As we age, we lose volume in our face. This can cause the skin to sag—lines and wrinkles become more pronounced. At the Santa Fe Plastic Surgery Center, we utilize injectable fillers to reverse this volume loss, smooth wrinkles, plump lips, and improve other facial features to restore a natural, youthful appearance.
Juvérderm® is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel for injection into facial tissues to add volume. Hyaluronic acid is a natural, complex sugar which improves skin elasticity, delivers nutrients, hydrates the skin by holding in water, and acts as a cushioning agent. By adding volume underneath the wrinkles and folds they become smoother, more supple, and create a more youthful appearance. Over time, the product is harmlessly absorbed into the body.
Side effects are rare. Redness or discomfort at the injection site is possible, but typically disapears within three days. Tightness, swelling and bruising are also rare, and should pass within a week. Discoloration can occur in some patients and will be specially treated.
Juvérderm comes in different formulations, tailored to improving specific areas of the face:
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC is the only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It is the thickest form of the gel, lasts twice as long, providing a subtle lift and a smoother, rounder contour for a more youthful profile. The effects lasts up to two years.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is slightly thinner form of the gel; best suited for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. The effects typically last from 9 months to a year.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is the thinnest form this gel, suitable for injecting into the lips to increase plumpness and around the mouth to reduce the fine wrinkles that can form in the perioral area. The effects typically last from 9 months to a year.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is FDA-approved for injection into lips and around the mouth to improve fine, vertical lines (perioral rhytids), and to correct lip asymmetry.
As an alternative to Juvérderm® fillers we have a high regard for fat grafting, a process that harvests fat cells from one part of the patient’s body and injects them into the areas we wish to treat.
CERTIFIED EXPERT INJECTOR™
The ExpertInjector™ program qualifies board-certified plastic surgeons to perform injectable procedures, applying the highest standards of patient safety, reliable results and consumer education. James Green, MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Certified ExpertInjector™ with over 25 years of experience in surgical and injectable procedures. Learn More >
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