Learn more about JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel from its producer, Allergan, Inc.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel
Dr. Dickerson is a platinum provider with Allergan. This signifies Dr. Dickerson is in the top 3% of injectors in the country.
Brilliant Distinctions is a rewards program sponsored by Allergan. It provides discounts on future BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, Kybella® treatments or LATISSE® Solution purchases each time you receive any of those treatments or purchase LATISSE®. Dermatology & Aesthetic Care is one of a select few that offer the Brilliant Distinctions rewards in the Dayton area. Dr. Dickerson is among the top 3% of injectors in the United States.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel results are smooth, natural and give you a more youthful look. JUVÉDERM® replaces the skin we are losing as we age. For the best results use JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel. It is fantastic; you will love it!
Facial wrinkles and creases begin to appear in your lips and skin as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers begin to break down and wear out. While this breakdown is part of the natural aging process, it can also result from excessive squinting, frowning, smiling, smoking and tanning. In the past, the most frequently used material for filling facial wrinkles and frown lines was injectable collagen. Recently, hyaluronic acid has exploded on the scene as the longer-lasting, more natural filler preferred by physicians worldwide.
Now Dr. Patricia Dickerson performs wrinkle filler injections with expertise and quality for patients from Centerville, Dayton, Middletown, Cincinnati, Columbus and throughout Ohio with JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, a natural, cross-linked, non-animal hyaluronic acid filler developed using biosynthesis. It can help you meet your goals without the fear of an allergic reaction. This new hyaluronic acid known as JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel has been used in Europe for years.
How does JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel work?
Treatments are done in our office and take about 30 minutes and the result is immediate. JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel contains hyaluronic acid in the form of a crystal-clear gel. Unlike other fillers, it is supplied to Dr. Dickerson in densities. Each one is designed for a specific treatment area. Your doctor may use a mixture of densities to help you achieve your desired appearance.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is injected into the skin to create volume, resulting in a healthy and vital appearance. When injected into the lip it can restore a more natural look. In contrast to other implants, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is not extracted from animals. This means that you don’t have to worry about an allergic reaction. JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is perfectly safe to use instantly without pre-testing.
Juvéderm for the lips
What areas respond the best to Juvéderm?
Fine lines in the forehead, “crow’s feet”, wrinkles between the eyes, on the cheeks and at the corners of the mouth, and deeper wrinkles on the cheeks and chin all respond well to JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel. Lip enhancement or a “pouting” lip can be achieved using JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel. This treatment also improves the vertical or “Smoker’s Lines” along the edges of the lip.
Is it safe?
Yes. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and therefore it also dissolves naturally with time and is integrated into your body’s tissues. Over time, the molecules dissolve and turn into water as they depart without leaving any trace in your body.
How long does it last?
It varies from individual to individual. The length of time your treatment will last depends on many factors such as your skin, your lifestyle and your age. Most patients find the effect remains after 9 months. However, the average lip treatment only lasts for about 6 months due to their higher blood flow. With a second procedure at 6-9 months, patients can see 18 months of improvement.
The great thing about JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is that you can replenish your natural beauty whenever you feel the need. Unlike permanent implants, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel always leaves you a choice when the effect of the treatment has worn off. A touch-up can be performed any time you like after the previous treatment.
Furthermore, a face is constantly changing and beauty is best maintained by periodically evaluating the need for further treatment.
What are the treatments like?
The treatment is performed by injecting JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel under your skin. Since no pre-test is needed, the whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes. This skin sculpting can often be done with microcannulas to minimize bruising and reduce discomfort. Using this advanced technology, pain relief is generally not necessary. However, we do sell a numbing agent in our office if you’d prefer to use 40 minutes before your treatment.
Juvéderm for nose correction
How will I look after my treatment?
After Dr. Dickerson performs your JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel injections, normal activities can be resumed immediately. Discomfort is minimal. The treatment site may have a little swelling, which may last a few hours. There may be some slight bruising which can be covered with make-up. Depending on the area treated, correction usually lasts from 6 – 9 months.
If you have been wondering how to get rid of your wrinkles and creases but aren’t ready for surgery, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel may be the answer. It’s looking beautiful naturally.