Juvéderm is a clear, injectable, synthetic gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that can add volume to your skin by filling wrinkles. These injectables can also be used for lip augmentation – adding volume to your lips. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of our skin that adds fullness and elasticity to its appearance. As we age, wrinkles form and the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases. Juvéderm an Voluma can replenish that lost volume. Juvéderm differs from Voluma in that the Voluma particles are larger and the depth of injection is slightly deeper.
Juvéderm and Voluma can be used to fill wrinkles on the forehead, brow or laugh lines – the lines between your nose and mouth. Thinning lips can also be improved by adding volume with Juvéderm. Voluma may be used to help augment the cheek area.
Dr. Cooper will carefully inject the Juvéderm or Voluma into your skin to add volume to your face or lips in order to provide a fuller, more youthful appearance.
You will notice a change that typically lasts 6 to 9 months for Juvéderm, and Voluma can last for up to two years.
After your Juvéderm or Voluma treatment you may notice some discomfort and swelling. This is normal and resolves within a few days.
Risks are uncommon but include overcorrection, undercorrection, discoloration, lumpiness, and numbness of the lip.
Dr. Cooper is very skilled at what he does as a plastic surgeon.