Many people feel a dissatisfaction with the contour of their jawline or lower face shape. No matter a person’s age or gender, loss of jawline definition, a receding chin, or lack of a strong jawline can make people feel self-conscious as they search for a way to achieve their ideal look. Many patients believe that to a contoured jawline requires a visit to a plastic surgeon, but in reality there is a brand new, non-surgical option for jawline contouring that has just been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA): the newest dermal filler from the Juvederm line, Juvederm Volux. As soon as the treatment becomes available for provider’s use, experienced, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green will be among the first to use this innovative treatment in her New York City office.
Juvederm Volux XC is the first ever FDA-approved dermal filler designed specifically to treat the jawline. The hyaluronic acid filler uses proprietary Vycross technology to achieve optimum cross linking of the hyaluronic acid for higher cohesivity and long lasting results. The new treatment is predicted to be available starting in spring of 2023 and can be used to treat severe loss of jawline definition, erase lower facial folds, reduce the appearance of jowls, and provide the ideal facial contour. Juvederm Volux offers results that last for 6-18 months with minimal side effects and no downtime required after the treatment, meaning patients can immediately return to their regularly scheduled activities.
Dr. Green is always on the cutting edge of new dermatological treatments and is set to become one of the first injectors to add Juvederm Volux to her long list of available treatments. An expert, board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Green has been treating patients in her Upper East Side New York City dermatology office for more than 25 years. With her less-is-more approach to dermal fillers, Dr. Green has been using the Juvederm line of dermal fillers for years to provide patients with a natural-looking, youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Known for high patient satisfaction, Dr. Green has been voted one of New York City’s top healthcare providers by such publications as New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and Castle Connolly.
What is Juvéderm Volux XC?
Juvederm Volux is the newest member of the Juvederm family of dermal fillers, and is the first FDA-approved filler to contour the jawline and treat loss of jawline definition. The new filler, which works through the use of a thicker gel for more cohesivity, was approved in August of 2022 and will be available to trained injectors, such as Dr. Green, as soon as spring of 2023. For the many patients dissatisfied with the appearance of their jawline, Juvederm Volux will be the ideal solution for a natural looking, contoured or chiseled jawline. This hyaluronic acid filler is now the sixth in the Juvederm portfolio of dermal fillers, which can be used to address a wide variety of facial concerns, including restoring volume to the mid-face, eliminating the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, enhancing the lips, and now, contouring the jawline.
What is Juvederm Volux used for?
Juvederm Volux is the first dermal filler treatment that has been FDA-approved specifically to treat the jawline. Patients of any age or gender may feel unsatisfied with the contour of their jawline, and age or genetics can result in the enhanced appearance of jowls – which form due to drooping fat pads or skin – or a severe loss of jawline definition. Juvederm Volux can be used to address these concerns to provide a more chiseled jawline, create a more masculine looking facial structure, smooth away facial folds and jowls, and help to adjust facial proportions for a more ideal facial structure. No matter your goals when it comes to the jawline, Dr. Green can make Juvederm Volux work for you to achieve your ideal facial contour.
How does Juvederm Volux work as a jawline filler?
In order to effectively contour the jawline, Juvederm Volux contains one of the thickest gels out of all of the Juvederm dermal fillers. Using proprietary Vycross technology, the hyaluronic-acid-based Juvederm Volux provides a higher lift capacity and long-lasting results with firm, cross-linking of hyaluronic acid. The filler is injected deep into the skin where it immediately works to provide volume and contour to the treatment area. With lidocaine, a numbing agent found within the filler itself, any potential discomfort during the injection process is minimized. Over time, the filler also boosts the production of collagen in the treatment area, which helps to produce smoother, firmer skin. Full results of the treatment can be seen after two to three weeks once the filler has settled, providing a more lifted, smoother, contoured jawline.
How long does Juvederm Volux last?
