What has millions of people turning to Juvederm? When looking in the mirror, each of us focuses on the features that bother us the most, and for each of us, the focus is different. At Madison Medispa in Waunakee, WI, our fully-licensed providers take a very personal approach to bringing out the best of your natural beauty using the finest treatments and products, including the Juvederm collection. Our goal is that you love the way you look.
The Modern Miracle of Medically Safe Injectables
Today there are an abundance of options; from classic cosmetic surgery that lifts, cuts, and ties to non-surgical procedures that use machines to resurface skin and botulinum agents that freeze movement to hide and discourage wrinkles.
There are also many dermal fillers that can easily and quickly work wonders on your least favorite features, without downtime, pain, or scars! With the use of the right dermal filler, you can literally walk into our medispa and find the smile you’ve been looking for in the mirror within minutes.
What Exactly Is Juvederm?
This product is actually a collection of fillers, all created with a modified form of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a natural substance already in your body. The function of HA is to give substance, or volume, to your skin. In the case of non-surgical injections, the purpose is to replace or add volume with ease and zero downtime—where and as much as you want it to achieve the precise look you desire.
A Solution for All Areas
Juvederm is a collection of five injectable gel solutions, each created to target specific areas of the body for the best results. They are: XC, Voluma™XC, Ultra XC, Vollure™XC, and Volbella® XC.
XC is used to correct moderate to deep facial wrinkles as well as the nasolabial folds, otherwise known as smile or laugh lines that run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC
For the lips and tissues around the mouth, Ultra XC is used to plump lips for a most attractive and youthful appearance. If you want that juicy-looking, plump appearance, Ultra XC is the product we recommend most often.
With Plus XC, you get a deeper fill of lines around the mouth plus lidocaine mixed into the solution, which lessens pain. But Plus is not the best for the soft area of the lips themselves.
A deep injection, XC gel is used to correct age-related volume loss in cheeks and the surrounding area. Voluma is the go-to choice for those who want to add more structure to their face.
Because it is a thicker solution than the others in the Juvederm family, it is most often used to strengthen the chin, plump and lift the cheeks, and correct facial irregularities such as an uneven nose. The strength of the solution has the bonus of lasting up to two years; another reason many opt to use it.
Recommended for moderate to deep facial wrinkles as well as the nasolabial folds, otherwise known as smile or laugh lines that run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth, this product is for adults over 21.
Sitting between Volbella and Voluma, Vollure is still supple for easy smoothing but with more firmness so that it can be injected a bit deeper into wrinkles, especially folds around the lips. For shaping with the ability to retain natural movement, Vollure is a good choice. In most cases, Vollure will last up to 18 months.
We use this gel to augment lips and for the correction of lines around the mouth in adults over the age of 21. Volbella is the softest, thinnest filler in the Juvederm family, perfect for filling the finest and shallowest of lines.
It is particularly popular for use in fine lines around the lips, but also for the delicate area under the eyes as it does not have much plumping effect and is easily spreadable for an extremely smooth and subtle result.
What to Expect
Beautiful features you will love when you look in the mirror! The wonder of using this product is that you can add to your injections to sculpt exactly the result you desire. It is recommended that you start with enough filler for a subtle result as we can always add product to achieve your perfect look.
Preparing for Your Treatment
What You Need to Know
Some people with severe allergies may have a reaction and should not use Juvederm. It is important to inform us of all health issues you may have and medications you take, including supplements.
In 2006, the first new hyaluronic acid filler was approved by the FDA after various animal collagens were used for years, like Zyderm and Zyplast. Restylane kickstarted the safe use of cosmetic injectables to smooth wrinkles and add volume to lips and around mouth, nose, jaw, chin, cheeks, and even hands, which often can be the first telltale sign of aging. Today, these injectables are safer and more natural than ever, and they constantly undergo review to make sure there’s nothing to worry about.
