While our Atlanta winters aren’t exactly the Currier & Ives variety, complete with horse drawn sleighs and frozen ponds, the falling temperatures of November signal one thing we have in common with the colder climates to our north — holiday party season!
Many of Dr. Beaty’s patients like to have a little help erasing a wrinkle or crease here or there before the holidays. We all want to look our best, whether it’s a work party or a big family bash. If you’re looking to return some volume to areas on the middle of your face down to your chin, we offer a variety of options from Juvéderm® family of dermal fillers.
What is Juvéderm®?
Anyone who knows skin care or follows the aesthetic world has heard of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body whose job is to hydrate and plump the skin. Unfortunately, it can’t overcome the decrease in collagen (the protein responsible for providing the skin’s support structure) production as we age. That’s why our skin is so saggy and volume has decreased so much as we turn 50 — our bodies are producing 30 percent less collagen than they did at 20!
All the Juvéderm® fillers are hyaluronic acid-based and use its hydrating and plumping characteristics to replace lost volume. When injected, Juvéderm® binds with water molecules in the area to firm the skin, add volume, and fill wrinkles.
What do the different Juvederm fillers address?
- Juvéderm® XC
Parentheses lines frame the corners of your mouth and resemble parentheses. Useful in writing, these parentheses are not welcome on your face. Neither are smile lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth. Juvéderm® XC adds volume beneath the skin to smooth these lines and folds.
- Juvéderm® Voluma XC
Dr. Beaty calls it “age-related mid-face volume loss.” You call it sagging cheeks. Over time as you lose the collagen to support your skin and as your underlying muscles weaken, your cheeks flatten. Juvéderm® Voluma XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. Plump cheeks are a tenet of a younger look.
- Juvéderm®Ultra XC
You may not think about your lips with facial aging, but our lips thin as we get older, losing the same support as our skin. Other women have never been happy with the fullness of their lips. Juvéderm® Ultra XC is designed to plump the lips, adding visible volume.
- Juvéderm®Volbella XC
This Juvederm option was added in the summer of 2016. Whereas Ultra XC adds fullness and plumps thin lips, Volbella XC is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
- Juvéderm®Vollure XC
Juvéderm Vollure® XC is the newest addition to the Juvéderm® family of dermal fillers. Vollure® is designed for the correction of moderate to deep creases and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds running from the nose down to the corners of the mouth, and parentheses lines framing the mouth.
So, where would you like to turn up the volume, so to speak, before your holiday festivities? As long as we’re talking the areas beneath your eyes down to your chin, Juvéderm® has a filler to do the job. Call Dr. Beaty at (770) 753-0053 to schedule your session.