Among the most obvious signs of facial aging are the creases and lines appearing around the nose and mouth. These are severe facial folds that develop as a result of aging skin. At Skin Deep MD in Boulder, CO, we offer treatment with Juvéderm Vollure to minimize the appearance of these “parentheses lines” as well as other wrinkles and lines for a smoother, younger appearance in just minutes.
All of our facial enhancement procedures are overseen by our physician, Dr. Melody Denham for results that are simply beautiful. Never take risks with dermal fillers – take advantage of what we offer at Skin Deep, where our aesthetic injectors have these procedures down to a fine art.
What Are Parentheses Lines and What Causes Them?
Also simply called smile lines or laugh lines, creases develop around the nose and mouth as the skin loses its youthful elasticity. More technically known as nasolabial folds, these deep lines run from the outside of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth. Marionette lines can also develop from the mouth corners running along the sides of the chin, and hence the name – the look can mimic the moveable mouth of a marionette puppet.
Several different factors can contribute to smile lines, including:
- Collagen loss with aging
- Loss of fat volume in the face with aging or weight loss
- Sun exposure that damages the skin
- Repeated facial expressions (particularly smiling)
- Sleeping in the wrong position
- Exposure to environmental pollutants
- Weight fluctuations or rapid weight loss
What Is Juvéderm Vollure?
Juvéderm Vollure is an advanced dermal filler in the Juvéderm line of hyaluronic acid injectable fillers. Vollure is formulated specifically for adding volume to the lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose to soften moderate-to-severe parentheses lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin that attracts moisture to bring plumpness, pliability, and firmness. Unfortunately, hyaluronic acid production in the skin decreases over time. Like all members of the Juvéderm family of facial fillers, Juvéderm Vollure is made of a modified form of hyaluronic acid.
Is Treatment with Juvéderm Vollure Painful?
As one of the latest in the popular line of Juvéderm dermal fillers, Juvéderm Vollure contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic to make treatment more comfortable to experience. To further minimize discomfort, a topical numbing cream be applied before the procedure.
Our highly-trained medical doctor uses very fine needles to perform Juvéderm Vollure injections. Most patients experience only the sensation of a mild pinch when injections are performed.
Is There Any Downtime after Juvéderm Vollure Injections?
One of the advantages of dermal filler injections at Skin Deep MD in Boulder is that the treatment is minimally-invasive with no downtime – and our aesthetic injectors are exceptionally talented. You may return to work or normal activities immediately after the procedure. Non-surgical facial rejuvenation can be conveniently maintained, as Juvéderm Vollure injections typically take less than an hour to perform.
How Long Will My Results Last with Juvéderm Vollure Injections?
All hyaluronic acid dermal fillers produce results that last for months, as the product will eventually be absorbed by the body. Juvéderm Vollure is an advanced, long-lasting hyaluronic acid filler. A clinical study has shown that results can last up to 18 months with optimal treatment using Juvéderm Vollure.
What Can I Expect with Juvéderm Vollure Treatment?
During a scheduled consultation at Skin Deep MD in Boulder, we will take your medical history and carefully evaluate the facial issues you want to treat. Our licensed medical doctor will listen carefully to your concerns and aesthetic goals and tailor a treatment plan to suit your needs.
Juvéderm Vollure injection is a minimally-invasive treatment that can be completed in approximately 15 minutes to an hour. This dermal filler contains lidocaine (a local anesthetic), and topical numbing cream can bring you additional comfort. There is no downtime after treatment, and results are visible immediately.
Results with a dermal filler can depend in part on how skillfully the injections are administered. When you come to us for treatment with Juvéderm Vollure, you can expect your injections to be performed with artistry and skill and to receive the highest quality of care in a warm, friendly environment.