Juvederm® is an injectable gel used to lift wrinkles and create volume in the lower region of the face, including lips. The lines that form between and around your nose and mouth are often a result of repetitive expressions like smiling and frowning, age, and sun exposure.
Juvederm® also contains hyaluronic acid, which is naturally present in the body, allowing for more natural integration. It also carries lidocaine, which aids in reducing discomfort. While some dermal fillers are derived from animal substances, the hyaluronic acid in Juvederm® is non-animal.
How does it work?
With a very fine needle, the clear Juvederm® is applied in tiny quantities and adds volume and shape to the treated area. When Juvederm® is applied directly under a wrinkle, it lifts the wrinkle and smoothes it out.
How long will the Treatment Session take?
In most cases, treatment is completed in 30 minutes. However, the actual time may differ depending on the desired correction.
What to expect after treatment?
It is typical that immediately after treatment, you may experience slight swelling, redness, tenderness, or a mild itching sensation in the treated area. This is a standard, temporary response to the injection and should dissipate within a few days. Lip treatments may cause swelling and an appearance of unevenness in the lips, which can persist for a few days or up to a week. As with any treatment, if discomfort continues, please contact your medical provider.
Can Juvederm® be removed?
Juvederm® cannot be removed. However, additional injections of an enzyme called hyaluronidase can be administered to expedite the naturally occurring dissolution. This process can take several weeks and multiple doses.
Much like Juverderm®, Juvederm XC® is an FDA-approved injectable gel used to decrease the appearance of lines and deep creases around the nose, mouth, and lips.
The Juvederm XC® gel, which includes lidocaine, is easily injected into deep lines that are caused by aging, smiling, frowning, environmental exposure, and genetics. The gel fills the space between the layers of tissue to lift the skin and soften wrinkles.
Juvederm XC® uses a larger molecule base, which makes it more suitable for application in the more significantly creased areas of the face. Application time is typically around 30 minutes per session, dependent on the areas of correction. Common after-effects include redness, mild swelling, itching, and tenderness around the treatment site.
As we age, one of the natural effects is a loss and break down of collagen. Collagen is what gives skin its youthful, supple appearance. As our natural collagen diminishes because of aging, we experience the appearance of wrinkles and a loss of facial volume.
Radiesse® is an excellent way to rejuvenate and boost the smooth appearance of your skin. It works by providing immediate volume correction and goes further to stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen. Radiesse® is the first FDA-approved dermal filler for both face and hands.
Results typically last a year or more in many patients.
Belotero® is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid. Because hyaluronic acid is found naturally within your skin, it is safe and effective for adding volume and smoothing out the skin’s surface. Once injected, Belotero® instantly binds with the water within your dermis and helps fill in creases, lines, and wrinkles.
- Integrates with your skin’s tissue
- Helps smooth your moderate-to-severe etched-in facial lines and wrinkles
- Maintains normal movement and facial expressions
- Feels natural to the touch
Restylane® was the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic injection into sub dermal facial tissues. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in nearly every cell in your body. When injected into the face, Restylane’s® hyaluronic acid fillers restores hollow cheeks, sagging jowls, sunken temples, hollows under the eyes and thin lips. The family includes Restylane L, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne & Restylane Silk.
Not sure which product to choose? Don’t worry, we’ll help you select the perfect filler for your needs.
- Results are immediate
- We prioritize your comfort during your session
- Results typically last anywhere from 6-15 months depending on product used and area injected
- Areas injected may have temporary swelling and/or bruising
- Stopping aspirin, alcohol and NSAIDs (Advil, Aleve) at least 5 days before your filler treatment can reduce bruising and bleeding potential
- Starting Arnica tabs 3 days before your filler treatment can reduce the chances of bruising and bleeding
- Restylane® fillers can be used in conjunction with neuromodulators such as Dysport®, Jeaveau® collagen stimulators like Sculptra® and laser treatments like Plamere Plasma Pen to further enhance your rejuvenation journey. Schedule your complimentary consultation to find out if Restylane® fillers are right for you.