Lines, wrinkles, and folds on the face can be a source of stress for many men and women who are unhappy with the development of the signs of aging. Loss of volume as well as collagen loss can lead to skin laxity and give the visible impression that one is tired, and lacking vitality. Fortunately, there is a way to combat these imperfections with the use of injectables! ELAN Skin provides patients with a wide selection of injectables to address fine lines and wrinkles, including Juvéderm and Voluma. Juvéderm is a dermal filler that can add volume directly to lines and wrinkles of the face. Wrinkles on the upper portion of the face respond best to Botox Cosmetic® injections, but those on the lower face can be improved with the use of Juvéderm. This injectable is made with hyaluronic acid, which makes a smooth gel for injection. Our nurses administer injections underneath the upper layers of the skin to restore skin volume in areas such as the nasolabial folds and smile lines. Juvéderm is also excellent at replacing natural volume in the lips to create a more youthful appearance. There is typically no downtime associated with Juvéderm injections, but some mild after effects can occur. These may include swelling, redness, and discomfort at the injection site. Mild bruising may also occur, but it can be covered with cosmetics until it clears.
Juvéderm Voluma XC is the first and only filler approved to instantly add volume to flattened cheeks that have lost their volume due to the signs of time. It can be injected into three areas of the cheek, including the apex, the apple, and the hollow. Volume loss in the cheeks can occur due to the loss of collagen, which naturally keeps the face youthful in appearance. After receiving Voluma XC from a qualified professional, you may see restored contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years. Voluma XC uses Vycross technology, which allows patients to experience a subtle lifting effect after injection. In addition, this particular injectable is mixed with lidocaine to ensure a comfortable treatment. The result? Smooth, even cheeks that are beautiful and youthful. Voluma XC is used specifically for the cheeks, and can be combined with other dermal fillers and even Botox Cosmetic. Injections of Voluma XC are fast and simple. This hyaluronic acid filler is injected precisely into the area of concern after an initial consultation with one of our talented nurses. Some patients elect to have their treatment during their lunch hour and return back to their busy lifestyles without any interruption. Keep in mind there is potential for minor swelling and bruising after your Voluma XC so make sure to have some cosmetics with you if you plan to return to work. Our skilled nurses encourage patients to contact our practice to learn more about this new injectable. Voluma XC can be used in conjunction with other dermal fillers and injectables such as Botox Cosmetic for a complete “liquid face lift.” We believe it is important for everyone to feel and look their best, and injectables are just one of the easy and affordable methods of improving one’s appearance.