Many of our patients are not just concerned with the aesthetics of their smile. They want to improve their overall facial appearance as well. For this reason, we here at VT Perio specialize in Juvéderm injections.
What Is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a name-brand dermal filler that consists of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that regulates the moisture within our skin cells. The application of hyaluronic acid, or Juvéderm, can help hydrate your skin and eliminate unsightly wrinkles. Sufficiently hydrated skin is plump and radiant, giving you a more youthful facial appearance following your treatment.
We may also recommend Juvéderm to correct the appearance of a “gummy” smile. A gummy smile occurs when there is an excessive amount of gum tissue, making your teeth appear short or small. They can also occur due to high lip lines. Juvéderm can add volume to the upper lip, which then covers more of your gum tissue. The goal is to strike a natural and aesthetically pleasing balance between your teeth, gums, and lips.
During the procedure, we use a very thin needle to inject Juvéderm right underneath the skin. We typically target the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, oral commissures, or the lips. To minimize or eliminate discomfort, we may also use a topical anesthetic.
Depending on the number of injections you need, the procedure can take 15 to 40 minutes to complete. Once the Juvéderm is under the skin, you will see immediate results. By the time you leave our office, the wrinkles we targeted will be much less noticeable. In some cases, they may even disappear completely.
Are You a Candidate for Juvéderm?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Latypova will be able to determine if you are a suitable candidate for Juvéderm. If you would like to achieve a more youthful facial appearance, Juvéderm may be the ideal solution. Because it occurs naturally in your skin, this type of dermal filler is generally safe and effective for almost everybody.
As dental professionals, we specialize in the oral and maxillofacial areas of your body. This makes us uniquely qualified to administer Juvéderm to your face. We often recommend dermal fillers in tandem with other cosmetic treatments that improve the aesthetics of your smile. During your appointment, we will discuss all of your concerns and desired results to ensure that Juvéderm is right for you.
Juvéderm Vs. Botox
Botox is another common injection treatment that can minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles. However, Botox can also be in beneficial in reducing or eliminating the painful symptoms associated with TMJ disorders. Much like Juvéderm, Botox provides you with immediate results.
A primary difference between the two treatments is how long your results will last. Botox treatment is typically effective for about three or four months. Once administered, the effects of Juvéderm can last anywhere between six months to a year. Once your wrinkles return, we may recommend a second round of treatment.
Side effects are rare for both treatments. However, Juvéderm tends to result in even fewer complications due to minimal risk of allergic reaction. By eliminating deep wrinkles, dermal fillers can also reduce your risk of developing fungal infections like mycosis.
Schedule Your Appointment
Find out today if you qualify for Juvéderm treatment! Call (802) 447-3199 to schedule your initial appointment today!
Kateryna Latypova, DMD