Collagen is a protein in the skin that provides structural support and contributes to an overall youthful appearance. As part of the aging process, collagen levels in the skin are depleted over time, leading to various signs of aging, including smile lines, also referred to as laugh lines or nasolabial folds. Smile lines are the folds that extend from the corners of the mouth to the sides of the nose that become more prominent with age. Expert dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC can improve the appearance of deep smile lines with a quick, painless procedure using the most popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in the United States – Juvederm.
Juvederm was FDA approved in 2006 for treating moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, such as smile lines. Juvederm dermal fillers are made with innovative Vycross technology, combining various molecular weights of hyaluronic acid to create a smooth injectable gel that provides incredibly natural-looking results. With Juvederm injections, Dr. Green can replenish age-related volume loss, enhance facial contour, and restore a youthful appearance.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist and expert injector. With over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-invasive treatment options available, Dr. Green is consistently identified as one of New York City’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, and New York Magazine for her dedication to her patients and expertise. Dr. Green is an expert in non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including Botox, dermal fillers, laser treatments, chemical peels, and microneedling. She takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy when it comes to rejuvenation, customizing each patient’s treatment plan to address their specific concerns best and achieve ideal aesthetic results.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a family of FDA-approved, hyaluronic acid dermal filler products created by Allergan. Juvederm dermal fillers are among the most popular hyaluronic acid fillers in the United States, and Dr. Green is one of the largest injectors of Juvederm in NYC. The Juvederm family consists of various fillers, including Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Vollure, Volbella, Volux, and Juvederm Voluma XC. These dermal fillers primarily differ in thickness, making each more suitable for injection in different areas of the face. An expert injector, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC, understands the properties of each dermal filler product and can recommend the appropriate combination of injectables for addressing your specific needs and achieving your goals.
How Do Juvederm dermal fillers work?
Collagen is a skin protein that provides structural support and an overall youthful appearance. As part of the natural aging process, collagen levels in the skin deplete over time. This leads to various signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of facial volume and elasticity. Juvederm dermal fillers can replenish lost volume, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and enhance facial features to provide natural-looking and long-lasting rejuvenation. Their patented vycross technology combines different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, which creates a smooth injectable gel that easily integrates into the skin. Results can last up to 18 months, with most patients engaging in an annual maintenance treatment session to maintain the best cosmetic effects. When you consult Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she will help you determine which Juvederm dermal fillers work best for your needs and goals.
What is Juvederm used for?
Juvederm dermal fillers are used by expert injectors, such as Dr. Michele Green in New York City, to provide patients with a natural-looking, long-lasting, more youthful appearance without the need for plastic surgery or downtime. Juvederm can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and creases, replenish age-related volume loss, and diminish other signs of aging. Additionally, Juvederm products are often used to enhance or augment different areas of the face, including the lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. Patients with acne scars can also benefit from dermal filler injections, restoring lost volume in the affected facial tissue to create a smoother skin texture. The most appropriate Juvederm dermal filler product for treatment will vary depending on the skin concern to be addressed, the area being injected, and the patient’s facial anatomy. Dr. Green was among the first cosmetic dermatologists in NYC to offer Juvederm injections to her patients for facial rejuvenation. She uses it regularly to provide her patients with natural-looking, long-lasting results.
Am I a good candidate for Juvederm for smile lines?
Thanks to a myriad of amazing dermal filler products, rejuvenating injectable treatments are incredibly successful when it comes to addressing a host of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, facial volume loss, lack of definition or contour, and even acne scars or stretch marks. Many patients interested in dermal fillers may initially be concerned with whether or not they are good candidates for the treatment. A good candidate for treating smile lines with Juvederm dermal filler injections is an individual in overall good health with moderate to severe wrinkles in the mouth area. Patients that are pregnant or breastfeeding should not be treated with facial fillers.
When it comes to choosing the best dermal fillers for meeting your needs and goals, it takes an experienced and knowledgeable expert. Dr. Green’s artistry and consistently stunning rejuvenation results are among the reasons why she is regularly voted as one of New York’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and The New York Times. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will work with you to determine whether you are a candidate for Juvederm injections and develop a custom treatment plan to help you look and feel like your best self.
What is the procedure like?
