Juvéderm is a perfect product for patients in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex that are looking to reduce wrinkles, acne scars and more. It’s popular choice for those looking to treat deep folds. While most patients use Juvéderm to reduce the effects of the folds and wrinkles that appear as we age, it’s also a great way to shape the checks, chin, and even lips. The entire process takes only minutes. Juvéderm uses a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, which fills in gaps between collagen and fibers in your skin. This is a substance already found in your body, giving your face the natural appearance that you’re looking for.
What is Juvéderm?
Like our other treatment product, Belotero, Juvéderm is an injectable product that uses a naturally occurring substance within your body called hyaluronic acid, or HA. Juvéderm works by cross-linking this naturally occurring substance in order to provide a fuller, more controlled gel, which restores volume to the areas around the corners of your mouth, upper lip, and outside of your mouth, erasing age lines. Juvéderm is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure with no down time, allowing patients to return to their daily lives almost immediately. Juvéderm is a relatively new product, receiving FDA approval in 2006 after rigorous clinical trials. In clinical tests against incumbent products, Juvéderm was found to provide a more persistent correction to facial folds than the competition, and eighty-eight percent of subjects chose Juvéderm over the incumbent facial filler product.
How Does Juvéderm Work?
Juvéderm is an injectable gel that is injected into the skin, providing a fuller volume to areas of wrinkles and folds, lifting these areas and smoothing them out. Juvéderm treatments typically take about 30 minutes. The session time may vary somewhat depending on the specific correction you’d like to have done.
Juvéderm reduces visible lines along smile lines, vertical lip lines, the corners of your mouth, and frown lines.
Called nasolabial folds, these lines are creases that complete the outline of your mouth when you smile. They run from the side of your nose to the edges of your mouth, and while everyone loves a smile, as you age, smile lines tend to make you look older, grumpy, or even tired. Let Juvéderm provide a softening, corrective touch to these lines to look younger.
Vertical Lip Lines:
When you smile, these little lines form wrinkles above your lips. Called “perioral lines” in the medical industry, these lines form when volume is lost in the skin around your mouth and most often show up when you smile. These lines are usually difficult to repair, but Juvéderm’s special formula can help reduce them.
Corners of Your Mouth:
Corners of your mouth, called oral commissures professionally, often show pronounced appearances of aging, more than any other single facial feature. As you age, your face loses volume in this area, making the corners appear downturned, which results in a sad or frowning expression, even if you are perfectly content. Worse still, these lines often lead into frown lines, giving an even greater frowning effect.
Commonly called marionette lines, frown lines give the appearance of frowning. They run down the face from the corners of the mouth, and turn into deeper creases as you age. When coupled with deepening lines from the corners of your mouth, the appearance of frowns or sadness is exaggerated. Don’t be down – let our trained staff help you, with a Juvéderm injection to minimize wrinkles and lines.
After a Juvéderm treatment, many patients can expect a little bit of swelling and redness for several days, as the gel fills in and the skin adapts to it. This is completely normal. However, as no surgery is performed and no drugs need be administered, patients are free to return to an active lifestyle immediately after the session.
Dr. Malouf and his team of trained experts will work with you in the comfort of our office to ensure that you not only walk out being more confident in your appearance, but happy with your experience as well. Use the form on this page to get in touch with team about your Juvéderm needs.