Wrinkles, schminkles. Volume loss is the real sign of an aging face. Wrinkles get all the glory, but volume loss in the cheeks, around the mouth, and in the lips really shows your age.
Between the ever-decreasing production of collagen (the skin’s structural support protein) and the ceaseless tug of gravity, it seems everything is heading south or flattening.
That’s why Dr. Kronberg utilizes various products from the Juvéderm® family of dermal fillers to replace lost volume.
What is Juvéderm®?
You’ve probably heard of hyaluronic acid. It is a naturally occurring substance in the bodies of humans (and most other mammals) that is responsible for binding with water molecules under the skin to hydrate, plump, and firm the skin.
All the Juvéderm® fillers are hyaluronic acid based. For this reason Juvéderm® is classified as a naturally derived filler, versus other “synthetic” fillers such as Sculptra.
What do the different Juvéderm® fillers address?
- Juvéderm® XC
If you’re writing something and want to denote an aside, parentheses are great. But when they show up on the sides of your mouth…not so much. Same with nasolabial folds running from your nose down to the corners of your mouth. Juvéderm® XC returns volume beneath the skin to smooth these lines and folds.
- Juvéderm® Voluma XC
Dr. Kronberg may call it “age-related midface volume loss;” you call it sagging cheeks. Over time as you lose the collagen to support your skin and as your underlying muscles weaken, your cheeks flatten. Juvéderm® Voluma XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. Plump cheeks are generally considered to be a tenet of a younger look.
- Juvéderm®Ultra XC
You may not think about your lips with facial aging, but our lips lose volume just like everywhere else. They become thinner as we get older. Plus, some women just have thin lips. Juvéderm® Ultra XC is designed to plump thin lips.
- Juvéderm®Volbella XC
This addition to the Juvederm family is brand new, coming on the market in the summer of 2016. Whereas Ultra XC adds fullness and plumps thin lips, Volbella XC is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
How long does Juvéderm® last?
All four Juvéderm® formulations are long lasting. Plus, future injections usually need less product to achieve the same results.
- Juvéderm®Voluma XC provides the longest-lasting hyaluronic acid filler results, restoring cheek volume for up to two years.
- Juvéderm®XC treats the wrinkles and lines around your mouth for up to one year.
- Juvéderm®Ultra XC plumps the lips for up to one year, with 78 percent of people treated expressing satisfaction with their lips after one year.
- Juvéderm®Volbella XC adds subtle volume for one year, with 80 percent of people treated reporting improved satisfaction with their lips one year after treatment.
Pump up the volume with our Juvéderm® products at Dr. Kronberg’s. Call us at (713) 771-8941 to make an appointment.