Are you concerned about the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face? Do you notice your cheeks and midface losing volume as you grow older? Are you tired of watching your skin age before your eyes? If so, you could be a good candidate for Juvederm, a versatile family of injectable dermal fillers that can instantly rejuvenate your skin with zero downtime required. At Sun City Laser in El Paso, TX, we’re proud to offer several of these top-quality fillers to meet your needs and help you reach your aesthetic goals.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a broad family of dermal fillers comprised of clear hyaluronic acid-based gel and lidocaine. This unique filler can be injected to provide immediate lift and volume to various parts of your face while simultaneously erasing wrinkles and fine lines and tightening skin. The base of the gel, hyaluronic acid, is a natural sugar produced by your body to hydrate the skin and maintain a smooth, healthy appearance.
When used as a filler, the acid creates a natural, skin-like texture and provides nourishing properties to the skin before it dissolves safely. Treatment is typically quick, involves no discomfort thanks to the included lidocaine, and requires no downtime after your appointment. You can see your results instantly, and many patients report that their skin develops a fresh new glow as the hyaluronic acid hydrates from within.
You can expect temporary improvement in the appearance of lines, wrinkles, folds, and skin laxity, giving you a significant confidence boost as you enjoy your ideal image and stop worrying about signs of aging.
What Are the Benefits of Juvederm?
This product offers a variety of benefits. First, it is proven to be a powerful skin-rejuvenation treatment as it effortlessly minimizes signs of aging and refreshes the skin. It is considered safe and effective for most patients thanks to its natural base and can deliver long-lasting results.
In addition, most patients can pursue continuing treatments to maintain their ideal image and prevent signs of aging from developing further. Thanks to the range of products available, this treatment is appropriate for the majority of common aging concerns and can be an excellent alternative to more invasive treatment options.
How Does It Compare to Botox?
Botox is another popular anti-aging injectable that can be used to smooth wrinkles and restore a youthful appearance. However, it is designed to treat dynamic wrinkles, while Juvederm is used to treat static wrinkles. The difference is in facial movement. Dynamic wrinkles appear and deepen when you move your facial muscles. Static wrinkles remain the same despite facial expression.
Botox targets the facial muscles and causes temporary paralysis to minimize dynamic wrinkles. However, it cannot address static wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity. If needed, one of our talented doctors can recommend a combination of treatments to effectively address all your aging concerns.
What Are the Different Types of Juvederm and What Do They Do?
This family of products has been specifically developed to address various regions of the face and common aging concerns. One of our doctors can recommend the best product or combination of products for your unique situation.
This type is considered the base version and can be used in many areas of the face. When injected, it can instantly build volume, tighten the skin, and erase lines and wrinkles in the skin. It is most often used on mild to moderate wrinkles and lines around the mouth, nose, chin, and brows, and it can be combined with other versions of this product to create your ideal image.
This gel is 20% thicker than Ultra, giving it the necessary body to address deeper lines and wrinkles. It is often used to treat nasolabial folds, which are often called smile lines, due to the thicker facial tissue surrounding the nose and mouth. It is injected strategically into deep wrinkles and folds to lift the skin and volumize the area, noticeably fading or completely erasing your concerns in one simple treatment.
Ultra Plus XC
Similar to Ultra XC, this product is also comprised of a thicker gel and is designed to treat moderate to severe folds and wrinkles. It is most often used to treat nasolabial folds, lines surrounding the corners of the mouth, and marionette lines, which extend from the corners of the mouth to the corners of the chin.
This filler was created to deliver the volumizing power of this treatment directly to the lips. It can help redefine the edges of the lip, erase lines and wrinkles around the lips, and create a plumping effect in one simple treatment. Approved for adults over 21, this filler creates a soft, natural texture and is among the longest-lasting lip fillers available.
This filler is designed to volumize the cheeks and midface, which are often one of the first facial regions to show signs of aging. Strategic injections help lift the cheeks, fill hollow areas, and create a fuller, younger-looking appearance in one appointment.
How Long Does It Last?
