At Miami Skin and Vein, we specialize in helping you achieve your aesthetic goals – without the need for surgery or downtime. Whether you are looking to reverse facial aging or enhance your natural features, you can count on our skillfully administered dermal fillers. One popular and effective filler that we offer is called Juvéderm®.
Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid filler with a variety of uses. It can restore lost facial volume, smooth out stubborn lines and wrinkles, plump up lips, and define cheekbones. Dr. Shaun Patel’s patients love the fact that they see immediate results with little to no recovery time.
Schedule your Juvéderm consultation or treatment at our Coral Gables office by calling 786-618-5039 today. We welcome patients from Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas of Florida.
- What is Juvéderm?
- Where is Juvéderm Used?
- Ideal Candidates for Juvéderm
- Juvéderm Options We Offer
- Juvéderm Ultra / Ultra Plus
- Juvéderm Voluma for Midface Volume
- Juvéderm Volbella Lip Filler
- What to Expect From Your Juvéderm Treatment
- Combining Juvéderm with Other Injectables
- Schedule Your Consultation or Treatment
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is an injectable gel that can add volume to the skin and smooth away cosmetic concerns. This incredible filler is soft, smooth, and crystal clear. Technically, there are several types of Juvéderm fillers; however, they are often collectively referred to by the one name.
The star ingredient in Juvéderm is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring sugar in the body that serves as a moisturizing factor – meaning it has the ability to bind water and thereby hydrate and “plump” the skin. When used as a filler, HA offers immediate improvement, natural-looking results, and long-lasting patient satisfaction.
The many benefits of Juvéderm include:
- Quick treatment time
- Safe for all skin types
- No post-treatment downtime
- Instant, long-lasting results
- Low allergy risk and no need to perform a sensitivity test
- Treatment can be repeated to maintain optimal results
Where is Juvéderm Used?
Juvéderm can be used on many areas of the face, including:
- Nasolabial folds, also known as “smile lines” or “laugh lines”
- Marionette lines that start at the corner of the mouth and travel towards the chin
- Drooping corners of the mouth and perioral lines
- Forehead lines
- Eyebrows, including the “11” lines between brows
Ideal Candidates for Juvéderm
Since Juvéderm is made of a substance that is already present in the body, most people are suitable candidates for this treatment. If you are concerned with visible signs of facial aging, you may be a great candidate for Juvéderm. This treatment may also be right for you if you want to augment your natural features, such as your lips.
In general, you should consider Juvéderm if you:
- Are at least 21 years old
- Want to correct aesthetic concerns without surgery
- Are looking for a treatment that provides instant, long-lasting results
- Are not allergic to lidocaine, a numbing ingredient used in some formulations
This injectable has been used for thousands of patients with reliable, predictable results. Dr. Patel will determine your candidacy by examining your face and discussing your goals and medical history during a consultation.
Juvéderm Options We Offer
No two patients have the same aesthetic concerns. A filler that is perfect for someone else may not be able to address your specific needs. There are many factors that Dr. Patel takes into account when helping you pick the right filler.
Thankfully, Juvéderm comes in several unique formulas that can improve a wide range of cosmetic issues. Each product can provide excellent results for the right patient. Dr. Patel can determine which form of Juvederm – or which combination – may be best for you.
We offer several forms of Juvéderm, including:
- Juvéderm Ultra / Ultra Plus
- Juvéderm Voluma
- Juvéderm Volbella
Juvéderm Ultra / Ultra Plus
Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus can both improve signs of aging caused by skin laxity, fat loss, and bone support loss. Juvéderm Ultra is also an excellent choice for adding volume to the lips and correcting asymmetry.
Both of these fillers are used to treat facial wrinkles and enhance your features. The main difference between the two is that Ultra Plus has a slightly thicker consistency than Ultra. Therefore, Ultra Plus may provide more dramatic and potentially longer-lasting results. On the other hand, Juvéderm Ultra may be more appropriate for fine wrinkles and scars, or subtle augmentation.
Dr. Patel injected a 52 year old female patient with 2 mL of Juvederm UltraPlus in the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and prejowl sulcus using a microcannula technique.
