What to Expect
- Anesthesia – None or local anesthesia
- Length of Surgery – 15 – 20 minutes
- In / Outpatient – Office procedure
- Duration of Results – Results may last a few months up to one year. Results vary.
For facial depressions and lip volume loss (“liquid” facelift)
As you age, it’s not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks and other facial areas can lose volume and skin may begin to sag and create noticeable depression. Juvederm Voluma© XC is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. It can provide you contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment. Juvederm® gel is indicated for the correction of moderate to severe lines along the sides of the nose and mouth (such as nasolabial folds). The substance that helps keep your skin structure together and skin moisture intact is called Hyaluronic Acid. This is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. With age, we start to lose the amount of hyaluronic acid in our bodies which leads to depressions in the skin along with wrinkles and folds. Juvederm XC helps to replace the lost hyaluronic acid in the skin to smooth out the skin and keep it volumized. Juvederm XC is also available in two formulations, Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and last approximately 9 to 12 months. Juvederm has been tested on both female and male patients and all skin types, so everyone can enjoy the benefits.
The Basics of Injectable Facial Fillers
Which Injectable Should I Use?
Restylane and Perlane are other products are also hyaluronic acid fillers used to restore volume and smooth facial wrinkles. Radiesse® is a filler that consists of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. These microspheres are very similar to minerals naturally found in the human body. With time, the body absorbs these microspheres leaving behind natural collagen. Dr. Sabbagh will determine which filler is right for you.
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