As we get older, underlying collagen and elastin fibers begin to break down in the skin, resulting in wrinkles. This tends to happen often in areas of recurring facial expression such as the brow area, crow’s feet area, or lip area. Additionally, as the skin and soft tissues begin to sag, deep folds can occur. This can be especially evident in the crease next to the nose and cheek and the lip area. At our practice near Providence, Rhode Island, dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel can be used to fill these lines and folds.
If you would like to discuss dermal fillers with Dr. Polacek request a consultation at the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery. Or phone us at (401) 331-0202 and we will discuss the best approach to address your specific needs.
About JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel
The main difference between JUVÉDERM and other popular hyaluronic acid fillers is that JUVÉDERM has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid. It is also produced with a special formulation process that makes it smoother than other popular gels. These gels utilize a suspension process, with particles that can be visibly seen, while JUVÉDERM is completely transparent.
JUVÉDERM treatments are ideal for patients who want a quick, simple way to reduce or eliminate facial folds and lines with little to no downtime or pain. The procedure takes just about 30 minutes and provides immediate benefits. Most patients experience only minimal discomfort. For those seeking a more complete rejuvenation in the Providence area, BOTOX® Cosmetic combined with JUVÉDERM offers a way to minimize wrinkles while sculpting the face.
During your consultation, Dr. Polacek will review your treatment options. She also will discuss the pros and cons of JUVÉDERM treatment, potential risks and complications, recovery course, pre- and post-treatment instructions, and aesthetic outcomes.
Before and After Photographs
This 40 year old patient underwent two treatments of injections. The first treatment consisted of one treatment of BOTOX® between the eyes and the crows feet, as well as a treatment of JUVÉDERM® in the lower face. The second treatment consisted of an additional syringe of JUVÉDERM® in the lower face 12 days later. She was very happy with the results, voicing to Dr. Polacek that she felt “10 years younger.” The patient also remarked that she felt Dr. Polacek did a wonderful job of being gentle, and that the process was overall painless.
This patient had 4 treatments of Fraxel as well as 2 syringes of Juvederm to the face. The second view shows the patient after undergoing only 3 treatments of Fraxel along with the Juvederm. She is very pleased with the results.