As you age, you develop a wealth of knowledge, experience and memories. Unfortunately, along with those great things comes some bad news. The many years of smiles begin to show on your face, and the natural hydration that kept your skin firm begins to wane. But you can combat those cosmetic issues and regain your youthful appearance – without giving up the experience! – with a non-surgical Juvéderm treatment.

While many people claim to be qualified to give Juvéderm injections, cosmetic dentists are widely acknowledged to be the most qualified. This is because of their vast experience in administering local anesthetic while giving injections. Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins have advanced certifications in Juvéderm treatments and have been helping people feel better about their appearance for more than ten years.

If you’d like to talk with Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins about whether Juvéderm is right for you, please contact us online or at his Spokane, WA office at (509) 532-1111.

What Is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm ® is a dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid (NOT hydrochloric acid), a naturally occurring hydrating compound in everyone’s skin. With age, the acid’s concentration lessens, which leaves the skin softer, allowing the appearance of more wrinkles. A product like Juvéderm has such a high concentration of this acid that it helps restore the natural volume in your skin and firms it. A one-time Juvéderm treatment produces much more dramatic results than using even prescription strength creams or lotions for countering wrinkles.

What Areas Can Juvéderm Treat?

Juvéderm is a versatile cosmetic treatment. It can be used to improve many different signs of facial aging.

Reduce Smile Lines with Juvéderm ®

One of the most common wrinkles that people develop are called smile lines, also called parentheses lines or nasiolabial folds. These deep lines start at the base of your nostrils and run down to the corners of your mouth, making you look stern. Hyaluronic acid decreases the appearance of these lines and gives you a softer expression.

Treat Marionette Lines

Marionette lines form at the corners of your mouth and lead down to your chin. True to their name, these wrinkles make your face resemble that of a marionette. Juvéderm ® softens marionette lines in order to reanimate your face.

Erase Other Lines and Wrinkles

Juvéderm ® also treats wrinkles and lines appearing on your forehead, and around your mouth and jawline when your face is at rest. Wrinkles on your forehead and around your mouth can make you look stern or puzzled. You don’t have to let aging change what your neutral facial expression conveys to others.

Juvéderm ® Fills Out Your Cheeks

Aging also causes hollows to develop in your cheeks and under your eyes, giving you a skeletal look. Even some young people have uneven fat distribution that makes their cheeks seem hollow. The hyaluronic acid gel plumps your skin to give you a fuller, more beautiful appearance.

What Juvéderm ® Does Not Treat

Although Juvéderm ® refreshes your youth by treating a wide variety of wrinkles, it won’t treat everything. Fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage and cell dehydration might best be treated by facial treatments. Tension in facial muscles also causes wrinkles.

How Is Juvéderm Administered?

Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins will inject Juvéderm in its gel form into your problem areas where it spreads easily through your skin and merges with it, leaving no lumps. The gel instantaneously fills in your skin, leaving it with more volume and less wrinkles. The whole process generally takes less than fifteen minutes, and is trauma-free. With immediate results and no recovery time required, you will leave Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins’ office with a more youthful appearance than you arrived with!

Am I a Candidate for Juvéderm?

Most people are good candidates for Juvéderm treatment. If you desire volume in any of the areas Juvéderm treats, then you might be a candidate. You should let us know about any allergies you may have and any medications you are currently taking. Juvéderm is probably safe during pregnancy, but this hasn’t been studied, so let us know if you are or plan to become pregnant. We will discuss possible risks.

What Can I Expect After My Juvéderm Treatment?

There are generally no side effects associated with the use of Juvéderm, and the results are immediate and dramatic. The appearance of wrinkles is lessened, and your skin will look firmer. The targeted area will retain the volume and youthful appearance for up to a year, and can be retreated as needed.

If you would like more information about how Juvéderm can help you regain the youthful appearance of your skin, call Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins in their Spokane office at (509) 532-1111, or contact their office by email. You can also make an appointment online.