic dermatology. These cosmetic injectables have become a fantastic non-invasive treatment option to replace lost volume and soften fine lines and facial wrinkles, nasolabial folds, smile lines, marionette lines, volume loss, lip augmentation, perioral lines, and the visible signs of aging. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner have been at the forefront of incorporating Botox and dermal fillers into their beauty regime for cosmetic enhancement. Her iconic, plump lips can be achieved with simple injection treatments using hyaluronic acid fillers. In addition, dermal fillers are fast, effective, non-invasive, and require little downtime. One of the newest FDA-approved dermal fillers, incorporated by Dr. Michele Green in her private NYC dermatology office, is Juvederm Vollure. Juvederm Vollure is a unique, long-lasting hyaluronic acid filler to replace lost collagen, reverse the aging process, replenish lost volume, and create plump, kissable lips with long-lasting results.
As we age, we tend to lose collagen and elastin in our skin, decreasing skin elasticity and leading to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. This loss in collagen production typically begins in our 20s. One of the most direct ways to replace this lost facial volume is through dermal fillers. Dr. Green incorporates a variety of dermal fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Vollure, Restylane, Sculptra, and Belotero, for cosmetic enhancement and facial rejuvenation. Each dermal filler is designed with a unique formulation to treat a particular area of the face without the need for invasive plastic surgery. Juvederm Vollure has become a popular choice among dermal fillers, as it is one of the longest-acting dermal fillers currently on the market, lasting up to 18 months. Juvederm Vollure uses Vycross technology, allowing Dr. Green to contour the injected area with long-lasting, beautiful results for a naturally youthful appearance.
The Juvederm collection of dermal fillers each has unique properties to address different age-related problems and treatment areas. Dr. Green will review your cosmetic objectives and facial structure during your consultation to determine which injectable gel out of the Juvederm family of dermal fillers would be best for you. As a platinum Allergan provider, Dr. Green has extensive experience with the entire Botox and Juvederm collection. Whether it be to correct deep nasolabial folds, lip lines, facial hollows, thin lips, or the best treatment for fine lines and deep wrinkles, expert cosmetic injector Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Green is known as the “lip queen” for both her aesthetic artistry and her over 25 years of technical experience in cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Green believes in non-invasive cosmetic solutions to these skin care concerns to bring you the most natural-looking, rejuvenated, long-lasting cosmetic results.
What is Juvederm Vollure?
Juvederm Vollure is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is injected into the skin to correct age-related lines and wrinkles and improve facial volume in any treatment area. Juvederm Vollure, like the Juvederm family of dermal fillers, is composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in our bodies and is a humectant, meaning it pulls moisture from the environment for hydration and plumping effect and also stimulates collagen synthesis in the injected areas. Juvederm Vollure is classified as a “medium filler,” which makes it an excellent product for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and creases. Currently, Juvederm Vollure is being primarily used in the mid-face and lower face regions, to the lips and cheek area, particularly in the nasolabial folds. Before March 2017, before Juvederm Vollure was FDA-approved in the United States, this dermal filler was only available overseas under the branded name Juvederm Volift.
Allergan, the maker of the Juvederm collection of dermal fillers, introduced this product to patients over 21 years of age. Juvederm Vollure has been FDA-approved to last up to 18 months in patients. In clinical trials, 59 percent of patients had improvement in smile lines for up to 18 months, 82 percent of patients were happy with the results after six months, and 68 percent liked their results at eight months. It is the longevity of this hyaluronic acid filler that has created so much “buzz.”
Cosmetic injections with Juvederm Vollure are used to treat wrinkles, deep facial folds, and lines, as well as to add fullness to the treatment area. The injection of hyaluronic acid effectively helps increase the moisture content of the dermis and “plumps” up the skin, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers have been on the market for years, including other Juvederm products such as Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, and Juvederm Volbella XC. In fact, these three dermal fillers are bonded by their unique Vycross technology, which holds the hyaluronic acid together into a cohesive gel. This cohesion is what allows these special dermal fillers to mold and stay intact after they are injected into the skin. Since Juvederm Vollure is a mixture of both high and low molecular-weight hyaluronic acid, it is firm enough to be able to mold effectively into lines and wrinkles but soft enough to maintain mobility and natural facial expression.
