With so many social events, activities, and vacations happening outdoors over the summer, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of July’s Special on sunscreens – 15% off all sunscreens. Sunscreen is a critical component of your skin care regimen to help prevent skin cancer and to help slow down the signs of aging! Applying broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 can protect your skin from harmful UV rays, ensuring your summer fun doesn’t come at the cost of your skin’s health.

This July, The Skin Institute is also featuring a BOGO offer on JUVÉDERM® fillers. Embrace this summer season with rejuvenated skin and smart sun protection for the ultimate glow.

Summer BOGO JUVÉDERM® Family of Fillers

Special includes select JUVÉDERM® products.
Purchase required before July 31, 2024.
Consultation is required.
Available at select locations only. Purchase expires on July 31. 2025.


Many individuals turn to dermal fillers for a more youthful appearance, as fillers can do so much without invasive procedures. They can restore lost volume, smooth out wrinkles and plump lips, enhance facial contours, fill out depressed acne scars, and correct facial asymmetry. Among the most acclaimed options in the field of medical aesthetics is the JUVÉDERM line of fillers. Developed by Allergan, a leading pharmaceutical company, these injectables have gained popularity for their natural-looking results and long-lasting effects. Let’s delve into the world of JUVÉDERM, exploring what these fillers are, how they work, the longevity of their effects, and how they compare to other fillers in the market.

Understanding the JUVÉDERM Line of Fillers

JUVÉDERM is a collection of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers designed to restore volume, reduce wrinkles, and rejuvenate the skin. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in the body, so one of its advantages is that it causes fewer reactions in patients. The JUVÉDERM line consists of several different formulations, each tailored to address specific cosmetic concerns:

  1. Cheeks and Chin – JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC primarily adds volume to the cheeks and midface region, providing a lifting effect and restoring youthful contours. VOLUMA® XC is also used to add projection to the chin.
  2. Lips – JUVÉDERM ® VOLBELLA® XC is specifically formulated for lip augmentation and fine lines around the mouth. JUVÉDERM ® ULTRA XC is also used for lip augmentation in the lip and perioral area.
  3. Jawline – JUVÉDERM ® VOLLUX® XC is the only FDA-approved HA filler for defining and sculpting the jawline.
  4. Lines – JUVÉDERM ® ULTRA PLUS XC is effective for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as smile/laugh lines and marionette lines, extending from the mouth’s corners to the chin.
  5. Undereyes – JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC is approved for improving the appearance of undereye hollows.

How JUVÉDERM Fillers Work

Hyaluronic acid is hydrophilic, meaning it attracts and retains water molecules, which helps to plump the skin and smooth out wrinkles. The filler integrates with the tissues, enhancing facial contours and providing a refreshed, natural look. JUVÉDERM fillers use Vycross® Technology, which cross-links the HA molecules for a smoother gel and allows the molecule chains to stay clumped together. This slows the rate of absorption and provides longer-lasting results. The results are visible immediately after the treatment, with minimal downtime.

The Longevity of JUVÉDERM Effects

One of the most significant advantages of JUVÉDERM fillers is their longevity compared to other HA fillers. On average, the effects of JUVÉDERM last between 9 to 24 months, depending on the specific filler used, individual metabolism, lifestyle factors, and the treatment area.

Product Special: 15% Off All Sunscreens

July is UV Awareness Month, and what better time to stock up on sunscreen than in the middle of summer!

What is UV radiation, and how does it cause skin cancer?

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation from the sun and artificial sources such as tanning beds and welding torches. This energy has shorter wavelengths and higher energy than visible light. The two most important types of UV radiation are UVA and UVB rays.

UVA is present at the same strength throughout the year, reaches deeper layers of skin, and helps cause long-term skin damage such as wrinkles, pigmentation issues, and some skin cancers.

UVB is present at different intensities throughout the year (peaking between spring and fall), damages the most superficial layers of the skin, and contributes the most to sunburns and skin cancers.

It’s important to remember that UV levels depend on different factors – the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) talks about factors that increase the intensity of UV radiation, such as altitude, closeness to the equator, time of day and year, as well as reflection (things like snow, sand, and pavement reflect UV radiation, causing UV intensity to be higher.) The effects of UV radiation on the skin are cumulative and can damage the DNA in cells, which in turn may lead to skin cancer.

How does sunscreen work to decrease the risk of skin cancer?

Sunscreens block ultraviolet radiation from causing damage to the skin. There are two types of sunscreens which have been tested as safe and effective:

  1. Organic or chemical sunscreens use organic molecules to absorb UV radiation and transform it into heat. Ten organic sunscreen ingredients currently exist.
  2. Inorganic or physical sunscreens use minerals to reflect UV radiation, thus preventing it from being absorbed by the skin. Two ingredients are used in inorganic sunscreen: zinc oxide and titanium oxide.

Nowadays, you may find a combination of both in some sunscreens. When selecting a sunscreen, make sure it has an SPF of 30 or higher, that it is water resistant if you are swimming or exercising, and lastly, that it has broad-spectrum protection, which has been FDA-tested and proven to protect against UVA and UVB rays. Other than that, pick a sunscreen you like and will use daily!

All Specials are good from July 1, 2024, through July 31, 2024.

Visit our specials page or request a consultation today to take advantage of our July specials.

About Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute

At Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute, we prioritize the health of your skin. Our highly qualified team dedicates itself to the wellness of its patients through our vast expertise in Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology. We have convenient locations in Carson City, Elko, Fallon, Incline Village, Double R, Moana Lane, Monte Vista, South Reno, Warren Way, Sparks, and Truckee.