Juvéderm® is a long lasting cosmetic gel used to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles/folds around the nose, mouth, and lips.
Dr. Christine uses Juvederm® for:
- Laugh Lines
- Facial Wrinkles
- Marionette Lines
- Lip Contouring
- Lip Volumizing
- Smokers lines
- Scar Correction
WHAT MAKES JUVÉDERM® UNIQUE?
Juvéderm® is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the human body that attracts water and plays a role in firming the skin.
Juvéderm® has a unique manufacturing process that provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. Its smooth consistency creates a natural and youthful fullness.
Dr. Christine‘s goal is to naturally enhance and define your lips. In less than 30 minutes, Juvéderm® can be used to instantly add volume to the lip area, creating a natural, plump and pouty look. Your lips remain soft, kissable and natural to the touch.
WHAT IS LIP AUGMENTATION?
Lips play such a huge role on a face. They are front and center occupying valuable real estate drawing both wanted and unwanted attention. As we age, we lose volume in our face as well as our lips, causing them to collapse inward. For several of Dr. Christine’s patients, restoring volume means giving them their naturally full lips once again. For other patients, enhancing their lip volume can help them achieve a shape or look that they desire. Dr. Christine‘s ultimate goal is to restore volume to your lips keeping them natural, soft, supple and kissable.
Immediately after lip contouring for the correction of asymmetric lips.
WHAT IS LIP CONTOURING?
Juvéderm® is an amazingly smooth dermal filler that can naturally correct asymmetry, create contour and add volume to your lips. Dr. Christine uses Juvederm ® primarily for lip procedures and appreciates how smoothly it flows and remains soft to the touch. Contouring is a natural, subtle technique used by Dr. Christine to define, create symmetry and outline the lips. Lip contouring can be performed on a patient who desires symmetry to their shape (as seen above) or to restore lip outline to minimize the appearance of smoker’s lines or vertical peri-oral rhytids.
Juvederm ® is another alternative dermal filler used by Dr. Christine to build up the bridge of a nose, straighten out a bump, balance asymmetry, smooth over sharp edges, correct any defects or create any desired shape that fits her patient’s profile. The results are immediate and can last up to one year. This is known as a Non-Surgical Nose Job or Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty.
The Non-Surgical Nose Job is in fact an augmentation procedure. Adding product and straightening the nose creates a more attractive and symmetric shape. The most common question Dr. Christine’s patients ask is if their nose will appear larger since she is adding volume. It is counter intuitive, but by straightening the nose with filler, the bump is eliminated making the nose appear smaller and more symmetric. The Non-Surgical Nose Job can be life altering for some of our patients, making them more confident in putting their best face forward.
Before & immediately after injecting Juvederm® at the top of the nose bridge to eliminate her subtle bump, create a smaller & more symmetric nose fitting her face.
HOW MUCH JUVÉDERM® WILL I NEED?
Dr. Christine offers a complimentary consultation to assess how much Juvéderm® will be needed to achieve your desired goal. During your consultation, Dr. Christine will provide the product education needed to allow you to make the right decision for you. Together, you and the Doctor will formulate a treatment plan/program that will gently help you navigate through the journey of aging gracefully. You will always look your absolute best no matter your chronological age.
A few precautions should be taken before any injections. Avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements prior to treatment. These medications may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, Dr. Christine may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence. Dr. Christine recommends for her patients to take arnica tablets 2-3 days prior to their procedure to reduce the risk of bruising and swelling.
IS THERE A RECOVERY PERIOD?
There’s no recovery time needed. As Dr. Christine approaches Juvéderm® treatments in a conservative manner, her patients rarely experience side effects. The most common side effects following injection are tenderness and redness from injection. Patients may experience minimal swelling, which usually subsides in 24 to 36 hours and although infrequent; there may also be some discomfort and bruising. Any discomfort can be managed with icing and medications. Normal activities can be resumed immediately; however, patients are advised to stay out of the sun for 24 to 48 hours.
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