Have you ever looked in the mirror at a deepening wrinkle and wished your body would just fill that crease with new tissue? Juvéderm® products use hyaluronic acid (just like your body produces naturally) to fill your fine lines and wrinkles in a way that is virtually indistinguishable from your natural skin.
At the Center for Plastic Surgery in Chelmsford, Juvéderm® products are used as a non-surgical treatment option to reduce the signs of aging with immediate results and little-to-no downtime. Schedule a consultation today or call our Patient Care Coordinator at (978) 381-8638 to learn more about this versatile treatment option.
View Dr. Eliopoulos’ Juvéderm® and fillers before and after results here. These are photos of actual patients.
What is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is a line of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that can be used to help fill out lost volume and sunken skin. There are different types of Juvéderm® fillers that target specific areas of the face and help to fill unsightly indentions in the skin, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and even some acne scars. These fillers act as a binder for much-needed moisture in the skin and help stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen.
Collagen is a protein that provides skin with structural support and elasticity, while hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge, binding water to hydrate skin, giving it volume. As we age, however, both substances slowly begin to dissipate, allowing for the formation of lines and wrinkles, especially around the nose and mouth.
In addition, loss of facial volume can give a hollow, shadowed appearance to the cheek areas. Time, sun exposure, and other environmental factors can contribute to a loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid, which can be treated with injectable fillers.
What are the Benefits of Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is one of the most popular dermal filler treatments available for patients in the Boston area. This is due to its incredible benefits and long-lasting results. Additionally, the application for Juvéderm® is generally quick and easy, with minimal pain and discomfort during the injections.
Common benefits of the Juvéderm® family of products include:
- A minimally invasive treatment
- Natural-looking, youthful skin
- Versatile treatment option for multiple areas
- Non-surgical treatment for wrinkles, fine lines, and similar signs of aging
- Made with hyaluronic acid, just like the HA produced naturally in the body
Juvéderm®’s line of fillers is effective for filling in volume loss and softening wrinkles and folds. Some fillers are best for volumizing and others work on fine lines. A combination of fillers can be used for optimal results.
What Type of Juvéderm® Treatments are Available?
At the Center for Plastic Surgery in Chelmsford, Juvéderm® XC, Voluma, Volbella, and Vollure are among our treatment options for fine lines and wrinkles. Each option in the Juvéderm® family of fillers has a specific place in your personalized treatment plan, whether you are trying to treat sunken cheeks or nasolabial lines along the nose and mouth. When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Eliopoulos and her team of nurse injectors will ensure that your treatment plan employs the right fillers to maximize your natural-looking results.
Juvéderm® XC uses HYLACROSS technology to replace skin’s hyaluronic acid, restoring volume while smoothing wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm® XC is a gel infused with lidocaine that primarily treats unwanted lines in the nose and mouth areas. When injected into the lips, it provides a plumping, volumizing effect. What distinguishes Juvéderm® XC from other hyaluronic acid replacements on the market is the gel’s smoother consistency, which allows it to move with the dynamic portions of your face for more natural looking results. The results achieved with Juvéderm® XC can last up to a year.
Injectable treatments at the Chelmsford, Massachusetts Center for Plastic Surgery make it easier than ever to achieve dramatically smoother, younger-looking skin. Set up an appointment today to find out whether BOTOX Cosmetic, injectable fillers, or any of our other skin treatments are right for you.
Juvéderm® VOLUMA XC
The aging process is certainly 3-dimensional. Over the years we tend to lose fat in our face, especially in the cheeks. Dr. Eliopoulos also sees this midface volume loss in her patients who are avid exercisers with lean body mass. This volume loss and flattening of the cheek area can give us a more tired, drawn, aged appearance due to the shadowing effect and by contributing to skin excess at the nasolabial folds (lines running from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth) and below the eye area. Patients often say that they feel like their face and skin looks “saggier”.
