How To Restore A More Youthful Look With Natural Gel Filler

This time of year always awakens a sense revitalization and rejuvenation so it's an outstanding time to add volume lost to aging skin and create a more youthful profile.

Why does volume loss matter to our overall aging?

Over time, your face changes in many ways. This is part of the normal aging process, but genetics and environmental factors also play a role. You may notice a change in the appearance of your skin, typically in the form of deepening parentheses lines and wrinkles. But what may be less obvious is age-related midface volume loss.

What are the signs of volume loss?

Your cheeks may flatten, causing the skin to sag, this could make the lines around your mouth look more pronounced and you lower jowl can start to sag. Your under eyes can also start to look hollow caused by the shadows we get on our face due to the lack of a cheek bone.

Will I look natural?

Absolutely. Voluma and the other Juvéderm gel fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in your body. The way Voluma is made, it has Vycross technology which is an efficiently and tightly cross-linked gel that is injected underneath your skin to provide a naturally “lift”. This new technology will also help the product remain intact longer than other HA fillers. The overall effect of the treatment will be subtle and will not affect your facial movements.

Efficiently and tightly cross-linked gel Formulated for deep injection

What is Juvederm?

JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face - without surgery.

Where is Juvederm Used?

  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC adds volume to the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21.

  • JUVÉDERM® XC smooths moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth.

  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC adds fullness and plumps lips as well as soothes and corrects moderate to severe parentheses lines in adults.

How will the treatment feel, will it hurt?

Initially, there will be a slight prick for the first injection, but Voluma contains a small amount of lidocaine to numb the skin and reduce discomfort. If a patient so desires, a topical anesthetic can also be applied to the injection site before treatment begins but this is only recommended for injections around the mouth. Erika Barry, NP is an excellent injector who has been trained to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. Icing before the injection can also help reduce the discomfort.

What is the average cost?

The cost not only includes the price of the product but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment. Be cautious of discount products or “cheap” JUVÉDERM® —if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. It is more important to find an experienced specialist who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

How can I save on these treatments?

If we can help you save money, we are happy to do so! Each of our clients is encouraged to enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards Program from Allergan to save money on treatments with the JUVÉDERM® Collection. You earn points on each JUVÉDERM®, Botox, and SkinMedica purchase that you can redeem for savings on future treatments. We also have a Gold Membership that includes a one-time annual cost but thousands of dollars in savings over the year. Here is a link for the membership details: Gold Membership. Monthly specials are a great way to save on treatments, make sure to register for our specials so you don’t miss these great savings. Register for Newsletter

When will I see results?

You will see results immediately/instantly. After an injection, you could have some minor bruising and/or swelling. This is normal. It is important to schedule a 2-week follow-up to assess treatment outcome. We also encourage a conservative approach initially and then adding more later if necessary. Almost every person is asymmetrical. We will never be exactly the same on one side as the other and this is ok. Your provider will do their best to make sure you are asymmetrical as your body allows.

How long will my results last?

Results may last one year to two years, with optimal correction and depend on the formula used. Each person will metabolize their product differently, we recommend scheduling a “touch-up” injection every 9 months. Every year we are still aging and losing volume (collagen) in our skin. This is why it’s also important to use medical-grade skincare such as SkinMedica or Neocutis to effectively treat your skin on daily basis and include in-office procedures in your maintenance program such as lasers, chemical peels, micro-needling, and radio-frequency.

Is there any reason I shouldn't receive Juvederm injectable gel fillers?

Do not receive JUVÉDERM® injectable gel fillers if you have a history of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to lidocaine or the proteins (Gram-positive bacterial proteins) used to make hyaluronic acid (HA) in JUVÉDERM® injectable gel filler

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