Juvéderm XC / Juvéderm Voluma Houston
Juvéderm® XC is a FDA-approved smooth consistency gel that glides easily into the skin to restore volume to areas of the face that have lost volume over time. Juvéderm® XC injectable gel is for injection into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth.
Juvéderm® XC is a dermal filler that consists of hyaluronic acid, a substance that already exists naturally in the body. Juvéderm® XC is easily injected into the skin and produces immediate, natural looking results lasting up to 9 months.
Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile for up to 2 years. Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC is for deep injection into the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss and is for patients over the age of 21.
Some facial lines and wrinkles form as a result of muscle activity, not loss of volume. If you have these types of wrinkles, Dr. Sato might recommend BOTOX® Cosmetic or Xeomin® injections in conjunction with the dermal filler.
Who is a good candidate for dermal filler injections?
Anyone looking to enhance their appearance by restoring volume to areas of the face that have lost volume over time (including stubborn wrinkles not fully eliminated with BOTOX® or Xeomin®) may be a good candidate for dermal fillers. During your consultation, Dr. Sato will evaluate your medical history and examine your skin to determine if Juvéderm® XC, Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC, Radiesse® and/or Belotero Balance® is right for you.
What happens during dermal filler treatment?
Dermal filler injections take about 20 minutes to administer in the office. You may choose to apply a topical or injectable anesthetic to numb the treatment area and reduce the risk of any potential discomfort.
Using a very fine needle, Dr. Sato will place a series of tiny injections into the skin along the areas being treated. During and after the injections, Dr. Sato may gently massage the treated areas to uniformly distribute the dermal filler.
What can I expect while recovering from dermal filler treatment?
An ice pack can be applied for the first 24 hours to help decrease swelling and bruising. There is no down time and you can return to normal activities with virtually no restrictions immediately after the procedure.
The results of Juvéderm® XC injections are visible immediately and will continue to improve as swelling and bruising subside. Effects are expected to last 6-9 months but in many patients they can last up to a year.
Juvéderm®Voluma™ XC results can last up to two years.
Are you interested in Juvéderm® or Juvéderm® Voluma™ in Houston? Contact Dr. Erika Sato today for a consultation.