Nasolabial fold fillers before and after
What are the side effects of Juvederm Vollure?
The most common side effects from Juvederm Vollure injections are mild and temporary and include:
- Localized pain or tenderness
Advantages of Juvederm Vollure Treatment
One of the advantages of Juvederm Vollure is that it features a different type of cross-linking, which slows the breakdown of the filler within the skin and allows it to last longer than other hyaluronic acid fillers. It will typically last up to 18 months in the injection area. It is a prevalent treatment in Dr. Green’s NYC office to treat nasolabial lines due to its ease of injection, longevity, and lack of swelling. There is less swelling involved after Juvederm Vollure injections because it is less hydrophilic than other Juvederm products, which means it attracts less water. Its malleable hyaluronic acid gel consistency makes it an excellent option for natural lip augmentation. Juvederm Vollure also contains lidocaine, an anesthetic, which makes the injection very comfortable. Juvederm Vollure provides quick, long-lasting results, which will become very popular for facial rejuvenation and “liquid facelifts.”
What is Juvederm Vollure used for?
Juvederm Vollure XC is used to treat moderate to severe lines and wrinkles associated with aging and volume loss, especially around the nasolabial folds. Juvederm Vollure is injected into the dermal layer of the skin to replace lost volume in the smile lines and smooth out these deeper wrinkles and folds. Due to Allergan’s Vycross technology and the combination of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acids (HA), Juvederm Vollure has a powerful ability to hold and attract moisture and “lift” the skin in different areas of the face. This technology also makes Juvederm Vollure extremely stable, which results in less swelling. In “non-plastic surgeon speak,” it is this resilience that allows Juvederm Vollure to be used “off label” in other areas of the face, such as the perioral lines, lips, chin, jawline, and temples.
Juvederm Vollure XC is an excellent dermal filler for natural-looking lip augmentation. Juvederm Vollure is less hydrophilic (attracted to water) than other Juvederm products like Ultra Plus. Juvederm Vollure can restore or add subtle volume to plump the lips, while Juvederm Ultra Plus will produce a more dramatic plumping effect and lip augmentation. Lip fillers with Juvederm Vollure not only increase volume and size but also improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the lips.
Dr. Green’s “less is more” philosophy means that your Juvederm Vollure XC injections will never look “overdone.” Dr. Green also injects cosmetic fillers in stages to slowly assess the volume increase and facial rejuvenation. This slow approach ensures that you have the most natural-looking cosmetic results. Typically, Dr. Green will have you return to her NYC office two weeks after your cosmetic injections when swelling and bruising have subsided and the hyaluronic acid filler has completely settled into the skin to ensure that you have the best cosmetic results. At that time, Dr. Green will perform any touch-ups as necessary.
Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Voluma, and Juvederm Volbella: What is the difference?
The Juvederm Collection, made by Allergan, is a family of filler injections all used to target slightly different areas of the face. The main difference across the other injectable gels in the collection is how thick the gel is, which dictates the area of the face and the types of lines or folds best suited for that treatment. The five filler gels that are FDA-approved in the United States are Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Volbella, and Juvederm Voluma. It is important to note that when you see “XC” after the name of the product, that indicates the inclusion of a chemical called “lidocaine,” which is a numbing agent. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that helps to minimize discomfort in the injection site.
Juvederm Vollure’s combination of high and low HA cross-linking gives it the ability to be injected deeper than traditional Juvederm Ultra Plus and to smooth more severe nasolabial folds. Juvederm Ultra Plus is composed only of Hylacross technology, which consists mainly of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. Juvederm Ultra Plus spreads more easily than Juvederm Vollure, but Juvederm Vollure lasts 18 months as opposed to the 9 to 12 months of Juvederm Ultra Plus. Juvederm Vollure could be described as a cross between Volbella and Voluma since it has both the durability to fill the nasolabial folds (parentheses lines) while still allowing individuals to retain natural facial expressions and movement. Juvederm Voluma XC is the thickest and strongest gel, which is perfect for a deep injection and a volume lift for the cheek area. Juvederm Voluma is currently one of the most popular facial fillers for cheek augmentation. Juvederm Volbella XC is the thinnest of the Juvederm family of dermal fillers and is ideal for fine lines around the mouth, lip lines, or the delicate undereye area. When you meet with Dr. Green, you will discuss your treatment and aesthetic goals, and together, you will determine the Juvederm product that will be best for you.
