Continuous muscle movement and facial volume loss result in creases and thinning of the soft tissues, causing lines and wrinkles, volume loss in the cheeks and/or thinning of the lips. When injecting FDA approved dermal fillers into specific areas of the face, a smoother, fuller, more youthful appearance can be achieved. This non-surgical treatment can be used to gently lift and contour the cheek area, smooth wrinkles and lines around the mouth in the nasolabial fold area, or plump lips.
The Juvederm® product collection contains a modified hyaluronic acid, derived from a naturally-occurring substance in the human body which will absorb water after it is injected and help skin to retain moisture and softness. With virtually immediate results, each product plumps a different facial area – providing volume without surgery – and can be administered in Dr. Potter’s office.
The first in a long line of products, and first approved by the FDA in 2006, Juvederm XC adds volume to the skin, correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth and producing a smoother appearance. Results may last up to one year with optimal treatment.
Juvederm Ultra XC®
Whether you’ve lost lip volume over time or you simply want to add plumpness, Juvederm Ultra can enhance the appearance of thin lips in patients over the age of 21. It is also effectively used to smooth moderate to severe nasolabial folds, most commonly known as “smile lines.” Results may last up to one year with optimal treatment.
Juvederm Voluma XC®
Over time, we experience a natural volume loss in the cheek area and skin noticeably begins to sag. Juvederm Voluma XC addresses midface volume loss and restores a more youthful appearance. Results may last up to 2 years with optimal treatment.
Juvederm Volbella XC®
Perfect for lip augmentation or for the correction of “lipstick lines” in adults over the age of 21, Juvederm Volbella contains lidocaine gel, making its application less sensitive when plumping the lips. Results may last up to one year with optimal treatment.
Juvederm Vollure XC®
The newest hyaluronic acid dermal filler correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the mouth area, Juvederm Vollure addresses laugh lines or “parentheses” that naturally occur as we age. Firm enough to fill lines but soft enough to allow movement, results typically last anywhere from 12-18 months.
Typically, small amounts of filler are carefully injected into specific areas of the face using a fine needle.
Results vary from product to product and person to person, but typically patients may expect to see results lasting from six months to a year with the exception of the latest product, Vollure XC, which may yield results lasting as long as 12-18 months. Patients may experience bruising, swelling, and/or discomfort at the injection sites, so we recommended scheduling a Juvederm® injection one week ahead of an important meeting or event.
Many non-surgical cosmetic procedures can be completed during your initial visit. To learn more about any non-surgical cosmetic procedures, including dermal fillers, contact Dr. Potter through the online contact form, or call 512-867-6211.