Your individual results will vary based on the severity of your concerns, the areas treated, and how carefully you follow your doctor’s instructions after treatment to prolong your results. However, most treatments last between eight months and two years, and many patients report that their results last longer. If needed, you can have touch-up treatments to enhance your results. You can also opt to pursue a personalized treatment plan to maintain your results for as long as you desire.
Am I an Ideal Candidate For Juvederm Treatment?
If you are an adult man or woman who is concerned about signs of aging and is looking for a simple, non-surgical treatment option, this dermal filler could be right for you! A good candidate is generally healthy, has no allergies to any ingredients in this filler, and is free from any bleeding disorders or skin irritations in the target areas.
You should also have educated, realistic expectations about the results you can expect to see from treatment. While most of our patients are over the age of 40, our younger patients also benefit from treatment and experience excellent results.
You may not be an ideal candidate if you experience severe skin laxity, which is not able to be effectively treated with a dermal filler. In this case, one of our doctors can recommend an alternative treatment to help you achieve your desired appearance. If you are unsure of whether you are an ideal candidate, one of our doctors will help you evaluate your unique concerns during an initial consultation.
What Can I Expect?
Your first appointment will be an initial consultation to help one of our doctors determine your candidacy for treatment. During this appointment, your doctor will examine your skin and areas of concern, ask you about your medical history, and discuss your desired results.
They may also ask you about any previous anti-aging treatments or procedures. If you are approved for treatment, your doctor will recommend a treatment plan to suit your needs. They will also give you a better idea of the results you can expect and any additional treatments you may wish to consider to enhance your final results.
On the day of your appointment, you should avoid wearing makeup in the treatment area and make sure your skin is not irritated. Your doctor will cleanse your skin, then use a small, thin needle to inject the filler into the predetermined areas. Most patients report that these injections are painless thanks to the lidocaine, but we can provide a topical numbing agent to ensure your comfort if needed.
Your doctor will skillfully build volume in your areas of concern with multiple injections. This process typically takes between 15 minutes and an hour, depending on the number of areas you have treated. Once your doctor is finished with the injections, you can see your results instantly. You should notice that any fine lines, wrinkles, or folds appear smoother and less noticeable.
Loose skin should appear tighter, and any areas lacking volume, such as the lips or cheeks, should appear fuller and plumper. You can return to your normal daily activities immediately after treatment.
This treatment involves an easy recovery time for most patients. You may notice some mild swelling in the injection sites, which is normal and typically subsides in 24-48 hours. You should plan to avoid exercise for at least 24 hours as your skin heals.
In addition, you should not wear drink alcohol or take anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin for at least 24 hours to avoid increasing your risk of bleeding or bruising due to treatment. You should not apply makeup for 24-48 hours or until your doctor gives you permission.
Lastly, you should plan to avoid direct sun exposure for the first one to three days as your skin heals. Harmful sun exposure is estimated to cause over 90% of all common skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and skin cancer. It’s important to protect your skin and the results of your treatment by wearing sunscreen whenever you are outside and limiting your time in direct sunlight as much as possible.
Your skin should feel completely back to normal from one to three days after your appointment. At this time, your final results are fully visible. Your skin should be softer, smoother, and appear more vibrant than before your treatment. Signs of aging should be diminished, and you should feel more confident in and satisfied with your appearance.
Depending on the product used and the areas treated, your results could last eight months to two years. The longevity of your results depends on your unique skin type and how well you protect and care for your skin after a treatment. You may decide to pursue touch-up injections to enhance your results and build additional volume as the aging process naturally progresses. Once your final results begin to fade, you can discuss the possibility of a long-term treatment plan with your doctor if you wish to maintain your ideal image for years to come.
Contact Us to Learn More!
Signs of aging come with the aging process, but they shouldn’t affect your self-esteem or steal the joy from your life. With the Juvederm el paso line of products, you can say goodbye to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin with one quick appointment. Your results should appear natural, noticeable, and long-lasting, and you can pursue this treatment at any age.
If you’re ready to learn more about this transformative treatment, contact our team of professionals at Sun City Laser in El Paso, TX, to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you!