It is common for people to feel that their wrinkles, furrows, and lip lines have literally appeared over night. These conditions are actually the result of chronic sun exposure, gravity, stress, aging and genetics. Fortunately, a number of safe and naturally-appearing injectable filler agents are available to help smooth and soften facial wrinkles and furrows. These products, which entail essentially no recovery time, are administered at The Plastic Surgery Center.
JUVÉDERM® is a soft and smooth injectable gel product that is administered within the deeper layers of the skin using a very fine needle. The product is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occurring substance that is present within the skin and other parts of the body. JUVÉDERM® XC is mixed with small amounts of local anesthetic to make the process even more comfortable for the patient.
Areas commonly treated with JUVÉDERM® gel include the nasolabial folds, frown lines (extending down from the corners of the mouth) and lip lines. JUVÉDERM® is also commonly used for lip volume enhancement. Other areas treated less commonly, but with equal efficacy, include the cheeks (for volume and wrinkles) and forehead creases.
JUVÉDERM® results in greater longevity than other treatments due to the high level of cross-linking between the hyaluronic acid molecules in the substance. The visible results of JUVÉDERM® typically last 9 to 12 months. Outcomes are also enhanced by the hydrophilic, or “water attracting,” properties of the hyaluronic acid within JUVÉDERM®.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is the first, and currently the only, injectable filler of its kind to receive FDA approval for volume enhancement in the cheeks and midfacial region of patients 21 years and older.
Designed to augment the cheeks while also helping smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, this innovative treatment can restore a more youthful-looking contour for patients wishing to counteract midfacial volume deficits and other various signs of aging. Additionally, results achieved through JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC have been clinically proven to last up to two years in many instances.
Much like JUVÉDERM, the JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC solution is composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally throughout the body. As a result, allergy testing prior to treatment is rarely necessary. Furthermore, the filler solution also contains a local anesthetic designed to help diminish any discomfort that can potentially occur during treatment.
Administered using a fine needle, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC treatment sessions generally take about 30 minutes to complete; however, this time may vary based on the unique needs of each patient. Results achieved through Juvederm Voluma XC have been clinically proven to last up to two years.
Restylane® was the first dermal filler made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid to gain FDA approval. This smooth and soft gelatinous dermal filler is commonly used to improve facial wrinkles and folds. The hyaluronic acid molecules within Restylane® are hydrophilic, meaning they attract water to hydrate the skin and enhance the longevity of the results.
Perfect your pout and smooth away wrinkles around the mouth with Volbella – the newest dermal filler from Juvederm,® one of the most trusted names in aesthetic injectables. Like other Juvederm® products, Volbella contains a unique formulation of hyaluronic acid which binds naturally with the compounds in your skin to provide more lift and longer-lasting results. Ask us about this exciting new treatment option during your consultation in Bradenton and Sarasota!
CONTACT THE PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER
Please contact Dr. Jeff Scott at The Plastic Surgery Center for more information on our dermal filler treatments, or to schedule a consultation.