Deepening lines and wrinkles are an unfortunate part of the aging process. Though they can occur anywhere on the face, deep lines are especially common at the smile lines (or parentheses around the mouth) and marionette lines. Other common locations include the brow and forehead, around the lips, and the cheeks. Fortunately, Juvederm® is an effective treatment for this aging process.
Juvederm XC®, which contains lidocaine to reduce discomfort during treatment, is a smooth consistency gel that produces natural-appearing, significant results. The primary active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which is also in products such as Restylane® and Perlane®. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in young, healthy skin, though its content decreases as we age. And though fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Perlane® are commonly used alone for facial rejuvenation or as part of the liquid facelift, hyaluronic acid has other uses as well. It can be used to correct local defects or as part of nonsurgical rhinoplasty (nasal reshaping). It can also be used to enhance the lips or even for depressed acne.
Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Perlane® are all FDA-approved medications that should be administered only by qualified health professionals. At the Chow Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Chow personally performs all such treatments. As a board-certified surgeon with fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, he takes particular care in the treatment of his patients.
To learn more about what Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Perlane® can do for you, simply call (626) 447-3223 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chow. You may also click on of the links below for more information.