juvéderm® injectable gel
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Deep wrinkles and furrows may be a part of aging, but they don’t have to be permanent. Dr. Victor uses dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® Injectable Gel for a quick and easy solution. They work to erase these lines and restore a younger, more vibrant appearance.
Juvéderm is a safe, FDA-approved formula that can last up to one year, but usually requires touch ups every 6 months. It contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to minimize the mild discomfort that is sometimes associated with receiving an injection. Dr. Victor has been rejuvenating and expertly sculpting his patient’s faces with fillers since 1983 and uses several different brands of hyaluronic acid in his practice depending on the type of skin a patient has and their aesthetic goals.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin and Dr. Victor uses Juvederm in particular to add volume and hydration to the patient’s face. He uses his unique injection skills to administer the filler directly to targeted areas to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds while also smoothing the skin and contouring the shape of the face to enhance cheek bones, jaw lines and the chin area where fat and bone have diminished with time. His technique effectively restores a youthful plumpness to the skin and enhances features where desired.
Dr. Victor believes an important step of this process is to speak with the patient and assess their concerns and/or desires, and then, advise the best method of achieving the desired affects.
where can Juvéderm be used?
Dr. Victor uses Juvéderm to benefit many problem areas of the skin. On the face, he uses it affectively to shape and fill in the lips, area under the eyes, nasolabial folds (also known as smile lines, these run from the nose to the mouth), glabella (the area above the nose between the eyebrows), temples, cheeks, chin and jaw line.
In addition, Dr. Victor may use Juvéderm to successfully fill in scars, such as those formed from acne, that leave a depression in the skin. His ability to plump the skin can make these scars less noticeable and therefore provide a boost in self-esteem to affected patients.
Dr. Victor also finds that Juvéderm is helpful in improving the appearance of other parts of the body that are affected by the signs of aging. He can restore sagging or thinning earlobes to a more attractive shape and fullness, helping earrings to lay better. The hands and feet are two more areas that are benefitted by Juvederm. Dr. Victor treats problems such as wrinkles and uneven, veiny skin which tend to respond very well to his injection techniques, making the hands and feet look smoother and younger once again.
results of Juvéderm
Most patients achieve their desired results in just a single treatment session, with natural looking improvements to the skin becoming visible immediately. The results are long lasting and may only require touch-up treatments every 6 to 9 months in order to be maintained.
Juvéderm is considered to be a safe form of treatment that needs only minimal recovery and downtime. Any discomfort or tenderness that develops is generally short lived and typically resolves within one week of the treatment.