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Types of Juvederm Fillers and When To Use Them

Jun 20, 2018

*Disclaimer:  Information on Maylips.com is provided for informational purposes only. Self-medication is strictly prohibited. All aesthetic procedures should be provided by the licensed healthcare specialist after the consultation with the personal therapist. The information in this article should not be used for prescribing any medication for the beauty injections.

All brand and medication descriptions in the article are based on the personal opinion and are not endorsed by Maylips.com. The article content was not reviewed for medical validity. Use this article for information and not for a final decision on the procedure.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a brand of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers manufactured by Allergan. The Juvederm fillers can be categorised into 2 collections—Vycross™ and Ultra—which are differentiated by the type of technologies used to manufacture them. Vycross Technology is used to produce fillers with a combination of low molecular weight and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. The resulting fillers are very cohesive and easily mould to correct numerous skin concerns for a natural appearance. There are also fewer incidences of post-injection swelling.

The fillers in this collection are:

  • Volite with Lidocaine
  • Volbella with Lidocaine
  • Volift with Lidocaine (also known as Volift Retouch)
  • Voluma with Lidocaine

The Ultra collection is manufactured using Hyalacross™ Technology, which creates a gel with an ultra-smooth consistency.

The dermal fillers in this line are:

  • Ultra Smile
  • Ultra 2 (also known as Ultra XC)
  • Ultra 3 (also known as Ultra Plus XC)
  • Ultra 4

Ultra fillers are also integrated with lidocaine for more comfort during procedure. Patients looking for a treatment to revitalise exhausted and dehydrated skin can choose the Hydrate injectable. It is a biorejuvenating solution ideal for mesotherapy.  

What is Juvederm used for?

These soft tissue fillers are indicated for correcting a variety of facial concerns. Medical practitioners should choose the appropriate filler based on the concentration of hyaluronic acid and degree of altering needed:

  • Correcting fine lines like crow’s feet and skin inelasticity: use Juvederm Volbella or Volite.
  • Augmenting lip shape and size: use Juvederm Volbella or Ultra Smile.
  • Correcting moderate to deep-set lines like nasolabial folds: use Juvederm Volift, Ultra 2, or Ultra 3.
  • Correcting hollowed out regions like cheeks and temples: use Juvederm Voluma or Ultra 4.
  • Replenishing overall skin hydration and elasticity: use Juvederm Hydrate.

How to inject Juvederm

Injection depths and methods are dependent on the type of filler used and degree of skin condition severity:

  1. Volite with Lidocaine: inject into the dermis.
  2. Volbella with Lidocaine: inject into the superficial or mid-dermal layer. You may also inject into lip mucosa.
  3. Volift with Lidocaine: inject into the deep dermal layer.
  4. Voluma with Lidocaine: inject into the deep dermis or subcutaneous layer.
  5. Ultra Smile: inject into the mucosal or dermal layer of the lip.
  6. Ultra 2: inject into the mid-dermal layer.
  7. Ultra 3: inject into the mid to deep dermal layer.
  8. Ultra 4: inject into the deep dermal layer.
  9. Hydrate: inject into the superficial dermal layer.

Side Effects

Patients may exhibit some reactions following injections such as:

  • Mild pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Infection, rare
  • Allergic reactions, rare

Patients should recover from common reactions within a week. Patients should seek immediate treatment from the nearest hospital if they develop serious reactions.

*Disclaimer:  Information on Maylips.com is provided for informational purposes only. Self-medication is strictly prohibited. All aesthetic procedures should be provided by the licensed healthcare specialist after the consultation with the personal therapist. The information in this article should not be used for prescribing any medication for the beauty injections.

All brand and medication descriptions in the article are based on the personal opinion and are not endorsed by Maylips.com. The article content was not reviewed for medical validity. Use this article for information and not for a final decision on the procedure.


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