Juvederm® Ultra and Juvederm® Ultra Plus now available at Helton Skin and Laser Institute
Juvederm® is the newest filler from the makers of Botox. It is useful for wrinkles around the mouth and nasal labial folds. Results can last up to one year. We have extensive experience with this product, In fact, Dr. Helton is a national trainer for Allergan instructing others how to correctly use this product to give you beautiful results! When you rely on the experts at the Helton Skin and Laser Institute for all our dermatological care, you can rest assured you’re dealing with highly trained professionals with unsurpassed talent and experience. Dr. Peter Helton is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeon. Our fully trained staff of Registered nurses, medical assistants and receptionists are hand picked and highly trained. Bottom line…you can be confident that you will experience outstanding care at our caring facility and leave feeling more attractive and living healthier than ever before.
What is Juvederm® and how does it work?
Smoothing wrinkles and folds or giving your mouth a fuller more sensuous look and requires no foreign elements. Juvederm® give shape with NASHA, non-animal, stabilized hyaluronic acid, giving shape with the body’s own natural material called hyaluronic acid. This means no pre testing is required. In the skin it creates volume resulting in a healthier and more vital appearance.
How long will Juvederm® last?
The procedures are long lasting but not permanent, each treatment is unique depending on many factors such as, age, and skin type, lifestyle and muscle activity. Most clients choose to have a follow-up treatment at 6-12 months for wrinkles or facial contouring, and 6 months for lip treatments. The results are instantaneous.
How is Juvederm® administered?
Local anesthetic may be applied pre-treatment. During the treatment the crystal-gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very thin needle. The gel then gives natural volume and smoothes the wrinkle.
What are the side effects?
After a treatment some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the implant site. These typically resolve spontaneously within 1-2 days after injection to the skin and within 1 week to the lips. Other reactions are very rare but 1 in 2000 treated clients have experienced swelling at the implant site, sometimes affecting the surrounding tissues. These have been described as mild to moderate.
What results can be expected?
The ability of Juvederm® products to integrate with adjacent tissues allows the free passage of vital elements like oxygen and hormones to pass between fragments of the gel. The result is healthy, natural looking smoother, line free skin.
Which product should I use?
Each product is designed for different purposes. Juvederm® Ultra is used for wrinkle correction and lip enhancement. Juvederm® Ultra Plus is used for shaping facial contours such as chin and cheeks, correcting deep folds and for volume lip augmentation. Your physician chooses the product that matches the tissue structure at various levels of skin depths.