Introduction to JUVÉDERM®
Over time, permanent furrows and deep wrinkles develop in the skin as a result of aging, overuse and constant muscle contractions. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired, most often developing around the eyes and mouth, as well as between the eyebrows and on the forehead.
Fortunately, dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, can erase these signs of aging to restore a younger and more refreshed appearance.
JUVÉDERM® is an FDA-approved, smooth consistency gel, capable of restoring volume to the skin while smoothing away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This injection is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that combines with the water in your skin to add volume and fullness. But unlike other hyaluronic acid fillers which usually have granular consistencies, JUVÉDERM® is easily injected into the skin and produces immediate, natural-looking results. Patients can achieve a fuller, younger appearance while still maintaining the natural features that define who they are.
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA™ and ULTRA PLUS™ XC with lidocaine
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA™ XC and ULTRA PLUS™ XC are the members of the JUVÉDERM® family of products that specifically target the mouth and nose area. By effectively reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth, your smile will become younger and more relaxed. Lidocaine has been added to the gel to remove the sting and increase your comfort during the treatment.
Candidates for JUVÉDERM®
JUVÉDERM® injections are ideal for any patients who are unhappy with the signs of aging present on their skin and are looking to enhance their overall appearance. JUVÉDERM® is the first hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved for safe and effective use on persons of color. There are no major risks associated with this treatment.
In order to achieve satisfactory results, it is important for patients to have realistic expectations for their treatment and understand that JUVÉDERM® injections will not completely alter their look. Dr. Balle will help you decide whether this treatment is right for you after a physical examination and discussion of your desired goals.
JUVÉDERM® Procedure and Results
JUVÉDERM® injections take about 15 minutes to administer in Dr. Balle’s office with no need for anesthesia. The injection is administered under the skin in the targeted area to add volume or fill in wrinkles and folds. After the injection, Dr. Balle may gently massage the treated areas. Once treatment is completed, patients can return to their regular activities right away, with virtually no downtime. Some patients may experience mild side effects such as redness, swelling or itching, but these usually go away on their own after a short time.
The results of a JUVÉDERM® injection are visible immediately after the procedure, and will continue to improve over the next few days as any swelling and bruising subside. Results are expected to last nine months to one year, the only hyaluronic acid filler to last that long! Most patients achieve their desired results in just one treatment session and may only require yearly touch-up treatments in order to maintain results. As always, the results of this procedure may vary, but most patients are more than satisfied with their enhanced appearance after JUVÉDERM®.
Dr. Balle is a board certified dermatologist with extensive experience and an artist’s eye. He personally injects all the fillers to the patients in his office with great care and concern. Dr. Balle was chosen by Allergan, the maker of JUVÉDERM® to teach and train other physicians the appropriate injection techniques for JUVÉDERM®.
In addition to his advanced skill and years of experience, Dr. Balle also participates in the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions™ program, which patients can register for at no cost in order to earn rewards for future JUVÉDERM®, BOTOX® and other Allergan treatments, as well as stay up-to-date on the latest Allergan news.
Please contact us today to see if JUVÉDERM® is right for you.