Considering cheek augmentation can be a very effective first step to rejuvenate the face and restore a more youthful, natural contour. Cheek augmentation tends to lessen the amount of excess skin in the nasolabial region by augmenting the underlying bony structure and providing a “lifting” effect. Commonly, as a result, the nasolabial folds are softened and less volume of filler may be needed to provide full correction in the nasolabial fold if that is desired as well.
Juvéderm® Voluma XC is the first FDA-approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the midface. With Voluma, Dr. Eliopoulos and her highly trained nurse injectors can create a smoother contour and a more youthful appearance. Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler that was created using special technology that contributes to its lift capacity and duration. Voluma has a smooth consistency that allows for a very smooth, natural-looking lift to the midface. In studies, results have lasted up to 18 months when optimal treatments were performed. The treatment is very tolerable because the product comes mixed with numbing medicine and you can see the results immediately!
If you are wondering if Voluma XC is a nice option for you, please call our office for a personal consultation.
Do you have very fine, very superficial wrinkles or creases in the skin that are bothersome to you? Maybe you have some of those pesky vertical lip lines or lines in the lower cheek and around the mouth for example or some wrinkling of the pink of your lips.
Here at the Center for Plastic Surgery in Chelmsford, we have a great way to target these lines very effectively. Juvéderm® Volbella is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has some unique properties which allow Dr. Eliopoulos to more effectively target these superficial lines. This dermal filler is a soft, cohesive gel that quickly integrates into the skin and can be used to treat a wide range of facial wrinkles.
Unlike other injectable fillers and some of our more volumizing injectable fillers like Juvederm Ultra or Ultra Plus, Volbella is used more as a “fine line” filler rather than a “true volumizer”.
Dr. Eliopoulos often uses the following analogy:
If you were going to repair a “dent in a car” you might use Juvederm. But if you then wanted to “fix the scratches” in the paint, you would use Volbella.
Your Boston Juvéderm® Destination
Conveniently located in nearby Chelmsford, the Center for Plastic Surgery is home to some of New England’s most dedicated Juvéderm® injectors. Led by Dr. Dina Eliopoulos, the Center for Plastic surgery offers discreet, compassionate and exceptional care.
Dr. Eliopoulos is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of four of the nation’s top plastic surgery societies. She has been operating in Chelmsford for more than two decades. You can trust her to provide you with information, guidance, and results you will be happy to see in the mirror.
Schedule an appointment today for a consultation for Juvéderm® in Chelmsford at the Center for Plastic Surgery, and learn how Juvéderm® can help turn back the clock by reducing wrinkles and restoring youthful volume to your face and cheeks.
Juvéderm® and Fillers Before & After Photos
See Dr. Eliopoulos' Juvéderm® and fillers before and after results. It is helpful to look at before and after images to get an idea of what can be achieved with these aesthetic treatments.
How soon will I see results?
Despite being a lunch-time treatment, the results of a Juvéderm® filler are usually not visible right away. The active ingredient is Hyaluronic acid, which needs to bind to the molecules within the skin so collagen can develop. After your initial treatment, there may be some slight redness, inflammation, or bruising at the injection site. After this subsides, you will start to see the first signs of results. Over the next two weeks, you will see the area fill out as the full results settle in.
How Long Do Juvéderm® Results Last?
The results of a Juvéderm® procedure will vary, but most patients can expect them to last up to 18 months with proper skincare and maintenance. Typically, follow-up appointments are scheduled at about 12 months after the initial treatment to help maintain the results. This will also depend on the type of Juvéderm® injectable you receive and factors such as exposure to extreme temperatures and natural side effects of aging.
Who is a Good Candidate for Juvéderm® Products?
Juvéderm® is an excellent treatment option for patients who simply wish to refresh, rejuvenate, and fill out common signs of aging in the skin. Our main line of dermal fillers, Juvéderm®, is available to patients 21 years of age and older who are seeking to fill out their face either to replenish lost volume, fill out wrinkles, or simply enhance a naturally slim facial profile. Candidates should be physically healthy, non-smokers, and have realistic goals for the procedure.