The first step is consulting with an expert injector and board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC. During your consultation with Dr. Green, you can discuss your specific concerns and ideal aesthetic goals. Photographs of the treatment area will be taken to enhance the discussion and stored in your private medical record. A thorough medical and cosmetic history will be collected, including current medications, allergies, and details of any cosmetic procedures you’ve had in the past. Dr. Green will evaluate the treatment area and help you determine which combination of dermal fillers best suits your unique needs and goals. Your injections may be performed on the same day as your treatment or scheduled for a later date, depending on time allowance and preference. If you take blood-thinning medications or vitamins, you will be asked to discontinue them for at least one week before your filler procedure.
On the day of your injections, a topical numbing cream should be applied to the entire treatment area one hour before the appointment. When you arrive at Dr. Green’s private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, the lidocaine cream will be removed and the skin sterilized. Dr. Green will expertly perform your injections to provide you with the best cosmetic results. Ice compresses are applied to the treatment area immediately after the procedure to minimize potential bruising or swelling. Dr. Green will ask you to return in two weeks to fully assess the cosmetic result of the filler injections and evaluate to see if any touch-up is needed.
Is there downtime for Juvederm dermal fillers?
No! There is essentially zero downtime involved with Juvederm injections for smile lines, meaning you can resume most of your normal daily activities after the procedure. When you have your dermal filler injections with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC, she will provide you with all of the pertinent aftercare instructions to adhere to achieve and maintain the best cosmetic results. It is recommended to refrain from engaging in vigorous exercise for 48 hours following Juvederm injections.
Are there side effects?
The most common side effects of hyaluronic acid filler injections are a mild amount of temporary swelling, bruising, and tenderness at or near the injection sites. Juvederm has been FDA approved in 2006 for treating deep facial wrinkles and facial folds and is an entirely safe and effective treatment. Adverse reactions to Juvederm are rare. As hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body, the risk of severe allergic reactions is low. There have been reports of unintentional injection into blood vessels, which is a rare but serious complication. When you have cosmetic injections with an expert healthcare professional, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC, the risk of encountering unwanted side effects is significantly reduced.
How long does Juvederm last in smile lines?
Juvederm is a family of dermal fillers composed of hyaluronic acid that provides cosmetic results lasting 6-18 months, depending on the patient’s metabolism, the specific product used, and the area of the face that was treated. Most patients engage in an annual ‘touch-up’ treatment to maintain the best cosmetic results. When you consult with board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC, she will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan for rejuvenation and a timeline for your treatments that best suits your needs and goals.
How much do fillers cost for laugh lines?
The cost of dermal filler treatment ultimately varies depending on several contributing factors. The experience level of your injector, the geographic location of the office where you are treated, and the total number of syringes required to achieve your ideal aesthetic goals are some factors that impact the total cost of dermal filler treatment. In NYC, one syringe of Juvederm typically costs $1,000 to $1,500. Having dermal filler injections in a medical spa setting is often more inexpensive than with a board-certified dermatologist; however, the risk of encountering unwanted side effects and poor cosmetic results increases when an expert injector does not perform the treatment. Correcting the appearance of poorly injected fillers can be costly. It is always recommended to have dermal filler injections with an experienced, knowledgeable board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC. When you consult with Dr. Michele Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific concerns and ideal aesthetic goals. The total cost of your rejuvenation treatment with dermal fillers can be determined at that time.
Which dermal filler is best for nasolabial folds?
Laugh lines comprise the nasolabial folds and marionette lines surrounding the mouth area. Commonly used dermal filler products for improving the appearance of laugh lines and the midface include Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm, and Sculptra. An experienced dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC, can evaluate your specific situation and needs and determine which dermal filler best suits your goals.
Is Juvederm good for laugh lines?
Yes! Juvederm dermal fillers, such as Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Vollure, are excellent treatment options for reducing the appearance of laugh lines, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Nasolabial folds, or smile lines, are one of the first areas in the face to experience volume loss. Juvederm Ultra Plus is made especially for these deep lines, creases, and the lines extending down the mouth to the marionette lines’ oral commissures. Juvederm Vollure was developed to respond to the need for a long-term dermal filler in the smile lines. Juvederm Vollure lasts approximately 18 months when treating these “parentheses lines” and is an extremely natural-looking injection.
Which Juvederm is best for smile lines?
Smile lines, nasolabial folds, or parentheses lines are the folds that extend from the corners of the nose to the outside corners of the mouth. Moderate to severe wrinkles in this area of the face require treatment with a relatively thicker hyaluronic acid gel to achieve a smoother skin texture and a more youthful appearance. Two dermal filler products best suited to treating the nasolabial folds include Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Vollure XC, both of which are available at Dr. Michele Green’s private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood.
