Restore Lost Volume in Appleton, WI
Facial wrinkles generally fall into one of two categories: dynamic, which are caused by muscle motion, and static, which form naturally as the skin ages and loses volume. While BOTOX® Cosmetic is ideal for reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, static wrinkles require a different approach, such as Juvederm®. Appleton, WI, area women and men can enjoy results from the popular dermal filler at Excelin Medical Spa, where Jennifer Erb, RN, works as a Master Injector. Dr. Victoria Negrete performs Juvederm® injections at Forefront Dermatology in Neenah. With their years of experience, both Dr. Negrete and RN Erb create natural-looking results, making you look refined and less tired.
One of the most popular dermal fillers available, Juvederm® is actually the name for a family of fillers, each with a unique profile designed to temporarily address specific signs of aging on the face. All of the options are based on hyaluronic acid, which is a complex sugar responsible for holding on to vital moisture in the skin.
How Does Juvederm® Work?
A loss of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin due to aging and environmental factors plays a significant role in the formation of static wrinkles, and the skin grows increasingly dry and thin. Aging also leads to a reduction in subcutaneous facial fat, causing hollows to develop and tissue to sag. Another issue is that bone reabsorption occurs as we age, particularly in the mid-facial region, resulting in a thinned-out or tired appearance.
Juvederm® is injected directly into the skin, restoring hyaluronic acid and providing physical volume to take the place of missing collagen, bone, and fat. This hydrates the skin and stretches it tighter again, similar to adding air to a deflating balloon. The result is smoother skin with a rounder, more youthful look. The gel can “fill in” wrinkles on a small scale, or facial hollows on a larger scale.
What Are the Juvederm® Dermal Filler Options?
Excelin Medical Spa in Appleton, WI, offers all five different injectables in the Juvederm® family.
JUVEDERM® ULTRA XC
Designed to create a fuller look for thin lips, Ultra XC can address lips that have lost volume over time, or those that have been naturally thin throughout a person’s life. The look has been proven to last for up to a year.
JUVEDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC
Made as a thicker gel than Ultra XC, Ultra Plus XC is particularly suited for reducing the appearance of moderate to severe facial lines, such as deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC
This injectable is specifically for restoring volume to the apples of the cheeks, which accomplishes several cosmetic changes: It fills in hollows and flat patches, softens harsh angles, and provides structure that can subtly lift jowls that form due to sagging lower on the face. Results can last up to two years, under ideal conditions.
JUVEDERM VOLLURE™ XC
Similar to Ultra Plus XC, Vollure™ XC is made for treating lines and wrinkles that appear around the mouth (such as marionette lines) and nose. This filler also has a bit more versatility and can be used in many locations. The formula was designed with long-lasting results in mind. Its effects can last up to 18 months.
JUVEDERM VOLBELLA® XC
A versatile option, Volbella® XC can be used to add subtle volume to lips that are thin and to soften vertical lip lines so that they are not as apparent. Another common off-label use is for tear troughs, which can help minimize the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. The results have been shown to last up to a year.
Treatment session details depend on which filler or fillers in the collection are being used. For patients who are interested in Juvederm®, price, session time, expected duration of results, and more can be discussed at an initial consultation.
What Are the Other Available Fillers?
Excelin Medical Spa also carries the hyaluronic acid-based Restylane® and Restylane® Silk, as well as the collagen-stimulating Sculptra®. The Excelin team is experienced in helping each patient to determine which filler—or combination of fillers and other treatments —will best address their cosmetic needs.