Anti-aging and wrinkle reduction comes in many different forms. While facial plastic surgery continues to be ideal for addressing lines and sagging skin, non-surgical treatments have only grown in popularity. The Dallas, TX office of plastic surgeon Paul Pin, MD is proud to offer cosmetic injectables, which can achieve the results of surgery without the downtime, scarring, or risks.
JUVÉDERM® is one of the more popular cosmetic injectables available. Let's consider how these dermal filler injections work and how they might benefit you.
What Is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler designed to combat lines and wrinkles of the face. There are different forms of JUVÉDERM® available. These dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the human body. When injected into specific parts of the face, JUVÉDERM® adds volume, making wrinkles and lines disappear. JUVÉDERM® injections are excellent for treating static wrinkles and parts of the face that have lost volume as a result of the aging process.
Good candidates for JUVÉDERM® are people who experience aesthetic problems caused by static wrinkles, which are visible when the face is relaxed and at rest. This may include the following types of wrinkles and lines:
- Forehead lines
- Creases around the nose
- Wrinkles on the sides of the mouth
- Smoker's lines around the lips
JUVÉDERM® can also be used to treat cosmetic issues that affect the texture of the skin, and to enhance certain facial features. In addition to the uses noted above, plastic surgeons have used JUVÉDERM® to:
- Treat acne scars
- Enhance the lips, cheeks, and chin
- Add volume to loose or sagging parts of the face
JUVÉDERM® is an excellent option for people who would like to experience the many benefits of facial plastic surgery but would like to avoid the risks associated with surgical procedures. During a consultation at our cosmetic surgery center, we will address your concerns to help you make the right decision when it comes to your aesthetic goals.
The JUVÉDERM® Procedure
The JUVÉDERM® procedure is performed during a short office visit. Treatment is usually completed in 30 minutes. Topical anesthetic may be applied to help make the injection process more comfortable, though there will be no sedation or general anesthesia required. Using the patient's custom treatment plan, Dr. Pin will make precise injections to target the patient's aesthetic flaws.
Since JUVÉDERM® treatment is non-surgical, patients do not experience any major downtime or interruption in daily life. Most patients return to work after the procedure and are able to go about their day so long as they do not do anything physically demanding or strenuous.
Following JUVÉDERM® injection treatment, patients are asked not to touch, rub, or massage the injection site for a few days. Direct sun exposure should be avoided for up to two weeks to protect the skin from harm. During that two-week period, patients should avoid using any facial cleansers or products that contain alcohol and avoid unnecessary exposure to extreme heat or cold.
JUVÉDERM® patients will notice results immediately after treatment, with the injections sites looking more supple and enhanced. As the first few days pass, the results will generally look much better overall.
The overall results of JUVÉDERM® injection treatment will last between six months to nine months overall. Once the effects of the initial JUVÉDERM® procedure have worn off, patients can undergo an additional injection session in order to prolong the results that were previously achieved.
Many types of JUVÉDERM® injections are available to meet the diverse needs of patients. For more information about the many dermal fillers that can benefit you, contact our office. During a consultation, we will consider your aesthetic goals and provide answers to all of your questions about potential cosmetic injectable options.