Juvederm Vollure FAQs:
What is Vollure?
Vollure is the product name for the member of the Juvederm family of dermal fillers designed to fill in moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Using the cross-linking Vycross technology, Juvederm Vollure fills in wrinkles around the nose and mouth, creating a naturally youthful appearance without limiting expressive capabilities. Each member of the Juvederm family of dermal fillers serves a slightly different function: Juvederm Vollure and Juvederm Ultra XC are best for filling in moderate to severe wrinkles, such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and Juvederm Ultra XC is also useful for lip augmentation. Juvederm Voluma is used to restore lost volume in the cheeks and midface, Juvederm Volux is best for improving jawline definition, and Juvederm Volbella can be used for lip enhancement and to reduce the appearance of under-eye hollows. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Green, you will discuss your treatment goals, and Dr. Green will recommend the type of dermal filler that will work best for you.
What is Vollure filler?
Juvederm Vollure XC is a hyaluronic acid-based filler formulated with the numbing agent lidocaine to improve patient comfort during the procedure. The product is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe folds and wrinkles on the mid and lower face, such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. The Juvederm Vollure filler is injected into the treatment area with a fine needle, filling in creases for a more youthful appearance.
What is Vollure XC used for?
Juvederm Vollure XC is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe wrinkles to create a smoother, more youthful appearance to the mid-face and lower face. As we age, the production of the structural proteins collagen and elastin begins to decrease, leading to higher skin laxity, facial volume loss, and the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Juvederm dermal fillers are used to combat these signs of the natural aging process by filling in wrinkles, restoring lost volume, and augmenting the lower and mid-face, providing patients with a smooth, symmetrical, natural look.
Where is Juvederm Vollure used?
Juvederm Vollure is FDA-approved for reducing the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles. Specifically, the treatment is best suited for the nasolabial folds, also known as the smile lines, which form around the nose and mouth, and the marionette lines, which extend down the chin from the corners of the mouth. Juvederm Vollure can also be used off-label by an expert injector, such as Dr. Green, to add volume to the lips, eliminate perioral lines, and enhance the jawline. Using a product off-label means that the product has not been explicitly FDA-approved for use in that area, which is why it is essential to seek an experienced provider like Dr. Green.
Who makes Juvederm?
Juvederm is a popular family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that is developed and manufactured by the global pharmaceutical company Allergan Aesthetics, part of AbbVie Company. The Juvederm family includes Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Vollure, and Juvederm Voluma. Each Juvederm filler is specially designed for various areas of the face to produce the most natural-looking, youthful, and rejuvenated complexion. For example, Juvederm Voluma is thicker in consistency with high G prime, which makes it perfect for replenishing volume in the cheeks and creating a lifting effect to lessen the appearance of jowls and skin laxity. Juvederm Vollure, on the other hand, is thinner than Voluma with low G prime, which makes it a popular dermal filler for lip augmentation. Hence, the filler moves smoothly with natural lip movements. Allergan is also popularly known as the maker of Botox, one of the most popular neuromodulators for treating wrinkles on common areas like the forehead, glabella (the elevens), crow’s feet (eyes), and some medical conditions such as symptoms of TMJ. Dr. Green utilizes a combination of Botox and the Juvederm family of dermal fillers to produce the ultimate anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatment catered to each patient and their aesthetic goals.
Which Juvederm lasts the longest?
In general, the results of Juvederm Voluma treatment can last up to one year, and the effects of Juvederm Vollure can last up to 18 months. However, the longevity of any hyaluronic acid dermal filler depends on a variety of factors, including the type of filler injected, the number of syringes injected in a treatment area, the area of the face in which the filler was injected, and the patient’s natural metabolic rate. For example, one syringe of Juvederm Voluma, a thicker filler with high G prime, injected in a static area like the cheeks will likely last longer than one syringe of Juvederm Volbella, a thinner filler with low G prime, injected in a more mobile area like the lips. At your consultation with Dr. Green, she will develop a customized dermal filler plan that will help maintain your natural-looking results without looking overfilled.
