Juvéderm® Injections Houston
Juvederm | Dr. Shel Wellness and Aesthetic Center
Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. Juvéderm is FDA approved filler that can turn back the hands of time by restoring youthful volume to many areas of your face. It can be used in areas such as: Lips, nasal labial folds (smile lines), marionette lines (lower corners of the mouth) and smoker’s lines around the lips. Juvéderm is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration to your skin.
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How Juvéderm Injections Work
Ice is provided to help numb the area while using Lidocaine that is mixed with Juvéderm to make sure you are comfortable during the procedure. Your healthcare professional will gently place Juvéderm under the skin to provide a smooth, natural look and feel. The procedure takes about 15 minutes and can easily be fit into a lunch hour. After the injections are done, the treated area is gently massaged to ensure smoothness of the product placement. Juvéderm Injections are offered in two formulations: Juvéderm Ultra for use in areas where subtle volume enhancement is required, and Juvéderm Ultra Plus is used in areas for correction of deeper folds and wrinkles.
To avoid the risks of temporary redness or swelling, patients should avoid strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours. Some patients experience injection-related reactions, including redness, pain, firming, swelling, bruising, or bumps. These are normally mild and diminish within 7 days.
- Initial Consultation
- Procedure: 30 minutes per session
- Sessions Required for Optimal Results: maintenance as needed every 3-12 months
- Recovery Time: Little to no social downtime is needed. Some patients may have bruising and swelling in the treated area but they can be easily covered with mineral makeup.
“I am a regular in the office to get all my Juvéderm and fillers. Dr Shel takes her time to make sure she does exactly what you want and need. She is precise and I never leave looking like I’ve had something done. I always leave knowing that I look good!” ~ K.T.*
Juvéderm is much smoother than collagen and is easier to manipulate and sculpt for a more natural look and feel. Additionally, Juvéderm lasts over three times as long as collagen.
Results from Juvéderm are immediate and trypically continue to improve over the next 1-2 weeks and it softens further.
We will numb the area first with a local anesthetic, resulting in minimal discomfort during the injection.
Depending on the location of the injection the results can last anywhere from 6 months to over a year. The nasolabial fold area typically lasts for a year.
Yes, Juvéderm is made up of Hyaluronic Acid, which natually occurs in the body. It will dissolve with time and the molecules actually turn into water and leave the body.