Juvederm Dermal Filler
Dermal fillers are one of the most popular, non-surgical ways to restore youthful fullness to your face. Some even refer to dermal fillers as “the liquid facelift”! Juvederm® smooth gel filler can be used to instantly smooth away wrinkles, create fullness to lips, enhance contours of the face and fill shallow scars. The smooth gel fills the soft tissue of the dermis, instantly adding volume and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. Juvederm® can also be used to instantly create full, well-defined lips, and correct common cosmetic flaws such as asymmetry, scarring and vertical wrinkling.
Juvederm® is tissue-friendly and closely resembles a naturally-occurring material in our body called hyaluronic acid. The clear gel is a fully-degradable complex carbohydrate that is not extracted from animals, meaning there is no risk of allergic reaction. It has been used around the world for years with an outstanding safety record.
What to Expect
Juvederm® XC is blended with the anesthetic, lidocaine, meaning patients have a more comfortable experience. The lidocaine numbs the treatment area within seconds. Coupled with topical anesthesia (ice or numbing cream) most patients report very minimal pain. If requested, we can also use a local anesthesia to numb the area.
The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to complete and results are immediate. Side effects are rare and typically short-lived, such as bruising and swelling. Appointments should be made with the knowledge that there may be some swelling for a day or two following the procedure. Results can last up to a year.
At your consultation you and Dr. Srikanth or Kristen Howard, ARNP, will discuss the treatment plan to best address your specific problems areas. Rather than going by unit or area pricing, our providers will discuss with you a customized plan to create a balanced and beautiful outcome. Our philosophy is to begin with a modest approach, and continue to add product until we achieve the results you’re looking for.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact our office today! We’ll discuss your problem areas and goals and set up a plan to achieve the results you’re looking for.