As we get older, we can lose volume in our faces. This can increase the appearance of facial folds and wrinkles. It can also make your cheeks hollow. Most frustrating, being fit and active enough to get the figure you love can rob your face of youthful volume.
Fortunately, there’s a simple way to restore lost volume in your face: JUVÉDERM®. At The Med Spot in Woodland Hills, Dr. Michelle Reyes uses the entire JUVÉDERM® family of injectable fillers to help her patients achieve an attractive, youthful-looking appearance. Since 1997, Dr. Michelle Reyes has been helping people in the Calabasas area achieve better lives, and now she can help you with JUVÉDERM® or another minimally invasive cosmetic treatment.
What Can JUVÉDERM® Do for You?
JUVÉDERM® began as a single successful filler, but it has expanded on its quality results to diversify into a wide range of treatments that can correct many common concerns you might have about the effects of aging on your face, including:
- Hollow cheeks
- Poorly defined cheekbones
- Tear trough
- Small or receding chin
- Facial folds, including nasolabial folds
- Lines around your mouth (“lipstick lines”)
- Thin lips
Some people find that as they get older, their cheeks lose volume, becoming thin. This can create an aged appearance, which can also lead to the appearance of a tear trough. In addition, some people are unhappy with the natural appearance of their cheeks, which might not have enough definition of the cheekbones. JUVÉDERM® Voluma™ XC is recommended for cheeks. It can replace lost volume and sculpt higher and more rounded cheeks.
JUVÉDERM® Voluma™ XC can also be used to augment the chin. It can help improve the appearance of a small or receding chin so you can have a more attractive profile.
For facial lines and folds, JUVÉDERM® or JUVÉDERM® Vollure™ XC is recommended. These can reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, which run from the corners of the nose around the mouth. Because of their shape, they are also known as parentheses lines.
Full, luscious lips are attractive, and a sign of youth, but many people lose volume in their lips early or always had thin lips. JUVÉDERM® Volbella™ is a specially smooth version of JUVÉDERM® for use in the lips and perioral area, where the thin skin can make irregularities more visible.
How JUVÉDERM® Works
Although there are many varieties of JUVÉDERM®, the basic principle is always the same. JUVÉDERM® is made of a modified form of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is one of your body’s natural moisturizers, and it’s found in many places in the body, including the eyes, joints, and the skin.
Hyaluronic acid’s primary function is to bind water. As the body naturally breaks down and absorbs the hyaluronic acid in the filler, the remaining hyaluronic acid binds water to help maintain volume. This leads to long-lasting results.
The different formulations of JUVÉDERM® are designed for their specific function by varying the consistency of the filler. The thicker hyaluronic acid gel is good for injecting deep under cheeks to provide long-lasting structural support. Thinner versions are used for the lips, where the thin skin could make irregularities show through more. The different formulations are also designed to last longer in their particular areas, so you want to ask for and receive the right JUVÉDERM® for your treatment area.
Benefits of JUVÉDERM®
Of all the dermal fillers available, JUVÉDERM® is the number one most chosen filler collection. This is because it offers so many benefits, including:
- Versatile treatment
- Customizable treatment
- Lidocaine included for less discomfort
- Predictable results
- Few side effects
- High satisfaction rates
As we’ve explored, JUVÉDERM® has been approved for the restoration of volume in many parts of the face. These are just the approved treatments, and JUVÉDERM® can sometimes be used off-label for even more treatment areas at the discretion of Dr. Michelle Reyes at The Med Spot in Woodland Hills. The different formulations also give us additional flexibility to help you get the exact results you’re looking for.
Another benefit of JUVÉDERM® products is that they are mixed with lidocaine — an anesthetic — to reduce discomfort and swelling after injection. This helps make JUVÉDERM® a more comfortable treatment option.
JUVÉDERM® is one of the three most studied minimally invasive cosmetic treatments. This means we have a good understanding of how it works, leading to more predictable results than some less-studied treatments.
We also understand the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM®. There are few side effects, and most are minor. They include redness, swelling, pain, and tenderness at the injection site. Most of the time, these resolve within 14 days of treatment.
With these other benefits, it should be a surprise that JUVÉDERM® has high satisfaction rates, from 90-98%, depending on the formulation.
Choose The Med Spot in Woodland Hills for JUVÉDERM®
Although JUVÉDERM® is a good treatment, the skill and experience of your injector still play a role. Since 1997, Dr. Michelle Reyes has been helping patients in the Calabasas area live better lives. She is a highly experienced injector who used BOTOX® in her ophthalmology practice before it was approved for cosmetic use. Over the years, she has expanded her offerings of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments and healthy age management techniques because her patients demanded it. They wanted her to deliver more services with her gentle, compassionate approach.
Dr. Michelle Reyes founded The Med Spot to create a welcoming, safe place for people to get cosmetic treatments. All are welcome here, and you are encouraged to ask your questions. We will give answers that help you feel confident you are making the right decision for your treatment — and you always stay in charge of your treatment. Dr. Michelle Reyes has assembled a highly skilled team of professionals who share her approach and are dedicated to giving you a great experience as well as great results.
To learn more about JUVÉDERM® treatment in the Calabasas area, please call 818-857-4299 or use our online form to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes at The Med Spot.