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Juvederm named RealSelf’s “Most Worth It Award Winner” for Line and Wrinkle Fillers.
(Winners are determined by the percentage of consumers who rate the treatment as “Worth It.”)
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are the fastest growing non-invasive facial procedures in Knoxville. Juvederm Ultra, Volbella, Voluma, Vollure, and Restylane are all injectable wrinkle fillers made from hyaluronic acid. Fillers differ in formulation, and one size does not fit all. Some are more plumping, and some last longer than others. There is also a significant difference in cost and longevity.
We have been chomping at the bit to try the latest addition to the Juvederm family: Juvederm Vollure XC. The first syringes in Knoxville arrived at our office, and we’re already big fans.
A softer and more moldable filler, Vollure looks natural whatever expression you make.
It is the first, and only FDA-approved HA Filler indicated for moderate to severe facial wrinkles that lasts up to 18 months. It has the same advanced Vycross technology as Juvederm Volbella and Voluma.
So far, we see significantly less swelling with Vollure, and its softer formula may make it our new “go-to” choice for plumping the lips. We’ll keep you posted here.
|Vollure Pricing||Cost per Syringe|
Volbella XC is also a new filler in the Juvederm family, but it’s specially formulated for smoothing the fine vertical lines around your lips and mouth. Its thinner formulation is perfect for treating really fine lines, but it is much longer-lasting than other thin hyaluronic acid formulations on the market.
Volbella can also be used for more precise shaping for people who want definition (similar to a lip liner), rather than fullness. Volbella will also smooth the lips or add back that natural “M” to the cupid’s bow. There are other benefits. It helps your lipstick will look better. Why? Because Volbella smoothes those fine lines that cause lipstick bleeding.
For those looking for a natural-looking, subtle correction of fine lines, Volbella is perfect for you. There is little to no swelling with Volbella, and it lasts for one full year. Like the rest of the Juvederm family, Volbella XC contains lidocaine.
We are the first in Knoxville to use both Vollure and Volbella.
|Volbella Pricing||Cost per .5ml syringe|
Note: Juvederm Volbella XC is packaged in smaller, half-size .5ml syringes as the area to be treated is smaller. If you’re interested in adding volume and plumping the lips, you’ll want to stick with Juvederm Ultra Plus.
We exclusively use fillers made from hyaluronic acid, which is a jelly-like substance naturally found in the body in the skin and also in the eyes and joints. It absorbs water like a sponge and acts as a lubricant. Here’s the key: hyaluronic acid binds with collagen to provide structure, elasticity, and volume to the skin, making it look fresher, healthier, and better.
As your skin ages, the cells lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid. As a result, the skin begins to lose volume, often resulting in thinning lips, facial wrinkles, and folds. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are used to temporarily replace the lost hyaluronic acid restoring the skin’s volume with a smooth, natural appearance.
Injectable fillers shape and sculpt the face from the inside to correct and contour. Injecting fillers is more of an art than a science and requires talent, practice, and extensive knowledge of facial anatomy.
Choosing the proper filler is the source of a lot of confusion for patients. Fillers differ in formulation and consistency. Even though they are made from the same ingredient, hyaluronic acid, they don’t behave the same when injected.
Which filler to use depends on the areas of your face that you want to improve. The places where your skin is naturally thin are the places where you’ll want the thinner products. Thinner formulations are perfect for under the eyes and to smooth fine, vertical lines around the mouth because they don’t absorb as much water and give a very subtle correction. For cheek volume or plumping lips, you’ll want the thicker formulations.
This is our best selling facial filler for two reasons. First, it lasts longer than other hyaluronic acid fillers. Second, it contains lidocaine, so it is less painful to inject.
The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm XC is manufactured in a smooth gel versus a gel particle suspension in Restylane. This different formulation is providing a smoother, longer-lasting correction than current hyaluronic acid products on the market. Even better, Juvederm XC, in conjunction with Botox, makes both products last longer.
Juvederm XC is now available in five different formulations:
|Juvederm Pricing||Cost per Syringe|
|New! Juvederm Volbella XC||$400 .5ml|
|Juvederm Ultra XC||$650|
|Juvederm Ultra Plus XC||$650|
|New! Juvederm Vollure XC||$750|
|Juvederm Voluma XC||$900|
Multiple syringe discounts are available.
You don’t have to do everything all at once. Just like oil painters wait for their paint to dry before proceeding with fine detail, your injector may recommend more than one treatment of injectable fillers. Some of the best results come from starting with one treatment, waiting to see the results, then proceeding with the delicate blending.
Many more wrinkle fillers are awaiting approval by the FDA, so it will become increasingly difficult to keep them all straight. It is crucial to understand that just because a filler is new, doesn’t mean that it’s better. The key is to find the right Knoxville office with a great injector who has access to the latest fillers and makes recommendations based on your goals and budget.
We use blunt flexible cannulas to inject our fillers.- This is not only the safest way to inject fillers, but it also results in less pain and bruising for you! Flexible cannulas cost more than traditional needles, but we think your safety and comfort are worth the expense on our part. We are one of the only offices in Knoxville to use these miracle-workers. Read more about the importance of flexible cannulas in Dr. Reath’s blog. You should never get fillers without them.
