Which Juvederm Products Are Right For You?

The Juvederm family of fillers are the most well-known fillers in the United States. Developed by the makers of Botox, Juvederm has multiple formulations for different facial rejuvenation procedures. Which Juvederm products are right for you, and is Juvederm even the right type of filler for your needs? Only a consultation with a board-certified dermatologic surgeon can answer those questions, but the below serves as an overview of the different uses for Juvederm products.

Juvederm 101: Which Juvederm Products Are Right For You?

All Juvederm fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds with moisture within the body to give skin a plump, youthful look. As we age, HA production slows. Combined with the reduction of collagen and elastin production, skin loses this youthful plumpness. Skin begins to sag and the face looks more hollow. Wrinkles and folds develop and deepen.

Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm help replace natural HA in the face where it’s needed most. Some areas of the face require thin, softer fillers while others need more robust, thick gels. The filler used also depends on how far along the aging process has gone. For example, if wrinkles have just started forming, a thinner Juvederm formulation would make more sense; however, if the wrinkles and folds have deepened significantly, a thicker filler would be recommended.

Juvederm Products and Treatment Areas: What Goes Where and Why?

Juvederm Ultra

The original Juvederm formulation, Juvederm Ultra has many uses. It’s a relatively thin filler, making it easy to work with in areas that require only subtle amounts of volume. Juvederm Ultra is most often used in lip enhancement and to smooth mild-to-moderate laugh lines, also called nasolabial folds and marionette lines, that form around the nose and mouth.

Juvederm Ultra Plus

A thicker version of Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus is used in areas that require a little more volume. Ultra Plus is used in cheek enhancement, but it’s most often used in the laugh lines around the nose and mouth that are more pronounced. If you have deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines, your dermatologic surgeon may recommend Juvederm Ultra Plus.

Juvederm Voluma

Voluma has one very important job and it does its job very well: cheek augmentation. It’s thicker than Juvederm Ultra Plus and lasts longer. It provides natural-looking cheek enhancement with the added benefit of lifting the jowls, providing a subtle lower facelift and a smoother jawline.

juvederm products before and after results

*individual results will vary from person to person

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Juvederm Volbella

One of the newest Juvederm products available, Juvederm Volbella is a very thin and soft hyaluronic acid filler. This makes it a perfect solution for lip enhancement, as it provides subtle, natural-looking results. It’s also suitable for treating vertical lip lines, also called smoker’s lines. Due to Volbella’s thin, smooth texture, these very fine lines are easily smoothed without looking “done.”

Juvederm Vollure

Vollure, known as Volift in Europe and Canada, is the newest filler in the Juvederm family. While Juvederm Ultra is thin, Vollure is even softer and gives very subtle results in laugh lines around the nose and mouth.

Juvederm Products vs Restylane Fillers

Juvederm isn’t the only family of fillers that provide facial rejuvenation. Restylane hyaluronic acid fillers are also very popular and provide comparable results to that of Juvederm. In some cases, your dermatologic surgeon may recommend a Restylane filler instead of a Juvederm filler, based on your individual needs.

The Restylane collection of dermal fillers is just as varied as Juvederm and includes a specialized filler for lips, called Restylane Silk; a cheek filler that lifts and volumizes, called Restylane Lyft; and specialized laugh line fillers Restylane Defyne and Refyne. There’s also the original Restylane-L, which has numerous uses in facial rejuvenation.

Neither Restylane fillers nor Juvederm products can boast better results overall, but one family of fillers may be recommended for you based on your unique needs.

Juvederm Products in Indianapolis at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana

If you’re interested in what Juvederm products and other facial fillers can do for you, contact the LASSI in Indianapolis for a personalized consultation. Our board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke is an industry expert in facial rejuvenation with injectables and has conducted clinical trials of some of the most popular injectables in use today, including Botox Cosmetic and similar treatments. At the LASSI, we pride ourselves in providing patients with superior results in a comfortable, safe environment. We can’t wait to meet you.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

It isn’t just loose skin that makes you look older; lost facial volume is primarily responsible for most of your facial aging woes. Restoring lost facial volume is one of the primary goals in facial anti-aging, which led to the introduction of injectable dermal fillers. These fillers vary in consistency, active ingredients, and application. Some fillers are thicker and recommended for the cheek area, while others are thinner and softer for better results in the lips, for example. Each filler has its own job to do, but how affordable are these fillers in terms of cost and longevity? Why should you choose one filler over another? How long do dermal fillers last?

Dermal Filler Longevity: How long do dermal fillers last and why?

There are many factors that affect the longevity of a dermal filler. These include:

Ingredients: Certain active ingredients tend to increase the longevity of a dermal filler over other fillers meant for the same treatment area and results
Consistency: Thicker fillers tend to last longer than thinner fillers
Patient Lifestyle: Patients that are very active or spend a lot of time in the sun and heat tend to break down their filler more quickly than other patients.
Patient Biology: Body chemistry and behavior are always factors in determining how well any prescription will work. Dermal fillers are no different.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Below is a list of all of the FDA-approved injectable fillers we offer at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana.

