At Skin NV, one of our most commonly requested treatments is Juvéderm – a noninvasive and nonsurgical anti-aging procedure which naturally restores tired-looking skin, reduces fine lines and provides a youthful appearance. Here we take a closer look at this facial rejuvenation procedure…
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a smooth gel comprised of hyaluronic acid that is administered by certified clinics and med spas as a dermal or “wrinkle” filler to smooth fine lines. Target areas typically include lines around the eyes (a.k.a. “crow’s feet”), the nose, and laugh lines. When used as a dermal filler, Juvéderm is injected into “hollow” areas of the skin, most likely caused by deep wounds and concave scars. At times, it is also used as an alternative for lip augmentation.
What are the benefits of Juvéderm?
Because Juvéderm offers so many benefits, it is one of our go-to treatments for both men and women.
- Safe for all complexions
- Does not require testing prior to injection
- Very little down time with minimal swelling (You can resume daily activities almost immediately!)
- Results last up to one year
- Convenient, fast and effective results
- FDA Approved
- Contains no form of animal tissue
How does Juvéderm work?
Juvéderm is a filler that is injected into targeted areas of the skin. The nature of the hyaluronic acid filler (a natural substance that is produced by the body) allows for natural and smooth looking skin immediately following injection. As an anti-aging treatment, Juvéderm is especially effective because hyaluronic acid is a rapid water absorber which accumulates mass and volume. When injected just underneath sagging or wrinkling skin, the gel soon increases in volume, stretches, and smooths the skin above. Hyaluronic acid also latches on to collagen and elastin and promotes the delivery of essential nutrients to the skin tissue.
What can I expect from my treatment?
At Skin NV, our Juvéderm procedures typically take around 30 minutes, however, additional time is required prior to treatment to discuss your medical history. Your skincare technician will also examine your skin to determine the depth of treatment that is required to meet your individual needs. Depending on the severity of the wrinkles and sagginess of the skin, your specialist will recommend a specific type of Juvéderm (more on that below). Neither an allergy test nor anesthesia is required, however your skin specialist may apply a topical or injectable to numb the area prior to treatment. The cost of a Juvéderm treatment ranges from $500 to $800, depending on the level of treatment and type of Juvéderm that is used.
Which Juvéderm is right for me?
Based on your individual requirements, your skincare specialist will choose one of the following Juvéderm formulations:
Juvéderm Voluma XC – injections beneath the skin surface, adds lift and contour to the cheeks
Juvéderm XC – reduces smile lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose
Juvéderm Vollure XC – targets moderate to severe smile lines around the mouth and nose, also adds volume, results can last up to 18 months
Juvéderm Ultra XC – adds volume and fullness to the lips
Juvéderm Volbella XC – targets thin lips by adding volume, smooths appearance of vertical lines around the lips
Call Skin NV, Tampa’s #1 Med Spa to learn more about Juvéderm!
If you are interested in learning more about our Juvéderm procedures, please call our South Tampa med spa at (813) 839-4141 for more information or to schedule a FREE consultation!