Juvederm® Family of Dermal Fillers

JUVEDERM® is a brand of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers that can allow us to assist you stay LOOKING YOUTHFUL AND RELAXED.

JUVEDERM® Dermal Filler injections are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment referred as a dermal filler.

It restores facial contours and removes wrinkles.

The JUVEDERM® Family of Dermal Fillers feature popular dermal fillers like, JUVEDERM® Ultra 3, JUVEDERM® Volift, JUVEDERM® Voluma, JUVEDERM® Volite.

The basic composition of these fillers is Hyaluronic Acid a complex sugar that is normally present in our skin. In dermal fillers this sugar molecule is modified by crosslinking the chains it is composed of. This crosslinking allows the filler to stay in the tissues for much longer than the skin’s own hyaluronic acid.

Dermal Fillers are designed with differences in the amount of viscoelasticity and cohesivity.

JUVEDERM® Volite is a very smooth flowing HA that is runny enough to be administered through a tiny 32G needle. This character of JUVEDERM® Volite, allows it to be placed very high in the skin, this property is invaluable to restore plumpness in thin wrinkled skin and fine lines, were you need to restore the skin’s ability to hold water. JUVEDERM® Volite can be thought of as an internal moisturising injection. The action of JUVEDERM® Volite can last up to 9 months.

JUVEDERM® Ultra 3 is one of the best known of the JUVEDERM® Line of Dermal Fillers, with the Kardashians rumoured to have used it to enhance their lip volume. The properties of JUVEDERM® Ultra 3 allow it to be used in lip volumizing and structuring with the resultant soft augmentation of the lip lasting up to 8 months.

JUVEDERM® Volift this is one of the personal favourites of Dr Prashant Murugkar as its cohesivity and elasticity allow it to be used both in lips and areas like tear trough correction or cheek volumisation. It can also be used for common concerns such as deep nose to mouth lines or marionette lines.

JUVEDERM® Voluma this is one of the best dermal fillers for long term recontouring and volumisation of areas such as Hollow Temples, Deflated Cheek Volume, Jaw line augmentation, Chin augmentation. Its viscoelastic properties allow the effects to last as long as 1 ½ to 2 years in most patients. It is also a popular dermal filler for Nose Augmentation, for non-surgical Rhinoplasty.

Most Dermal Filler treatments last between 30 to 60 minute and are done at Reforme Medical Cardiff under local anaesthesia provided by application of numbing cream like LMX4 or EMLA.

 

FAQ

Are dermal fillers like Juvederm Ultra 3, Volite, Volift, Voluma Safe?

The Juvederm family of dermal fillers are some of the safest and most popular dermal fillers used all across the world.

Are dermal fillers permanent?

No, depending on which dermal filler molecule that is used and its crosslinking, viscoelasticity and cohesivity the skin cells will slowly break the HA down and reduce the effect. Volite can last up to 9 months while Voluma can last up to 2 years, but at the end of that period most of the effect will be gone unless it is topped up with new injections.

Can dermal fillers move?

This really depends on which plane of the skin or underlying tissues the fillers is applied to, having said that, done by an expert there is very little chance of Dermal Filler Migration. Dr Prashant Murugkar has not seen filler displacement in his patients over his 20 years of practice.

Can dermal fillers be dissolved?

Yes, an enzyme injection called Hyalase or Hyaluronidase can completely dissolve modern HA dermal fillers.

How do dermal fillers work?

HA dermal fillers work by either restoring the water holding capacity of the skin (like Juvederm Volite) or by restoring lost volume and structure like Juvederm Ultra3, Volift or Voluma.

How are dermal fillers injected?

There are two main methods of injection, with a needle and with a cannula. The size of the needle can vary from 32G (thinnest) for Juvederm Volite to 27G for the Juvederm Ultra 3, Juvederm Volift and Juvederm Voluma.

A cannula is a thin metal tube which has a blunt end and the hole on the side, it comes in sizes like 27G, 25G, 22G and can significantly reduce bruising and injury to delicate structures like vessels and nerves.

Costs:

Detailed costs are available on consultation and on the price section of our website