RESTORE VOLUME TO SMOOTH WRINKLES WITH HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS IN WESTFIELD, NJ
Juvederm® from the NJ office of Burnett Plastic Surgery is an ideal choice for smoothing over many types of facial wrinkles and enhancing various parts of the face. During this minimally invasive procedure, Juvederm® is injected below the skin's surface to add volume, taking the place of collagen, fat, or other substances that aging skin may lack, or providing structure to areas where facial bones and muscles have lost density.
The dermal filler temporarily reduces the depth of wrinkles, indentations, and depressions, and can sculpt facial contours, making the face look more years younger and revitalized. Each year, millions of Juvederm® injections are performed in the United States, making the hyaluronic acid fillers one of the most frequently used anti-aging treatments. Dr. Carlos Burnett and Nurse Injector Mukta Rane work closely with patients to learn more about their goals and come up with a customized treatment plan.
All Juvederm® fillers have a base of hyaluronic acid, made from a synthetic form of the natural product created by the body to keep skin and other connective tissues lubricated. Hyaluronic acid in the skin is able to draw in water from the environment and from the deeper tissues into the upper layers to give it a dewy, youthful quality.
The fillers have a soft, gelatinous consistency. They are primarily applied to areas on the center and lower thirds of the face, such as the cheeks, chin, and lips, as well as around the mouth. Juvederm® is FDA-approved for moderate to severe wrinkles. By filling in creases and hollows on the face, wrinkles appear less pronounced and some sagging skin can be lifted.
HOW DO STATIC WRINKLES FORM?
The types of wrinkles corrected by the Juvederm® family of fillers form when levels of collagen drop in the skin over time, along with other substances like facial fat and moisture. All of these are needed to maintain the firm, supple quality of youthful skin.
The change happens because an aging body stops producing as much collagen as it did in a person's youth, and skin cell turnover stagnates as well, causing the skin itself to weaken. Additionally, other internal and external stressors have an impact on the skin. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation, for example, is the leading cause of wrinkles aside from chronological aging, but other things—such as gravity, smoking, poor nutrition, and harsh weather—can also accelerate the aging process.
The resulting lines are called static wrinkles, and they remain etched into the skin—whether the face is animated or at rest. Lines visible primarily when facial muscle contractions happen are known as dynamic wrinkles, which are not well suited to treatment by fillers.
Nasolabial folds, marionette lines, elastotic wrinkles on the cheeks, and lipstick lines are some examples of static wrinkles that Juvederm® is most effective for. It can be used for more superficial lines, as well as deeper wrinkles and creases. Juvederm® can also be introduced to specific parts of the face—like the upper part of the cheekbones and the lips—that often experience volume loss over time, or for patients who simply want to volumize those areas.
TYPES OF JUVEDERM® FILLERS
Not all fillers have the same uses. While they all contain similar ingredients, the Juvederm® collection consists of many different subtypes of fillers that are each meant for specific areas of the face and are formulated differently. For instance, some fillers are used for the lips while others are designed for cheek augmentation. Dr. Burnett and Nurse Injector Rane help patients find the fillers that are best suited for their needs. Different Juvederm® fillers can be combined to optimize facial rejuvenation results.
Ultra minimizes wrinkles around the nose and mouth but can also be used to add dramatic volume to the lips. This type of Juvederm® has smaller molecules than Ultra Plus, as well as a lighter texture, so it's best for more superficial wrinkles.
JUVEDERM® ULTRA PLUS
Ultra Plus is a thicker filler that is injected into a deep area of the skin to correct more pronounced wrinkles and hollows.
Youthful faces tend to be more heart-shaped, with pleasantly full cheeks, but the middle of the face may develop a gaunt appearance as you age. This can cause the overall shape of the face to change. Juvederm Voluma® is injected deep into the skin of the upper part of the cheekbones to give the cheeks a more rounded, youthful appearance or give them a more defined appearance. Due to its thick consistency, it has a strong lifting capacity. By elevating the skin on the mid-face, Voluma® also helps jowls caused by sagging skin on the lower face to appear less prominent.
Bridging the gap between the thick and lightweight fillers, Vollure® is strong but still spreadable and lets you make natural facial expressions. It is meant for moderate to several facial wrinkles such as parenthesis lines, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.
Volbella® is one of the thinnest and most malleable fillers, working well for small, delicate areas. This ultra thin, lightweight filler is injected superficially to reduce fine lines on or around the lips and add subtle volume to reshape the lips.
Volux™ is an especially robust filler used to improve jawline definition. The contour-enhancing results can last up to a year, creating a more “chiseled” or pronounced frame to the lower face.
JUVEDERM® INJECTION DETAILS
This treatment is performed in-office by Nurse Injector Rane or Dr. Burnett, and patients can resume their normal activities right after their session, as there is no recovery time, anesthesia, or surgery involved. Injections take around 15 minutes to an hour to be completed and are almost completely painless. While the process isn't usually very uncomfortable, patients can still have a topical anesthetic to numb the skin if they'd like.
The outcome from a Juvederm® session won't prevent patients from being able to make a range of facial expressions. Hyaluronic acid facial fillers are gradually metabolized by the body within anywhere from six to 24 months, depending on the type of filler used and where it was injected.
ARE THERE ANY ALTERNATIVES TO JUVEDERM®?
The Juvederm® collection of fillers is just one of the skin rejuvenation options available at Burnett Plastic Surgery, which also offers other techniques for minimizing wrinkles, augmenting certain parts of the face, and enhancing the appearance of the skin. BOTOX® is designed for the dynamic wrinkles that result from the facial expressions we make over and over again, such as frowning, squinting, and smiling.
These botulinum toxin type A injections relax the overworked, tense facial muscles that cause wrinkles and asymmetry, so that the skin appears smoother. They work by temporarily stopping muscle contractions on specific areas of the face, such as around the eyes and on the forehead, where wrinkles tend to occur.
Juvederm® makes the skin plumper and more youthful looking, but won't correct surface irregularities like hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, and uneven texture. Along with injectable treatments, chemical peels are another option for improving wrinkles. However, they also are designed for addressing various skin tone and texture concerns. Unlike injectable treatments, peels work by removing dead skin and stimulating collagen production.