Juvéderm

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Juvéderm

Do you feel like you look more tired than you are? Does your makeup get stuck in lines and wrinkles that weren't there when you were younger? Juvéderm injectable gel is a smooth consistency dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in your skin. Juvederm treatment can diminish the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds ("parentheses" between the corners of the mouh and the nose), as well as any other wrinkles around the mouth or nose. Juvederm injections can also be used to enhance the lips, creating fuller lips and a more symmetrical appearance. Juvederm is FDA-approved to last from 6 months to up to one year.

What to expect

Dr. Q will discuss your options with you for dealing with facial lines, wrinkles, folds and/or lip augmentation. She will help you understand the pros and cons of each treatment and make recommendations to help you achieve your esthetic goals. Before your procedure begins, a topical anesthetic cream may be used on the areas to be treated. With Dr. Q’s training as a general and cosmetic dentist, she can also expertly administer a painless dental block, achieving widespread numbing of the skin to keep you comfortable, if you prefer. Once sufficiently numbed, a tiny needle is used to inject a small amount of the Juvederm into the skin to "fill" the wrinkles and folds. The procedure takes about 30-45 minutes with minimal discomfort. Results are immediate. Juvederm and other fillers are often used in conjunction with Botox and Dysport to enhance the life of results.

Results of Juvéderm injections

• Beautiful and natural elimination or softening of most affected wrinkles that lasts 6-12 months

• Natural, age-appropriate results unveiling a "refreshed" version of yourself

• Supplemental "touch up" treatment may be desired to achieve and maintain optimal results

Lip Augmentation

Juvéderm is an excellent filler choice for lip augmentation. In your consultation with Dr. Q, she will show and describe different "lip styles" that can be achieved based on your facial symmetry and personal preferences. Juvederm is also used to add definition to the lips, remove vertical lip lines and elevate downturned corners of the mouth (oral commissures) effectively erasing years off your face.

Recovery from Juvéderm injections

You can go back to work and full unrestricted activities immediately. You can shower and wash immediately, and no bandages or dressings are needed. Some temporary itching, swelling, redness or bruising may occur within the first few days of treatment.

*At Dr Q Dentistry, we only use authentic products purchased directly from the respective manufacturers.

Dr. Q is pleased to offer complimentary esthetic consultations for Botox, Dysport and Injectable fillers. Please contact us at any time to schedule your appointment.