Spring in Springfield is a great time of year, and this spring has a special vibe. Coming off a Chiefs’ Super Bowl Championship, you could say the volume’s been pumped up in Missouri!

But what about your facial volume? Declining collagen production, sagging skin and support tissues, and the effects of the sun and other factors on your skin have probably left areas of your face with less volume than in your younger days. This volume loss leads to the development of creases and lines and sunken areas such as the cheeks.

To counter this volume loss, this could be a good time to come see us at Affirm Health Center for a little Juvéderm to welcome in the coming warmer weather. We offer the full line of Juvéderm dermal fillers.

What is Juvéderm®?

Anyone who knows skin care or follows the aesthetic world has heard of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body whose job is to hydrate and plump the skin. Unfortunately, it can’t overcome the decrease in collagen (the protein responsible for providing the skin’s support structure) production as we age. That’s why our skin is so saggy, and volume has decreased so much as we turn 50 — our bodies are producing 30 percent less collagen than they did at 20!

All the Juvéderm® fillers are hyaluronic acid-based and use its hydrating and plumping characteristics to replace lost volume. When injected, Juvéderm® binds with water molecules in the area to firm the skin, add volume, and fill wrinkles.

What do the different Juvéderm fillers address?

  • Juvéderm® XC

Parentheses lines frame the corners of your mouth and resemble parentheses. Useful in writing, these parentheses are not welcome on your face. Neither are smile lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth. Juvéderm® XC adds volume beneath the skin to smooth these lines and folds.

  • Juvéderm® Voluma XC

Our clinicians at Affirm may call it “age-related mid-face volume loss.” You call it sagging cheeks. Over time as you lose the collagen to support your skin and as your underlying muscles weaken, your cheeks flatten. Juvéderm® Voluma XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. Plump cheeks are a tenet of a younger look.

  • Juvéderm® Ultra XC

You may not think about your lips with facial aging, but our lips thin as we get older, losing the same support as our skin. Other women have never been happy with the fullness of their lips. Juvéderm® Ultra XC is designed to plump the lips, adding visible volume.

  • Juvéderm® Volbella XC

This Juvéderm option was added in the summer of 2016. Whereas Ultra XC adds fullness and plumps thin lips, Volbella XC is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.

  • Juvéderm® Vollure XC

Juvéderm Vollure® XC is the newest addition to the Juvéderm® family of dermal fillers. Vollure® is designed for the correction of moderate to deep creases and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds running from the nose down to the corners of the mouth, and parentheses lines framing the mouth.

At Affirm Health Center, we offer just the Juvéderm filler you need for whatever areas of your face where you’d like to pump up the volume just a bit. Call us at (417) 823-3901 to schedule a Juvéderm session.

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