Voluma®, Volbella®, and Vollure™ in St. Louis
When it comes to adding volume to the face, one of the most popular options for both women and men is JUVEDERM®. In St. Louis, West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University offers three dermal fillers from the popular line: Voluma®, Volbella®, and Vollure™, each with a unique focus when it comes to facial rejuvenation.
All of the JUVEDERM® fillers are made by Allergan and have a hyaluronic acid-based formula designed to restore volume where loss of collagen has caused wrinkles, lines, or hollows to form. The proprietary manufacturing process creates a gel that is both smooth and durable, which means its effects are both natural looking and long lasting.
To schedule your appointment for JUVEDERM® in St. Louis, contact our office by phoning (314) 996-8800 or requesting your consultation online.
Depending on your facial rejuvenation needs, you may require injections from one or more of the available fillers in the JUVEDERM® family.
Volbella® has a particular focus on the mouth, working to reduce the appearance of lip lines and to add volume to thin lips. Patients who have always wanted to give their lips a boost or who have watched with dismay as their once-full lips have lost volume over the years can enjoy plumping results that have been seen to last for up to a year.
Nasolabial folds that develop like parenthesis bracketing the nose and mouth can range from mild to severe. This JUVEDERM® filler is particularly suited for softening the look of moderate to severe facial lines, with results that can last for up to 18 months.
Collagen loss can take a very visible toll on the face over time, causing hollows and flat patches to form on the midface, where roundness is typically desired. Not only does diminishing collagen cause contour changes here, but the change also impacts features lower on the face as the skin no longer has a natural scaffold to hold it up. The result can be an unwanted softening of the jawline, which can lose its definition to slight sagging or even the development of jowls. VOLUMA® injections restore volume to the apple of the cheeks, which makes the midface look more youthful and creates new support for the skin. Once lifted, sagging tissues no longer make the face appear jowly. Thanks to the hyaluronic acid-based formula, volumizing results from this formula have been shown to last up to two years.
Since lips can thin over time, anyone who wants to regain a look of fullness can choose Ultra® XC. The volume it adds can last up to a year, creating a noticeable positive change for lips that were once plump—or even lips that have been naturally thin throughout a patient's life. Juvederm Ultra XC is also used to replace volume loss to the nasolabial folds and marionette lines for a more youthful look.
All of these fillers take minutes to administer and require no rest or recovery after. Expected side effects are common to any injectable treatments—bruising, redness, swelling—and are expected to resolve without need for particular attention.
Treatments to Complement JUVEDERM®
West County Plastic Surgeons carries multiple dermal fillers aside from JUVEDERM® products, including BELOTERO Balance®, Radiesse®, and more. There are also other injectables, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, also made by Allergan. Unlike JUVEDERM® and other fillers, BOTOX® addresses specific wrinkles by preventing muscle activity where injected. The effects of all of these treatments and more can be combined, offering a custom approach to facial rejuvenation.
A consultation can help your injector determine which JUVEDERM® fillers, other dermal fillers, injectables, and general treatments would best benefit your face based on skin quality, shape, age, and more.
Find out more about the various rejuvenating options available via JUVEDERM® at our St. Louis office. Call (314) 996-8800 or request your consultation online.