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Belotero Balance

Belotero Balance is an FDA-approved dermal filler that’s useful for:

  • Lines around the nose
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Corners of the lips
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Smile lines

Results last 6+ months, but this varies by treatment area.


Juvederm Family of Fillers, from the Makers of Botox

Juvederm Ultra XC is a hyaluronic acid filler from the makers of Botox that’s used for:

  • Mild to moderate wrinkles and folds
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Lip enhancement

Results last 10-12 months on average.

how long do dermal fillers last Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a thicker hyaluronic acid filler that is useful for:

  • Moderate to severe wrinkles and folds
  • Deep nasolabial folds
  • More pronounced marionette lines
  • Cheek enhancement
  • Non-surgical nose job

Results last 10-12 months on average.

Juvederm Volbella is useful for:

  • Lip enhancement
  • Smoothing of lines around the mouth
  • Lip symmetry
  • Under-eye rejuvenation

Results last for 12 months.

Juvederm Voluma is a thicker hyaluronic acid filler from Allergan that provides patients with:

  • Long-lasting cheek enhancement
  • Subtle lower facelift
  • Smoother jawline

Results last up to 2 years, the longest lasting dermal filler on the market.


Radiesse

Radiesse provides patients with a solution to:

  • Frown lines
  • Smile lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Cheek enhancement

Results last for 1-2 years, depending on the patient.


Restylane Products from Galderma

Restylane-L is a hyaluronic acid filler from Galderma that provides patients with an anti-aging solution for:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Loss of volume in the brow area
  • Marionette lines
  • Sagging tear-troughs
  • Deep infraorbital hollows

Results last approximately 6 months.

Restylane Lyft is a thick filler that provides patients with profound volume and anti-aging results for facial aging problems, such as:

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  • Deep wrinkles and folds
  • Smile Lines
  • Worry Lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Cheek depressions
  • Marionette lines
  • Acne scars
  • Lip border definition
  • Chin augmentation

Results vary from patient to patient but typically last approximately 9 months.

Restylane Silk is a softer, smoother hyaluronic acid filler that provides:

  • Lip enhancement
  • Lip symmetry
  • Smoothing of lines around the mouth

Results typically last 6+ months.


Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra is a long-lasting filler that provides gradually improved results over time for aging issues such as:

  • Shallow facial wrinkles
  • Deep facial folds
  • Loss of collagen

Results last for 2 years on average.


Interested in Dermal Fillers in Indianapolis?

Are you interested in seeing what dermal fillers can do for you? Whether you just want fuller lips or you want to improve your face’s overall youthful look, dermal fillers are a safe and affordable option. At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke is a renowned expert in injectables for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging. Schedule an appointment today for your consultation.

Non-Surgical Jawline Transformation in Indianapolis

While it may seem like a subtle feature, your jawline is a major part of your face. As the years go by, the effects of gravity, reduced facial volume, and a reduction in skin elasticity can cause sagging jowls, while stubborn fat deposits accumulate just below the chin. If you’re ready for a smoother jawline without the double chin, a jawline transformation is possible. Even better, it can be done without hours of contouring with makeup every day or surgery!

Non-Surgical Jawline Transformation With Botox, Kybella, CoolSculpting and Fillers

Board-certified dermatologic surgeons use proven cosmetic treatments to give patients a non-surgical jawline transformation. This type of change of appearance involves skin tightening, the destruction of fat cells below the chin and an increase in facial volume using:

  • Botox, a localized injectable muscle relaxer,
  • Kybella, an injectable double chin reduction treatment
  • CoolSculpting, a fat freezing liposuction alternative device
  • Dermal Fillers like Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft

Botox for Jawline Tightening

With the proper injection technique, Botox can work to tighten your jawline and slim the lower face for a more feminine appearance. To achieve this, your dermatologic surgeon will inject the substance using a fine gauge needle into your masseter muscle, which is used to clench or grind your teeth.

Kybella and CoolSculpting for Double Chin Reduction

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

To reduce a double chin without surgery, consider Kybella or a CoolSculpting treatment. Kybella’s active ingredient is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that develops in your body naturally. Kybella is FDA-approved  to break down and absorb double chin fat. When your dermatologic surgeon injects the substance below your chin, Kybella eliminates the fat cells, diminishing your double chin.

A CoolSculpting CoolMini treatment is a process of freezing fat cells. This treatment option is gentle and targets the fat cells beneath the surface of the skin. Once they are frozen, fat cells die. When they do, your body eventually eliminates them. This leaves the face looking trimmer and more sculpted. CoolSculpting is also FDA approved to treat other areas of the body, removing unwanted fat without liposuction from the abdomen, thighs, back and more.

CoolSculpting treatments are noninvasive and safe. A treatment takes just 45 minutes to complete, and you should see results after just one or two sessions.