What is the procedure for Juvederm Vollure injections?
The first step for treatment with Juvederm Vollure would be a consultation with Dr. Michele Green in her private NYC dermatology office. After a thorough analysis of your facial structure, natural contouring, and individual needs, Dr. Green will determine the treatment process that is right for you. A topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment areas one hour before the procedure to minimize any discomfort during the injections. Dr. Green recommends avoiding any blood thinners, vitamins, or fish oil for at least one week before your cosmetic injections to avoid unnecessary bruising. If you are naturally prone to bruising, you can take Arnika, a natural herbal supplement, starting two days before the appointment to minimize any unwanted bruising.
The treatment session will take approximately 30 minutes as your dermal fillers are carefully injected into the areas of your face using a thin needle. The number of syringes are necessary for the treatment depends on the area of the face that is being treated. Immediately after injection, Dr. Green will place ice packs to minimize any bruising and swelling. Makeup can be applied the next day, and all regular activities can be resumed. Patients should avoid heavy exercise and excessive heat, including saunas, for the 48 hours following the procedure. Since Juvederm Vollure can last up to 18 months, touch-ups or repeat treatments are limited. Dr. Green will have you return two weeks after the initial treatment for any immediate touch-ups. The process can be repeated after the effects of the injection begin to fade – approximately every 18 months.
Who is a good candidate for Juvederm Vollure?
A good candidate for Juvederm Vollure is a healthy individual age 21 or older who is experiencing deep lines and wrinkles, like the nasolabial lines and marionette lines or is looking to subtly increase lip volume and improve the texture of the lips. Patients from their mid-20s to late 70s seek Dr. Green’s expertise in ultimate facial rejuvenation and lip augmentation with Juvederm Vollure and other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Her “less is more” philosophy with dermal fillers allows for natural-looking facial contouring and rejuvenating results that improve the way you look and feel.
You should not get Juvederm Vollure injections if you are allergic to lidocaine, hyaluronic acid fillers, or Gram-positive bacterial proteins, have a history of severe allergies (anaphylaxis), are prone to bleeding or have a bleeding disorder, or have a history of scarring or pigmentation disorders. Dr. Green will thoroughly go over your medical history before any cosmetic injections to ensure the risk of any side effects is minimized.
How long does Juvederm Vollure last?
Juvederm Vollure can last up to 18 months. This makes Juvederm Vollure the longest-acting FDA-approved hyaluronic dermal filler for the smile lines. The Juvederm Vollure filler injections can be repeated after the effects of the treatment begin to fade. As such, patients can repeat the treatment process once every 18 months or so. When you consult with Dr. Green, the two of you will create the injection schedule that works best for your aesthetic goals for continuous smooth, hydrated, youthful-looking skin.
How long does Juvederm last for marionette lines?
As we age, the wrinkles on our faces become more and more pronounced due to the depletion of collagen and elastin in our skin. One type of wrinkle that tends to become some of the deepest lines on our face are the marionette lines – or lines that trace downwards from the corner of the mouth. As Juvederm Vollure can treat deep wrinkles while remaining soft enough to allow for movement, it is a great filler to use to address marionette lines. Juvederm Vollure can last up to 18 months when it is used to treat wrinkles like the marionette lines of the face. Once the gel is broken down by the body (after about 18 months), patients can schedule a follow-up appointment to repeat the treatment to maintain a smooth, youthful-looking complexion.
How long does Vollure last in the lips?
Juvederm Vollure can be used for lip augmentation in addition to treating fine lines and wrinkles in the face. The malleability of the Juvederm Vollure results in a subtle lip enhancement that helps to create a naturally beautiful look. This is an off-label use of the product that Dr. Green uses to produce stunning results. Other members of the Juvederm collection are used for lip enhancement. Still, products like Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are thicker fillers, which means that the lips are enhanced more dramatically using these injections as opposed to Juvederm Vollure. Another difference between other Juvederm lip augmentation injections and Juvederm Vollure is that Juvederm Vollure is the longest-lasting filler in the collection. Where other Juvederm fillers last for up to a year, Juvederm Vollure can last for up to 18 months on the lips. Patients can repeat the process after 18 months when the effects begin to fade.
