Look at your face. You will probably see two types of wrinkles: Dynamic and static. Dynamic wrinkles appear when you move your facial muscles to smile, frown or even squint. Over time, these dynamic wrinkles can become static—permanently etched in your face.
What is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm ® XC is an FDA-approved filler that helps to eliminate wrinkles for up to a year. It is made up of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies, to smooth mild to severe wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It uses HYLACROSS™ technology to create a smooth gel consistency for natural-looking results. Juvéderm ® XC is infused with lidocaine to help ensure patient comfort during treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Patients who are healthy, non-smokers with realistic expectations from Juvéderm® are often good candidates. This filler can temporarily help to improve the appearance of lines and folds around the mouth for a more youthful appearance. Patients should inform their doctor if they have a history of severe allergies or excessive scarring. This filler has not been tested on patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding. A consultation with Dr. O’Brien is necessary to help determine if this filler is right for your anatomy.
How Does Juvéderm® Work?
As we age, our skin loses hyaluronic acid, which helps to maintain your skin’s structure and volume. This can contribute to moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Juvéderm ® XC works to substitute the hyaluronic acid your skin has lost, giving immediate results by filling in unwanted lines and wrinkles. It can also correct marionette lines, vertical lip lines, and parentheses around your mouth.
Following treatment, patients may experience mild swelling, itching, tenderness, or bruising at the injection site(s), though this should resolve with time. There is little to no downtime associated with these injections, but patients should avoid direct sunlight and alcoholic beverages for the first 24 hours. Juvéderm® is the only HA filler proven to last up to one year. Many patients receive treatments every three to four months to maintain results.
Ready to kiss those lines goodbye? Schedule an appointment with Dr. O’Brien in St. Petersburg today for natural looking results. We strive to offer our patients the best care possible, addressing any questions or concerns they may have to ensure optimal results.