The Art of Facial Contouring with Facial Fillers
at Skin MD and Beyond
What Is Juvéderm and Juvéderm Plus?
Juvéderm products are North America’s most popular facial fillers! Juvéderm and Juvéderm Plus products are a “soft” clear gel filler with extraordinary flow properties which assures a very natural-feeling and natural-looking result. It is derived from a hyaluronic acid substance (non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA)). The substance is naturally known to aid the skin in maintaining proper hydration and volume.
What Is the Difference between Juvéderm, Juvéderm Plus and other Facial Fillers?
There are several hyaluronic acid fillers on the market -the most well known being Restylane and Juvéderm. Juvéderm is quite similar to Restylane chemically, but has some differences in the structure. Restylane is composed of small gel particles which gives more lifting power, so they can be injected into deeper tissue and provide better results on deep folds. Juvéderm is a softer gel that is easier to inject and causes less tissue irritation. Juvéderm Plus is a Juvéderm variation that is thicker. Both Juvéderm and Juvéderm Plus are a clear colorless gel and has the smoothest consistency available on the market today, designed to produce the desirable results that last as long as possible.
What is the Skin MD and Beyond Difference:
As a National Advisor for Facial Contouring with Injectables, Skin MD and Beyond sets the gold standard and offers a customized and detailed cosmetic solution that is personally designed for each patient. Every patient is provided a private and detailed medical consultation with the doctor, who will perform your procedure, to assist you in determining the best course of action to address your aesthetic concerns –in a comfortable setting conducive to optimal results. With their extensive knowledge of the skin and the aging process, Drs. Wright will help you achieve long lasting and natural looking results using their gentle techniques and staged treatment approach.See photo gallery below
How long does a treatment usually take?
The injection process is quick and easy and takes only about 15-30 minutes, depending on the areas treated. Patients are asked to come in 30 minutes prior to their appointment for proper cleansing and prepping of the skin and topical numbing application. Additional time is also considered to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.
How long does Juvéderm last?
The unique formulation of Juvéderm has been clinically proven to last for six months to a year. Because Juvéderm Plus is a thicker product it can last several months longer. However, we are all individuals and I have seen patients occasionally where it only lasts 3 months and others where it has lasted up to two years – but these individuals are the exception, not the rule.
How long before I see results?
You will see a visible improvement immediately after treatment. Most people need one treatment to achieve an optimal outcome. Additional “touch-up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain the desired look. Dr. Wright will work with you in the room to achieve the most desirable results. The best results are gaged after about 2 weeks.
How is Juvéderm different than Botox cosmetic?
Juvéderm™ injectable gel is a dermal filler that provides volume and is used to treat wrinkles and folds resulting from a loss of volume beneath the surface of the skin such as perioral lines and nasolabial folds (lines around your mouth and nose). Juvéderm restores you’re the volume in your lips and kin for a smooth, natural look and feel. BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a filler. BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes muscle activity and is used to treat moderate to severe lines caused by muscle movement. As the muscle movement softens there is a temporary diminishing of lines for a smoother appearance.
Can people with different skin tones be treated with Juvederm?
Yes. In fact, Juvéderm injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with Juvéderm showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.
Am I a candidate for treatment with Juvéderm?
Do not use this product if you have severe or multiple allergies or a history of severe allergic reactions manifesting as anaphylaxis. You should also not use this product if you have allergies to lidocaine or the proteins used to make hyaluronic acid. Dr. Wright will determine if Juvéderm treatment is right for you. Juvéderm Injectable Gel contains trace amounts of gram positive bacterial proteins and is contraindicated for patients with a history of allergies to such material.
Does a Juvéderm treatment hurt?
In most cases, not at all. The area is numbed with topical anesthesia and once it is absorbed, you will barely feel the Juvéderm injections. In addition, Juvéderm XC (extra comfort) is a hyaluronic acid wrinkle filler with lidocaine, a pain reliever that allows you to be more comfortable during and after treatment.