April 2011 Newsletter
A Closer Look at Juvederm™
Dermal Filler, Injectable Filler, or Facial Filler
Juvederm™ is a non-surgical, injected treatment used commonly for age lines and volume.
We all want to grow older gracefully. While some people embrace the natural aging process, others would like their wrinkles to disappear. The problem is as we age wrinkles and fine lines are inevitable. To help remove signs of aging and to make one look as youthful as they feel Juvederm can help.
Juvederm™ can also be used for treatment of lines and volume not related to aging. Common “off-label” uses include adding volume to thin lips, volume to cheeks, treatment of acne pits and scars, and other lines and depression.
Approved by the FDA in June 2006 for nasolabial fold correction, Juvederm™ is a non-surgical, injectable gel used to restore the skin’s volume and provide correction of wrinkles and nasolabial folds. From the creators of Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm™ is considered “next generation” injectable; it is a dermal facial filler made of a smooth consistency gel that is composed of cross-linked hyluronic acid. It is similar to substances naturally made in the human body.
Where Does It Work?
Smile Lines (or “Parenthesis”)
Smile lines or nasolabial folds, run vertically from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. This is a popular treatment area that many women seek help. After one treatment of Juvederm™ – most patients see a real difference with a noticeable softening of the smile lines.
Marionette lines are the vertical facial wrinkles and folds that form below the corners of the mouth. These lines can sometimes give the appearance of sagging and/or down turned expression. Younger people rarely have these lines and they create a real stigma of aging. Treatment of these is one of the most dramatic improvements in an office visit. Patients report they not only look “happier” but feel happier too.
Facial wrinkles above and around the lips can appear over time due to ordinary lip muscle movement. However, environmental factors such as sun exposure, smoking and stress can also contribute to how the area around your lips ages and the formulation of vertical lip lines. Juvederm™ can soften those with typically just one treatment.
Juvederm™ XC is offered in two formulations: Juvederm XC Ultra (for areas where subtle volume enhancement is required) and Juvederm XC Ultra Plus (for correction of severely deep folds and wrinkles).
Juvederm™ XC (Extra Comfort) contains lidocaine – an effective localized pain reliever. This formulation provides an injection experience that is gentle and comfortable, so you can feel good during and after treatment.
IPS CC Repair Serum/Gel
CC Repair Serum (oily skin) and CC Repair Gel (Dry/Sensitive Skin). They are Vitamin C and E enriched formulas to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The only Vitamin C compound clinically demonstrated to increase stimulating collagen production. This compound also provides anti-oxidant activity and provides skin clarifying and brightening actions. Also contains Green Tea Extract to help reduce skin dryness and irritation.