Juvederm Volux is a temporary treatment that offers a safe and effective alternative to plastic surgery for jawline enhancement and contouring. In clinical trials, the vast majority (81.5%) of patients were satisfied with their jawline definition six months after the procedure, meaning that the results of the treatment are still prominent and satisfactory for six months after receiving the injections. Results have been shown to remain for 6-18 months, after which patients can schedule a maintenance appointment in order to maintain the effects of the treatment. Dr. Green typically recommends receiving maintenance injections of Juvederm fillers once every six months to a year. Once the Juvederm Volux product becomes available, Dr. Green will be able to recommend the treatment schedule that is best to maintain the results of the treatment.
Does Juvederm get better with time?
Following the treatment, Juvederm Volux will take some time to settle before patients will be able to see the full effects. Immediately following the procedure, patients will notice an immediate improvement but it typically takes 2-3 weeks for the filler to fully settle and for the full results of the treatment to be visible. Dermal fillers also help to boost collagen production in the treatment area, so even after the gel has fully settled, results may continue to subtly improve over time.
Does Juvederm dissolve over time?
Juvederm Volux dermal filler treatment is a temporary treatment to combat severe loss of jawline definition and provide patients with a well defined jawline. Juvederm products are comprised of hyaluronic acid, which, over the course of six months to a year and a half, is gradually broken down by the body, causing the results to become less apparent after approximately six months time. If patients are not satisfied with the procedure within those six months, however, the hyaluronic acid filler can be easily dissolved using an enzyme known as hyaluronidase. As such, not only is the treatment itself temporary, but the effects of the treatment can be immediately reversed if necessary.
How much is one syringe of Juvederm?
When patients ask, what is the cost of Juvederm Volux, the answer is: it depends. The total cost of treatment depends on the number of syringes necessary to address your aesthetic goals, the size and scope of the treatment area, and the type of institution at which you receive treatment. One syringe of Juvederm typically costs around $650 and the number of syringes needed can vary from patient to patient. For jawline contouring, Dr. Green will typically use between two and four syringes for the best results, though many patients choose to combine various types of dermal fillers for a “liquid facelift,” which will require different types of Juvederm filler and more syringes. Receiving treatment from an experienced injector may be more expensive than seeking treatment from a MedSpa, however, the risk of developing adverse events from the procedure is greatly decreased when you seek treatment from an experienced, board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Green.
Is Volux a good filler?
Juvederm Volux is the newest Juvederm filler that has been shown to be very safe and effective in clinical studies, causing it to be FDA-approved in August of 2022. In order to receive FDA approval, a treatment has demonstrated in clinical trials that it is both safe for patients to use and effective at addressing the cosmetic concern. In the pivotal study for Juvederm Volux, the dermal filler was nearly 70% effective at improving jawline definition and contouring six months after receiving the procedure. Additionally, 81.5% of patients were satisfied with their defined jawline six months after receiving the treatment at 70.5% were satisfied with the lack of wrinkles or jowls on the lower face. As such, Juvederm Volux has been clinically shown to have long-lasting, effective results for the vast majority of patients.
Is Juvederm a good filler?
The Juvederm line of dermal fillers is one of the top families of dermal fillers available on the market today. With Juvederm Volux as the sixth unique filler to join the ranks of the Juvederm portfolio, there is a wide variety of areas that can be treated with the range of formulations of the Juvederm products. In addition to Juvederm Volux, all of the following Jovederm dermal fillers have been FDA-approved to treat certain areas of the face:
- Juvederm Voluma XC – Juvederm Voluma XC is an injectable gel filler that is FDA-approved to treat the mid-face and chin. The hyaluronic acid (HA) filler is used to correct volume loss in the cheeks that occurs as a result of the natural aging process, and for chin enhancement for better definition and contouring.
- Juvederm Vollure XC – This HA filler in the Juvederm family can be used to fill in moderate to severe wrinkles on the face, including the nasolabial folds.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus XC – Similarly to Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC has been FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
- Juvederm Ultra XC – In addition to being FDA-approved to eliminate the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, Juvederm Ultra XC is also FDA approved for lip injections. When used in the lips, Juvederm Ultra XC can help to augment the lips and achieve the perfect pout, as well as to correct fine lines in the perioral area.
- Juvederm Volbella – Juvederm Volbella is a thinner gel than the other members of the Juvederm family, meaning that it works well to provide natural-looking results for lip enhancement, reduction of fine lines around the lips, and in the delicate under-eye area.
