In the world of cosmetic fillers, Juvederm has certainly made a name for itself. Largely comprised of a substance that occurs naturally in your skin called hyaluronic acid (HA), many Juvederm products have the ability to replace lost volume and hydrate the skin from the inside out.
But a quick search for “Juvederm” may end up confusing people more than clarifying. You see, there are many different spin-offs from the original Juvederm formula, each with specific goals in mind. To help you make the best pick for your aesthetic goals, we’ll look at the differences between two highly popular dermal fillers: Juvederm XC and Ultra Plus XC.
With Juvederm, as HA attracts and retains nearby water molecules, the treatment area gains both volume and a more supple, elastic, and youthful appearance overall. Perfect for filling in fine lines and mild to moderate facial wrinkles at the mid-face, Juvederm XC has long been used by consumers to revitalize the visage, smooth the skin, and reverse the early signs of facial aging. Containing 0.3 percent lidocaine, this popular injectable allows for a quick, easy, and virtually painless treatment.
As a significantly thicker formula, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC offers a slightly superior performance. This injectable is frequently used to fill in deeper lines and creases at the mid and lower face such as those that travel along the nasolabial folds, or from the outer corners of the lips to the chin. Due to its enhanced consistency, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can be used in a greater variety of applications.
Juvederm XC is generally the best choice for anyone who is new to fillers and has mild to moderate volume loss and creasing to correct. This lightweight formula performs excellently in reversing early facial aging and is typically available at a lesser per-syringe cost. Depending on the area in which it’s used and the amount of the injectable that’s inserted into the skin, Juvederm XC can last for up to a full year. Moreover, it can do so without the need for touch-up treatments.
Deeper facial creasing and more advanced volume loss may require the use of Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. This product is frequently recommended for patients who’ve successfully used Juvederm XC in the past, but who are no longer able to get the same results they once did.
As facial aging advances and more natural volume is lost, many people require the advanced lifting capabilities that this thicker injectable boasts. Even if you’ve never used an injectable dermal filler before, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC may be recommended if your static wrinkling is severe, or if volume loss is extreme.
When advanced volume loss has resulted in noticeable hollows at the cheeks or loose, sagging skin, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is likely the best choice. Like Juvederm XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can last up to one year. However, it may be necessary for some patients to receive touch-up injections after nine months.
Dermal filler technologies have made it increasingly possible for doctors and aestheticians to perform non-surgical lip augmentation with beautiful and lasting results. The thinner consistency of Juvederm XC makes it undesirable for use in these treatments. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, however, can be safely and effectively used to plump, contour, and reshape the lips.
For those considering surgical cheek implants, Juvederm XC offers a far less invasive alternative. This high-quality filler can provide many of the same benefits of cheek implants by lifting and revolumizing this portion of the mid-face, and with incredibly natural-looking results.
At Envee Aesthetic Skin Care, our goal is to help every patient find the perfect cosmetic products and procedures for their unique concerns and goals. Whether you’re looking to non-surgically revolumize and revitalize your mid-face or want to redefine and plump your lips, we can assist you in establishing the perfect treatment plan for your needs. Call us at 248.270.5288 or schedule an appointment today to find out if Juvederm fillers are right for you.