“Everyone notices but no one knows” is an exact quote from a woman in my office who was thrilled with the results of her dermal filler treatment. A combination of customizing the treatment to the individual face, and the use of fillers that can be used in multiple areas of the face, produces this reaction from onlookers.
The Juvederm family of fillers produced by Allergan allows for just this type of flexibility to improve appearance while also achieving long-lasting results. These fillers can be used in phases to achieve the desired effect over a period of time if needed.
For instance, Juvederm Voluma XC is specifically made to add volume to the cheek and midface. Injections into this area help to contour and achieve a more youthful plumping. Additionally, Voluma helps to lift the lower face in a subtle but noticeable way.
In the lower face, several choices are available in the form of Juvederm UltraPlus XC and the new Vollure XC. UltraPlus has been the mainstay of treatment of nasolabial folds (“parentheses lines”) and oral commissures (“marionette lines”) for many years and still is a great product.
The advantages of the newly FDA-approved Juvederm Vollure XC is that it is thicker than UltraPlus. It will last longer (at least 18 months) as a result.
For the lips and vertical lip lines, our first choice is Volbella XC, which has been available in the U.S. since November 2016. Volbella is thick enough to add volume to the lips but also smooth enough to soften and reduce vertical lip lines.
With Volbella, most women rave about how their lips look dramatically better when they apply lip gloss or lipstick. Again, the results are subtle, but improvement is noticeable.
The basic message is that if you lose volume in the face over the years, you need not worry. There is a filler or combination of fillers that can be customized to your individual needs.
If you are concerned about your facial changes and want to know if any of these medical products are right for you, give us a call at (207) 873-2158 for a free consultation. We can then decide on the right aesthetic treatment for you.