Wrinkles and sagging skin begin to develop when the structural elements of the dermis start to break down. Collagen, elastin fibers, and hyaluronic acid give skin its structure and suppleness. Hyaluronic acid acts as a network onto which collagen and elastin fibers bind. Without this essential acid wrinkles, jowls, and volume loss occurs. Replenishing skin with hyaluronic acid is therefore an obvious way to get rid of wrinkles, folds, sagging and volume loss. Juvederm is hyaluronic acid.
How It Works
Hyaluronic acid works as a hydrating agent addition to functioning as a binder for collagen and elastin. It is injected into needed areas with a small, fine needle. Because hyaluronic acid is combined with an anesthetic, the treatment is close to pain-free. Juvederm injections are in-office procedures that take 15 to 20 minutes and produce immediate results.
Are There Side Effects?
Side effects from Juvederm are mild and usually include injection site bruising. We emphasize the importance of taking Arnica pills starting three days prior to treatment, and to continue with the pills until bruising disappears. Aspirin and nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory treatments such as Advil and Aleve should be avoided 10 days before treatment to minimize bruising. Any patients with cardiac disease must talk to their cardiologist before discontinuing or changing medications.
Other potential, if rare, side effects include swelling, nodule formation, and bluish skin tint. Swelling and bruising usually disappear after a few days, while other side effects are easily corrected by your physician. We encourage patients to call or come in to correct side effects.
Choosing the Right Product:
It’s not “One Size Fits All”
JUVÉDERM XC Before and After
Juvéderm® XC is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Juvéderm® XC injectable gel is administered under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your smile lines or parentheses (nasolabial folds – the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Juvéderm® XC is FDA approved to last up to one year.
JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC Before and After
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC
Everyone’s skin loses its elasticity over time. A variety of factors including genetics, sun exposure and environmental factors contribute to this. The change in elasticity results in an increase in facial folds and creases. You’ve probably heard all the names for these: parenthesis lines, laugh lines, corner lines, marionette lines. But now you can do something about it. Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC has been specially-designed to treat these areas. They fill in these lines, resulting in a natural, younger look that has you smiling with confidence again.
JUVÉDERM Voluma XC Before and After
Juvéderm® VOLUMA XC
Juvéderm® Voluma XC does just what its name says: provide your cheeks with volume to lift and contour them. Gone will be the signs of aging: sagging skin and flattened cheeks. You’ll come away with natural-looking results that last up to 2 years with optimal treatment. Show the world how you really feel!
JUVÉDERM Ultra XC Before and After
Juvéderm® Ultra XC
Do you wish you had full, plump lips? Well, what Mother Nature didn’t give you, we can. Introducing Juvéderm® Ultra XC, the perfect dermal filler for creating natural lips that aren’t overdone. This simple lip injection treatment gives you fuller lips for up to a year.
JUVÉDERM Vollure XC Before and After
Juvéderm® Vollure XC
Allergan, the maker of the Juvederm product line, made big news this past March when they announced that the FDA had approved its new product, Juvéderm® Vollure XC. Juvéderm® Vollure XC is the first and only hyaluronic acid-based filler approved to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds (parentheses lines, laugh lines, etc.) What’s more, the treatment lasts up to a year and a half, six months longer than other injectables. Juvéderm® Vollure XC utilizes the same Vycross technology that Juvéderm Voluma XC uses.
JUVÉDERM Volbella XC Before and After
Juvéderm® Volbella XC
Allergan, the maker of the Juvederm product line, made big news this past March when they Do you stare into the mirror and think to yourself, “I wish my lips were fuller”? You’re not alone. Many women want to add subtle volume to their lips. But they don’t want it to be so obvious that others will see that a procedure has been done. Enter Juvéderm® Volbella XC, the new dermal filler designed to do just that—add subtle volume without giving you away. The treatment lasts a year and also helps reduce the appearance of those vertical lip lines that can come with age. Get Juvéderm® Volbella XC today. Your lips will thank you! that the FDA had approved its new product, Juvéderm® Vollure XC. Juvéderm® Vollure XC is the first and only hyaluronic acid-based filler approved to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds (parentheses lines, laugh lines, etc.) What’s more, the treatment lasts up to a year and a half, six months longer than other injectables. Juvéderm® Vollure XC utilizes the same Vycross technology that Juvéderm Voluma XC uses.
Juvéderm® Treatment Visualizer
Try the JUVÉDERM® Treatment Visualizer! It’s is an app designed to help you visualize the results you’ll get with your JUVÉDERM® Treatment. The JUVÉDERM® Treatment Visualizer also gives you information about each treatment and answers questions you may have. Download the app from either the Google Play Store or iTunes. Download our app from:
Is Botox a facial filler?
Facial fillers fill in facial areas that have lost their smoothness and volume. Sometimes cheeks lose their plumpness or lips can look thin which are perfect for facial fillers. Wrinkles around the mouth along with forehead wrinkles can be treated with fillers to give a smoother look.
Botox will freeze muscles which stops wrinkles when making facial expressions and typically on the forehead and around the eyes. Botox can last for 3 to 4 months while fillers vary depending on which fillers are used.
It is common to use fillers and Botox together. For example we might use fillers around the mouth and Botox for the eyes and forehead area.
Contact our Tualatin Medspa Clinic to speak with our Botox and fillers experts to see what treatment would be the best and benefit you the most.