How long does Juvederm last in the tear trough?
Throughout the natural aging process, you will notice the skin under your eyes start to sag as the fat pads that keep the face full and youthful begin to drop. The result is a shadowy, hollow look with wrinkles under the eyes that make you look tired even with adequate sleep. While Juvederm Vollure is not explicitly designed to be used under the eyes, the soft, pliant gel is actually quite effective in restoring volume and reducing wrinkles along the tear trough and under the eyes. This off-label use of Juvederm Vollure results in a flexible, complete, smooth, and youthful look around the eyes. As a result of Vycross technology, results of Juvederm Vollure can remain in effect for longer than any other Juvederm filler. So when patients ask how long Juvederm Vollure lasts under the eyes, the answer is for as long as 18 months. As the effects fade, the procedure can be repeated approximately every two years.
What should I do after Juvederm Vollure treatment?
The Juvederm Vollure treatment is non-invasive and non-ablative, meaning that there is no recovery time following the procedure, and the risk of side effects is minimal. Dr. Green recommends applying ice packs (not directly on the skin) immediately following any Juvederm injection. This application of ice is done to stimulate vasoconstriction to minimize any bruising or swelling that could occur. It is also best to avoid any intense physical exercise, saunas, hot tubs, or intense sun exposure for 48 hours after dermal fillers. Exercising can contribute to swelling after cosmetic injections. Furthermore, heat and sunlight can cause increased swelling and pigmentation if exposed immediately after injections of Juvederm fillers.
Along with these aftercare instructions, proper steps can be taken before the injection treatment to minimize bruising and swelling. Patients should avoid blood thinners, aspirin, vitamins, and fish oil for at least one week before injections. You should also avoid alcohol for 48 hours before injection of dermal fillers, as alcohol acts as a vasodilator and increases blood flow. Arnica, an all-natural herbal supplement available over the counter, can be taken starting two days before the injections to facilitate healing and minimize bruising and swelling. There is no downtime required after a Juvederm Vollure injection treatment, which means that you can immediately return to your regularly scheduled activities. You can wear makeup later in the day following the procedure as well. The accessibility of Juvederm Vollure and other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers make them perfect “lunchtime” treatments for quick skin rejuvenation and plumping.
How long does it take to see results from Juvederm?
Patients may see an improvement in the treatment area immediately following the treatment. However, there may be swelling and bruising for up to two weeks from the injections. It takes approximately two weeks for the filler to settle fully into place. It is for this reason that Dr. Green will schedule a follow-up appointment with you two weeks after your initial injection. At that time, Dr. Green will check in about your aesthetic goals and do any touch-ups as needed. As Dr. Green believes in the “less is more” approach to treatment, the follow-up appointment can be an opportunity to enhance the filler that has already settled if you are looking for a more dramatic transformation.
Do Juvederm injections hurt?
Juvederm Vollure XC is compounded with lidocaine, which minimizes any discomfort and makes the injections much more comfortable. In addition, Dr. Green recommends applying a topical numbing cream to the treatment area one hour before the appointment to prevent any pain from the injections. Dr. Green also uses a tiny needle for dermal fillers, which minimizes any bruising or pain from these cosmetic injections. Additionally, Dr. Green is a highly skilled and experienced dermatologist who has performed many Juvederm injections. Many of her patients say that they feel minimal discomfort due to Dr. Green’s gentle precision.
How many treatments of Juvederm Vollure will I need?
Typically, one single treatment session is necessary to achieve complete correction with Juvederm Vollure in the nasolabial folds, also known as the smile lines or laugh lines. Juvederm Vollure takes approximately two weeks to settle and integrate into the tissue fully. Dr. Green will have you return to the office two weeks post-injections to assess the final cosmetic results and determine if touch-ups are necessary. The effects of the treatment can last for up to 18 months for most patients. Due to the cross-linking in the gel, Juvederm Vollure is one of the longest-lasting fillers. When eventually the body does break down the filler — typically after about 18 months — patients can return to Dr. Green’s office to receive the treatment again for continued smoothness and fullness of the face.
Before/After photo: Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Vollure & Restylane
Which filler is best for marionette lines?
