Once you’ve restored your vision with the right eye procedure, Dr. Patel can help you rejuvenate your skin, too. The Wichita Vision Institute in Wichita, Kansas, offers Juvederm and several cosmetic treatments to help you achieve smoother skin and a younger-looking appearance. Keep reading to learn more about what cosmetic injectables can do for you.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is one of the most widely used cosmetic injectable lines on the market today. There are several formulations of the product, with each one designed to target a specific set of concerns you may have about your aging skin.
Each of the formulas uses a smooth hyaluronic acid-based gel to produce results. They can help smooth wrinkles and creases, restore lost volume throughout your facial contours, and fill deeper creases and folds that may have formed.
Some of the formulas are specifically designed to work around your mouth area. They can plump thin lips, reduce lipstick lines, and help create a fuller, younger-looking mouth.
Wrinkles and Their Causes
To understand how dermal fillers help ease wrinkles, you must first understand what causes them to form. Some wrinkles and deeper creases, such as lipstick lines and furrows between your eyebrows, are caused by repeated muscle contractions. Over time, using the same facial expressions can lead to creases forming along those lines.
Other wrinkles are caused by a decrease in facial volume and hydration. Much of this is the result of decreased collagen production. Collagen provides elasticity and smoothness to skin and the underlying tissue. However, as you age your body produces less of the substance. This results in thinner, dryer skin that is more susceptible to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also lead to hollows appearing throughout your facial contours and thinning of your lips.
How Do Dermal Fillers Treat Wrinkles?
Juvederm uses a gel made from a hyaluronic acid base. Since hyaluronic acid is naturally found in your body, particularly as a lubricant in your joints, it is generally well tolerated. It is also highly bioavailable, which means your body will start using it relatively quickly to boost hydration and promote collagen production.
Part of how hyaluronic acid works within your body is by stimulating collagen production. This is important because a good amount of your skin’s lost elasticity and volume can be attributed to decreased collagen production. By boosting collagen levels, the treatments may help you achieve natural-looking and long-lasting results. After all, more collagen in your skin means a fuller, smoother appearance with fewer visible signs of aging.
The gel-like consistency of this popular dermal filler also works to help fill wrinkles and creases from within. After being injected into your targeted treatment areas, the hyaluronic acid solution disperses to fill in and level out creases, folds, and hollows.
Hyaluronic acid is an amazing humectant, meaning it absorbs water. In fact, it can hold as much as 1,000 times its own weight in water. As the gel settles into creases and grooves, it settles in and fills them out. As water is absorbed, the area is hydrated and plumped, resulting in smoother skin with fewer wrinkles and less pronounced contours.
Other Benefits of Treatment
Dr. Reena Patel at the Wichita Vision Institute offers several formulations of this popular cosmetic injectable treatment. Each one is designed to target a specific skin concern and area of your face. Every formulation addresses signs of aging skin in its own way, whether that is filling creases, hollows, and contours, hydrating and smoothing skin, or plumping lips.
Since your beauty concerns and goals are personal, the type of cosmetic treatment you pursue will also be unique. However, some skin and beauty concerns are better addressed with dermal filler and injectable treatments than others.
Smoothing wrinkles isn’t the only benefit of this popular cosmetic injectable. Depending on which formulation you choose, you can also expect to see some incredible, and possibly surprising, results.
Restored Volume in Hollows and Areas Around Your Cheeks
As you age, a natural reduction is skin and tissue volume is to be expected. In some people, this can lead to a changed appearance. And, while some changes may be subtle and barely noticeable, some can be more drastic. If you barely recognize your own appearance because of volume loss in your cheeks and altered mid-face contours, there is a Juvederm formulation that can help.
VOLUMA® is a strategic treatment option that helps restore volume and fullness. It may be a good choice if you have lost volume throughout your cheeks and midfacial areas. As it gently plumps your cheeks from within, you will regain a natural-looking and more youthful appearance.
You don’t have to live with gaunt and hollow cheeks any longer. Contact Dr. Patel at the Wichita Vision Institute to find out how an optimal treatment plan can provide long-term results and restore fullness to your facial contours.
Naturally Fuller and Plumped Lips
The loss of volume within your lips that happens as you age can make them seem thinner or poorly defined. It also commonly results in a more pronounced puckering above the lip. This puckering results in a specific crease pattern known as lipstick lines.
Over-the-counter creams and serums may produce small improvements, but a professional-grade cosmetic injectable can provide long-term results to combat this common sign of aging.
Dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectables can provide a good solution to the problem of thinning lips and lipstick lines. As they work to plump your lips, you can achieve a fuller and younger-looking appearance. The newly restored volume can also help cut down on the effects of puckering that cause wrinkles above your lips.
Two of the popular filler choices work to target signs of aging in the mouth area. From filling nasolabial folds to plumping thin lips and erasing feathering, find out how VOLBELLA® and Ultra XC® can help you.
If the thin and drawn appearance of your smile has you hiding it from view, you may want to explore treatment with VOLBELLA®. This iteration of the popular dermal filler line targets thin lips and the surrounding area to restore a youthful and full smile to your face.
It works by gently and softly adding volume to your lips. At the same time, it smooths and fills vertical lines that may have formed around your mouth area. With just one treatment, you can kiss those unsightly lipstick lines and feathering goodbye.
Another popular choice in the filler line is Ultra XC®. This long-standing formulation is designed to increase the volume around your mouth area and within your lips. It doesn’t stop at plumping lips, though.
Ultra XC® can also help to reduce, fill, and smooth deep nasolabial folds and laugh lines. Since these can easily add years to your appearance, a treatment can help you achieve a younger-looking appearance on multiple fronts.
Results will vary for each treatment, but you should expect the benefits of either a VOLBELLA® or Ultra XC® treatment to last for up to one year. That means you’ll get to enjoy your refreshed and younger-looking smile for a while. Go ahead and break out the red lipstick without worrying about it bleeding to those fine lines.
What to Expect
While your treatment session will be guided by your specific treatment plan, there are a few basics that you can expect at any session. At the Wichita Vision Institute, Dr. Patel will personally perform your treatment session in her office. Topical anesthetics can be used to ensure the injections themselves are relatively comfortable.
Depending on the size of your treatment area and your desired results, a treatment session can take from 15 minutes to over an hour. The number of injections you need to achieve the look you want will be determined at a consultation prior to your treatment appointment.
There are generally no strict requirements for post-treatment care. You will not have to worry about downtime, and you will likely be able to return to most normal activities right away. In some cases, you may be advised to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting, as well as sun exposure to the treatment area, for a few days to help you achieve the best results.
Juvederm is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment option that has been in wide use for more than 20 years. It is an incredibly popular option for age-related skin imperfections and, like other dermal fillers, it is generally considered safe. Many people have seen positive results with its use.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Treatment?
Anyone in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond who is concerned with signs of aging skin might see positive results with treatment. A consultation is necessary to determine if cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers are a good option for you.
While these treatments are suitable for most adults, there are some times when you might want to delay a session. An active sinus infection may interfere with treatment or cause complications. Also, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should postpone dermal filler treatments. Talk to Dr. Patel about suitable alternatives that you could use in these cases.
Additional Cosmetic Treatment Options
Dr. Reena Patel at the Wichita Vision Institute offers several cosmetic treatment options to enhance your appearance and help you achieve younger-looking skin. While Juvederm is an incredibly popular choice, it is not the only one you have. Consider these treatment options that can complement and enhance the results you achieve.
This FDA-approved treatment to plump and thicken eyelashes is only available with a prescription. LATISSE® is a topical solution that you apply to your upper lash line. It gradually increases the thickness and fullness of your eyelashes over the course of three to four months. Results will gradually fade once treatments are stopped.
Using a purified form of the botulinum toxin, BOTOX® freezes muscles to drastically reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions. In addition to treating wrinkles between your eyebrows, it is also FDA approved to treat muscle spasms and underarm sweating.
BOTOX® is often used in off-label applications to treat wrinkles in other areas. Results last for several months and repeat treatments can help you maintain your new wrinkle-free appearance.
If you have deep nasolabial folds, you may benefit from a Restylane® treatment. This hyaluronic acid injectable filler works particularly well for creases around your mouth area. It can also help increase the fullness of thin lips. Some medical professionals have found success using Restylane® to fill depressed acne scars. Repeated treatments will be necessary to maintain the desired results.
Are You Ready to Learn More?
You’ve started on the road to a more refreshed appearance by choosing to care for your vision. If you are ready to learn more about the surprising benefits of Juvederm, Dr. Patel can help. Contact the Wichita Vision Institute in Wichita, Kansas today to schedule a consultation. We are looking forward to helping you learn more about how dermal fillers like Juvederm can help you achieve smoother skin and a younger appearance.