Love to smile, but hate the lines around your mouth and nose? Juvéderm® can restore a natural-looking smoothness to the face by filling out wrinkles. Administered by Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., Juvéderm® plumps thinning facial features while adding elasticity to your skin.
How Juvéderm® Works
Juvéderm® Injectable Gel is a biocompatible dermal filler that includes hyaluronic acid, a natural complex sugar that bolsters skin elasticity, providing a smooth and supple appearance. It improves a patient’s appearance by lifting the skin and adding volume to the wrinkles and folds in the treatment area. Juvéderm® is a popular choice for treating wrinkles around the nasolabial folds (a.k.a. “smile lines” or “parentheses”). Juvéderm® comes in two FDA-approved options: Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC.
Juvéderm® Ultra XC
Juvéderm® Ultra XC is a hyaluronic acid-based gel that provides natural-looking, taut skin while smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles in the face. It includes a mild, lidocaine anesthetic to enhance a patient’s comfort. The effects of lidocaine take place in seconds, so after a Juvéderm® Ultra XC treatment, patients can go right back to their day with ease. Juvéderm® Ultra XC is specially formulated with a softer texture, making it ideal for fine to medium lines that are closer to the skin’s surface.
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is very similar to Juvéderm® Ultra XC; both include hyaluronic acid used to promote skin elasticity to give skin a smoother, more youthful look. Juvéderm® Ultra Plus also lasts up to one year. The difference is that Juvéderm® Ultra Plus has a more substantial texture, making it most effective on deeper furrows and wrinkles of the face and nasolabial folds.
The Juvéderm® Difference
Like many dermal fillers and injectables, Juvéderm® provides a smoother appearance from the gel-like structure of its main ingredient, hyaluronic acid (HA). The formula of Juvéderm® differs from other dermal fillers as its formula is cross-linked, which may increase the amount of time needed between follow-up treatments.
Candidates for Juvéderm® Treatments
Juvéderm® products are the first hyaluronic acid fillers with proven effectiveness for clients with sensitive skin. Most anyone with common aging signs such as wrinkles, creases, or folds around the nose, mouth, and lips, are candidates for Juvéderm® treatment. Juvéderm® is safe for most individuals with allergies and achieves the same great results for any skin tone.
The Juvéderm® Treatment Experience
The first step in treatment is scheduling a personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chad M. Robbins to discuss the areas you wish to target and your ultimate goal for treatment. Dr. Robbins will assess your skin and desired areas to determine the appropriate amount of filler, additional treatment options, and follow-up appointments needed to achieve your desired results.
Just before your Juvéderm® treatment, your skin will be cleansed with a top-of-the-line cleaning product. Dr. Robbins will then skillfully inject problem areas with Juvéderm® which immediately begins to plump and firm your skin. Anesthesia is not needed, since Juvéderm® already contains a pain-relieving agent.
You may return to your normal routine immediately following treatment as no recovery time is needed to achieve your desired results. Some redness and small bumps may occur at the injection site, but can be covered up with make-up while the healing process completes the work.
Initial results are seen within a few days of the treatment. Your full, final results are visible within one week. Patients are happily surprised to find the results of treatment last up to two years after an initial one-month “touch up”.
Cost of Juvéderm® Treatment in Nashville
The cost of Juvéderm® treatment varies based on the extent of treatment necessary to achieve your goals. Our office accepts cash, personal check, and credit cards as methods of payments. Financing via CareCredit® is also available. Contact a friendly member of our Nashville, TN office today with any questions about the cost of Juvéderm® treatments in Nashville, TN.
Juvéderm® treatments are available at our Nashville plastic surgery office. Please contact Dr. Robbins to schedule your appointment.