Injectables are a great, nonsurgical way to restore youth and volume to your face, but there are many from which to choose. That makes it difficult to determine which dermal filler will give you the best results for your specific concerns. The Juvéderm™ family can address multiple age-related aesthetic issues including lines and wrinkles, volume loss in your cheeks, and vertical lip lines. Some types of Juvéderm™ offer the perk of lip augmentation, adding volume and giving your lips a plump, youthful look.

If you’re interested in injectables and are wondering if Juvéderm™ is right for you, call our Reston office at (703) 742-8004 today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Gartside specializes in facial rejuvenation and is one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the D.C. and Virginia area, serving Reston, McLean, and Fairfax.

What is Juvéderm?

This injectable is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in your skin that’s responsible for hydration and volume. This compound is broken down due to sun exposure, tobacco smoke, and air pollution, among other culprits such as aging. Using products that contain hyaluronic acid such as Juvéderm™ can stop this decrease in production and help your skin stay supple and soft.

One of the best perks of Juvéderm™ is the subtle changes give you a youthful look without appearing like you’ve had work done. Your results look and feel natural, so your friends and family will notice, but no one will know how you’ve turned back the clock. Dr. Gartside and our skilled staff have found that of those who used Juvéderm™ and another injectable, 90 percent preferred the Juvéderm™ product. Juvederm™ is also the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.

The various forms of Juvéderm™ can accomplish one of three things:

Soften Lines and Wrinkles with Juvéderm™ XC And Vollure XC

These forms of Juvéderm™ were created to soften lines and wrinkles that are moderate to severe, which includes:

  • Parentheses Lines: Also referred to as “smile lines,” these are the nasolabial folds that extend from the nose to the mouth, appearing like the shape of parentheses.
  • Marionette Lines: These lines run from the corners of your mouth straight down toward your chin, creating an “unhappy” look that looks similar to the lines of a marionette doll.
  • Corner Lines: Lines and wrinkles that form around the corners of the mouth.

Juvéderm™ XC involves an injectable gel that is proven to deliver consistent results that last up to one year. Vollure XC adds volume to facial lines and wrinkles to provide subtle results that last up to 18 months.

Restore Volume to Cheeks with Juvéderm™ Voluma XC

Your skin goes through many changes as you get older. Volume loss and sagging skin in the cheek areas is one of them. Your cheeks may appear flattened or sunken due to this age-related mid-face volume loss. Juvéderm™ Voluma XC can correct this problem by lifting your cheeks and providing a youthful contour. This product can last up to two years. Researchers found that patients who came back for treatment two years later required less Juvéderm™ Voluma XC to achieve the same results.

Lip Enhancement with Juvéderm™ Ultra XC and Volbella® XC

Whether you have naturally thin lips or they’ve thinned due to aging, Juvéderm™ Volbella® XC can add volume to your lips as well as smoothen vertical lip lines. This product is tailored to each patient to ensure subtle improvement. Most patients see results for one year or longer. Juvederm™ Ultra XC is also used for lip augmentation and works to increase the volume of your lips for up to one year.

Schedule Your Juvéderm™ Treatment in Reston

Dr. Gartside is dedicated to helping our patients in the Reston and McLean areas restore a youthful appearance through cosmetic treatments and plastic surgery. If you’re interested in Juvéderm™ or another injectable, contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates today at (703) 742-8004 to schedule your appointment. We serve patients throughout Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland including Reston, Fairfax, and McLean.