There are many things we begin to lose as we age, and one of the biggest ones are the properties that make our skin youthful and bright. Our bodies begin to stop producing the elements of our skin which increase its elasticity. Once the elasticity in our skin is gone, wrinkles and fine lines begin to form, and we start to look old.
It’s important to return these elements to our skin if we want to look young into our elder years. One of the best ways of doing this is by using a dermal filler. Dermal fillers are a quick, non-surgical option for smoothing and tightening the skin.
Orlando Dermatology proudly offers Juvederm, one of the world’s most trusted brands of dermal filler at our Orlando, Florida office.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a line of dermal fillers, created to reintroduce some of the most critical elements of youth back into the skin. One of the skin’s elements we lose as we age is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is the part of our skin that specializes in water absorption. As the water gets absorbed, our skin stays firm, smooth and bounces back from movement better. As we lose this element, the skin stops returning to its natural state after movement, leaving behind wrinkles and fine lines.
Juvederm works by reintroducing HA into our skin. The new HA begins to work immediately by stopping the formation of new wrinkles and slowly starts to correct the wrinkles you already have.
Where Can Juvederm Be Used?
Orlando Dermatology carries two of the products in the Juvederm line: Juvederm Ultra XC® and Juvederm Volbella®. Each product works by reducing the wrinkles in the skin, but they work slightly differently.
Juvederm Ultra XC® produces a deeper filling effect, plumping the lips. Its primary uses are for the management of deep nasolabial folds, prominent marionette lines and thin lips. Juvederm Ultra XC® has a greater system of HA chains in its formula to increase its effectiveness and length.
Juvederm Volbella® is designed to fix the wrinkles located around the lips, specifically the superficial lines and wrinkles above and below the upper and lower lips. Volbella® features a more efficient system of water retention, allowing it to last for up to two years.
What is the Treatment Like?
During your initial consultation, you’ll speak with a member of the Orlando Dermatology team and we’ll discuss how Juvederm fits into your overall beauty goals. We’ll also establish which brand of Juvederm you’re getting and how many doses you’ll need. Once your appointment day arrives, we’ll map out where each injection will take place. The length of time your appointment will take will vary depending on how much of the product you’re receiving, but most appointments don’t last much longer than an hour or two.
Patients are concerned about pain, which is why each injection comes preloaded with pain-killing Lidocaine. With the addition of Lidocaine, the pain experienced during treatment is only a small pinprick.
Are you experiencing a sunken or hollow appearance in the midface? A loss of volume in the face is a common sign of aging in both men and women, and Juvederm Voluma is specially formulated to restore natural volume and shape to your cheeks. Using Juvederm’s proprietary hyaluronic acid formulation, Voluma is administered just under the skin and creates visible results in a short period of time, allowing our medical team to completely customize your treatment and create maximum results. Ask us about this treatment option during your consultation!
What Happens Next?
Because it’s a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment, Juvederm requires no downtime. You may experience some stinging and swelling around the treated areas, but these side effects don’t last longer than a day or two.
We will also advise you on the best ways to take care of your skin after treatment. This includes avoiding direct contact with the sun and avoiding the use of makeup for a while.
Thin lips and wrinkles don’t have to be a problem anymore. Call the Orlando Dermatology office and schedule your Juvederm consultation today!