No one wants to look old, but, sadly, lines and wrinkles that form around the nose and mouth can add years to a person’s appearance. Vertical lines around the lips, nasolabial folds (from the nose to the mouth corners), and marionette lines (from the mouth corners to the chin) are common but very visible signs of aging.
Fortunately, in the right hands, non-invasive dermal fillers now make it possible to look younger for longer without undergoing surgery. Our Ventura Juvederm injections can fill in lines and depressions around the nose and mouth that make the face look older – and they can also be used to give you plumper, fuller lips.
At our state of the art office, Dr. Michael Morrissette performs 100% of all Juvederm injections personally. After a local anesthetic is administered, he can fill in lines, wrinkles and depressions around the nose and mouth and plump up the lips, with minimal discomfort and down time for the patient.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a group of cosmetic dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the skin, the presence of which begins to decrease over time. Hyaluronic acid is a biodegradable substance that can be broken down by the body naturally and yet produces long-lasting results. These fillers add volume and deliver hydration, causing the skin to appear smoother and suppler. They can be used to fill in depressions, such as lines and wrinkles, to give the face more youthful contours, and for the popular cosmetic procedure of lip augmentation.
What Does Juvederm Do?
Juvederm injectable gels can provide instant, natural-looking results. With Juvederm® XC Injectable gel, Dr. Morrissette can fill in moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including:
- Nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the mouth)
- Marionette lines (from the mouth to the chin)
- Lines above the upper lip
- Lines at the corners of the mouth
Juvederm® XC is also a good choice for lip augmentation. This product can be used to fill in the lip itself and the perioral area (the tissue around the mouth) for fuller, plumper, more youthful looking lips.
Voluma®, the latest Juvederm dermal filler, is designed to restore volume in larger areas of the face. Loss of volume in the cheeks over time can give the face a hollowed, gaunt appearance. By plumping up the cheeks, Juvederm Voluma® can give the face more youthful contours. It can also be used to give the jaw line a firmer shape.
Our Ventura Juvederm injections cause minimal discomfort and down time. However, some swelling and bruising is to be expected, which could last up to 7 days. Many of our patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
What Happens After the Injections?
Juvederm injections cause minimal discomfort and down time. However, some swelling and bruising is to be expected, which could last up to 7 days. Many of our patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
What Happens If I Don’t Like the Result with Juvederm?
One major advantage of Juvederm dermal fillers is that they are reversible. If you would like to change anything about the results of your treatment, discuss it with Dr. Morrissette when you come for your one-week post op appointment. He has the ability to dissolve any unwanted filler using a reversal enzyme known as hyaluronidase.
Juvederm Injections in Ventura County
We always function with the greatest safety for the patient in mind, and each member of our surgical and administrative staff is trained to contribute to a safe and successful experience. Dr. Michael Morrissette is a cosmetic surgeon with a background in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The entire focus of his practice is on the face.
We provide Juvederm injections and other cutting-edge cosmetic treatments in the relaxed environment of our safe, modern facility. If you are interested in Juvederm treatments in Ventura County for a more youthful facial appearance or fuller lips, call our office for an appointment.