Have you ever been surprised to see how “old” you look in the mirror or photos? While changes in your face are a natural part of aging, it’s easy to feel self-conscious about lost volume and deep wrinkles.
If you’d like to feel more confident about your appearance — particularly the skin surrounding your smile — without undergoing surgery, Juvéderm® XC fillers have a lot to offer.
At Skin Shop medSpa, an aesthetic center and wellness spa in Houston, Texas, Dr. Tiffany Su and her expert team offer Juvéderm XC and an array of other fillers to help you look as young as you feel.
Take a moment to learn more about this minimally invasive treatment, including popular uses and how it helps.
How aging leads to lines around your mouth
With age, your cheekbones can start to flatten while gravity pulls down increasingly loose skin. As a result, you can develop deep smile lines and nasolabial folds (between your nose and mouth corners), as well as marionette lines (from your mouth corners to your chin).
These effects, which are most pronounced from middle age on, stem from a range of factors, including:
- Reduced collagen and elastin production
- Repeated facial expressions
- UV ray exposure, from the sun or tanning
Genetics can also play a role in the lines and wrinkles you develop, based on how much collagen and elastin your skin generally creates.
How Juvéderm XC works
Juvéderm is a line of dermal fillers that add instant plumpness and smoothness to shallow and wrinkled areas of your skin.
Specific types of fillers are designed to lessen lines in different areas, such as around your smile, nose, and jaw areas. These types include:
- Juvéderm Volux® XC, for enhanced jawline definition
- Juvéderm Voluma® XC, for enhanced chin augmentation
- Juvéderm Vollure®, Ultra Plus XC, and Ultra XC injectable, for improving moderate to severe facial wrinkles, including nasolabial folds
All of these fillers are intended for adults over age 21 who don’t have a history of severe or multiple allergies.
Each treatment requires only a short office visit, and then you can go about your day as usual. Because Juvéderm XC fillers contain lidocaine, you don’t have to worry about severe pain. If you have especially sensitive skin, you may request a topical numbing cream or ice pack as well.
What to expect from your Juvéderm XC results
While individual results vary, the fillers we offer at Skin Shop medSpa typically last 6-18 months. Once your filler results wane, you’re welcome to schedule an additional treatment.
You can also enhance your Juvéderm results with other fillers, Botox® injections, and healthy skin care habits, such as keeping your skin moisturized and protected from the sun.
To learn more about Juvéderm fillers for signs of aging or to get started with your desired treatment, call our office or book your appointment online through our website today.