Style Your Smile!
Juvederm® is one dermal filler Masterpiece Smiles uses to help finish a patient’s smile. The lips and cheeks are key to the framework of your complete smile. Dermal fillers are used to create a shapelier lip, eliminate wrinkling around the lips and contour deflated cheeks and nasolabial folds.
Dr. Ashely Lanman is a Dentox trained dentist. She completed courses through Allergan for the treatment of facial lines and wrinkles with Juvederm. Dr. Lanman has also been trained through Radiesse. Since completing these courses and Dentox training, she has successfully treated many patients for TMJ, migraines, uneven lip contours, insufficient lip volume, deflated nasolabial folds, high smile lines and much more.
What is Juvederm®
Juvederm is a family of prescription medicines, including Juvederm XC, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Ultra XC, and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. Juvederm products are FDA-approved dermal fillers that when injected into facial tissue improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and deep folds. Juvederm is a form of hyaluronic acid that is cross-linked to create an easily injectable gel that flows into the target areas of the skin with little resistance.
What are the benefits of Juvederm®
Juvederm is a nonsurgical treatment that improves the look of moderate to severe wrinkles and deep folds of the face. Juvederm smooths the appearance of lines that occur between the nose and the mouth (parenthesis lines), vertical lip lines, lines at the corners of the mouth, and lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin(marionette lines). Juvederm lifts, smooths, or plumps your skin to natural-looking, age reducing results that last. Recently, Juvederm Ultra XC was approved by the FDA as the first and only filler for lip augmentation that lasts up to one year.
What results are expected with Juvederm®
Juvederm improves the appearance of facial tissue by adding volume to the skin temporarily which gives the appearance of a smoother surface. Juverderm can “style your smile” by smoothing the wrinkles and folds around your mouth. Juvederm has also been used to add volume in the cheeks of the face.
What can I expect during treatments with Juvederm®
Juvederm is injected into different layers of the skin depending on the specific results intended. Your provider may provide a numbing medicine prior to the injections or ice the target area. The injections start to work within 24-48 hours. Visible results have been reported to last 6 to 12 months with Juvederm XC.
What aftercare is recommended following Juvederm® treatment
It is recommended that you remain upright for 4 hours after injection. You are asked to avoid taking ibuprofen, aspirin, or Vitamin E for 24 hours after injection. You are instructed not to massage or manipulate the injection sites for 48 hours after injection. In order to allow Juvederm to stabilize, you should avoid overly excessive movements of the muscles in your face for the first 6 hours after treatment. You should avoid excessive heat, strenuous exercise, yoga, and direct sunlight for the first 24-48 hours post-injection. You may wear make-up, take a shower, and use cold compresses as needed.
What are the possible side effects associated with Juvederm®
Immediate or serious allergic reactions have been reported with Juvederm®. The most common side effects include but are not limited to bleeding or bruising, redness, discomfort, pain, tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumpiness, bumps, itching, or discoloration at the injection site(s). Most side effects are either mild or moderate and last 14 days or less. As with all skin-injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
Is Juvederm® safe
Juvederm is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the United States. Hyaluronic acid was found to be of the body’s main sources of maintaining skin volume and hydration in 1934 by medical researchers at Columbia University in New York in 1934. Juvederm® has been in clinical use for facial tissue augmentation since 1996.
Am I a candidate for Juvederm®
Juvederm can be safe for many people; however, there are certain conditions which would increase the risk of this medication being injected. Do not take Juvederm if you
- Are allergic to any of the ingredients including lidocaine or certain bacterial proteins.
- Had an allergic to any other hyaluronic acid dermal filler.
- Have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
- Are breast feeding or plan to breast feed.
- Are under 18 years of age.
- Are taking immunosuppressive therapy, or therapy to decrease body’s immune response.
- Have a history of excessive scarring (keloid formation) or pigmentation disorders.
Meet Our Team!
Expert training equals quality and gentle dental care. At Masterpiece Smiles our professional team includes Dr. Robert Baumann, Dr. Ashley Lanman, Dr. Kristie B. Haller, Dr. Bryce Baumann, Dr. Darrell Guttery and Dr. Carmen Martinez. Experience the newest dental techniques and cutting edge dental care in our modern northwest Oklahoma City facility.