Is Juvederm It Right For You?

Allergan just released a cutting-edge lip filler designed to give your lips a smoother, more natural look while enhancing lip volume and lip definition. It also contains lidocaine which will help to reduce the pain during the treatment.

If you use/used prescription products for eye pressure problems, use LATISSE® under doctor care. May cause brown darkening of the colored part of the eye which is likely permanent. LATISSE® may cause eyelid skin darkening which may be reversible. Only apply at base of upper lashes. DO NOT APPLY to lower lid. Hair may grow outside the treatment area. If you have eye problems/surgery, consult your doctor. Common side effects include itchy and red eyes. If discontinued, lashes gradually return to previous appearance.

Aside from its ability to stimulate the metabolism, B12 is essential for your body to produce red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout your body. B12 helps maintain nervous and circulatory system functions, as well as brain performance. As an essential nutrient, B12 can improve your sleep and overall mood, helping you battle depression and loss of energy.

Juvederm treatments are done in the office and usually take around 30 minutes. Afterwards, there is no true recovery or downtime though you will experience some mild redness in the areas treated. Topical numbing ointment is used to maximize your comfort. Areas being treated include the crease between the cheek and lip (naso-labial fold), the creases that arc down from the corner of the mouth (marionette lines), and to plump the upper and lower lip. As a highly experienced Juvederm and Botox specialist, Dr. Garry Lee also uses this filler to treat the area around the eyes.

Our patients should try to avoid fish oil, flax seed oil, multivitamins, NSAID’s such as Ibuprofen and alcohol (including beer wine and liquor) at least 3 days before injections. You should consult with your physician about stopping aspirin, coumadin or other blood-thinning medications. These medications increase the risks of bruising and should be stopped about 7 days before your injections if possible.

juvederm injectable filler

A good candidate for Juvederm fillers is someone who would like to improve the appearance of facial lines or augment the lips. It can be used on any area of the face, including lines and creases around the mouth, nose, and forehead. The procedure can be used for facial contouring, as well as to improve the appearance of scars, such as those caused by acne. It can also be used to enhance the size and shape of the lips.

Sculptra’s main component is an alpha hydroxy acid called poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA. It is safe, synthetic (artificially created), biocompatible (can be used harmlessly in the body), biodegradable (able to be broken down in the body) and long-lasting. PLLA has been used for more than 20 years in many surgical products, including dissolvable sutures and soft tissue implants.