What is the difference between Volux and Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma is a member of the Juvederm line of products that is specifically FDA approved to treat age-related volume loss in the mid-face and for chin augmentation. The hyaluronic acid filler has also been used off-label by providers to contour the jawline. However, Juvederm Volux has been designed specifically for jawline definition with a thicker hyaluronic acid-based gel with more lift capacity and cohesivity, in order to give a “chiseled” or more structured appearance to the jaw. With the introduction of Juvederm Volux to the family of Juvederm fillers, Voluma will best be used to add volume to the mid-face to fill in the hollows under the eyes for a natural-looking, youthful appearance, and to help improve the profile of the chin for chin enhancement.
Can you use Juvederm Volux in lips?
Juvederm Volux is best used on the lower face to eliminate the appearance of jowls and contour the jawline with excellent results, however, it is not the best member of the Juvederm family to use in the lips. Many patients turn to dermal fillers to help erase vertical lip lines and give the lips a perfect, pillowy pout, and to do so, Dr. Green recommends the use of Juvederm Volbella or Juvederm Ultra XC. Both Juvederm Volbella and Ultra XC are specifically FDA-approved for lip augmentation and to treat perioral lines that surround the lips. Both fillers last for up to a year but they differ in the thickness of the hyaluronic acid-based gel – Juvederm Ultra XC is the thicker filler, meaning that Ultra XC can provide a more dramatic enhancement to the lips, while Volbella can provide a more natural appearance. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Green, the two of you will discuss your aesthetic goals, after which Dr. Green will recommend the dermal filler that will provide the best results for you.
Who makes Juvederm?
The Juvederm portfolio of dermal fillers is produced by Global Allergan Aesthetics, a branch of the AbbVie company, which is known for producing a wide range of cosmetic treatments. With their mission statement to “develop, manufacture, and market a portfolio of leading aesthetic brands and products,” the company has produced a large range of injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers and Botox, body contouring, and other skincare products. Additionally, the company provides trainings on how to use their products safely and effectively to the best cosmetic healthcare providers, such as Dr. Green.
Are Juvederm fillers safe?
Juvederm dermal fillers are a safe and effective treatment, with a minimal risk of adverse events or possible side effects. Common side effects of Juvederm Volux are similar to the mild side effects of any injectable treatment, and include bruising at or near the injection site, swelling, redness, discoloration, and tenderness. These mild side effects will resolve on their own within two weeks of receiving the treatment. Patients can also minimize the risk of bruising following the procedure by avoiding anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin, and refraining from intense physical activity for at least 24 hours after treatment. Infection or vascular occlusion can possible occur as a more serious side effect, however the risk of developing a more serious adverse event decreases when you seek treatment from an experienced, board-certified injector, such as Dr. Green. Patients should disclose to Dr. Green if they have a history of severe allergies, or if they allergic to lidocaine or gram-positive bacterial proteins found in hyaluronic acid fillers.
When will Juvederm Volux become available?
Juvederm Volux received FDA-approval on August 3rd of 2022, becoming Juvederm’s newest approved dermal filler to join the portfolio. Allergan, the company responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of Juvederm fillers, has already begun training selected injectors on how to use the product safely and effectively, including providing information on how best to safely inject in the lower face, how to select patients for the treatment, and aseptic technique. The treatment is set to become available for patients in the spring of 2023.
How to get started with Juvederm dermal fillers
For patients who are looking for their ideal jawline shape without going under the knife and receiving plastic surgery, Juvederm Volux may be the best treatment option for you. A hyaluronic acid dermal filler, Juvederm Volux works well to provide a chiseled, masculine jawline, reverse the effects of a receding jawline, and can help to give patients the ideal lower face contour. When the treatment becomes available in spring of 2023, Dr. Green will adopt the procedure to best serve the many patients concerned about the appearance of their jawline. In the meantime, patients who wish to hear more about how the whole family of Juvederm fillers can help to reverse signs of aging can book an initial consultation and contact Dr. Green today via email or at her NYC based office at 212 535 3088