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Dermal fillers can shape facial contours, smooth wrinkles, or sculpt lips, resulting in smooth and healthy-looking, more youthful facial features. Dermal fillers offer an instant result with little to no downtime. Women of all ages enjoy unlimited options and results with dermal fillers. Common treatment areas include cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds (parentheses), lips, and marionette lines at the corners of the mouth.

At the Aesthetic Center of Murfreesboro, we use the dermal fillers Juvéderm®, Juvéderm Voluma® XC and Juvéderm Volbella®.

Juvederm products

 

What are dermal fillers?

These are gels made of a natural substance called Hyaluronic Acid which is actually a sugar based molecule. There are only small amounts of it present overall in the body but it is an important part of the matrix of the skin (along with collagen) and also in joints and in the eye. It acts as a natural shock absorber and as it attracts over 1000 molecules of water per molecule of Hyaluronic Acid is deeply hydrating, giving volume and lift to the skin. It also promotes the production of collagen within the skin.

As we age, we lose Hyaluronic Acid causing skin to become loose, thin and dehydrated leading to folds and wrinkles eg nose to mouth lines and droppy mouth corners. Dermal Fillers are sterile,non-animal based synthetic versions of Hyaluronic Acid which when injected into the skin replace the lost volume, giving lift, suppleness and hydration. They are so versatile that they can be used to not only lift skin and improve folds but for shaping and contouring the face, replacing lost volume, sculpting checks and chin and enhancing the lips.

Unlike Permanent Fillers which can cause problems, Hyaluronic Acid fillers are temporary and reversible if ever needed using a natural enzyme called Hyaluronidase.

There are a wide variety of temporary hyaluronic acid dermal fillers available. They vary according to their viscosity, strength and longevity. Much like an artist with a pallet of different colours, textures and types of paint, we can choose the right product specifically for you to achieve a natural, personal result that is tailored just for you.

Juvéderm ULTRA®

Juvederm Ultra

Juvéderm ULTRA®  is the original classic premium Dermal Filler.It is licensed in the US and the UK and is made by the pharmaceutical company, Allergan the makers of BOTOX®. Unlike older products such as Restylane which are particle based, Juvederm ULTRA® is a soft, smooth consistent gel which doesn’t leave you with hardness or lumpiness. It is very versatile with versions available for mild, moderate and deep folds and a special version for the lips and mouth area. As it is so smooth it can be injected through very fine needles and also has built-in lidocaine anaesthetic making it more comfortable for the patient. Furthermore, Juvederm ULTRA® lasts consistently longer than other brands, up to 12 months so you can continue to enjoy your new look for longer.

Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC

Juvederm Voluma

Juvéderm VOLUMA®  (Voluma XC in the USA) is a specialised product made using revolutionary VYCROSS technology from Allergan the makers of Juvéderm and BOTOX®, which has high lift capacity and is very strong, lasting for up to 24 months, but still remains soft and smooth. Like other members of the Juvederm® range, Juvederm VOLUMA® produces an immediate, soft, natural but strong, effective lift and doesn’t cause lumps or hardness. It is perfect for sculpting cheeks, restoring midface volume, improving temple contours, strengthening weak chins and enhancing jawlines.

What is involved?
After careful assessment by Dr. Dan Dhunna, your face is mapped out. Juvederm VOLUMA® is injected into the areas of weakness using an advanced micro-cannula technique which is less likely to cause bruising or swelling than traditional needle techniques. There is little need for additional anaesthesia but may be requested if needed, as Juvederm VOLUMA® contains pain free lidocaine anaesthetic.

Are the Results Natural?
Juvederm VOLUMA® is a very soft yet strong volumising filler that doesn’t leave you with hard lumps and bumps like traditional older filler products. Dr. Dan Dhunna is well known for his natural artistry. Replacement of cheek volume and cheek enhancement is one of his signature treatments leaving you in the comfort that you will not walk away with a “pillow face”!

How long does it last?
Results vary from person to person but  Juvederm VOLUMA® is the only Hyaluronic Dermal Filler shown to last up to 24 months! As it is made of Hyaluronic Acid it can also be dissolved away using Hyaluronidase (Hyalase) enzyme if needed. Thankfully this is rarely needed.

Juvéderm VOLBELLA®

Juvederm VOBELLA® is the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has shown longevity in the lips for 12 months! Exquisitely soft yet firm,this unique dermal filler has the attributes of creating the most sensual  design of lips with a sharp designed edge yet maintaining naturality. Made from revolutionary Vycross technology this incredible hyaluronic acid filler is perfect for fine lines to gentle lift but its low swelling formula makes it ideal in challenging areas like the tear trough; correcting them to perfection.