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 a non-surgical, 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.
If you would like to learn more about Juvéderm® and if it can help you rejuvenate your skin, contact Luxe Plastic Surgery today at 281-313-0551 to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve the areas of Houston, Sugar Land, and Katy, Texas.
How Juvéderm® Works
When Juvéderm® is injected beneath your skin it increases your skin’s volume and reduces 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.
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.
Juvéderm® can be used to treat areas of the face including:
- Lines and wrinkles
The Juvéderm® Treatment
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.
An experienced physician should always perform any injectable treatment to ensure that you achieve the desired result without causing an overcorrection. When administered properly, Juvéderm® creates an immediately visible and dramatic correction to your face. Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Malik Kutty has the experience needed to make sure that your treatment is as painless and effective as possible.
Lip Injections with Juvéderm®
If you’ve noticed that as you age your lips begin to thin, or if you’ve always had naturally thin lips compared to others, then Juvéderm® for lip treatment may be a solution for you. This facial injectable is able to add volume and plumpness to lips for results that can last up to one year. Individual results may vary and Dr. Kutty will go over everything about this option when you meet with him during your consultation.
Juvéderm® for lips has benefits beyond adding fullness to your lips. These include:
- Precise contouring of size and shape
- Natural looking
- Allergic reactions unlikely
As with any plastic surgery procedure or treatment, it’s important to go over your health status with our doctor to ensure the safety and effectiveness of your procedure. While Juvéderm® is generally safe for most adults, there are some factors that may disqualify you from this treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Kutty will make sure that Juvéderm® will not only be safe for you, but will produce the results you desire.
Please talk to Dr. Kutty if you:
- Have severe allergies or are allergic to lidocaine or Gram-positive proteins
- Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to be pregnant
- Have a history of scarring or any pigmentation conditions
- Are planning any chemical peel or laser treatments
- Are on any immunosuppressive treatments
- Are on any blood thinners or medicines that extend bleeding
Dr. Kutty is a skillful injector of Juvéderm® and other leading injectables and will work with you throughout the entire process to minimize side-effects. Minor side-effects may occur and can include swelling, bruising, redness, discoloration, or itchiness in the injected area.
Contact Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Today
If you would like to learn more about Juvéderm® and to find out how fillers can enhance your appearance, please call 281-313-0551 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.