In the world of skin care and anti-aging treatments, every area of the face is subjected to specific changes due to the amount of active facial muscles that help us create expressions on a daily basis. Since you were a baby, you’ve been able to smile and laugh or to express sadness and cry. We may grow to understand these emotions more and learn how to control them as society dictates we should, but we still use our facial muscles actively. When we concentrate, squint as we steadily lose our 20/20 vision, stress over deadlines and smoke, every little thing we do is dictated by expressions. While we’re busy making faces and living our adults lives, wrinkles and fine lines find their way into our skin.
At first, these lines are small, and we still look young, but as we reach our 30’s they become permanent landmarks in our face. Now that we’ve seen them, it’s hard not to notice them and harder still to allow them to sit there without being managed. After all, no one said anything about these in our twenties since many of these early folds in the skin come in our thirties and beyond. Skin care can make all the difference in the way your skin bends to the weight of these folds. But if you’re experiencing the usual markings of severe lines around the nose and mouth, parenthetical lines, as we call them, as well as smoker's lines and Marionette lines, then there's something we can do to help you. As these lines become ingrained into the skin, many of our clients also notice thinning in the lips which can change the central anchoring of facial features. At Winter Park Laser & Anti-Aging Center, we offer our clients Juvéderm® XC and Juvéderm® Ultra XC to correct these skin concerns as they appear for long-lasting and completely natural modifications. We want to explain the differences between these two dermal fillers so that you can decide which are best for you.
Target Treatment Areas and Concerns:
• Wrinkles around the nose (nasolabial creases)
• Lines framing the mouth (smoker’s lines)
• Downward folding around the chin from corners of the mouth (Marionette lines)
• Chin wrinkles and volume loss
• Parenthetical lines around the mouth
• Crow’s feet
When we talk, our audience notices the shape of the mouth and lips. These lines we develop around the mouth, lips and chin can add years to our age. Any increased amount of smoking or thinning of the skin here based on environmental and internal factors also adds a reduction in definition and beauty. With Juvéderm® XC, our patients can have injections throughout the lower face area to improve and enhance the youthful appearance of our mouth and surrounding skin. Injections around the corners of the mouth will smooth over laugh lines and creases as well as the loose look of the skin.
How long does Juvéderm® XC last?
This version of Juvéderm® can last up to one full year and possibly longer, once continued treatments are in place. Juvéderm® XC should be redone every year or a few months before the year is up, based on your conversation with your physician or trained cosmetic nurse.
All About Juvéderm® Ultra XC Target Treatment Area and Concern:
• Slimmed lips with wrinkles around the mouth.
Our clients that want to fill their thinning lips or to boost naturally smaller lips without specific contour lines, this injectable, and filler, will create depth and fullness to the lips. Any wrinkles around the area will, in turn, be smoothed over and reduced as this filler is applied.
How long does Juvéderm® Ultra XC last?
When you’re looking for a long lasting lip filler that will get you the results you’re hoping for, Juvéderm® Ultra XC is the only filler that will plump lips for one full year. It’s important to know that patients must be 21 years or older to experience the beauty of our lip filler and plumping injectable.
How Juvéderm® Works
The beautiful thing about these dermal fillers is that they reintroduce hydration to the skin which can make a difference in the way the skin responds to weather and external damages. Dehydration within the dermis and epidermis can increase the rate of cell death, collagen and elastin degradation (the fibers we need to upkeep healthy skin). The hyaluronic acid base of these fillers are known to attract scarce water molecules to the skin and maintain this freshened look throughout.
The nurse will inject the filler gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). The gel is a fine consistency that looks extremely natural yet gives amazing results to take years off your face! Juvéderm® is performed in our Orlando office in 30 minutes by our licensed PA-C, Kathryn Bies. Juvéderm® Ultra XC is available with Lidocaine infused into it for automatic numbing and comfort.
What to Expect with Juvéderm® XC and Juvéderm® Ultra XC
Because it is a smooth-consistency gel, Juvéderm® flows easily into the skin to provide a sleek, natural look and feel. A single treatment presents immediate, optimal results on facial lines and wrinkles. In fact, most patients need only one session and one to two syringes to achieve superior results that diminish wrinkles.
Call Winter Park Laser & Anti-Aging Center to schedule your consultation for Juvéderm® XC and Juvéderm® Ultra XC to get rid of wrinkles fast without surgery at 407-636- 2733.