Juvéderm Volux is an injectable dermal filler designed to shape a more defined jawline without the downtime of surgery. Volux is just one of 6 Juvéderm fillers- each specialized to contour, plump, and enhance various areas of the face. All are hyaluronic acid-based, a substance naturally found within the joints and skin of the human body. When hyaluronic acid (HA) is applied cosmetically into the jawline, it can effectively reduce the appearance of sagging skin from jowling and other folds of the lower face that develop with age. The increased volume at the jawline crease can also provide a mild lift of the tissues beneath, promoting a more youthful transition between the neck and face.
If you are looking to feel more confident about your side profile in one of the most natural, minimally invasive methods possible, contact Gorin Plastic Surgery & MedSpa in Portland, OR at (503) 692-7222 or use our contact form, and a member of our staff will be happy to schedule your consultation. Our highly trained injectors are medical professionals who understand the art of jawline rejuvenation and how to best flatter your face shape as a whole.
- 1 About Dermal Fillers
- 2 Benefits of Juvéderm Volux
- 3 Candidates for Juvéderm Volux
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Preparation
- 6 Procedure Steps
- 7 Recovery and Results
- 8 How Much Does Juvéderm Volux Cost in Portland?
- 9 FAQ
- 10 References
About Dermal Fillers
Juvéderm and other dermal fillers don’t simply mask signs of aging, but they support overall skin health to “fill in” various types of wrinkles and cosmetic problems such as:
- Nasolabial folds, or “smile lines”
- Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth
- Facial volume loss
- Smoker’s lines/ vertical lip lines
- Thin lips
- An overly rounded, poorly defined jawline
- Poor chin definition
- Tear troughs and eye bags
Dermal fillers, Juvéderm included, are administered just beneath the surface of the skin, within the dermal layer– not the muscle. When hyaluronic acid-based treatments target this layer of the skin, it provokes an increase in the formation of fibroblast cells, the very cells that form connective proteins like collagen and elastin. Not only that, but the microscopic gel droplets of HA attract and bind to water, adding more moisture, firmness, and radiance to the skin. (1) It is also what causes the plumping effect within the skin. Since HA is 100% biodegradable, an enzyme called hyaluronidase can dissolve it if you are displeased with the results. Dermal fillers are prepared with lidocaine, a numbing agent, so discomfort is minimized as much as possible.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers v.s. Neuromodulators
When it comes to anti-aging treatments, patients tend to compare HA fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm with neuromodulators like Botox, but they provide skin rejuvenation in radically different ways. While fillers work within the skin itself, neuromodulators are administered into the facial muscles. As it enters the muscle, it alters the functioning of the neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, causing the muscle to relax and reduce wrinkles on the overlying skin. Conversely, fillers are capable of correcting areas of hollowness by adding volume.
Benefits of Juvéderm Volux
As the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler for use in the jawline, Volux offers numerous benefits to those who are willing to consider the treatment:
- It is completely non-surgical.
- The entire procedure takes only a few minutes.
- The results have been shown to last up to 18 months. (2)
- It promotes smoother, more hydrated, and glowing skin.
- It can hide the appearance of jowling with more youthful contours.
- Your injector can apply Volux to the bottom of your chin to promote even fullness and texture from the back to the front of the jawline.
- There is no downtime required.
- It can be paired with other Juvéderm treatments for more comprehensive improvements.
Candidates for Juvéderm Volux
Juvéderm Volux is for healthy men and women over the age of 18 without allergies to the lidocaine present within the solution. Volux is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Those with acne in the treatment area may be required to resolve their condition before receiving this filler. Volux produces remarkable results for those who are frustrated with the deep wrinkles and other areas of sagging tissues that obscure your jawline.
Patients who simply want to highlight more definitions in this area, with or without lax skin, are also ideal candidates. However, keep in mind that it only provides very mild skin-tightening benefits. Finally, patients receiving the injections should commit themselves to any aftercare instructions required by their injector to get the best outcome.