Juvéderm Voluma for Midface Volume
When it comes to facial aging, men and women interested in turning back the clock often need to address midface volume loss. After the age of 30, there is a consistent decrease in overall facial volume because of bone, fat, and collagen loss.
Luckily, there have been many advances in cosmetic dermatology over the last decade, including the 2013 FDA approval of Juvederm Voluma. For many of Dr. Patel’s patients, Juvéderm Voluma is the go-to treatment for midface volume loss.
What Is Juvéderm Voluma?
Voluma is manufactured and distributed by Allergan, the makers of recognizable brands such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and Kybella. Juvéderm Voluma is best used for mid-face volume loss. When expertly placed in the superficial and deep fat compartments of the face, it can make patients look youthful and refreshed.
Unlike other hyaluronic acid-based fillers, Voluma commonly lasts up to 18 to 24 months. The soft and natural looking results of Voluma combined with its longevity are what make it an ideal filler for many patients.
Voluma offers a non-surgical treatment option for the aging face and is made up of a component, HA, which is found in our bodies. HA has the unique capacity to bind 1,000 times its weight in water. When used as a filler, HA offers immediate improvement, natural-looking results, and long-lasting patient satisfaction.
Who Is a Candidate for Juvéderm Voluma?
The ideal candidates for Juvéderm Voluma require cheek pad fill, cheekbone definition, or chin area augmentation. Because Juvéderm Voluma is thicker and more robust than traditional hyaluronic acid based fillers, it can provide a greater lift to the midface when placed on the bone.
Juvéderm Volbella Lip Filler
Fuller, better-defined lips are the perfect complement to a terrific smile and glowing complexion. Unfortunately, nature didn’t give all of us a plump, well-proportioned pout. In addition, exposure to the South Florida sun depletes collagen and elastin in the skin, contributing to lines around the mouth. Lips also thin and elongate over time, and the graceful cupid’s bow of our youth tends to flatten with age.
Juvéderm Volbella is specifically designed for treating the lips and lines around the mouth (i.e. lipstick lines, smoker’s lines). It adds immediate volume and continues to hydrate lips for up to 12 months.
Dr. Shaun Patel was a part of the first group of physicians across the country to offer Volbella to his patients, through Allergan’s Juvéderm Volbella XC Experience Program in October 2016.
The Volbella Difference
- Allergan’s proprietary Vycross technology results in a smooth gel consistency, for a soft, natural feel. The HA particles in Volbella are small, avoiding an over-filled look.
- It is the longest-lasting lip filler available.
- Volbella is the first filler approved by the FDA for lip augmentation and improvement in perioral lines around the mouth. This treatment offers both fuller lips and softened lip lines.
What to Expect From Your Juvéderm Treatment
A Juvéderm injection session typically takes less than 30 minutes, start to finish. However, your own treatment time will vary depending on the injections you receive and the areas that you decide to treat.
Dr. Patel uses a fine needle to place the product, which includes lidocaine, so there is little discomfort. Topical numbing cream is also applied before the procedure.
There is minimal downtime following treatment – most patients return to usual activities immediately after the procedure. Some patients experience minor side effects such as tenderness, swelling, or redness at injection sites, but they typically resolve quickly. Results are immediate and can last over a year, depending on the type of Juvéderm and individual factors. Most patients are so pleased with their new look that they eagerly schedule touch-up sessions.
Combining Juvéderm with Other Injectables
Patients often wonder if they can receive different injections during one visit. The answer is yes. In fact, many individuals benefit from using more than one injectable, including BOTOX® which reduces muscle contractions. Multiple injectable products can work together with Juvéderm to create optimal results.
This is a 27-year-old female. Dr. Patel injected 2 mL of Juvederm Voluma into the cheeks and chin. He also injected 1 mL of Juvederm Ultra into the lips and 40 units of BOTOX® into upper face lines. The oblique and lateral photos show cheekbone definition and chin enhancement.
Schedule Your Juvéderm Consultation in Coral Gables
Juvéderm is a safe, easy, and affordable way to make your cosmetic goals a reality. Schedule your consultation or appointment today at 786-618-5039. At Miami Skin and Vein, we welcome patients from Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas of Florida.