See Dr. C. William Hanke give a Kybella treatment here at the LASSI

Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft to Lift Sagging Jowls

If gravity and lost facial volume have produced sagging jowls, then Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft can help. Juvederm Voluma is an injectable filler made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring antigen-free tissue adhesive that keeps your skin looking and feeling soft. Hyaluronic acid also helps your skin hold onto moisture while giving your face added volume. When this thick, gel filler is injected into the cheeks, the product can last for as long as two years. When the cheeks are enhanced, the lower face is naturally lifted to provide a non-surgical lower facelift and jawline transformation.

voluma jawline transformation

Individual results may vary from person to person.

 

Restylane Lyft is another injectable facial filler similar to Juvederm Voluma. The difference is in the chemistry, and this difference can cause it to create a different lift than Juvederm Voluma. Also, while Voluma is injected mainly in the cheek area, Restylane Lyft can be injected into the lower face.

Which is right for you? Our dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke will provide you with a full consultation to determine which filler is best for your needs.

Are You Ready for Your Non-Surgical Jawline Transformation?

A jawline transformation is possible with the right cosmetic treatment, and you don’t even need surgery! Injectable substances like Botox tighten up the skin while Kybella and CoolSculpting are able to decrease the accumulation of fat beneath the chin. Consider Restylane Lyft or Juvederm Voluma to lift sagging jowls while restoring lost facial volume to enhance your cheeks and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds.

At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we offer all of these non-surgical cosmetic treatments and more. Not only do we offer a wide range of cosmetic anti-aging and rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Hanke also participated in the original clinical trials for Botox and Kybella, making the LASSI an especially wise choice for your jawline transformation in Indianapolis. Contact us for a consultation today!

Cheek Enhancement Options

Non-Surgical Cheek Enhancement with Sculptra Aesthetic, Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma

Whether you’ve watched your cheeks slowly disappear and your jowls begin to sag over the years or you’ve never really had full cheeks and always wished they were plump, cheek enhancement is a great solution to have plumper cheeks and look years younger.

While cheek augmentation used to be restricted to cheek implants, many patients didn’t have natural-looking results. Cheek implants aren’t for everyone, but non-surgical cheek enhancement options have rapidly changed in recent years to include dermal fillers like Sculptra, Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma, all of which are FDA approved solutions to facial anti-aging and cheek augmentation. But which filler is right for you?

Non Surgical Cheek Enhancement: An Overview

Prior to dermal fillers for cheek augmentation, patients would undergo extensive cosmetic surgery to have cheek implants placed. However, cheek implants are often only a good solution for patients who don’t have the cheek bone structure for prominent cheeks and doesn’t address age-related volume and fat loss that dermal fillers can correct.

Top 3 Dermal Fillers for Non-Surgical Cheek Enhancement

Sculptra Aesthetic: Gradual, Long-Lasting Results

Sculptra before and after photos

Individual results may vary from person to person.

Sculptra Aesthetic is a unique injectable anti-aging filler designed to correct shallow or deep facial wrinkles that will respond to a crosshatch injection technique.

Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra stimulates your body to restore the vitality of the skin on its own, triggering the production of youthful collagen from the inside. Collagen acts like a scaffolding beneath the skin, holding up the outer structure to prevent deep folds and wrinkles. The treatment regimen may include up to four treatments spaced approximately three weeks apart to see full results over time.

Restylane Lyft: Natural Looking Definition and Volume

Restylane Lyft Before and After

Individual results may vary from person to person.

Restylane Lyft is designed to be injected below the skin for the correction of severe facial folds and wrinkles. The filler is comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is produced naturally by the body and attracts moisture to the area, producing a fuller look with fewer wrinkles. As we age, natural HA breaks down; however, when a hyaluronic acid filler like Restylane Lyft is introduced, it restores that youthful fullness.

In clinical trials of the product, patients reported a 95.2 percent improvement within two months and a 73 percent improvement after 12 months of treatment. Lyft is just one member of the Restylane family. Each product is a clear gel injectable specially formulated to act as natural hyaluronic acid in your body.

Juvederm Voluma: Instant Lift Lasting Up to Two Years

Juvederm Voluma before and after

Individual results may vary from person to person.

Juvederm Voluma is an injectable gel that instantly adds volume to the cheeks to correct age-related volume loss in adults older than 21. The gel will smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth and can also be used to provide lip augmentation. The results of using Juvederm Voluma are natural and long lasting.

Juvederm is manufactured from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the skin that delivers nutrients and helps the skin to stay soft and moisturized. Juvederm Voluma is the only clinically proven filler to last for two years and is produced by Allergan, the makers of Botox.

Explore Your Non Surgical Cheek Enhancement Options at the LASSI in Indianapolis

If you wish to obtain non-surgical cheek enhancement in Indianapolis, consider a visit to the LASSI, the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana. Dr. C. William Hanke is known for excellence in dermatologic surgery, laser and cosmetic surgery with a reputation that has traveled around the world. He has been listed multiple times in Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Docs. He has lectured widely and performed surgeries in seven different countries. Consider Dr. Hanke to assist you with cheek enhancement in Indianapolis and help you determine which dermal filler solution is right for you.

Schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, Dr. C. William Hanke today!