Juvederm & Juvederm Voluma XC
JUVÉDERM® is popular in our Houston, Texas, cosmetic center when it comes to quickly treat facial wrinkles and folds. New JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ helps the cheeks look instantly fuller and more youthful. This family of injectable fillers uses hyaluronic acid – a natural sugar that is found in your skin, eyes, and joints – to improve your skin’s elasticity, giving it a smoother, younger appearance.
If you are interested in rejuvenating your appearance with JUVÉDERM in Houston, TX, request a consultation with experienced facial plastic surgeon Dr. Haresh Yalamanchili or call the Belage Center to schedule an appointment.
JUVÉDERM® Treatment Areas
Approved by the FDA in June 2006, JUVÉDERM is most effective when it is used to treat the following facial areas:
- Nasolabial folds (lines between your nose and mouth)
- Marionette Lines (lines at the corner of your mouth toward the chin)
- Lips (enhances volume)
The most commonly used product option for facial folds and wrinkles is JUVÉDERM Ultra. We may recommend JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus for patients with deeper facial folds since the effects of this version tend to last even longer.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, FDA approved since 2011, enhances the midface area with results that last as long as two years. Dr. Yalamanchili uses this advanced filler to restore volume to the cheeks that is commonly lost as part of the natural aging process. This treatment is an attractive option for patients who want a mid-facelift without surgery. He also uses JUVÉDERM VOLUMA to give younger patients more defined cheekbones without cheek implants.
Advantages of JUVÉDERM
Since JUVÉDERM is composed primarily of a naturally occurring substance, it is biocompatible and safe for use in your body. Hyaluronic acid actually promotes skin health by improving hydration. The gel is even and smooth in its consistency, making it capable of providing superior results. Other injectables such as RADIESSE® tend to be thicker.
Another advantage of JUVÉDERM is its longevity. The results of JUVÉDERM can last anywhere from nine months to a full year before requiring follow-up treatments. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA improvements can last up to two years.
JUVÉDERM Side Effects
Side effects and complications are rare with JUVÉDERM, but when they do occur, they are usually mild to moderate and may include:
- Tenderness and pain
Pain and tenderness usually subside within three days. Any firmness, bumps, or bruising will disappear within seven days. In the unlikely event that side effects linger for an extended amount of time, Dr. Yalamanchili will address them through a follow-up appointment.
In his years of experience, Dr. Yalamanchili has found that using multiple fillers often produces better results than choosing one over another. During your personal consultation, he will recommend the combination of fillers that will provide you with the most dramatic results. He also offers a liquid facelift that combines fillers with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.