As we age, skin loses its plumpness and elasticity, causing nasolabial folds to become more visible. This in turn creates the dreaded parentheses lines around the mouth which can turn even the brightest of smiles stern. While aging may be natural and inevitable, you can choose how you age. With hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvéderm Vollure XC, you can soften the severity of these smile or laugh lines to dramatically lift your appearance and boost your confidence.
Juvéderm Vollure XC is designed to temporarily add volume to the face especially around the mouth and nose. They effectively erase severe nasolabial folds for up to 18 months.
How do dermal fillers like Juvéderm Vollure XC work?
Dermal fillers like Juvéderm Vollure XC are made from a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). Your skin actually depends on HA to maintain its elasticity and flexibility as well as to stay hydrated since HA is excellent at retaining water. As we age, your skin begins to produce less and less HA. This causes skin to lose its elasticity and create hollow pockets. The gel is injected beneath the skin’s surface to restore lost volume. Because hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring, it’s perfectly safe to use even if you’re nursing or pregnant. So long as you are over the age of 21 and seek to correct moderate to severe nasolabial folds, anyone is a candidate for Juvéderm Vollure XC injectable fillers. They are perfect for:
Juvéderm Vollure XC injections at Artemedica
The entire injection process is quite straightforward and fast. Before your injections, Dr. Lacombe or one of our other trained clinicians will provide local anesthesia to ease discomfort. It will take some time for the anesthetic to kick in, but afterwards you should feel minimal to no pain. Your provider will then ease the dermal filler under your skin to smooth out any targeted wrinkles and folds, instantly increasing volume. Following your injection, Your provider may massage the treated areas to evenly distribute the dermal filler and minimize any bruising or swelling. The whole procedure should take no more than 15-30 minutes depending on the size and scope of the areas to be treated.
If you do feel any discomfort or anxiety before or during your treatment, you can always ask your provider about PRO-NOX.
Recovery after your injection treatment
After your treatment ends, you can return to your daily routine with minimal recovery and very little downtime. Some patients experience swelling, bruising and redness at the injection site(s), but this should dissipate within a few days. If you experience any discomfort, apply an ice pack to the treated areas.
Because Juvéderm Vollure XC is an injectable filler and not a neurotoxin like BOTOX, results are immediate and long-lasting. Typically, results last up to 18 months, although results vary from patient to patient.
Juvéderm Vollure XC Dermal Fillers in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg
Dr. Lacombe has devoted his 24 year career to helping Santa Rosa residents reach their facial plastic surgery goals. In fact, he co-authored Lasers in Aesthetic Surgery which is considered a standard must-read textbook for aspiring plastic surgeons. Dr. Lacombe is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). Many men and women in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma County choose Dr. Lacombe as their plastic surgeon of choice because of his experience, his skill, and his passion for helping his patients.
If you are interested in Juvéderm Vollure XC injections or other cosmetic injections, please fill out the form below or contact our Santa Rosa (707) 577-8292 or Healdsburg (707) 415-8888 offices for your free consultation.