Over the years, laughing and smiling can crease your skin and leave permanent wrinkles between your nose and mouth. These laugh lines (also called nasolabial folds) are one of the most noticeable signs of aging, especially as they carve deeper into your face. You could stop laughing to prevent these wrinkles from getting worse, but that’s neither realistic nor fun. Luckily, there’s a new dermal filler on the market specifically designed to address nasolabial folds and restore a smoother, more youthful appearance to your face.* Introducing…Juvéderm Vollure.
The human face contains dozens of muscles that enable us to show expression. Repeated contractions of the muscles around your mouth can cause them to weaken and the overlying skin to crease with age. While years of laughing and smiling are primarily responsible for nasolabial folds, sun exposure and genetics can also play a role in determining how early they show up and how severe they appear.
Juvéderm Vollure is formulated to plump and smooth moderate to severe nasolabial folds that form in the lower face.* Like Juvéderm Voluma, which restores volume to the cheek area, and Juvéderm Volbella, which is used for lip augmentation and correction of perioral lines, Juvéderm Vollure is formulated with VYCROSS® technology. VYCROSS® uses a ratio of larger-to-smaller hyaluronic acid particles, which smooth out deep creases and move naturally with your facial expressions. The results of Juvéderm Vollure are noticeable, yet age-appropriate.*
Juvéderm Vollure works by replenishing your supply of hyaluronic acid. A naturally occurring substance in the body, hyaluronic acid absorbs water, delivers nutrients, and acts as a cushioning agent beneath the skin. When injected into nasolabial folds, the Juvéderm Vollure gel instantly adds volume to smooth out wrinkles, while the hyaluronic acid acts like a sponge to draw moisture to the area and encourage new collagen production over time.*
During the procedure, we’ll inject small amounts of Juvéderm Vollure into the lines between your nose and mouth. Then, we’ll shape the filler into place by lightly massaging the treatment area by hand. The entire session takes no longer than 15 minutes, not including your initial consultation. You’ll see results instantly, but you may need to schedule follow-up treatments to achieve your desired look.*
Juvéderm Vollure can add volume to and smooth out nasolabial folds, marionette lines (the lines that extend from your mouth to your chin), and horizontal chin lines.* We can recommend additional Juvéderm products depending on your goals.
Juvéderm Vollure is the first and only hyaluronic acid filler that has been FDA-approved to last up to 18 months.* Other fillers in the Juvéderm family have a lifespan of six months to a year.*
Everyone gets nasolabial folds at different times. If you laugh and smile a lot, you’ll likely get them earlier in life. Most individuals see the earliest hints of laugh lines by their early twenties. Juvéderm Vollure is FDA-approved for adults over 21, though we often have patients who wait until their 30s, 40s, and 50s before coming in for their first treatment.