Each Juvederm product has a slightly different makeup and, as a result, can be used for different results across different areas of the face. No one product from the collection is inherently better than another — the filler you choose depends on your individual aesthetic goals and the injector’s preference and expertise. When it comes to treating marionette lines, which are the lines that form starting at the corner of your lips and going downward along your chin, Juvederm Vollure is an excellent choice. Juvederm Vollure is explicitly designed to address marionette lines and the nasolabial folds, which are the lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth, also known as “smile lines.” The Juvederm Vollure filler is of medium thickness and is malleable, making it an excellent treatment option for the lines around the mouth. Juvederm Vollure is also a good choice if you would like to treat moderate to deep wrinkles and folds.
How much is Vollure filler?
The cost of Juvederm Vollure is more than Juvederm Ultra Plus since Vollure lasts longer than other hyaluronic acid fillers. In addition, the price varies depending on your geographic location and the expertise and qualifications of the injector. A board-certified expert dermatologic injector like Dr. Michele Green may be more expensive than a spa or clinic with a nurse injector. As the injections require a high level of expertise and precision, it is essential to seek treatment from a very experienced dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green. Receiving injection fillers from an expert dermatologist minimizes the risk of potential side effects and ensures that you receive the highest quality treatment.
How much does one syringe of Juvederm Vollure cost?
The cost of one syringe of Juvederm Vollure depends on your geographic location and the type of institution at which you receive treatment. On average, one syringe of Juvederm Vollure costs about $750, and typically, 1-2 syringes of Juvederm Vollure are needed per treatment. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Green, she will examine the treatment area and listen to your aesthetic goals to determine the treatment plan that will be best for you. Once your treatment plan has been established, Dr. Green’s office will be able to provide you with a closer estimate of the total treatment cost.
Is Juvederm a filler?
Yes! Juvederm refers to a family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers developed by the pharmaceutical company Allergan, the maker of Botox. The smooth, injectable gel can be injected into the dermal layer of the skin to replenish the body’s natural hyaluronic acid and stimulate collagen. This reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles and folds and restores volume and plumpness. The Juvederm family of dermal fillers includes Juvederm Vollure XC, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Volite, Juvederm Ultra, and Juvederm Ultra Plus. Each type of Juvederm filler has varying consistencies and thicknesses catered to different areas of the face.
Juvederm Vollure is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is injected into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds in adults over 21 years of age. It will work to effectively reverse age-related signs of aging by softening wrinkles and folds and replenishing lost volume for a plumping effect. Juvederm Vollure is also commonly used for lip augmentation and lip rejuvenation. It is also prevalent due to its Vycross technology and long-lasting anti-aging effects.
Is Juvederm Vollure safe?
Yes! Juvederm Vollure is highly safe and was FDA-approved in 2017. This injectable filler underwent controlled clinical studies that deemed it safe and effective for injection in the nasolabial folds for moderate to severe facial wrinkles. It is essential to seek an experienced, licensed healthcare professional for any cosmetic injections like Juvederm Vollure to ensure the risk of side effects is minimized, and the best cosmetic results are achieved. There are some contraindications with Juvederm Vollure to consider before undergoing injections. Individuals who are allergic to lidocaine or the Gram-positive bacterial proteins used in these products or have had previous allergic reactions to hyaluronic acid fillers should not have Juvederm Vollure injected. Juvederm Vollure is also not deemed safe for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women since there is currently insufficient research.
Are Juvederm injections painful?
Juvederm products contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic that will minimize any discomfort or pain you may experience from the injection. Dr. Green will also prescribe a topical numbing cream that should be applied in a thick layer in the treatment area one hour before the cosmetic injection. In addition, Dr. Green is incredibly skilled with cosmetic injections, and the entire procedure will only take a few minutes. After your injections, an ice pack will be placed at the injection site to minimize any localized swelling.
Which Juvederm is best for lips?
The “best” Juvederm for lips depends on the individual aesthetic goals and the natural shape and contour of the lips. Two Juvederm products are FDA-approved for injection into the lips, including Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC. These two products are popular options for lip augmentation but have slight differences. Juvederm Ultra XC is comprised of hyaluronic acid particles with the same molecular weight. In contrast, Juvederm Volbella is comprised of a Vycross technology that cross-links hyaluronic acid molecules of higher and lower weight. The different molecular weights create a smoother filler that results in more natural and subtle enhancement. If you are looking for a dramatic and plumper-looking lip, then Juvederm Ultra XC might be a better option, while if you want a more subtle lip enhancement, Juvederm Volbella may be right for you.
