Smooth Smile Lines with Juvéderm® XC Dermal Fillers

As you age, your skin gradually loses elasticity, often resulting in fine lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth known as smile lines, parentheses lines, or laugh lines. At Summit Skin & Vein Care, we offer a treatment that softens these fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin smooth and youthful for up to a year post-treatment.

If you’re interested in your options for achieving smoother, younger-looking skin, call Summit Skin & Vein Care today! We’ll get you set up for your complimentary skin care consultation to start your journey to a more confident you.

What Is Juvéderm®?

Juvéderm® is a gel dermal filler that is used to smooth out laugh lines or folds that appear as parentheses along the side of your nose and mouth. Juvéderm® can help make your skin look so naturally smooth that everyone will notice how youthful and radiant you look, but they won’t be able to put their finger on exactly why or what’s causing the difference.

Where Can You Use Juvéderm®?

At Summit Skin & Vein Care in Lee’s Summit, we perform a variety of treatments using the Juvéderm® collection of fillers, including smoothing lines around your nose and mouth, as well as enhancing the fullness of your lips.

Our Juvéderm® treatment offerings include the following:

  • Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC: As you age, your cheeks may lose volume and begin to sag. Our Juvéderm® Voluma™ treatment lifts and contours the cheek area, providing a more youthful appearance. The Voluma™ line can also be used for augmentation of the chin area, which helps to create shape and definition for adults.
  • Juvéderm® Vollure™ XC: Moderate to severe wrinkles, including “parentheses lines” around the nose and mouth, can be treated with Juvéderm® Vollure™. The Vollure™ line is designed to temporarily fill lines and wrinkles for a smoother appearance.
  • Juvéderm® Volbella™ XC and Juvéderm® Ultra XC: Both the Volbella™ and Ultra lines of Juvéderm® are used to add subtle volume to the lips. Juvéderm® Volbella™ is an ideal treatment for those wanting a natural-looking lip augmentation and correction of perioral lines that have developed due to aging. Juvéderm® Ultra adds plumpness to lips and can be used by those who simply want fuller lips and those whose lips have thinned over time. Juvéderm® Ultra can also be used to smooth and correct parentheses lines, including nasolabial folds.

How Does Juvéderm® XC Work?

When Juvederm® is injected into the skin, it works to reduce and smooth the appearance of wrinkles and laugh lines by adding structure and volume underneath sunken and sagging skin—without surgery.

How Juvéderm® XC Utilizes Hyaluronic Acid

Juvederm® is made from a substance known as hyaluronic acid—a complex sugar that is naturally present in all living cells. In addition to collagen and elastin, hyaluronic acid is a major component of the skin’s connective tissue. Unlike salicylic acid, which is notorious for drying out skin, hyaluronic acid actually works to lock in moisture. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin to retain water and is able to absorb an incredible 1,000 times its weight. Juvederm® uses hyaluronic acid to help the skin increase its ability to stay hydrated, which helps to reduce laugh lines and wrinkles.

How Long Does Juvéderm® XC Treatment Last?

Juvéderm® gel is produced using HYLACROSS™ technology, which promotes a duration of results for 6-18 months. HYLACROSS™ technology gives the product a smooth gel consistency that helps support the long-lasting, smooth and natural look that the Juvéderm® XC laugh lines treatment is known for.

Ready to Smooth Fine Lines for Younger Looking Skin?

Call Summit Skin & Vein Care today to set up your complimentary consultation or to make an appointment! Our safe, professional cosmetic skin care services can help you achieve the results you need to feel happier, healthier, and more confident in your skin. Our office is located in Lee’s Summit and proudly serves the Kansas City area.

Contact Summit Skin & Vein Care today in Lee’s Summit at (816) 533-4398.

Juvéderm® Facial Fillers FAQs

How much do Juvéderm® treatments cost?

Juvéderm® treatment cost will vary depending on your treatment area and goals. At Summit Skin & Vein Care, we offer complimentary skin care consultations, during which we can discuss prices for treatments that you are interested in.

Is Juvéderm® safe?

Juvéderm® was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006, meaning that when Juvéderm® facial filler treatments are completed as instructed by a licensed professional, they are completely safe. Your aesthetic specialist will go over any precautions you should be aware of before you Juvéderm® treatment.

What are the potential side effects of treatment?

The most commonly reported side effects of Juvéderm® treatment include temporary redness, discoloration, swelling, tenderness, itching, bruising, bumps, and firmness of the injection site. However, most side effects are mild to moderate and will last for less than 30 days. Your aesthetician can review a complete list of potential side effects and precautions with you and answer any questions you may have before treatment.

What does Juvéderm® after-treatment care involve?

It is recommended that you minimize strenuous exercise and sun exposure within the first 24 hours after your treatment.

Is Juvéderm® permanent?

Juvéderm® results are long-lasting, though not permanent. All Juvéderm® treatments can last up to a year or longer—the Juvéderm® XC treatment for smile lines can last up to 18 months!

Is getting Juvéderm® painful?

The Juvéderm® XC treatments offered at Summit Skin & Vein Care contain pain-reducing lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during your treatment.

How is Botox® different from Juvéderm®?

Botox® and Juvéderm® are both FDA-approved cosmetic procedures that are proven to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Although these treatments are often used to achieve similar results, they do have some key differences:

  • How they work: While Juvéderm® is considered a filler, Botox® is considered a relaxer. Botox® works by preventing nerve signals from reaching the muscles whose movements commonly lead to wrinkles, such as the muscles in your forehead and between your brows. Juvéderm®, on the other hand, is used to fill in lines and wrinkles that result from volume loss.
  • How long they last: Juvéderm® tends to show results quicker and achieve results that last longer than Botox®. Although both methods require follow-up treatments, Juvéderm® results may last one to two years while Botox® results may fade after a few months.
  • How much they cost: Juvéderm® treatments are often slightly more expensive than Botox® treatments.

Which is better—Botox® or Juvéderm®?

Because Botox® and Juvéderm® are both popular for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you may be wondering which treatment is best for you. Generally, Botox® is used for treating vertical lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles—all lines created by repeated muscle movements. Juvéderm® is typically used to recover volume lost as a result of aging, such as adding volume to lips, filling in “parentheses” lines outlining the nose and mouth, and adding volume to cheeks. Still not sure which treatment is the best fit? At Summit Skin & Vein Care, our specialists are passionate about helping you find the right treatments and skin care routine to help you reach your skin goals. Call today to speak with one of our estheticians about which treatment is right for you!

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