Address aging skin with Juvéderm injections in Walnut Creek, CA
By Dr. Christine Lee
Every day you work hard and play hard. You spend time with your kids, you make sure the house is clean, and you give it your all at your job. But when was the last time you thought about doing something good for yourself? Many men and women who are stuck in the daily grind forget to treat themselves, and this is where anti-aging skin solutions come into play. Those fine lines and wrinkles on aging skin can be greatly reduced with cosmetic treatment options such as Juvéderm injections. Dr. M. Christine Lee in Walnut Creek, CA encourages patients to consider the benefits of dermal fillers and other cosmetic services available in her practice, The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute, to help patients improve their self-esteem and confidence!
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm dermal filler is a cosmetic injectable that is used primarily for treating fine lines, wrinkles, and folds that develop on the face. Dr. M. Christine Lee and her staff believe Juvéderm to be one of the most popular and most versatile injectables available on the market today. Juvéderm can be used to treat the finest lines and folds, and is often used on areas such as the:
- Glabellar lines
- Crow’s feet
- Lip lines
- Marionette lines
- Laugh lines
Juvéderm is formulated with hyaluronic acid. It is naturally present in the body and works by absorbing water. By doing this, it increases volume where it is injected, and provides immediate results that can last for months. Hyaluronic acid is completely safe, and Juvéderm—along with many other injectables used in Dr. Lee’s practice—is FDA approved for anti-aging.
Who is a candidate for Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is best utilized on patients who have mild to moderate signs of aging on their skin. In many cases, dermal fillers can be used to slow the signs of aging and push back the need for plastic surgery. Patients with severe cases of aging skin, including increased skin laxity and volume loss, may be better suited for a face lift or other plastic surgery solution. These patients will be referred to a trusted plastic surgeon in the area recommended by Dr. M. Christine Lee.
What happens during my Juvéderm appointment?
After patients have had a consultation with Dr. Lee, they will either have their injections done during the same visit or schedule a future appointment for their injections. Patients are made comfortable in the treatment chair and the face is cleansed thoroughly. Then, vials of Juvéderm are then injected directly into the areas of concern with extremely fine needles. The wrinkles and folds will almost immediately fill, allowing Dr. Lee to know exactly when she has achieved the look patients are seeking. The filler may be massaged into the area to ensure it is smooth and natural in appearance. Several injections may be needed, but many patients are comfortable during their visit. After the Juvéderm has been injected, patients will be given aftercare instructions.
What should I expect after my visit?
Once Juvéderm has been injected, patients may notice some temporary side effects such as redness and itching at the injection site. Bruising is rare, but can happen, though it can be easily disguised with cosmetics. Most patients can return to their busy lives with little interruption, eliminating the need for downtime and recovery.
Discuss Juvéderm and other injections with Dr. M. Christine Lee
At The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute, patients all around the Walnut Creek, CA area able to achieve a more attractive appearance with the use of cosmetic dermatology options such as Juvéderm dermal fillers. If you are ready to discuss this anti-aging treatment, we welcome you to call the front office team at (925) 500-1180 to schedule a visit at our practice, conveniently located at 370 North Wiget Lane, Suite 125.