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Juvederm gives instant results; a patient will come in to see me, I will assess their skin and if I feel that Juvederm is what they need, I can almost guarantee they will walk out of my office with a smile on their face!

The reason is, Juvederm has 4 different products designed to cater for different kinds of lines and wrinkles on the face. And not just lines and wrinkles, we can actually restore the original shape of someone’s face. It’s well known that your face goes from being less triangular to being more square as things start to slip down. Well, with the new Juvederm product Voluma, we can inject it into the cheek bones and lift your face back up again, get it back up where it was. And what’s more the Voluma can work for up to two years!

I’m fortunate enough to be one of the first 200 Canadian physicians to have access to Voluma and I’ve been very impressed with its results. It will often lift deep lines 2-3 times as much as any other filler on the market and as I say, it does have this extra longevity of up to 2 years.

The other Juvederm products are also excellent. At the moment two out of the 4 contain local anaesthetic and this has reduced the pain of injections by about 50 % and this is always popular with patients.

Different types of Juvederm are used in different lines and that’s why you want to see a physician who is experienced in using it, knows what to use and where.

I enjoy assessing someone’s face and guiding them towards what is the best product for them and as I say, the results are immediate. It’s not like Botox where you have to wait for the results for 4-14 days, with Juvederm; you’ll see those lines lift. BUT! You have to have realistic expectations. It will not eliminate the lines; it will improve them, it will reduce them; and to get even more improvement of the lines Juvederm and other fillers are best combined with Fractional CO2 Resurfacing. The C02 laser will airbrush the surface of the skin so the Juvederm works from the inside out and the laser works from the outside in to improve your skin appearance.

Many of the things we’re going to talk about on this website are the careful combinations of different techniques; Botox and Juvederm – known as the soft lift. Juvederm and the C02 Laser…each of these combined together will give you the results you need. Not everybody needs everything; some people only need two out of the 4 or 5 things but the important thing is that you go to an office where all those options are available.  Otherwise, you know, if someone only has a hammer, everything is treated like a nail and people are much more complex than that and their needs are much more complex.