As you age, your skin begins to change in various ways. One of the most unfortunate changes is the gradual loss of your facial skin’s elasticity and volume. This can cause wrinkles and facial folds to form, making you look much older than you really are.
Juvéderm® is an FDA-approved injectable filler that is designed to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles by restoring volume and hydration to your skin. This clear gel is composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that is found in your skin.
How Juvéderm® Works
When Juvéderm® is injected beneath your skin, it will increase your skin’s volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Wrinkles and folds will fade away, and the overall result is subtle enough that no one will know you had the treatment. You will simply appear to have a fuller, more youthful face.
Treatment is done in the office without the need for anesthesia. The gel material itself contains an anesthetic to make the injection comfortable. Juvéderm® treatment typically takes about 10 minutes to complete. You may return to work immediately. One of the advantages of Juvéderm® is that it can be combined with other facial fillers – or even with facial surgery – for a heightened overall effect.
Types of Juvederm®
Juvéderm® is available in two different formulas:
- Juvéderm® Ultra – Adds volume and increases hydration to reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines.
- Juvéderm® Ultra Plus – A stronger formula that is injected into the middle skin layers to correct deeper wrinkles.
Juvéderm® is unique among other dermal fillers because its manufacturing process uses a high concentration of hyaluronic acid that has been cross-linked for results that last longer. The gel itself has a smooth consistency that combines well with your skin, providing the natural look and feel that many patients are looking for.
An experienced physician should always perform injectable treatment to assure that you achieve the desired result without causing an overcorrection. When administered properly, Juvéderm® creates an immediately visible and dramatic correction.
Dr. Malik Kutty is a skillful injector of Juvéderm® and other leading injectables. To find out how fillers can enhance your appearance, please call (281) 241-1041 or contact Luxe Plastic Surgery using the form on this page to arrange a consultation. Dr. Kutty welcomes patients throughout the Houston area, including Sugar Land and Katy.