Collagen & Dermal Fillers in Tucson, AZ
Fill in Lines and Wrinkles and Replenish Aged Skin with JUVEDERM® XC, VOLUMA® XC, and VOLBELLA® XC
Lines and wrinkles that happen over time with natural aging.
While most women and men are aware that facial lines and wrinkles are a natural and commonly occurring result of the aging process, many might not understand why. The skin naturally produces certain proteins and substances including collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, all of which help the face retain a nourished, youthful appearance. With time, however, the skin produces less collagen and the skin loses its youthful elasticity, and lines and wrinkles begin to develop. There is, however, a minimally invasive treatment that fills in these lines and wrinkles: dermal fillers. Tucson women and men can utilize injectable treatments of the following dermal fillers: JUVEDERM® XC, VOLUMA® XC, and VOLBELLA® XC to treat wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and chin where moderate to severe lines tend to form with age. Dermal fillers work with the skin’s natural structures to produce long-lasting and natural results.
Dermal Fillers: JUVEDERM®
Rising in popularity among the dermal fillers, JUVEDERM® replenishes lost facial volume by stimulating natural collagen production. Specifically, JUVEDERM® XC is intended to address nasolabial folds that run from the nose to mouth, also commonly called smile lines; marionette lines that form at the corners of the mouth; and wrinkles on, near, and to the side of the chin.
The positive effects of JUVEDERM® XC are particularly long lasting, with some patients experiencing improvements for more than a year following treatment. Patients who are interested in dermal fillers should contact a licensed injector and schedule a consultation. In addition to determining which cosmetic treatments and products would best address your needs, our licensed injector assesses the overall health of the skin and helps patients establish a skincare routine that may reduce the need for or frequency of certain cosmetic procedures.
A JUVEDERM® XC treatment session typically lasts about half an hour and may involve multiple injections to the treatment area based on the severity of the lines. The JUVEDERM® formula includes lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during injections, although topical anesthetics are also available for patients with sensitive skin. Results are visible shortly after the treatment, although the positive effects may continue to materialize for several days after treatment. Patients can immediately return home following treatment.
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Dermal Fillers: JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC
Rising in popularity among the dermal fillers, JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC is used to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks to help create a more youthful appearance. VOLUMA® XC adds volume beneath the skin's surface to lift and contour the cheek area.
VOLUMA® XC is particularly long lasting, with some patients experiencing improvements for more than two years with optimal treatment. Expect VOLUMA® XC treatment sessions to last about half an hour and to potentially include multiple injections to region targeted for treatment. Like other Allergan products with XC in the name, VOLUMA® XC is made with lidocaine for reducing sensation at the injection site. Patients should notice a difference soon after their treatment as they head home, and can expect the look to continue to improve in the following days.
Dermal Fillers: VOLBELLA® XC
VOLBELLA® XC is the thinnest of the dermal fillers currently available to patients, and as such, is best suited for areas of the face that do not experience large amounts of pressure or movement over the course of the day. Specifically, VOLBELLA® XC is used on lines that appear under the eyes and around the lips.
As is the case with other injectable dermal fillers, a treatment session lasts about half an hour and may involve a variable number of injections depending on the severity of the lines. Patients can return home immediately following treatment, though they should avoid vigorous physical activity, sun exposure, alcoholic beverages, and smoking for the 24 hours immediately following treatment. Typically, treatment results last about one year, though these results tend to last longer in areas of the face that don't experience a lot of movement over the course of the day.
While any woman or man over the age of 18 struggling with facial lines and wrinkles is potentially a good candidate for dermal fillers, patients might not be a good candidate for JUVEDERM® if they have a history of severe allergies, bleeding disorders, or happen to be pregnant or breastfeeding.
Dermal Fillers: JUVEDERM VOLLURE™ XC
Approved by the FDA in early 2017, JUVEDERM VOLLURE™ XC focuses on the mouth area, adding volume to smooth out nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and similar wrinkles that form around the lips and nose.
By making use of a proprietary VYCROSS® manufacturing process, Allergan created JUVEDERM VOLLURE™ XC to provide subtle, long-lasting correction. Studies showed that the results can last up to 18 months under ideal conditions. Since the specific areas intended for injections can vary from patient to patient, treatment sessions generally last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. As with its fellow hyaluronic acid-based JUVEDERM® soft tissue fillers, the XC indicates it contains a small amount of lidocaine as an anesthetic, to make the treatment session more comfortable.
Request your consultation with Ironwood Dermatology to learn more about the available dermal fillers in Tucson, AZ. Call 520.618.1630.book a consultation