Juvéderm® and Juvéderm Voluma® in Toronto
Patients Choose the Dermal Filler for Treating Wrinkles
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring mucopolysaccharide that helps to keep the skin moist, pliant, and plump. Everyone is born with it, though its presence in the skin begins to decline as people reach their 20s and the decades continue to go by. As hyaluronic acid diminishes, increasingly dry and nonflexible skin begins to show the effects of the loss, which appear as fine lines, wrinkles, folds, and hollows. Juvéderm®, at Toronto's Gidon Aesthetics and Medispa, is made of hyaluronic acid, giving it the ability to replace an individual's diminishing supply. It is a safe, non-animal based product and allergy testing is not required.
There are several products in the Juvéderm® family, all of which use hyaluronic acid to add volume to the face in different areas, restoring more youthful contours and augmenting features that benefit from a boost. Results are noticeable and last six to twelve months, depending on the area being treated.
Contact Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa to get more details about Juvéderm® and Juvéderm Voluma® for Toronto-area patients. Call 416-483-4541 to set up a consultation.
Uses for Juvéderm® and Juvéderm Voluma®
Smoothing Out Nasolabial Folds and Other Facial Wrinkles
Often called parentheses, nasolabial folds develop on either side of the mouth, running from the side of the nose down to the corners of the lips. The result of hyaluronic acid and collagen loss, as well as redistribution of fat, these lines are often accompanied by marionette lines that run from the corners of the lips down toward the chin. In addition, short vertical lip lines and lines that radiate outward from the corners of the mouth develop.
Augmenting Thin Lips
Naturally thin lips can benefit from filler enhancement. With age, individuals may notice their once-full lips develop lines and become thinner. Many patients would just like to restore their natural volume, while others desire lush, fuller lips.
Rejuvenating the Cheeks to Correct Age-Related Volume Loss
The loss of collagen and fat causes the round, apple area of the cheeks to flatten, leading to sagging skin and a gaunt, unhappy or angry appearance.
Contouring the Jawline
With loss of cheek volume, the jawline begins to sag and jowls develop. Juvéderm® filler can help lift the jawline and chin for a smoother contour.
During a consultation, Dr. Gidon will explain which Juvederm products would be best for each individual, depending on the areas being treated and the desired result.
How Does Juvéderm® Work?
Since it is made up of hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm® is very effective at retaining water to keep skin resilient and moist. The filler and bound water create added volume, resulting in a healthy, attractive appearance.
Dr. Gidon injects Juvéderm® into carefully selected areas on the face to maximize aesthetic results while preserving harmony and proportion. Maintaining facial balance is important to avoid a look that appears unnatural or "overdone."
What is a SoftLlift®?
This procedure reduces the signs of aging using a combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic to stop dynamic lines, and Juvéderm® fillers to restore volume. It enhances the brow and cheekbones, firms the jawline and fills in the hollows beneath the eyes. It gives the impression of a mini face-lift and facial rejuvenation without surgery.
When will the results of the Juvéderm® treatment be noticed?
Improvement in wrinkles, folds and lips are seen immediately but it takes about two weeks to see the full result. Swelling and bruising may occur and last for several days. Avoidance of anti-inflammatory medication, alcohol, green tea, omega-3’s and vitamin E for at least one week prior to treatment can help reduce the chance of bruising. If you have a history of facial cold sores, Dr. Gidon will prescribe antiviral medication to take before your treatment to prevent a recurrence.
How long will the Juvéderm® and Juvéderm Voluma® results last?
The clear gel gradually dissolves and is absorbed naturally by the body. Juvéderm® injections to erase nasolabial folds and Juvéderm Voluma® for cheeks typically last for about one year. Juvéderm® for lips usually lasts for about six months. Most patients do like to maintain their results and return for treatment as necessary.
More Than Juvéderm®
Another popular wrinkle-smoothing injectable, BOTOX® Cosmetic, is available as a standalone treatment or a complement to Juvéderm®. BOTOX® Cosmetic prevents the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes by temporarily relaxing the muscles to prevent the contractions that cause the wrinkles.
Together, the two injectables can bring a more youthful look to the face while extending the duration of the benefits.
Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™, is a revolutionary dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. Voluma specifically restores age-related volume loss in the mid-face, particularly the cheeks, cheekbones and around the chin. It replaces volume that has been lost through aging or weight loss to restore a natural, softer, more youthful appearance. Voluma is a smooth consistency gel that distributes evenly into the skin, ensuring a natural look and feel. The results are seen immediately and last up to 18 months.
Learn more about Juvéderm® and Juvéderm Voluma® at Toronto's Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa. For more information, call 416-483-4541 to set up a consultation.
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