As you age, fine wrinkles and deeper, more persistent lines may begin to develop around your mouth and nose. JUVÉDERM® treatments at our Minneapolis clinic are an excellent treatment option to reduce these wrinkles and restore lost volume for a more youthful appearance. This hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler typically produces noticeable results after just one fifteen-minute treatment. With no down time required, you can book an appointment on your way to work, and by your mid-morning meeting, already be enjoying the striking, yet subtle, results. To learn more about whether JUVÉDERM® is right for you, book a consultation with Dr. Mesna today.
Our skin naturally contains hyaluronic acid (HA), which absorbs water and provides healthy, youthful volume to your face. However, as you age your body produces less HA, leading to the development of lines and wrinkles, particularly within the dermis, or deeper layer of your skin.
JUVÉDERM® is an HA-based filler gel that is injected just under the surface of the skin, where it fills in wrinkles and adds volume to the dermis. JUVÉDERM® is manufactured using advanced HYLACROSS™ technology, which gives the gel a smooth, lifelike texture and provides long-lasting results.
Is JUVÉDERM® Right For Me?
During a consultation Dr. Mesna will ask about your health history and any allergies, discuss your desired results, and help you determine whether JUVÉDERM® is the best treatment option for you. If he decides you are a good candidate, he will also help you decide which type of JUVÉDERM® is best suited to your needs. Available formulations include:
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is designed to reduce the appearance of folds and wrinkles, particularly around the lips and the parentheses-like lines around the mouth and nose (nasolabial folds).
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC produces similar results, but its stronger formula allows Dr. Mesna to target deep lines and wrinkles.
Both types of JUVÉDERM® contain a mild anesthetic called lidocaine, and Dr. Mesna may also use a numbing gel to reduce any discomfort. He will carefully inject the dermal filler just under the surface of your skin, targeting the areas that you specifically want to treat. Then he will gently massage your face to stimulate blood flow and evenly distribute the gel. The results are immediate, and include a firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking appearance.
Side effects are mild and may include tenderness, redness, and bruising. However, these effects typically disappear within a week or less. To reduce irritation, you should avoid vigorous exercise, sun exposure, and alcohol consumption for 24 hours after your appointment. Thanks to JUVÉDERM®’s advanced formula, treatment results typically last between six months to a year.
Weighing Your Treatment Options
At Mesna Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of effective skin injection treatments. While all of our treatment options are proven effective, the type of treatment that will work best for you depends on your skin type, your areas of concern, and your aesthetic goals. Unlike Dysport®, which targets the area surrounding the eyes, JUVÉDERM® works best in the mouth and nose area. Patients with minor volume loss are typically the best candidates for JUVÉDERM®. If you have more severe facial volume loss, Restylane® or RADIESSE® may be a better option for you. Regardless of your needs, Dr. Mesna will work closely with you to help you choose the best skin treatment option to help you achieve outstanding results that will enhance your natural beauty.
Contact Mesna Plastic Surgery Today
If you are dissatisfied with your appearance, we can help. Contact our offices today to learn more about JUVÉDERM®. Our knowledgeable and welcoming staff will happily book your appointment with Dr. Mesna.