Juvéderm in Scottsdale, AZ
Juvéderm is one of the most popular dermal fillers globally, and with good reason. Patients report a satisfaction rate of 90-98% after undergoing Juvéderm injectable filler treatments.
Anyone looking to restore their skin’s volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will want to know about Juvéderm’s line of dermal fillers, which are specially formulated to target specific areas that show the effects of aging skin.
Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics offers Juvéderm products as one of the many ways we can restore patients’ smoother, younger-looking skin. Our practice, led by Dr. Todd Shatkin’s 30 years of experience, offers patients the best products and treatments to leave them looking and feeling their best.
If you’ve been unhappy with the appearance of your aging skin, it’s time to learn more about Juvéderm at Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics.
What Is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid as its main ingredient. Hyaluronic acid naturally exists in the body, acting as a cushion and lubricant for joints and tissues.
Like many of the body’s proteins and substances, the production of hyaluronic acid decreases over time. As hyaluronic acid decreases, skin loses moisture and suppleness.
Dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid, like Juvéderm, restore the plump, youthful look of skin and “fill in” the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How Does It Work?
One of the properties of hyaluronic acid is its ability to bind to water, helping to regulate water content in the skin. When injected into a targeted area, the hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm binds to water, adding hydration and volume to the skin.
This process minimizes lines and wrinkles, restores volume, and brings moisture to the skin’s surface, offering a smooth, youthful glow. As an added benefit, since hyaluronic acid naturally exists in the body, an allergic reaction to Juvéderm is unlikely.
How Do Juvéderm Fillers Differ from Each Other?
There are five leading fillers in the Juvéderm line, and they all use hyaluronic acid as their main ingredient. Each Juvéderm filler has different concentrations of hyaluronic acid and gel thickness to provide the best results for the area it intends to fill.
Since different Juvéderm products react differently in the skin, it’s essential to see a skilled professional like Dr. Shatkin for dermal filler injections. The line of Juvéderm dermal fillers includes:
Juvéderm Voluma XC
Juvéderm Voluma XC is a thicker filler with a stiffer consistency that provides more structural support to the skin. As a result, its use typically targets larger face areas, including the cheekbones, chin, and jawline.
Voluma XC is the only filler of its kind approved for chin augmentation, and the results of Voluma XC injections can last up to two years.
Juvéderm Ultra XC
Juvéderm Ultra XC is one of two Juvéderm fillers designed for use on the lips. However, Ultra XC also works well on cheekbones, chin, nasolabial folds, and the jawline, especially in patients with thinner skin.
When used on the lips, Ultra XC offers more structure and fullness than other options, with the results of Ultra XC injections lasting about a year.
Juvéderm Volbella XC
Patients looking for a more subtle lip enhancement may benefit from Juvéderm Volbella XC. This option offers volume for patients looking for more natural results and smooths fine lines and wrinkles, both in the lips and surrounding skin.
Volbella XC is distinct in its long-lasting formula, with treatments lasting a year or longer, whereas other lip fillers last only six months.
Juvéderm Vollure XC
Juvéderm specifically designed Vollure XC to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Primarily used in the nasolabial and marionette lines, it also supports the jawline.
Vollure XC is a more versatile filler that provides volume in deeper layers of the skin that tend to recede and cause shadowing, as well as more superficial lines and wrinkles. In addition, Vollure XC is the longest-lasting filler for the mid-face and lasts about 18 months before another treatment is necessary to maintain results.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC
One of the thickest in consistency, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC targets loss of volume, provides facial shaping, and treats severe wrinkles, such as crow’s feet or laugh lines. In addition, since Ultra Plus XC is thick, the formula contains lidocaine, making treatments more comfortable.
Results from Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC injections last about a year.
What Areas Can I Treat with Juvéderm?
Since there are so many options in Juvéderm’s line of dermal fillers, treatments can target several aesthetic concerns, including:
- Brow furrows
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Under-eye hollows
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Volume loss in the cheeks and around the nose
- Thin lips
- Smoker’s lines
- Weak jawline or chin
- Depressions near the temple
Realizing the best results from Juvéderm treatments means seeing an expert injector. At Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics, we offer complimentary consultations so you can get to know Dr. Shatkin and our team, and we can discuss a treatment plan without worrying about upfront costs.
What Can I Expect from Juvéderm Treatments?
Since Juvéderm injections are minimally invasive, treatments are often performed on the same day as your consultation. Before any dermal filler injections, we advise avoiding alcohol and smoking in the days leading up to your treatment and letting our team know about any allergies or sensitivities.
Our treatments begin with a comprehensive look at your facial structure to pinpoint the areas where a Juvéderm treatment can have the most significant effect. After mapping your face, we’ll begin the injections. Smaller amounts of filler injected into more sites provide a more natural result.
Most treatments take 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the number of areas needing injections. Juvéderm injections don’t require any downtime. However, we advise avoiding strenuous exercise, sun exposure, and alcohol for 24 hours after injections.
Unlike biostimulatory injections like Sculptra or neuromodulator injections like Botox, Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers offer immediate results. As soon as Juvéderm is present underneath the skin, you’ll see fewer lines and a fuller, healthier-looking face.
However, your results will fully develop over the next two weeks, a process referred to as settling. During this time, you can visit Dr. Shatkin to make minor adjustments before the gel fully integrates into the skin’s tissues.
The two-week settling process allows dermal fillers to last longer as they become part of the skin’s tissue, and the hyaluronic acid brings more hydration to the skin’s surface.
Depending on the treatment area and the type of Juvéderm filler used, results may last up to a year or longer.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Juvéderm?
Since Juvéderm is non-allergenic and uses hyaluronic acid that naturally occurs in the body already, almost anyone can be a candidate for Juvéderm.
Ideal candidates are healthy and seek a non-invasive treatment for the lines, wrinkles, and volume loss of age. Juvéderm is appropriate for all skin types and tones.
Restore Your Skin’s Youthfulness with Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics
Dr. Shatkin and the Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics professional team want you to look and feel your best. We want to discuss your goals and how we can help you rejuvenate your skin to restore its youthful appearance.
Schedule your free consultation with Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics when you’re ready to address your skin’s lines, wrinkles, volume loss, and skin laxity.