JUVÉDERM® Treatments in Plantation, Florida
Aging can have a number of effects on your skin. Many of these effects, such as sunken cheeks, loss of lip volume, and lines and wrinkles around the mouth, can serve to distract from the natural beauty of your smile. Even with cosmetic dentistry services that perfect the appearance of teeth and gums, many signs of aging can make your smile look much less appealing.
Juvéderm® is a facial filler that is incredibly effective at restoring a full and soft look to your skin. Unlike BOTOX® Cosmetic which addresses lines and wrinkles only, Juvéderm treatments add volume by restoring hyaluronic acid, a necessary component of radiant and youthful skin. During your cosmetic dentistry consultation Dr. Krimsky will be happy to help you determine if Juvéderm can help you reach your aesthetic goals.
About Juvéderm Treatments
Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has been shown to smooth deep wrinkles and provide volume for areas of the face that have become sunken in with age. A single Juvéderm treatment can provide results for up to 12 months, making it the longest lasting hyaluronic acid filler on the market.
Juvéderm distinguishes itself from other dermal fillers through HYLACROSS™, a proprietary manufacturing process that produces a smooth and consistent gel. This process allows Juvéderm to create completely natural-looking results after a single application. What’s more, Juvéderm is the only hyaluronic acid filler that does not cause hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in people of color, making it a wonderful solution for all of our patients.
To learn if Juvéderm treatments can help produce a soft and youthful appearance in your skin, please contact our Plantation cosmetic dentist today at 954-584-6842 or go to http://krimskydental.com. Dr. Krimsky is pleased to offer Juvéderm treatments to men and women living in Plantation, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding areas of South Florida.
What are the different types of wrinkles?
There are two different types of wrinkles:
- Dynamic wrinkles are caused when muscles contract to make facial expressions such as smiles and frowns.
- Static wrinkles develop because our skin’s natural substances (such as collagen and hyaluronic acid), which provide structure and volume, decrease over time.
What is the difference between BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® XC?
BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® XC are two possible ways to treat moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. Both are non-surgical, but they work differently:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic: Injected beneath the skin’s surface to target the underlying muscle activity which is one of the causes of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet. BOTOX®Cosmetic temporarily reduce the activity of those muscles.
- JUVÉDERM® XC: Injected into the skin to temporarily smooth moderate to severe wrinkles such as those around the nose and mouth.*†
Please see Important Safety Information, including Boxed Warning, for BOTOX® Cosmetic below, or click here.
* In the United States, JUVÉDERM® XC is indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).
† This includes all JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel formulations.
What is JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC is a non-surgical filler your doctor uses to instantly smooth out the lines along the sides of your nose and mouth. It can provide natural-looking results for up to a year with optimal treatment. JUVÉDERM® XC is made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid (HA), manufactured using proprietary HYLACROSS™ technology.
What is JUVÉDERM® XC approved for?
JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler is approved for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, also known as parentheses or smile lines).
Am I a candidate for treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC?
Do not use this product if you have severe allergies or a history of severe allergic reactions. You should also not use this product if you have allergies to lidocaine or the proteins used to make hyaluronic acid. Your doctor will determine if JUVÉDERM® XC treatment is right for you.
What should I discuss with Dr. Krimsky before getting treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC?
Please tell Dr. Krimsky if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of excessive scarring or pigmentation disorders. You should also discuss any medications that you are currently taking that can prolong bleeding, or therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response.
Is treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler painful?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. JUVÉDERM® XC is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience.*1 Your doctor may choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.
* Compared to the non-lidocaine JUVÉDERM® formulation.
1 Weinkle SH et al. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2009.
Please see JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC Patient Safety Information for more information.
How long does treatment usually take?
The injection process can be performed during a brief office visit. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment. Touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal results. Less gel (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injections.
What are the possible side effects of JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reaction such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.