With age, the skin can lose tissue elasticity and volume. This results in lax tissue that sags, and forms fine lines and deep wrinkles. As the fat deposits below the eyes and across the cheeks diminish, the face is left looking hollow, with sharp, tired features. Not only does the face look older, the appearance can become unhappy and unhealthy. Top Virginia Beach cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Kyle Choe, has an answer for the early signs of aging: Juvederm injectable gel. The cutting-edge injectable provides immediate and dramatic results. Juvederm refreshes the appearance, eliminating fine lines, deep creases, and restoring facial volume in a quick, noninvasive procedure. Juvederm injections at the Choe Center provide long lasting benefits that can immediately take years off of the face.
Juvederm at the Choe Center
Juvederm is made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that is responsible for healthy, hydrated tissues. Over time, HA naturally decreases, resulting in depleted facial volume and a loss of tissue elasticity. Smoking, sun damage, weight fluctuations, illness, and genetics can further expedite these changes.
Juvederm was formulated specifically to treat static wrinkles, or those caused by lax tissues. The injectable can significantly restore lost facial volume and correct asymmetry. Juvederm plumps tissues and blends with the body’s existing collagen stores to provide long-term results. Juvederm’s smooth gel formula will improve Nasolabial Folds, Marionette Lines, and a loss of volume in the cheeks jawline for up to a full year.
Options in the Juvederm Family of Injectables
To meet a variety of patient needs, Juvederm comes in three different formulas, each varying in viscosity or thickness. The Juvederm family of fillers can successfully treat a wide range of shallow lines, deep facial creases, and mild to severe volume loss.
- Juvederm Ultra XC: The ‘lightest’ version of Juvederm, Ultra XC is perfect for the elimination of fine facial lines.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus XC: Considered the ‘medium-duty’ member of the Juvederm family, Ultra Plus XC is designed to improve deep facial folds and mild volume loss.
- Voluma XC: Voluma is the ‘heavy duty’ injectable of the Juvederm family, made to restore significant volume loss and sculpt features for a youthful appearance.
Ideal Juvederm Candidate
If you are unhappy with the early sign of aging, then Juvederm may be the right treatment for you. The ideal candidate for Juvederm will be in good health, understand the treatment process, and have reasonable expectations for the results. The injectable is safe for both men and women, of any ethnicity or skin type.
Although Juvederm can bring significant results for most people, it is not recommended in certain situations. Those with a history of allergic reaction to dermal filler injections may need to postpone treatment. A complimentary consultation appointment will be scheduled with Dr. Choe to determine if Juvederm is right for your needs.
Juvederm Consultation with Dr. Choe
Prior to your Juvederm treatment, a brief consultation appointment will be scheduled with Dr. Choe. At this time he will perform a skin evaluation and review your medical history. Dr. Choe will discuss the benefits and limitations of Juvederm, then share before/after photos of his recent Juvederm patients, helping to illustrate the potential results. After careful consideration, Dr. Choe will determine if it is the right treatment for you. If so, a personalized treatment plan will be created.
Juvederm Injections at the Choe Center
The Juvederm procedure will take 15 to 30 minutes. Injections are applied to the predetermined location with a small needle, just above the underlying bone and muscle. While the injections are not painful, they can cause a fleeting pinching sensation. Juvederm XC contains Lidocaine, an anesthetic, keeping discomfort to a minimum. Dr. Choe can also add a topical numbing cream or local anesthetic for additional comfort.
Recovery and Results From Juvederm
No downtime is required after a Juvederm session. Patients can return to work or school the same afternoon. While mild redness and swelling are common at the injection site, these will quickly dissipate. The results from Juvederm can be seen immediately. Then, as the body’s collagen stores increase, the skin will gradually continue to improve. A repeat treatment will not be necessary for eight to ten months, possibly longer.
Potential Complications From Juvederm
Juvederm has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe way to restore volume in the cheeks and jawline, as well as improve fine lines and deep wrinkles. When performed by an experienced provider, like Dr. Choe, Juvederm can effectively plump tissues and sculpt facial features. Side effects from Juvederm are generally mild, although swelling, redness, and bruising are common. These will diminish over the first several days. More serious complications are rare, but can include facial asymmetry, infection, or an allergic reaction to the bacterial proteins in Juvederm.
The Most Trusted Juvederm Injector in Virginia
The Choe Center is one of the most respected cosmetic surgery providers in Virginia. If you are thinking about noninvasive facial rejuvenation, contact his Virginia Beach office with your questions or to schedule an initial visit at 757.389.5850. Consultations with Dr. Choe are always complimentary.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a smooth gel, injectable facial filler, created specifically to eliminate fine lines and deep wrinkles, as well as add facial volume.
What areas can see improvement with Juvederm?
Juvederm can successfully plump nasolabial folds, from the nose to the edges of the mouth, and Marionette lines, at the corners of the mouth. Additionally, Juvederm is excellent for restoring volume along the cheeks and jawline.
Am I a good candidate for Juvederm?
If you are looking to improve the fine lines, deep wrinkles, and facial creases that occur with aging, you may make an excellent candidate for Juvederm. Patients should be in overall good health and have reasonable expectations for their final results. Juvederm is FDA approved for all skin types.
Will my Juvederm injections be painful?
Juvederm is not considered painful, however you may feel a slight pinch during the injection. At the Choe Center, topical and local anesthesia options are available for additional patient comfort.
How are Juvederm injections applied?
Dr. Choe will determine the target area prior to treatment. Then, Juvederm will be injected directly into the predetermined tissue using a very small needle.
How long is a Juvederm treatment?
A Juvederm session will normally take less than 30 minutes to complete.
How soon can I see results from my Juvederm injections?
The benefits from Juvederm are immediately apparent. Over the following two to three months, as the swelling resolves, the results will continue to improve.
When can I return to work after receiving Juvederm injections?
Juvederm injections require no downtime, so you will be free to return to work or school immediately after treatment.
How long will the results from my Juvederm injections last?
The results from Juvederm can last from six months to two years, depending on the treatment area and level of correction required.
What are the potential risks and complications from Juvederm?
Minor side effects from Juvederm can include bruising, redness, and mild swelling. Although rare, more serious complications can include bleeding, infection, and an allergy to the bacterial proteins in Juvederm.