Juvéderm

Consultations offered at our three convenient locations in The Woodlands, Magnolia and Houston, TX

Juvederm Magnolia

Juvéderm is an injectable dermal filler that smooths wrinkles and restores volume. With hyaluronic acid as its active ingredient, the line of Juvéderm fillers offers results that keep your skin healthy and plush for months at a time. Are you tired of skincare products that clear your wallet instead of your wrinkles? You may need a more advanced approach. Juvéderm is an injectable cosmetic that works from the inside out. A Juvéderm procedure is simple yet effective and can be seamlessly squeezed into any busy schedule. Dr. Justin Hogan and the team at LV Wellness & Aesthetics are excited to offer Juvéderm to their Magnolia clientele. It really works, and treatment couldn’t be simpler.

If you are interested in any of the four Juvéderm fillers, the first step is to schedule a consultation at our offices. Here, we will go over your desired aesthetic and construct a personalized treatment plan. Call our offices directly if you have any questions at (346) 703-2075.

Signs of Aging

While age brings wisdom, wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss also tag along for the ride.

Wrinkles & Fine Lines

Collagen is the key protein that keeps our skin wrinkle-free. When looked at under a microscope, a collagen fiber’s triple helix structure resembles a thin, tensile rope. These fibers tether to the top and bottom of our skin’s inner layer and provide a durable, flexible scaffolding. When we’re young, fibroblast cells readily replenish these fibers with fresh collagen molecules. If a fiber tears, bends, or breaks, a new molecule is sent to restore and repair it. But, much like with all of our body’s other systems, these cells gradually slow down. So, as our body produces less collagen, those fibers go unsupported. When they tear, bend, or break, there is no pit crew on stand-by. These damages to our collagen fibers create wrinkles and fine lines on the exterior of our skin. With the waning collagen levels, these wrinkles, unfortunately, only worsen with age. By 50, we have lost 40% of our natural collagen supply, and by 65 a near 65% is gone.[1]

Volume Loss

If you’ve looked in the mirror and noticed your cheeks, lips, under eyes, or jawline are looking a little less perky, you aren’t alone. These features commonly experience volume loss with age. Volume loss, much like wrinkles and fine lines, is brought on by a gradual loss of collagen. Underneath your facial skin, there are also compartments of fat that contribute to the structure of the face. They’re held in place by ligaments and other structural tissues that also succumb to the passage of time and pull of gravity. [2] In addition, these small pads of fat atrophy over time, making us look a little more gaunt and droopy than we’d like. As our collagen loss slowly forces our skin to lose its elasticity, these fat pads lose their fight against gravity and slide down the face. Once these fat pads shift, they cause 

  • Jowls
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Double-chin
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Sunken under-eyes

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid may sound like a scary compound, but it’s not! It’s a naturally-occurring molecule in humans and 50% of our organic supply of hyaluronic acid is in our skin.[3] Hyaluronic acid is a hygroscopic molecule, meaning it attracts water, and in fact, it can hold one-thousand times its weight in water. This special characteristic gives a hyaluronic acid filler like Juvéderm its volumizing viscosity. Once under the dermis, the hyaluronic acid gel expands and fills in the areas that have fallen from broken collagen fibers – thus smoothing away the wrinkles. As time goes on, the hyaluronic acid molecules bind with the water in our skin to support our skin’s structure and keep it well-hydrated, which also allows for renewed production of collagen![4]

The Juvéderm Family

The Juvéderm family of fillers is formulated to serve a wide range of cosmetic concerns. From wrinkles to volume loss to flattened features, the Juvéderm family can help you look and feel your best. These fillers include

Vollure XC

From moderate to severe wrinkles, Vollure XC is designed to address nasolabial folds, marionette lines, laugh lines, and other deep, troublesome wrinkles. 

Volbella XC

As you’ve gotten older, you may have noticed vertical lip lines on and around your lips. Volbella XC is designed to smooth these away. This filler plumps the lips for a natural-looking boost that is noticeable but natural-looking. Volbella is for that: “You look great, but I can’t put my finger on it” look. 

