They say that aging is a case of mind over matter and that you are as old as you want to feel. Sadly, your skin might not have gotten that memo. You may feel at the high peak of your life, living like a youthful person in your 40s, but your skin fools no one. Despite your spirit, you will begin to show wrinkles, sagging and hollow cheeks and under eyes, and even thinning lips.
Luckily, we have JUVÉDERM® to help you. This hyaluronic acid-based filler is a very popular option to restore plumpness to the skin. A product of great versatility, JUVÉDERM® can be found in different forms. In this blog, we will talk about the types of JUVÉDERM® fillers so that we can educate you on the choices Dr. Ostad may recommend for your needs.
All JUVÉDERM® fillers have the same goal: to reduce your wrinkles and to restore lost volume in different areas of your face. That being said, depending on your needs, you may require different types of JUVÉDERM® fillers. Here are the dermal fillers that Dr. Ariel Ostad recommends:
JUVÉDERM® Vollure XC can address the age folds around your mouth and nose, along with dynamic wrinkles caused by speaking, smiling, or other facial expressions. Most commonly, the filler is used in the midface area, but Dr. Ariel Ostad can create a customized treatment.
JUVÉDERM® Voluma XC is useful when you have lost volume in your cheeks and chin. Once you pass the age of 28, you may notice that your facial structure changes a bit. Your cheeks will start drooping and the perkiness that they used to have is lost. By replenishing the lost hyaluronic acid, JUVÉDERM® Voluma XC can help restore the volume and improve your facial profile.
JUVÉDERM® recently released the newest addition to its Collection of Fillers to help women and men achieve a more defined or chiseled jawline appearance. JUVÉDERM® VOLUX™ XC is the first-and-only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that is designed to improve lost definition in the jawline, which includes the chin and jowl area, while offering long-lasting results that last up to one year with optimal treatment. Ideal candidates are those women and men over the age of 21 who wish to restore facial volume in their jawline, chin, or jowls for a more youthful, defined appearance.
If you believe that you have lost volume in your lips or developed what is known as “smoker’s lines,” then JUVÉDERM® can also help you with this issue. Dr. Ostad may use JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC or JUVÉDERM® Volbella XC. These fillers can add volume to your lips and hydrate them while reducing moderate to severe wrinkles on your face.
With JUVÉDERM® fillers, you will likely see the first results within the first 24 to 48 hours. However, it may take up to two weeks for the results to fully settle, after which you may enjoy the final results.
The effects usually last for up to 18 months, but you may notice the area losing volume a little bit after one year. This is because your body is metabolizing the injected hyaluronic acid—a biological response that cannot be prevented. For this reason, Dr. Ariel Ostad recommends you go for touch-ups once a year, to prevent the effect from fading.
Another important thing to notice is that JUVÉDERM® fillers cause very little discomfort, aside from some tenderness and perhaps some minor bruising and redness. This is very common with every injection. The “XC” in the JUVÉDERM® means that a small amount of lidocaine is also present. This way, you will not experience pain and discomfort during the procedure. It is important to not visit a dentist for two weeks after your filler to avoid disturbance of the filler.
Dr. Ostad customizes each treatment to your unique facial shape and features. When it comes to injecting men and women, it’s very important to know the facial anatomy of both genders and their features. As an injector, his approach is always to maintain a patient’s natural shape and using the appropriate filler for a desired outcome. Dr. Ostad prefers to use cannulas instead of needles when injecting filler. Cannulas are flexible instruments that are blunt at the tip. They significantly reduce bruising, bleeding, and swelling. “Using cannulas to make a small entry point under the skin, allows me to evenly distribute the filler in the desired area,” Dr. Ostad says.
Dr. Ostad has been recognized as a top 1% injector amongst all providers in the nation. His aesthetic sense of beauty and “less is more” philosophy coupled with his meticulous knowledge of facial anatomy allows him to deliver outstanding natural results.
JUVÉDERM® fillers can be very useful in restoring your youthful look and lost facial volume. You just need to pick the right type of JUVÉDERM® for your needs and Dr. Ariel Ostad can assist you with this. After your first consultation, he will determine which JUVÉDERM® filler works best for you.
For more information about JUVÉDERM® fillers and how they can help you, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. As New York’s premier dermatologist, he will know exactly how to help you. You may also use the online contact form for more details.
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