Other Juvederm products and hyaluronic acid fillers are commonly used off-label for lip augmentation, like Juvederm Vollure. Its Vycross technology and cross-linked hyaluronic acid molecules provide natural-looking lip enhancement. Its smooth fill is perfect for softening fine lines on and around the lips. A benefit of Juvederm Vollure is that there is less swelling after the injections compared to other Juvederm products. If you are unsure of which filler is best for your lip augmentation and enhancement, Dr. Green will discuss your aesthetic goals with you, and you can decide together which filler can give you the desired effect.
How long does Juvederm Vollure filler last in the lips?
The Juvederm Vollure filler lasts for up to 18 months, depending on the number of syringes used, the areas injected, and how quickly your body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid dermal filler. It is an excellent option for individuals who do not want to get follow-up injections frequently. Vollure can also be combined with other dermal fillers like Restylane and Sculptra, as well as Botox, for enhanced cosmetic results.
Does Juvederm Vollure expand?
Juvederm Vollure can expand minimally after injection. Juvederm Vollure is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a humectant with a strong affinity for water. This means that when it is injected, it can expand as it absorbs moisture from the surrounding tissue, but this usually settles within a few days, and what you see at the end of the procedure is usually a good indication of what the product will look like. It can take up to two weeks for the results to fully settle and for the full effects to be evident after the expected swelling, if any, fully subsides.
Will Juvederm bumps go away?
It is common to observe swelling, bumps, or lumps where the filler was injected in the few days immediately following the Juvederm injection treatment. This is temporary and is likely due to the localized bruising and swelling that commonly occurs with any dermal filler injections. It will subside within one to two weeks post-treatment. To prevent these bumps, Dr. Green recommends avoiding blood thinning agents like aspirin, vitamin E, fish oil, and alcohol for one week prior to injections. Dr. Green also applies an ice pack immediately after the injections to stimulate vasoconstriction and minimize bruising and swelling.
On rare occasions, lumps can develop if the hyaluronic acid filler was injected too superficially, too much filler was injected, or the filler product has migrated to another area where it aggregated. Fortunately, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm are dissolvable using hyaluronidase, an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid. It is also known as Vitrase or Hylenex. In order to prevent these lumps, you must seek an experienced, board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green, who is well-versed in cosmetic injections. If you experience bumps that do not resolve even when the swelling has subsided, contact your injector for correction.
How often do you have to get Juvederm Vollure?
Juvederm Vollure is a long-lasting hyaluronic acid dermal filler that can last up to 18 months. After a year, some patients may feel that they need a “touch-up” of their dermal filler injections, as some of the hyaluronic acid filler begins to get metabolized. The frequency of Juvederm Vollure and other cosmetic injection treatments depends on your aesthetic goals. If you feel that the effects of Juvederm Vollure have dissipated, it is best to schedule an appointment to return to the office for additional cosmetic treatment.
Why choose Dr. Green for your Juvederm injections?
Juvederm injections have become one of the most popular non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic treatments for anti-aging. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm can address facial volume loss, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds, and enhance lip and facial contour. With minimal side effects and downtime, Juvederm treatments are perfect for quick facial rejuvenation and immediate cosmetic results. If you are looking for pan-facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers and other anti-aging treatments such as Botox injections, Dr. Michele Green in New York City is here to help.
Dr. Green was one of the first dermatologists to utilize Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra in her discreet Upper East Side office. She is a leader in cosmetic dermatology and skin care and has over 25 years of experience in cosmetic injectables. She masterfully injects patients with a “less is more” philosophy and has helped countless patients achieve beautiful and natural-looking results. Dr. Green is consistently voted as one of the best cosmetic dermatologists in NYC by Castle Connolly, the New York Times, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors. If you are frustrated with the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles and are ready for the best skin rejuvenation, please get in touch with us online today or call our NYC office at 212-535-3088 to learn more about whether Juvederm Vollure® may be right for you.