Juvederm®, a popular hyaluronic acid dermal filler is used to add volume to skin, particularly in areas around the nose and mouth.
Do not use this product if you have a history of severe allergic reactions or allergies to lidocaine.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar occurring throughout the human body. It serves various functions, including lubricating the muscles, joints and other movable parts of the body.
As we age, our skin loses natural sugars (including hyaluronic acid) and proteins, leading to a reduction in subcutaneous tissue and loss in moisture, resulting in wrinkles, folds, sagging skin and loss of facial volume.
When not bound to other molecules, it binds to water; and this gives it a stiff viscous gel-like quality. Because of its hydrophilic (water-loving) molecules, hyaluronic acid can be described as “nature’s moisturiser”, and is an essential ingredient in many cosmetic products and treatments.
The juvéderm® vycross collection hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in a liquid form and has a short lifespan of about 1 to 2 days. The juvéderm® vycross collection consists of three hyaluronic acid fillers – voluma®, volbella™ and volift™ – which are formulated with the patented vycross technology to increase the lifespan of hyaluronic acid by prolonging the time it takes to be degraded.
Due to their tightly crosslinked molecular structure and predominantly low molecular weight, juvederm® vycross™ dermal fillers optimise natural hyaluronic acid to create a firm gel that can easily be moulded and sculpted. They are also much smoother, and this makes the injection easier and less painful for the patient, and results in less swelling after treatment.
These dermal fillers are injected into targeted areas of facial tissue to correct age-related beauty concerns, such as wrinkles, folds, laugh lines, sagging cheekbones, thin lips, gaunt appearance, dark eye circles and loss of facial volume.
Juvederm® voluma® with lidocaine is used to restore volume loss in deeper areas of the face
What are the expected results after treatment?
results are visible immediately after treatment. The enhancements will look very natural and can last up to 2 years.
However, results will vary from patient to patient depending on age, skin type, health condition and the course of treatments prescribed.
During consultation, provide our doctor with any pertinent information on your medical history, pre-existing medical and health conditions, drug allergies, and medication and/or supplements you are currently taking.
Our doctor will discuss the options available to you, and design a personalised course of treatment for optimal results.
The procedure involves the administration of injections, and takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes. a topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) will be applied to the area to be treated before an injection is administered, to minimise any pain or discomfort.
There is no or minimal downtime involved. Potential side effects include redness, pain, swelling and itching, which could occur immediately or be delayed, and may last for a week. Consult our doctor if any symptom persists for more than a week.