Voluma XC

Volume loss around the cheeks is a common concern for many patients as they age. To correct this, we use Voluma XC. Once administered under your skin, Voluma XC expands and fills in the cheeks with noticeable volume, giving the entire face a little lift. Voluma XC is for those who desire stronger, more youthful contours in the middle third of their face. 

Ultra XC

Plump lips are in vogue. But not all of us are blessed with the genetics to flaunt these naturally. To achieve luscious, fuller lips, we turn to Ultra XC. This filler is specifically designed to create larger lips that demand attention. The hyaluronic acid gel provides an instant boost that lasts for up to a year and a half. 

Who Is Juvéderm For?

Wrinkles The Woodlands

If you are interested in smoothing away wrinkles, plumping your lips, or restoring areas of volume loss, please schedule a personal consultation by filling out this convenient online form. Juvéderm is FDA-approved to treat a range of cosmetic conditions for patients over the age of 18. This line of filler is ideal for those who want to see revitalized results without the hassle of extensive surgical procedures and downtime. It’s fast and it’s easy. Juvéderm is perfect for those with busy schedules and those who want genuine results. 

A Consultation With Dr. Hogan

If this is your first time at LV Wellness & Aesthetics, we’ll begin by learning about your medical history and defining your desired results. Most patients interested in Juvéderm are interested in more than one of these fillers. We’ll learn about your ideal aesthetic appearance and discern which ones are best for you. Then, Dr. Hogan will create a personalized treatment plan. This plan will encapture the details of your care and how we plan on achieving your desired results. This plan will also dictate any necessary preparatory steps. 

Before Your Session

Since Juvéderm is a simple injection, the preparations are simple. All we ask is that you discontinue taking any blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, Advil, ibuprofen, other NSAIDs and certain herbal supplements and fish oil. We also ask that you avoid nicotine and alcohol as these may lead to unwanted bruising. 

A Juvéderm Procedure

At the start of your session, we will have you sit comfortably in a private treatment room. We’ll cleanse the treatment areas, and offer you a topical numbing cream if you’re sensitive. Then, we’ll inject the chosen Juvéderm product in the desired area(s), using specialized and strategic injection patterns to ensure an even amount is placed under the skin.  Once the filler is in place, we’ll massage the skin to ensure a balanced and even appearance. Then, after we have treated your final area, you will be free to resume your daily activities. 

After Your Session 

The treated area(s) may have lingering numbness for a couple of hours afterward. Once this subsides, you may notice the area is a little tender. This will eventually go away by the next day or two. Applying ice to the area will help and taking Tylenol for any lingering discomfort is recommended. 

What To Expect

Dermal fillers Magnolia

The Juvéderm family of fillers provides beautiful, lasting results from the moment you leave our care. You’ll notice results almost instantly that will continue to improve over the following weeks and months. These results can last up to a year or longer. Afterward, it’s naturally absorbed into the body. Patients who love Juvéderm come in regularly to maintain their remarkable results. 

How Much Does Juvéderm Cost in Magnolia?

The cost of your Juvéderm session will depend on the extent of your treatment. Multiple target areas will increase the price. We will discuss and determine the cost of your care during your initial consultation. If you are a fan of Juvéderm, consider becoming an Aesthetic Member at LV Wellness. With an Aesthetic Membership, you get a plethora of benefits including $50 off on injectable fillers. Check out our membership page to learn more. If you have any questions about Juvéderm or any of our other services, call us at (346) 703-2075.

References

  1. Reilly, D. M., & Lozano, J. (2021). Skin collagen through the lifestages: importance for skin health and beauty. Plastic and Aesthetic Research, 2021. https://doi.org/10.20517/2347-9264.2020.153
  2. Kwok, K., Lam, K. & Xu, A. Heterogeneity of white adipose tissue: molecular basis and clinical implications. Exp Mol Med 48, e215 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/emm.2016.5
  3. Kablik, J., Monheit, G. D., Yu, L., Chang, G., & Gershkovich, J. (2009). Comparative physical properties of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.], 35 Suppl 1, 302–312. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4725.2008.01046.x
  4. Ballin, A. C., Cazzaniga, A., & Brandt, F. S. (2013). Long-term efficacy, safety and durability of Juvéderm® XC. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 6, 183–189. https://doi.org/10.2147/CCID.S33568