Juvederm Vollure for Smile Lines
Juvederm Vollure is an amazing hyaluronic acid dermal filler for improving age-related wrinkles and volume loss. Juvederm Vollure, like the rest of the Juvederm family of dermal fillers, is composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in the skin, provides a plumping effect, and, when injected, stimulates collagen in the treatment areas. Juvederm Vollure is classified as a medium filler, which makes it an excellent dermal filler product for treating moderate to severe wrinkles and creases. Juvederm Vollure is primarily used in the mid-face region, particularly in the nasolabial folds or smile lines, with cosmetic results lasting up to 18 months. Juvederm Vollure XC is also a great dermal filler for natural-looking lip augmentation.
Which Juvederm is best for marionette lines?
The marionette lines are the wrinkles that extend from each of the lower corners of the mouth to the jawline. Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are ideal for injection into the mid and lower face. The formulas are relatively thick compared to other hyaluronic acid fillers, which is beneficial when treating deep wrinkles, such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is also an excellent injectable for lip augmentation. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is compounded with lidocaine, a local anesthetic that helps reduce discomfort associated with injections.
How much Juvederm is needed for laugh lines?
The amount of Juvederm required for your rejuvenation treatment will depend on your facial anatomy and personal aesthetic goals. When determining which dermal filler product to use and the number of syringes necessary, Dr. Green will first evaluate the severity of the laugh line folds. Reducing the appearance of severe wrinkles requires using more syringes than reducing the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles. When you consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green, she will evaluate the treatment area. The number of Juvederm syringes required for your facial rejuvenation treatment will be determined at that time.
Can Juvederm fillers be combined with other cosmetic treatment options?
Yes! To combat other signs of aging and provide pan-facial rejuvenation results, Dr. Green often combines dermal fillers with other non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including laser treatments, Microneedling, and chemical peels. The lack of downtime and the non-invasive nature of Juvederm injections means it’s easier for patients to engage with multiple complementary cosmetic treatments simultaneously. Many of Dr. Green’s patients are treated with Juvederm and other dermal fillers or Botox in the same appointment to target various signs of aging.
Botox is an injectable neurotoxin and the gold standard for treating dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those that become etched in the skin over time due to making repeated facial expressions. The most commonly treated dynamic wrinkles are on the forehead, the glabella, and around the eyes. On the other hand, dermal fillers target wrinkles caused by age-related collagen breakdown in the skin. Botox and dermal fillers target different signs of aging and can be used complementarily in one rejuvenation treatment to create a natural-looking, long-lasting, more youthful appearance.
Dr. Green will often combine an array of dermal filler products during the same visit. This approach is possible and ideal since different dermal filler products are often better for treating a patient’s facial anatomy and features. In this way, Dr. Green can combine different brands of dermal fillers and varying dermal filler products to provide the best cosmetic results for each patient based on their facial structure and the cosmetic effect.
Why have a liquid facelift with a board-certified dermatologist?
Medical spas may offer discounted rates for cosmetic procedures, including dermal filler injections with a nurse injector. However, to guarantee safety, prevent unwanted side effects, and ensure satisfactory cosmetic results, it is always recommended to have dermal filler injections with an experienced board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Green in NYC. Dr. Michele Green is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with a background in aesthetics and art. As an artist, her approach to facial rejuvenation is maintaining and restoring classic beauty. Dr. Green’s specialty is non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation, with over two and a half decades of experience in providing the best cosmetic injections. She takes on a “less is more” philosophy regarding dermal fillers, which always yields beautiful, natural-looking, and long-lasting results.
How to get started with Juvederm for smile lines
Smile lines can become more prominent over time as collagen levels naturally deplete. Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the appearance of deep, bothersome smile lines. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers allow patients to achieve and maintain pan-facial rejuvenation results without the need for plastic surgery or downtime. When you have Juvederm injections with an expert injector, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC, the stunning results are immediate, natural-looking, and long-lasting.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience in the field of cosmetic dermatology. She is recognized and appreciated worldwide for her holistic approach and less-is-more philosophy regarding rejuvenation with dermal fillers. Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors consistently identify Dr. Green as one of NYC’s best dermatologists for her dedication to her patients and expertise. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that best suits your specific concerns and personal goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Green and get started with your personalized plan for rejuvenation, call the NYC-based office at 212-535-3088 or contact us online today.