Juvéderm® for Facial Rejuvenation, Dallas
Learn More About the Popular Dermal Filler
There seem to be almost as many methods for treating wrinkles and hollows as there are places for the age-revealing conditions to appear. While many of the creams and peels, tightening agents and abrasion techniques used to turn back the clock are quite effective, one option in particular continues to stand out for people looking to correct various lines, contouring issues, and a lack of volume on their face: Juvéderm®. Dallas-area patients choose the product for its successful track record of long-lasting and natural-looking results.
These patients also choose Dr. Ellen Turner and her team to administer Juvéderm® for maximum results in a safe and pleasant setting. The trained and focused skin experts specialize in top-notch dermatological care, which means they are well-versed in Juvéderm® and its application.
What is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is an injectable dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid that rejuvenates and refreshes your appearance by smoothing away unwanted lines and bringing back the natural contours of your face.
The active ingredient is based on the hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in your body. As a sugar, it combines with the water in your skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore lost volume to such specific regions as the lips (it makes an excellent lip filler), cheeks, jaw-line, and hollows under the eyes (also known as tear troughs). When used as a facial filler, hyaluronic acid can even naturally stimulate collagen production in your skin. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face.
Hyaluronic acid can be thought of as the body's internal moisturizer. As the skin ages and is exposed to environmental pollutants and ultraviolet rays, the cells lose their ability to produce hyaluronic acid. As a result, the skin begins to lose moisture and volume, causing the formation of facial wrinkles and folds.
Hyaluronic acid is typically quickly metabolized by the body, but the cross-linking process that creates the formulation used in Juvéderm®, known as Hylacross™ technology, turns it from a liquid to a gel that takes longer for the body to break down. This also sets it apart from some other fillers that have a more grainy consistency.
How do wrinkles form?
Lines that develop over time on a person's face are the result of one of two influences.
First, as mentioned above, a reduction in hyaluronic acid and other vital elements found in the skin, including elastin and collagen, causes skin to lose its structure and support. In other words, wrinkles and sunken areas form as your skin dries out.
This hyaluronic acid loss also contributes to the second reason wrinkles form: repetitive muscle motion. Every smile deepens the lines that appear to either side of your mouth. Every squint further etches those crow’s feet next to either eye. Wrinkles can eventually grow from moderate to severe, becoming permanent and noticeable features on a person's face.
Treatments that work to replace or restore hyaluronic acid, collagen, or elastin can make a significant aesthetic difference, and the reintroduction of even one of the three can help get all of the internal components of skin working to create a more youthful appearance.
Am I a good candidate for Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is an excellent option for:
- Lip augmentation (lip injection)
- Deep folds (correction around the mouth for "marionette lines" and nasolabial folds)
- Smile lines (correction of thin, superficial lines around the eyes, mouth, and forehead)
- Correction of age-related volume loss and facial contouring (such as cheeks, chin, and jowl correction)
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Patients who use Juvéderm® should be free from all severe allergies, as well as any allergies related to lidocaine, an anesthetic. Women who are pregnant or expect to be soon should discuss that situation with Dr. Turner and her team.
Candidates for Juvéderm® may also be interested in other dermal fillers, such as Voluma®, Restylane®, and Sculptra®, as well as muscle-relaxing agents such as BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dr. Turner prides herself on outstanding patient care. She is very diligent about choosing appropriate candidates for each procedure, and you can expect your consultation with her to be comfortable, informative, and respectful. She will listen to your concerns and carefully evaluate you for this procedure and/or other appropriate interventions based on your clinical needs and personal preferences. To ask Dr. Turner if you are a candidate for Juvéderm®, you can book an appointment online or call the office to make an appointment at (214) 373-7546. We will also be happy to work with you to discuss options
When will I see the results of Juvéderm®, and how long will they last?
Your treatment with Juvéderm® will yield instantaneous natural-looking results, as the filler has an immediate effect. Because of its smooth formula and minimally invasive nature, the treatment requires no downtime or recuperation afterward. Patients can walk in, receive their Juvéderm® injections, and walk out.
Studies have shown that the results can be expected to last at least six months, though optimal conditions, including administration by a skilled injector, can preserve the effect for a year. Patients who want to extend the aesthetic benefit of Juvéderm® can return for what are known as touch-up injections, each of which would require roughly half of the gel as was required in the initial treatment.
Is Juvéderm® painful?
Juvéderm® is formulated with lidocaine (a local anesthetic, similar to what you receive at the dentist) to minimize any injection discomfort.
Dr. Turner is also very careful to use only round-tipped microcannulas to ensure the procedure is even more pain-free. The round tip moves blood vessels aside instead of puncturing them. This minimizes discomfort during the procedure itself, as well as bleeding and post-treatment bruising.
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Does Juvéderm® have any side effects?
Though Juvéderm® treatments are not surgical procedures, they do involve injections, which may cause related but mild side effects, including redness, itching, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site. All of these should last no longer than a week at most, if they appear. Anyone with questions about all of the possible side effects and safety information for Juvéderm® can get answers at their consultation.
Patients are advised to avoid any alcoholic drinks, as well as significant sun exposure or physical activity in the first 24 hours after receiving a Juvéderm® injection.
How does Juvéderm® differ from Voluma®?
The full name of Voluma® is Juvéderm Voluma® XC, so you can see that the two products are very closely linked. Both are members of a family of fillers made by Allergan, the same company that also produces BOTOX® and other popular cosmetic treatments.
Though they share a name and manufacturer, the two injectable fillers play different roles in facial aesthetics. As noted above, Juvéderm® is ideal for smoothing out lines, such as nasolabial folds, though it can also safely be administered for a variety of what are known as "off-label" treatments.
While Voluma® also has multiple applications, it is FDA approved to add volume to the area of the face known as the apple, which is where volume loss commonly causes the cheeks to appear flatter or hollow. The lift it provides can last up to two years.
Another filler, known as Juvéderm Ultra®, is specifically intended for adding volume to lips.
Dr. Turner and her staff can explain the differences and similarities between the various Juvéderm® products, as well as other dermal fillers, to patients with more questions.
How much does Juvéderm® cost?
Patients can get a FREE Juvéderm® consultation from a medical esthetician trained and experienced in evaluating your unique needs, ready to determine the best way to achieve the youthful, rejuvenated look you want. Schedule your FREE consultation online or call (214) 373-7546.
If it is determined that you are a Juvéderm® candidate, the cost will depend on the specific area or areas to be treated, as well as the degree of correction needed.
CareCredit is available to our patients looking for direct, outside financing to help pay for this or other elective procedures. It is simple to navigate the online application for approval. CareCredit allows you to begin your treatments immediately and then pay for them over time with low monthly payments. A full range of payment plans can be customized for your needs. It takes only a few minutes to apply online or ask our staff for more details.
More information on other options
BOTOX® is also an injectable that temporarily smooths out wrinkles, but it accomplishes this via a very different method than Juvéderm®. While the filler adds volume to eliminate lines, BOTOX® stops contraction-causing signals from reaching wrinkle-forming muscles on the forehead and elsewhere. If the targeted muscles no longer contract, they no longer create dynamic wrinkles.
BOTOX® is most commonly used to treat forehead lines and crow's feet. Patients can discuss whether using a combination of injectables, each targeting a different region of the face, is a viable option for their own rejuvenation needs, as well as whether various cosmetics can be used simultaneously or should be spaced a certain amount of time apart.