A Treatment for Facial Wrinkles and Folds
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is a popular treatment for the temporary correction of facial wrinkles and folds. Made with stabilized, colorless hyaluronic acid, Juvederm is injected beneath the skin to act as a hydrator and cushioning agent, effectively reducing the appearance of wrinkles for several months.
At Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology of Issaquah, we offer Juvederm as indicated by the FDA, for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
Allergan, the maker of JUVÉDERM® XC, has recently released a new dermal filler now available here in Issaquah. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is the first and only injectable filler that has been FDA approved for restoring volume to cheeks that have become sunken or gaunt with age and years of sun damage. Like the classic Juvederm injectable, Voluma XC is also a hyaluronic acid (HA) based dermal filler; however, it’s intended for more severe areas of volume loss in the mid face.
The JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC treatment provides patients with an instant, subtle lifting of the face by restoring a youthful contour to the cheeks that has been clinically proven to last for up to two years. A recent survey found that 90 percent of patients saw an improved overall satisfaction with their facial appearance at six months and 76 percent are still seeing results two years after their treatment. Pairing your Juvederm Issaquah treatment with Juvederm Voluma XC can provide you with improved results by treating multiple areas of your face where the visible signs of aging persist.
Who Should Consider Treatment with Juvederm?
The majority of patients who undergo this treatment desire a correction of the nasolabial folds, which are the distinct lines that travel from the sides of your nose to each side of your mouth. Dr. Michalak may also recommend Juvederm Issaquah for treatment of marionette lines, lip lines, and other facial wrinkles around the chin, cheeks, and temples.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural component of your body’s tissue. It’s also an excellent filling agent that has become the gold standard for non-surgical wrinkle correction. Since the mid 1990s, dermatologists have been using products with HA to fill wrinkles, folds, and fine lines. HA fillers are biodegradable and come in a range of viscosities to correct wrinkles of varying depth.
The Treatment: What to Expect During A Juvederm Injection
The doctor will first determine the precise points of injection. After cleansing the skin, Juvederm Issaquah is injected using a special technique. Inside your skin, the filler combines with your natural hyaluronic acid and binds with water. The result is increased tissue volume and reduction in wrinkles. To promote a smooth result, the doctor may perform a brief massage of the injected area.
Afterward, you will receive post-treatment instructions to follow. Initially, the treated area may feel fuller than expected. Swelling and bruising can occur, in which case you may be instructed to use an ice pack. Possible side effects (which are usually moderate in nature and short lasting) include redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.
Are Juvederm injections painful?
There are several ways to control discomfort during a dermal filler injection. Dr. Michalak may use a dental block, topical anesthetic or a product (such as Juvederm XC) that contains the anesthetic lidocaine. It has actually become common to undergo a pain-free dermal filler injection. Ask the doctor for more details regarding your particular treatment application.
Are you interested in Juvederm treatment in Issaquah? Contact us to learn more about the non-surgical wrinkle treatments we provide at Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology of Issaquah. Please dial 425-391-2500 extension 7 for Carolyn, our cosmetic patient coordinator.