Changes in tissue elasticity and facial volume are common as we age. Once the skin starts to become lax, fine lines and deep wrinkles will begin to form. Known as static wrinkles, these facial lines can add years onto the appearance. Additionally, weight fluctuations, stress, smoking, and the aging process can cause the natural fat deposits to dwindle. This can result in sharp features, hollow areas under the eyes, and a loss of healthy facial contours. While there is little that can be done to reverse these signs of aging at home, there is hope at Healthy Looks Skincare & Laser Spa.
Juvederm is a family of facial fillers, approved by the Food and Drug Administration, created to restore shape and fullness to the tissues. These innovative fillers can address deep Nasolabial Folds, between the nose and mouth; Marionette Lines, at the corner of the mouth; and Frown Lines, between the brows. Juvederm can also add volume to hollow areas of the face, contouring under the eyes, the cheeks, and the jawline. By gently plumping the skin, Juvederm can smooth aging areas of the face and take years off the appearance. Dr. Jerome Lamb and his outstanding team of aesthetic professionals offer a variety of Juvederm products to rejuvenate the appearance and provide long-lasting results.
Juvederm is a dermal filler, created from Hyaluronic Acid (HA). A naturally occurring substance and building block of healthy skin, HA pulls in in moisture from surrounding tissue and bind with collagen stores to plump and smooth facial creases. Juvederm also encourages the body’s production of collagen, meaning natural-looking results that last for months to come. Over time, Juvederm will be safely absorbed and metabolized by the body. Once the results begin to fade, a repeat session can safely maintain the results.
The Ideal Candidate for Juvederm
Prior to treatment with Juvederm, a private consultation will be scheduled with Dr. Lamb at Healthy Looks Skincare & Laser Spa. At this time, the surgeon will review the medical history, and perform a brief examination of the facial tissues. If a Juvederm is determined to be the best product available to achieve the desired results, Dr. Lamb will create a personalized treatment plan.
Ideal candidates for Juvederm will be in generally good health, unhappy with mild to moderate wrinkles, facial creases, and sagging skin. Patients should understand the dermal filler process and hold reasonable expectations for their results. Juvederm is safe for both men and women; it can be providing satisfying results for patients of any skin type, complexion, or ethnicity. Those with a known allergy to the bacterial proteins contained in Juvederm may be encouraged to choose a different treatment.
Juvederm Family of Fillers
Several formulas of Juvederm are available today, each designed to address a variety of facial lines, wrinkles, and volume loss. Each product was created with a specific need in mind, with a unique combination of Hyaluronic Acid for safe, satisfying, and long-lasting results.
- Juvederm Ultra XC – Used to treat Marionette Lines, below the corners of the mouth, as well as vertical lip lines and Smile Lines (Nasolabial Folds). Juvederm Ultra XC gives patients consistent results and can last for a year or more.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus XC – The only injectable filler FDA-approved for improving cheek contour, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC provides unmatched facial rejuvenation for patients 21 and older.
- Juvederm Voluma XC – Voluma has been approved by the FDA as a safe way to ease Frown Lines, or the frustrating 11’s between the eyebrows. The results from Voluma can be seen for 9 months or longer.
- Juvederm Volbella XC – The newest member of the Juvederm family, Volbella was created to contour the lips, smooth vertical lip lines, and lift delicate tissue below the eyes.
Treatment with Juvederm
Juvederm injections take only a few minutes, and will be applied in a private treatment room at Healthy Looks Skincare & Laser Spa. The injections are not considered painful, as Juvederm is premixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic. Patients may also request an additional topical or local anesthetic to further increase their comfort level. Once the target area has been determined, the provider will apply Juvederm using a very tiny needle. No downtime is required after treatment, so patients are free to return to their normal work schedule and routine.
Results from Juvederm
The benefits of Juvederm can be seen right away. As the HA in Juvederm encourages the body’s production of collagen, the targeted tissues will continue to look smooth and youthful for months to come. Depending on the treatment area and the specific Juvederm product, patients can expect the results to last nine months or longer. At this time, a repeat Juvederm session can further extend the results.
Side-effects of Juvederm are considered mild and will diminish quickly. These can include pinpoint bleeding, bruising, redness, tenderness, and mild swelling. More serious complications are extremely rare. In some instances, however, numbness, nerve damage, facial asymmetry, and infection can be seen. Additionally, some patients may have an allergy to the proteins contained in Juvederm. For this reason, patients are encouraged to use a trusted, experienced, board certified plastic surgeon for their noninvasive treatments. Dr. Lamb has more than two decades of experience and can provide the safest and most satisfying results in the Kansas City area.
Juvederm at Healthy Looks Skincare and Laser Spa
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lamb to find out if you are a good candidate for Juvederm. Call the Independence, Missouri office at (816) 795-5262 or visit our online Contact Us page. During this visit, Dr. Lamb will create a personalized Juvederm treatment plan, and may suggest additional techniques for optimal facial rejuvenation.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a smooth-gel facial filler. Created using Hyaluronic Acid, Juvederm can safely erase fine lines, deep creases, and replace lost facial volume.
What areas can be safely addressed with Juvederm?
Juvederm can improve lost facial volume under the eyes, along the cheeks, and across the jawline. The injectable can also smooth Nasolabial Folds, ease Marionette Lines, relax Frown Lines (the 11’s between the eyebrows), and plump the lips.
How soon can I see the results from Juvederm?
The benefits of Juvederm injections can be seen right away. Patients will note their skin is plumper and smoother immediately. As Juvederm’s HA continues to encourage the body’s production of collagen, the benefits of Juvederm injections will remain for months to come.
How long will the results from Juvederm last?
Depending on the area being treated, the extent of correction, and the specific Juvederm product used, the results from treatment will last for six months to two years, sometimes longer.
What are the possible risks of Juvederm?
Juvederm has been approved by the FDA as a safe and efficient method for treating fine lines, deep wrinkles, and a loss off facial volume. Side-effects include redness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising. More serious complications can include scarring, infection, nerve damage, and facial asymmetry. Additionally, some patients may be allergic to the bacterial proteins contained in Juvederm. At the consultation appointment, Dr. Lamb will review all o the potential side-effects and risks of Juvederm.