Juvederm® is one of the newest, “next generation” substances known as “dermal fillers” or “injectable fillers.” Because more patients want quick procedures that show almost immediate results with little or no downtime, Juvederm® has become extremely popular with consumers and is the #1 dermal filler in Pittsburgh and the entire United States.
Juvederm® is a natural polysaccharide that in appropriate form is versatile soft tissue filler distributed by Allergan, Inc, the manufacturer of Botox®. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of very few substances that are identical in all species and tissue types. What’s interesting about HA is that it’s a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers comes from a modified form of HA.
Therefore it finds use in many medical applications. In addition, Juvederm® restores youthful resilience to your skin by simply adding to your natural supply.
Juvederm® benefits cheek augmentation, naso-labial folds, lip augmentation, worry lines, tear trough, and lines in the hands. Juvederm® varies in different viscosities. These fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are natural looking and long lasting. Juvederm Ultra® and Juvederm Ultra Plus® are used for larger wrinkles and folds or for greater correction. The higher viscosity and concentration of hyaluronic acid the longer the duration that the treatments are effective. Dermal fillers typically last 8-12 months or longer depending upon placement and the type of filler used. Anesthesia use for sensitive areas may or may not be needed as the product includes Lidocaine for additional comfort.
After injection, the product binds to water and generally remains for many months. Non-stabilized hyaluronic acid products, by comparison, last only a few days or several weeks at most. In addition, these totally non-animal product pose no risk of transmitting disease or eliciting allergic reaction in patients who are sensitive to common foods.
We carry (3) forms of Juvederm® products. These specially designed products each perform different purposes and effects, from eliminating tiny lines to enhancing facial contours and sculpting lips to perfection.
- Juvederm Ultra® for wrinkle correction and lip enhancements.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus® for shaping facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, correcting deep folds, and volume augmentation of the lips
- Juvederm Ultra XC® and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC® – The “XC” means it contains lidocaine to help anesthetize the areas treated for your comfort. Both Juvederm Ultra XC® and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC® are available at MGR’s FeelNu Medical Spa and Wellness Center. Ultimately a consultation with Dr. Vinarski will determine if this dermal filler is the right solution for you.
How long a treatment holds its effect is very individual. This depends on many factors, such as your age, skin type, life style and muscle activity as well as on the injection technique. The gel particles in Juvederm® absorb so slowly that you have ample time for maintenance treatments. Next the gel breaks down and water takes its place. The less concentrated the gel becomes, the more water it is able to bind. These facts are the main reasons that treatments with Juvederm® products last so long.
Dr. Vinarski’s wealth of expeerience in precise placement of dermal fillers such as Juvederm® means that your end result will be natural, with normal movement of your facial features. Juvederm® injections use a small needle inserted into your problem areas and results are immediate. You may experience slight redness and swelling after the procedure. While you may return immediately to normal activities after the short treatment session.
When totally absorbed the gel disappears unnoticed from the body. Most patients schedule a follow-up treatment six to twelve months after an initial visit for wrinkles or facial contouring. After lip treatments, a follow-up is scheduled after about six months. The continuity of the treatments is always up to you, and there is no necessary downtime. You are always in charge of your looks.
The Region’s Leader
Dr. Irina Vinarski, MGR’s board certified physician, is extremely skilled at injecting Botox®, Dysport®, and also all types of dermal fillers, with thousands of procedures under her care. Dr. Vinarski performs all injection procedures herself at MGR and FeelNu Medical Spa and Wellness Center in Pittsburgh. As a result injections always maintain the proper dosage and technique for the safest, most satisfying results. Furthermore she’s happy to answer any questions and will provide you with full instructions on what to expect before, during and after your treatment. Call FeelNu today and find out more about Dermal Fillers near Pittsburgh!