*We can still get regular Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Belotero by special request, but we don’t carry much of it in stock. Our patients overwhelmingly prefer the Juvederm XC family of fillers because they last much longer.
Allergan has awarded our office Top 250 Status. Allergan not only distributes Juvederm and Botox, but they also supply Natrelle implants, CoolSculpting, SkinMedica, and the popular eyelash-growing drug Latisse.
What does this mean to you? It means that we have lots and lots of practice helping patients achieve the results they want. It means that our practice is in the top 1% of all providers by volume in the whole United States. Pretty good for Knoxville, Tennessee, right?
We are grateful to all our patients for their loyalty to our practice and kind referrals, which helped us achieve this milestone. Thanks, y’all.
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This is good to know. The XC in Juvederm XC indicates that the filler contains lidocaine in the syringe, which makes it much more comfortable for you, the patient. The Juvederm XC syringes also contain 25% more product. Some practices try to make more money by selling the cheaper, smaller syringes which are packaged without lidocaine. Trust us. You don’t want this. Don’t be afraid to ask to see the box. Any reputable injector will be impressed with your insider knowledge!
Studies show that 93% of the patients treated with Juvederm XC had less pain than when treated with the non-lidocaine formulation of Juvederm.
So, we did our side-by-side study, and here is what our patient had to say:
“I recently got to try Juvederm XC, and I must say that I am a believer in this product!
She first applied a topical anesthetic around the nasolabial folds (creases that run from my nose to the corners of my mouth). She then proceeded with a tiny injection of the Juvederm XC, waited 2 or 3 seconds for the numbing agent to take effect, and then completed the
injection. Other than the initial needle stick (which is quite minimal), the whole process was painless. Compared to previous procedures, I was actually able to sit back and relax.
At the last minute, we decided to add some filler to the lower corners of my mouth, where we had NOT applied a topical. Using the same process – a small injection, wait a few seconds, and then complete the injection – it was still a straightforward process. I believe that I could have done without the topical altogether, which will save me 20-30 minutes of “numbing time” on my next visit.
Post-treatment was also a much-improved experience. I typically review a lot of paperwork during the workday, so I am always looking down. The XC formulation really made a difference, as I was so much more comfortable compared to previous treatments without XC.
My recommendation — If you decide to use a filler, be sure to ask for
Radiesse has been a popular filler in the Knoxville area because it is longer lasting than most hyaluronic acid fillers and is cleared by the FDA. Anyone thinking about using Radiesse should also look into Juvederm’s brand new filler Voluma XC which is formulated to treat the mid-face and cheeks and lasts longer.
Radiesse is used to fill in deep lines and wrinkles as well as to contour the jawline and cheeks. The consistency of Radiesse is different from other fillers like Juvederm and Restylane. Radiesse is thick like toothpaste, whereas most hyaluronic acid fillers are thinner and more gel-like. Because of its thicker formulation, Radiesse should not be used in the lips or under the eyes.
Radiesse generally lasts about a year or more before naturally absorbing into the surrounding tissue. Radiesse is made of very tiny smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres. These small particles form a scaffold. Once injected, the body’s collagen grows around the scaffold producing a correction that is longer lasting than most other fillers.
Radiesse is a product that is better used to undercorrect, rather than overcorrect. Some of our best results have been using Radiesse in conjunction with hyaluronic acid fillers to get the best of both worlds.
If you are wondering which injectable filler is best for you, an injectable consultation with Dr. Reath is the place to start. It is free and beneficial to understand your options.
|Radiesse Pricing||Cost per Syringe|
Sculptra is a semi-permanent filler (polylactic acid) that recently received FDA approval for cosmetic use. Initially, it was designed for correction of the signs of facial fat loss lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus. However, some Knoxville plastic surgeons have been using it cosmetically all along. We have decided not to incorporate Sculptra into our practice. The peer reviews are mixed as Sculptra requires three to six treatments and has side effects not associated with other fillers.
Aesthetic Nurse Injector
We are thrilled to have Melissa join our practice. For many of you, she needs no introduction. Her reputation for technical excellence and elegance is forged by 21 years of injecting experience right here in Knoxville.
Compassionate, nurturing, and calming, Melissa takes the time to listen to patients while kindly and expertly guiding them towards the results they’re wanting to achieve.
All of her patients from “Nervous Nellies” to injectable veterans are impressed by her personalized approach to their care and her gentle touch with a needle.
Melissa started her career as an Aesthetic Nurse Injector back in 1998. Those were the days of bovine collagen before anyone had ever heard of hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvederm.
In an area where new products are often coming to market, Melissa is uniquely qualified to choose the right product for each patient’s budget and goals, rather than wasting money on trendy, short-lived injectables.
In addition to her vast experience with injectables, Melissa’s background in dermatology and proficiency with lasers is a great asset to our patients. Together, Melissa and Christy and Dr. Reath will evaluate the newest technologies and ingredients to give the best results to our patients.