Over time, the skin around your nose and mouth loses elasticity. This can cause moderate to severe wrinkles known as laugh lines, “parentheses” or folds between the edges of the nose and lip, and “marionette lines” or lines forming from the corners of the mouth down to the chin.
Lips, tear troughs (skin below the eyes) and cheeks can also lose volume and cause a tired or aged appearance. Fortunately, Dr. Schusterman offers JUVEDERM Ultra as a treatment option for your facial rejuvenation program. JUVEDERM is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance found in the body which has a smooth consistency. When injected into the dermis, JUVEDERM adds volume to fill in unsightly wrinkles and even increase skin hydration.
Exposure to the sun, environmental pollutants, and general aging causes skin cells to gradually lose hyaluronic acid. As cells age, hyaluronic acid dissipates, causing the dermis to become dehydrated, which in turn causes the elastin and collagen fibers to lose their internal structure. Over time this results in drier, thinner skin that is more prone to wrinkles. JUVEDERM temporarily replaces lost hyaluronic acid with its own natural formulation of hyaluronic acid.
Whether you need to correct only surface wrinkles or take care of deeper wrinkles and folds, JUVEDERM has a solution for you.
JUVEDERM Ultra adds volume to dehydrated, aging skin, helping to re-contour surface wrinkles. For deeper lines, JUVEDERM Ultra Plus is a more robust formulation that will help fill in and reduce those deep-seated wrinkles more easily. A licensed healthcare professional will help you decide which formulation will deliver the best results for your particular needs.
Generally, each treatment can last up to six months, though sometimes the effects can last for up to a year. To maintain the best possible results, regular touch-ups and maintenance may be needed.
JUVEDERM Ultra is injected using a precise microneedle, which means the injection sites experience minimal irritation. The discomfort is negligible, which means you can return to your regular routine with no interruptions. You’ll get the results you are looking for with no swelling or down-time.
In your initial consultation, a licensed health care professional will discuss your desired results and examine your problem area to determine which JUVEDERM formula will best suit your needs.
Fortunately, JUVEDERM is an all-natural substance already present in the body, so there is no chance of allergic reaction. Anesthesia is not required, though a topical analgesic may be used to numb the injection site to lessen potential discomfort. It is important that you discuss any medications you currently take in your initial consultation to determine if special instructions will be needed. At the Texas Center for Breast and Body, we strive to deliver the best Juvederm Houston has to offer.
The procedure itself is fast and simple. Using a precise microneedle, the JUVEDERM gel is injected into the dermis in the desired areas, which takes about fifteen minutes. The gel reduces wrinkles by plumping the skin and increasing its natural moisture.
In general, side effects for our Houston Juvederm patients are mild to moderate and may include slight pain, itching, redness, bumps, swelling, and firmness around the injection sites.
You can help reduce recovery time by avoiding strenuous activity, minimizing exposure to sun and heat, and avoiding alcohol. The side effects will take approximately seven days to clear completely. Ice packs can help reduce redness and swelling. If you are interested and would like to learn more about the procedure, please call Houston Juvederm specialist Dr. Schusterman today at 713-794-0368 or contact us.
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