As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. With the use of Juvéderm® Ultra & Ultra Plus XC injectable gel, you can reverse this by replacing the volume that is lost with aging.
Juvéderm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in many areas of your body (joint, eyes, skin) that helps to add volume and diminish facial wrinkles. Juvéderm® provides a smooth, natural look and feel.
Dr. Sian applies Juvéderm® injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Juvéderm® can also be used to treat Marionette lines – these are the lines that run vertically from the corners of the mouth down to the chin (just like a Marionette puppet’s mouth). Smokers frequently have vertical wrinkles on their upper and lower lips and they may benefit from treatment using fillers.
The Juvéderm® injection process takes only about 15-20 minutes and results are immediate. There is minimal recovery or downtime. You can actually step into your doctor’s office for treatment and go back to work the very same day.
Dr. Sian employs the “Cannula Technique” when injecting Juvéderm®. The advantages of this technique include the following:
- Fewer Injections. Multiple areas on the same side of the face can be treated with as few as a single access point. The fewer the injections, the less pain. In addition, there are also few bleeding points. You no longer feel like a pin cushion during your treatment. Dr. Sian is usually able to treat the nasolabial fold, marionette lines, and lips through a single injection point on each side of the face.
- Less Bruising. A cannula (needle with a blunt tip) is used with this technique instead of a needle. This allows Dr. Sian to add volume to the face with Juvéderm® while minimizing injury to structures such as blood vessels and nerves.
- Fewer Serious Complications. Although rare, inadvertent injections into blood vessels during treatment with fillers using needles can lead to occlusion of blood vessels which can potentially have catastrophic results. With the use of blunt tip cannulas, this is much less likely to happen since blood vessels and nerves are merely pushed away and not punctured by the cannula.
Injections of Juvederm Ultra & Ultra Plus XC are performed by Dr. Sian himself, not by nurses or physician assistants.
If you would like to try Juvederm Ultra & Ultra Plus XC, please call 559 797-0501 to schedule an appointment.