What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a dermal filler used to fill in deep skin creases, fine lines and wrinkles.
What types of Juvederm are there?
Juvederm is offered in two main types: Juvederm XC Ultra and Juvederm XC Ultra Plus. The “XC” is indicative of the new line of Juvederm fillers that includes lidocaine in the hyaluronic acid mixture. The addition of lidocaine helps decrease the pain of the repeated injections needed when doing a Juvederm filler procedure. OC Skin and Hair primarily recommends Juvederm XC Ultra because of the added patient comfort it has when injecting.
What is the difference between the Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus?
Juvederm XC Ultra and Juvederm XC Ultra Plus differ in the degree of cross-linking, resulting in differences in the ability to attract water and result in more filling. In general, the more cross-linked the hyaluronic acid is, the more water it can attract. The more water that is attracted, the more filling effect is noted. Juvederm XC Ultra Plus has a higher degree of cross-linking and thereby attracts more water for a greater filling effect. It is for this reason that Juvederm XC Ultra Plus is used for deeper lines and wrinkles.
Where can I use Juvederm?
Juvederm is best used in the nasolabial folds (smile lines), chin and mouth area (marionnette lines), tear troughs (under eyes), lips, and glabellar folds (“eleven” lines). Juvederm can also be used for acne scars, smoker’s lines, and cheek enhancement.