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What is JUVÉDERM®

Created by Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox®, JUVÉDERM® is FDA approved to provide a smooth, long-lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Dermal fillers are used to restore volume and fullness to the skin, giving a healthy, youthful appearance.

JUVÉDERM® is also a frequently requested procedure for lip augmentation. It restores structure and volume to the lips, increasing fullness and minimizing wrinkles around the mouth.

JUVÉDERM® is manufactured using HYLACROSS technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. JUVÉDERM® is available in three formulations to allow for a tailored treatment to your unique needs.

JUVÉDERM Ultra provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles  and folds. JUVEDERM Ultra Plus is the thicker version of Juvederm used for correction of deeper folds and for areas that need larger amounts of filler such as the marionette lines from the angle of the mouth to the chin. JUVEDERM Voluma is the most robust filler in the Juvederm™ family. It tends to have a higher degree of lifting properties and is well suited for correction of volume loss in the cheeks or mid-face region.

Benefits of JUVEDERM® include:

  • It is fast and safe procedure with no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring
  • It is formulated for pain free injection
  • Requires no allergy testing prior to injection
  • Results are long-lasting up to 6 months or more
  • Minimal side effects

Treatment procedure:

JUVEDERM is injected using a fine needle into the area to be treated. It is infused with lidocaine which further reduces the discomfort during the injection procedure. To decrease the risk of bleeding at the injection site, you may be recommended not to take other medications such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) the week before the injection session. Following the injection, an ice pack may be applied to the treated area in order to prevent swelling.

After the procedure:

After the procedure some patients may experience pain, redness, tenderness, swelling, bruising, or itching, lumps and bumps and discoloration. All of these adverse effects are usually mild and temporary, lasting less than seven days. There may also be a risk of infection, as seen with all skin injection procedures.

In the first 24 hours following the injection your doctor may recommend you to avoid excessive sun or heat exposure, any strenuous exercise, and alcoholic beverages in order to decrease the risk of developing temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites.

BELOTERO BALANCE®

BELOTERO BALANCE® injectable gel provides a natural finished look. 1-3 This hyaluronic acid (HA) smoothes moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles such as vertical lip lines above and around the lips. By integrating within in your skin’s tissue, BELOTERO BALANCE® maintains natural movement and facial expressions for a look that feels natural to the touch. 1-3

Help take your wrinkles all the way to smooth with BELOTERO BALANCE® by contacting Gill Dermatology.

Treatments

BELOTERO BALANCE® specifically treats highly visible areas around the mouth, improving the appearance of stubborn, etched-in facial lines and wrinkles.1 Treatment areas include:

  • Vertical lip lines
  • Smiles lines
  • Corner lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Chin wrinkle

BELOTERO BALANCE® integrates directly into the skin, enhancing your appearance with minimal downtime.2

BELOTERO BALANCE® is FDA-approved to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds (the folds that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth).
The Benefits of Belotero Balance®

Discover how to help take your wrinkles all the way to smooth with BELOTERO BALANCE®. Only BELOTERO BALANCE® is created using the Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) process. 2 With this proprietary technology, BELOTERO BALANCE® injectable gel evenly and completely blends into your skin, providing a natural, finished look. 1-3 While some fillers are designed to rebuild facial structure and volume, BELOTERO BALANCE® takes a more targeted approach, specifically treating moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles, such as vertical lip lines. 1

What to Expect

BELOTERO BALANCE® is injected into the skin in a simple, quick treatment that can be performed today at Gill Dermatology. A single syringe creates an elegant finishing touch to your treatment regimen. As with all injectable fillers, your health care provider has options to help manage your comfort during treatment. After BELOTERO BALANCE® treatment, leave your physicians office with a finishing touch and results that are expected to last 6 months or longer in many patients. 1

For detailed information about BELOTERO BALANCE® visit the BELOTERO BALANCE® site.

1 BELOTERO BALANCE [instructions for use]. Greensboro, NC: Merz North America, Inc.; 2012.
2 Micheels P, Besse S, Flynn TC, Sarazin D, Elbaz Y. Superficial dermal injection of hyaluronic acid soft tissue fillers: comparative ultrasound study. Dermatol Surg. 2012;38(7 Pt 2):1162-1169.
3 Tran C, Carraux P, Micheels P, Kaya G, Salomon D. In vivo bio-integration of three hyaluronic acid fillers in human skin: a histological study. Dermatology. 2014;228(1):47-54.
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JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC

What is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel?

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.

What is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel?

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.

What else should you know about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC?

  • First and only * Hyaluronic Acid (HA)* filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift
  • Clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is from the makers of the #1 family of fillers
  • After 24 hours, you should be able to resume your normal activities
  • Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.

*Hyaluronic Acid (HA)* – Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume.
To learn more about adding a lift to your face with voluma, we encourage you to schedule a cosmetic consultation with dermatologist Dr. Anita Arora Gill at 936-760-3373 or 832-791-5879. Also refer to website http://www.juvederm.com/what-is-juvederm/juvederm-voluma-xc.aspx to learn more about voluma.