If you feel ready to take the next step in your journey towards a more attractive, sculpted jawline, call our office near Portland at (503) 692-7222 or request your appointment with a skin care specialist online. At Gorin Plastic Surgery & MedSpa, we ensure each of our patients gets comprehensive information regarding any procedure they choose, allowing them to make an informed decision that leaves them feeling well-educated on dermal fillers. Our highly skilled injectors will explain their strategies and fill in the appropriate areas that will best complement your unique features. Most importantly, they will take the time to speak with you about your aesthetic goals and the details of the exact outcome you would like to achieve.
Although Juvéderm fillers are incredibly safe to administer, there are a few ways you can properly prepare for this treatment to optimize results and mitigate any risk of any negative, yet mild side effects. Firstly, you should consult your injector on which medications are safe to take and which should be avoided. Some medications and/or supplements can thin the blood and cause unwanted pinpoint bleeding during the treatment. In addition, you should stop consuming alcohol at least 2 days before your appointment since it can increase your risk of bruising. You may want to bring an ice pack to apply to your jawline and chin roughly 5 to 15 minutes beforehand to further prevent bruising. Finally, please speak to your injector if you have ever experienced a viral outbreak in the treatment area; sometimes, injections can trigger another outbreak. As a means of preventing this, they may prescribe an antiviral medication for you to take in the days leading up to your procedure.
First, your injector will apply numbing cream to your jawline if you are concerned about the discomfort of the injections themselves. Most patients, however, find Volux to be highly tolerable since the medication is mixed with lidocaine, a numbing agent. Next, they will cleanse the face to reduce the risk of infection and mark out the locations of each injection. Depending on the number of injections and the extent of your jawline aging, it may only take as little as 15 minutes. As they administer the medication just under your skin, they will gently massage the tissues to encourage the filler to spread around and create an even distribution of hyaluronic acid.
Recovery and Results
After your appointment, you may experience some mild swelling, bruising, redness, and itching within the treatment area. Your injector will advise you to continue avoiding blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and herbal supplements. However, they will encourage you to apply ice to your jawline if you have discomfort and only use gentle skin care products for the next few days. In the first 24 hours post-procedure, you should avoid exercising, heat and sun exposure, applying makeup, and drinking alcohol to prevent exacerbating the side effects. Besides those minor side effects, your results will be almost immediately noticeable, and the medication can remain in effect for more than 1 year!
How Much Does Juvéderm Volux Cost in Portland?
The cost of your Juvéderm Volux treatment will depend on the number of units utilized and any follow-up appointments you may schedule with your injector here at Gorin Plastic Surgery & Medspa. At the time of your consultation with your injector, you will get an accurate cost estimate that reflects your cosmetic needs. During this initial appointment, your injector will help you feel welcomed and comfortable, facilitating a personalized approach to your unique situation.
Are Juvéderm Volux injections painful?
Your injector will give you topical numbing cream if you are concerned about any discomfort you may experience during the injection process. The Volux formation itself also contains lidocaine to numb the area while correcting cosmetic issues.
Can Juvéderm Volux fix sagging skin?
Juvéderm Volux can offer mild skin-tightening benefits, but for the most part, it volumizes certain areas so that the appearance of lax skin is greatly reduced. For a more comprehensive, longer-lasting solution, a facelift procedure will specifically address and reduce jowls and excess skin in the lower half of the face.
Are the results of Juvéderm Volux reversible?
Sometimes, irregularities such as small bumps under the skin simply require gentle massage and a couple of days to clear up. If it is necessary, your injector can reverse your results through the injection of hyaluronidase, an enzyme that allows your skin to metabolize the hyaluronic acid filler in less than 24 hours. As a result, any plumping effects of the HA filler will subtly disappear.
Is Juvéderm Volux FDA-approved?
Juvéderm Volux was FDA-approved in August of 2022, making it the newest type of Juvéderm filler available.
- Cabral LRB, Teixeira LN, Gimenez RP, et al. Effect of Hyaluronic Acid and Poly-L-Lactic Acid Dermal Fillers on Collagen Synthesis: An in vitro and in vivo Study. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2020;13:701-710. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S266015
- Ogilvie, Patricia, et al. “VYC-25L Hyaluronic Acid Injectable Gel Is Safe and Effective for Long-Term Restoration and Creation of Volume of the Lower Face.” Aesthetic Surgery Journal, vol. 40, no. 9, 21 Jan. 2020, pp. NP499–NP510, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7427156/, https://doi.org/10.1093/asj/sjaa013.