In five minutes, I can take five years off someone’s face. I help people look younger and feel great.Dr. Mark Golden
Doctors for Visual Freedom is pleased to offer patients some of the most effective and dramatic anti-aging therapies available, such as JUVÉDERM®, VOLUMA®, and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC. Our ophthalmologists love administering fillers because of the immediate, drastic improvement it causes in our patients’ appearance and self-confidence. We thrive on finding the best places to improve someone’s facial aesthetics, and we love hearing our JUVÉDERM® and VOLUMA® patients rave about their younger appearance. This procedure is one of the few in the field that allows an ophthalmologist to be artistic, and our doctors have many years of experience doing so. In just a few minutes, we can take years off patients’ faces and give them younger, more energized appearances, leaving them feeling confident and refreshed.
The new wrinkle eraser JUVÉDERM® is an injectable filler that can make facial creases disappear for up to nine months.
This semi-permanent filler is a natural product that can effectively smooth away lines and wrinkles with hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in your skin. Because it replicates a substance found in your body, JUVÉDERM® carries no risk of allergic reaction.
Unlike other injectable fillers, JUVÉDERM® gel is smooth and clear, so you will not experience clumps or bumps that some patients have experienced with older injectables.
Uses for JUVÉDERM®
JUVÉDERM® is a cosmetic treatment most effective for:
- Reducing the downturned creases or “frown lines” at the corners of your mouth
- Plumping up the folds that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth
- Fixing the appearance of scars
- Filling in the "11s," or wrinkles that run vertically between your eyebrows
- Correcting the hollows or bags under your eyes
- Plumping thin or aging lips
How JUVÉDERM® Works
As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and the actions of our facial muscles begin to create wrinkles and creases. The hyaluronic acid that is naturally present in your skin maintains the hydration and volume of your tissues. In medicine, this substance has been used to alleviate joint pain and treat wounds. Hyaluronic acid was first used for facial rejuvenation in Europe in 1996. The hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM® works by adding volume to your skin, thereby reducing the evidence of folds and fine lines.
You will be able to see the results of your JUVÉDERM® treatment immediately. With time, your body will begin to absorb the hyaluronic acid, so additional treatments will be required. JUVÉDERM® typically lasts between six and nine months, but some patients report that the effects of this injectable last up to a year.
What to Expect During Recovery
You can expect to resume your normal activities the day after treatment. Some patients may experience:
- Temporary bruising
- Mild inflammation
- Swelling and redness
- Skin firmness
- Discomfort around the injection site
These symptoms often pass within 24 to 48 hours. The injections are performed under local anesthesia.
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Juvéderm Voluma® XC
Fight Facial Volume Loss in Chicago, Illinois
Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging on the face. Volume loss in the cheeks can create a sunken, older appearance. This is caused by the reduced production of hyaluronic acid (HA), a hydrating substance found naturally in the skin.
Now there is an FDA-approved treatment that can restore a more youthful facial contour and take years off your appearance. Dr. Golden offers JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC in Chicago to correct age-related volume loss in three cheek areas:
This is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler for facial volume restoration. The injectable gel is made from a modified form of HA.
Benefits of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
- Adds a subtle lift and volume to the cheek area
- Instant results that last up to 2 years
- Little discomfort and downtime
VOLUMA® is not used to smooth out wrinkles; Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC can be used for that purpose.
Potential Side Effects of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
- Redness / discoloration
If you live in the Chicago or Arlington Heights area and are unhappy with wrinkles or creases, JUVÉDERM® or Juvéderm Voluma XC may be the treatment for you. Dr. Mark Golden, Chicago area eye surgeon, and his team at the Doctors for Visual Freedom can help you determine what cosmetic treatment can best meet your needs and goals. Please contact our office to schedule your visit today.