Rate of Return
Just as products work differently depending on the individual, the amount of time they last also varies from person to person. For Juvederm, the one to two-year window is an estimate, and, for some, injections may be desired on an as-needed basis to look their best for a particular event.
Others are looking to maintain a certain look, such as plump lips, or just to maintain a more youthful appearance on a regular basis. Lifestyle often dictates the need and desire for cosmetic treatment. We want to provide you with exactly the end result you want, whether it be for today or for a lifetime of care. Tell us what your goal and we will design a bespoke plan to get and keep you in the shape you desire.
How many treatments you will need depends solely on your specific goals. Some patients prefer to wait until the product has mostly dissipated before getting another treatment, while others come in well before that time in order to maintain the fresh look of a new treatment all year round. At Madison Medspa, our aim is to provide you with precisely the care and look you desire.
Putting It All Together
Consultation Is Key to Great Results
Absolutely the most important element of your treatment begins with your communication to us. In order to put together the best treatment for you, we urge you to share everything you hope to achieve so we can give you a realistic idea of what services and products will give you the result you are looking for. Our experienced team will be happy to recommend a few products that, when used together, will optimize the appearance you are hoping to achieve.
You may be looking for an ongoing curriculum of care to maintain the result of your treatment(s). One session will provide you with a different result than an ongoing regiment, and there are times when special occasions play a role in determining the course of treatment at any given moment in time. We are here to ensure you are satisfied with your complete Medispa experience.
The Perfect Couple
If you are looking to plump and sculpt, a filler is definitely in order. But if you are also hoping to stop the deep lines from forming or freeze movement in your face that causes the wrinkles to appear and progress, Botox in conjunction with Juvederm can often help you reach your goal more effectively. Just as different forms of filler have various effects, so does Botox, which is especially effective for forehead creases. The blending of treatments can also be quite effective in extending the effect of your treatment so you can go longer between visits.
More Than Eyes and Lips
Depressions in your skin are not always isolated to your cheeks or wrinkles around your mouth. Fillers can be used to address other issues, such as scarring that has left holes and uneven surfaces on your face from bouts of cystic acne and past skin treatments that might have damaged your skin. Ask us how this treatment can help you if your skin surface is uneven in any way. We are always developing new ways to address every problem, and we are likely to have a solution for you.
Before and After Treatment
When approaching your treatment date, it is important to keep your skin especially clean and as well cared for as possible. Stay moisturized and use sunblock whenever you are outside, particularly in direct sunlight. Alcohol is to be avoided for twenty-four hours before your appointment, as is green tea and any supplements you may take, although you may begin taking Arnica, a natural healer, a week before. Stop taking over the counter blood thinners like aspirin and ibuprofen.
After treatment, avoid all the same things listed as before treatment. For aftercare, continue taking Arnica and use an ice pack in case of minor swelling, which is unlikely. Eating pineapple (it promotes healing) discourages swelling, and it’s delicious anyway – so add it to your diet! Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. This should be part of your overall health plan, but also hydration plays a strong role in the longevity of your filler. Sun can also diminish hydration, so indulge wisely.
Complementary Products Enhance Treatment
Along with your treatment, there are a multitude of amazing products you can use to continue a regimen of skincare that will not only prolong the look achieved with your injectable but keep your skin looking younger and smoother every day, minimizing the need for deeper treatments over time.
You know about hyaluronic acid in products. There are also cleansers, serums, and lotions with ingredients like vitamin C, collagen, and other natural additives to complement your self-care routine. For example, you might try masks with clay, botanicals, and charcoal to maintain a beautiful surface. Again, ask us what will work best for you. Turn to our expert staff with all your beauty questions, and we will help you put together the most effective routine for your individual features and skin type.
Get Started Today
Don’t wait. Make an appointment at Madison Medispa in Waunakee, WI to find out more about our complete menu of services. We will work within your budget to provide the right solution that will put an immediate smile on your face the next time you look in the mirror.