The symptoms of aging and the overall impact of time can present itself in many different aspects of your appearance. Lost volume, sunken cheeks, deepening creases, and folds can be subtle, but profound signs of aging that can add years to your otherwise youthful face. To tackle the many different ways that aging can impact your appearance, we offer Juvederm dermal injectable gel. With Juvederm, you can effectively push back the clock on aging symptoms by volumizing sunken and areas and smooth deep creases on the face.

Juvederm® is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to the skin.

Juvederm injections are smooth, injectable dermal fillers that help to instantly restore your skin’s volume, smoothing away facial wrinkles and creases, like the nasolabial folds that run from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. There are more specialized formulas of Juvederm that are more robust, giving Dr. Arslanian the ability to better treat deeper folds and wrinkles. It may last a bit longer, as well.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is an injectable gel filler indicated for correcting volume loss caused by aging. Juvederm injectable gel is a versatile treatment line that comes in a variety of formulations.we are proud to offer a comprehensive line of Juvederm treatments, which includes: Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Vollure and Juvederm Volbella. Each formulation of Juvederm gels offers a unique combination of texture, volumization, consistency, and density. These variations are designed to give patients the fine-tuned ability to achieve the most natural-looking results depending on the presenting issue and their personal anatomy.

All Juvederm injectables are based on hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occurring molecule in the human body. Juvederm gel is designed with cross-linked technology, meaning the hyaluronic molecules are linked similarly to beads along a necklace with different sized beads relative to a specific type of texture.

What makes Juvederm one of the most trusted names for dermal fillers is the high-quality volumizing capabilities. The Juvederm difference is in the patented Vycross technology that achieves smoother, natural-looking results for a range of indications.

How does Juvederm Work?

A primary symptom of aging is the degradation of skin volume. Over time, your facial features can change due to the natural effects of aging, but may also be impacted by environment and lifestyle. Sharper facial features, sunken cheeks, smile lines, parenthesis lines and nasolabial folds are some of the most common symptoms of aging-related to facial volume loss.

Juvederm directly addresses these symptoms by replacing and correcting facial volume loss with its main ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a preferred for soft tissue augmentation due to a number of ideal characteristics such as natural-looking results, ease of treatment, long-lasting results, non-allergic properties, and versatility. Hyaluronic acid is found in the extracellular matrix of all animal tissues meaning there is little risk of reaction from your immune system. Hyaluronic acid is naturally hydrophilic, drawing moisture towards itself in a manner that creates a “swelling pressure,” that is effective for creating fullness and bounce.

Juvederm’s two baseline forms are Juvederm XC and Juvederm Voluma XC. There are also more specialize formulas such as Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Vollure XC, and Juvederm Volbella XC.

Juvederm XC

Juvederm Ultra is designated for mild to moderate lines and folds, providing a fuller, smoother appearance that lasts six to nine months.

Juvederm Voluma XC

The Voluma XC line of Juvederm is best-suited for addressing larger, sunken areas such as the cheeks. The texture of Voluma makes it especially great for giving sunken cheeks a fuller, perkier appearance that appears natural.

Juvederm Ultra XC

Juvederm Ultra Plus is a thicker formulation of Juvederm Ultra. Juvederm Ultra Plus is formulated from larger particles that provider additional volume to treat mild to severe wrinkles and folds. Juvederm Ultra Plus’ benefits are known to last from nine months to a year.

Juvederm Vollure XC

Juvederm Vollure is great for reducing creases and lines around the nose and mouth. The medium-density texture allows Vollure to fill spaces in the skin and hold a fuller, perkier form.

Juvederm Volbella XC

Volbella is best used for creating the fullness of the lips and smoothing away vertical lip lines. This formulation of Juvederm can produce results that last up to a whole year.

Each variation of Juvederm can be used in combination or on its own depending on the goals you want to achieve. Dr. Arslanian’s training and experience will guide you through the process to determine which options will give you the best results that are right for you.

About the Treatment

With the Juvederm treatment, the main aspect of the experience is the injection treatment. Juvederm injections are performed using an ultra-fine need or micro-cannula that is inserted into the skin. Dr. Arslanian uses specialized injection techniques such as the micro-cannulas and the microdroplet method. The microcannulas better suited for wider areas such as sunken cheeks whereas syringes may be better suited for fine point injection of wrinkles and creases. The injection is as much a highly technical process while also requiring a keen artistic eye. Typically, a series of small injections spread out across an even area delivers the best results.

The injection session may be as brief as fifteen to thirty minutes. As soon as the injections are complete, you can immediately return to your normal, daily routine.

Preparing for Treatment

Dr. Arslanian recommends patients who smoke or are taking anti-inflammatory medications to cease doing so a least a few weeks before their treatments sessions. Anti-inflammatories can make it easier to bruise and slow healing.

What does it feel like?

Juvederm injections are tolerated very well by most patients. Mostly, patients report a tingling or pinching sensation from the needle. Since Juvederm features lidocaine, a local anesthetic, there is already a pain reducing the effect.

Juvederm injections are short and comfortable. However, if patients do request additional numbing, there are topical anesthetics or nerve blocks available. Nerve blocks are numbing injections that totally block all sensation from the treatment area but can last about 4-5 hours.

What areas can be treated with Juvederm?

Juvederm is a convenient and safe injectable treatment for addressing lost volume and the aging systems it causes. For example:

  • Correcting Wrinkles
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Smile Lines
  • Vertical Lip Lines
  • Creases around the Mouth
  • Volumizing Sunken Cheeks
  • Smoothing Scars
  • Filling Sunken Hollows Under Eyes

A complete Juvederm treatment can take as little as fifteen to twenty minutes! After your treatment, you will be on your feet and back to your daily routine without recovery or downtime.

Juvederm compared to other Dermal Fillers

Juvederm’s cross-linked hyaluronic acid provides a more stable and long lasting result due to the stability of the formulation. Also, Juvederm treatments come in a variety of specialized lines for maximum coverage and capability in addressing aging symptoms.

Juvederm vs. Botox

Although people tend to talk about Juvederm and Botox injections in the same breath, they are not the same treatments. Juvederm is a volumizing filler that adds fullness to fill sunken spaces where Botox is more of a wrinkle-prevention tool that relaxes creases and lines.


Optimal Juvederm treatments remain through six months after treatment but can vary depending on the density and number of injections received during an initial session. Often, patients may choose multiple injections for an initial treatment and only require a single injection during future, maintenance treatments.

Ideal Candidates

portrait of attractive caucasian smiling woman brunette isolated on white studio shot head and shoulders face skin hand hair looking at camera[/caption]Male and female adults who want to reduce facial fine lines and restore lost volume in the cheeks will see great results from Juvederm treatments. However, excessive sagging and drooping skin around the face and neck may be better treated with facelifts or surgical rejuvenation.

All formulations of Juvederm are FDA-approved to treat aging symptoms such as nasolabial folds in patients with all ranges of skin tone. Patients of color can well tolerate Juvederm treatments for symptoms such as hypertrophic scarring.

Candidates should have reasonable expectations, be non-smokers and recognized that dermal fillers are not a permanent treatment.

Juvederm Cost

Each Juvederm Treatment course is customized along the patient’s goals and body. As a tailored treatment, the cost breakdowns are individualized and may include other treatments. You’ll receive a detailed breakdown of the cost at the end of your consultation with Dr. Arslanian.