Your facial features not only play a critical role in your non-verbal communications, but they can also often impact your self-esteem when you look in the mirror. Time and genetics can also combine to soften the facial features of certain individuals which could leave you looking older than you really are.
Many people who are unhappy with their thinning lips, sallow-looking cheeks or fine lines on the face will turn to our practice to explore their cosmetic options. After a simple consultation and exam, our doctor will be able to present you with a treatment plan based on your goals for the specific features as well as the important characteristics of your face.
If you are uncomfortable with invasive cosmetic surgery associated with a facelift, or you are simply experiencing the minor appearance of skin aging, you might be a good candidate for dermal filler injections. At our clinic, we often use JUVÉDERM® to help address and accentuate diminished facial features and fine lines.
Common areas that can be addressed by JUVÉDERM® include the lips, cheeks, and the areas around the eyes, brow line and other areas with noticeable fine lines or wrinkles.
JUVÉDERM® is specially formulated with hyaluronic acid which has been approved for use as a dermal filler by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. There are specific types of JUVÉDERM® that might be called for, depending on the feature you would like addressed and the characteristics of your face.
Our doctor might recommend JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM® XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, or JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC. These formulations also include a small amount of lidocaine to help numb the area and help you remain comfortable during the treatment process.
The treatment process involves our doctor making one or more minor injections into key locations around the facial feature that you would like addressed. The procedure only requires a single outpatient appointment and can often be performed in a few short minutes.
JUVÉDERM® can effectively plump the facial features for several weeks or longer. As time goes on you will likely notice the accentuated area diminishing as your body safely absorbs the hyaluronic acid. At that point, most patients will set up another JUVÉDERM® treatment to once again accentuate the facial feature.
If you have been struggling to deal with the appearance of fine lines, sallow looking skin or thinning lips, please call our skilled team to see if you are a good candidate for JUVÉDERM®.