Laser of Arlington is proud to offer a range of cosmetic injectables that can achieve quick and natural results. Advanced cosmetic relaxers can smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while dermal fillers plump and redefine facial contours. You will feel like you’ve discovered the fountain of youth!
Injectables and fillers at other medical spas are often performed by any technician; but Laser of Arlington adheres to a higher standard of care. Only our Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners perform treatments under the direction of our Medical Director Dr. Bruce Freedman, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. For more information about our Medical Director Click Here
Price: $650 per syringe
JUVÉDERM® is a smooth gel that can fill deep wrinkles, smooth out skin, and add volume and contour to facial features such as the lips and smile lines. Results can look very natural and last up to six months or even longer.
For many women and men, hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm offer a safe, effective, and nonsurgical way to combat signs of aging and enhance facial features. It also helps that Juvederm fillers are extremely versatile and can be used to customize treatment to each patient’s anatomy and goals.
If you are considering facial rejuvenation or enhancement with Juvederm, continue reading to learn the ins and outs of this popular injectable procedure.
Juvederm is an FDA-approved dermal filler designed to restore volume, correct wrinkles and lines, and counteract signs of aging. It is manufactured by Allergan, the same company that’s responsible for Botox, and includes a range of injectable products.
Each Juvederm filler is created to target and address specific cosmetic concerns and areas of the face.
Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure are excellent options for smoothing wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth.
Juvederm Voluma XC is recommended for cheek augmentation and improved facial contours.
Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella are indicated for lip enhancement. While Ultra XC is usually ideal for added fullness and definition, Volbella XC provides subtle augmentation and smooths perioral lines.
The main ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid – a naturally-occurring substance found in skin and joints. Hyaluronic acid is extremely hydrophilic and can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.
Accordingly, when Juvederm’s hyaluronic acid gel is injected under the skin, it instantly attracts water and produces volumizing and hydrating effects. These benefits not only plump tissue, they can also lift skin and restore natural contours.
Depending on the individual and number of treatment areas, a Juvederm treatment typically takes 15-60 minutes. It is conducted in an office setting and avoids incisions, cutting, anesthesia, scarring, or downtime. For these reasons, Juvederm filler is an ideal option for women and men who want to rejuvenate their faces, but wish to avoid surgery and a lengthy recovery.
During the procedure, the marked areas are skillfully injected with a very fine needle. The injector will carefully assess product placement throughout the treatment and massage the area to limit swelling and ensure optimal outcomes.
Following Juvederm injections, patients are free to return to work and resume all normal activities right away.
One of the key benefits of Juvederm is that it produces instant results. Patients will be pleased to note that the treated area immediately appears fuller, with improved contours and shape. Lines will also look softer for more refreshed and youthful skin.
Juvederm offers temporary volume restoration, as the hyaluronic acid gel is gradually broken down by the body.
With that being said, results can last anywhere from six–to–18 months. Longevity depends on the patient’s metabolic rate, product used, treatment area, and injector skill and technique.
Juvederm first received FDA-approval in 2006 and has an excellent safety profile. Results can even be partially or fully reversed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
However, there are some possible side effects and risks that patients should be informed of prior to treatment.
These may include:
These effects are usually mild and temporary and resolve on their own in two-to-four weeks.
But in the hands of an unqualified or inexperienced injector, Juvederm can have some serious complications. This is especially true if the product is injected into an artery, which can result in vascular compromise and tissue necrosis.
For these reasons, you should always seek a certified injector who practices in a medical setting or aesthetic center.
If you are considering a Juvederm filler treatment, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.