At Timbercrest Dental Center, we believe that a youthful look begins with a healthy smile, but it doesn’t end there. That is why we are pleased to offer Botox® and other Dermal Fillers, such as Juvederm XC, to complement your great smile.
We can use Botox® to smooth out the active forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes. However, Juvederm XC can also be used to fill in static wrinkles and folds around the lips, facial areas around the mouth, chin and nose. And who else knows more about facial anatomy and peri-oral structures (around the mouth) than the Doctor of Dental Surgery? Your Dentist! Dentistry is much more than just treating teeth. It involves extensive training in multiple regions of the head and neck, including the regions of the jaw, tempro-mandibular joint, sinus cavities, related facial muscle groups, gum tissue, etc.
Dr. Luther is one of the few dentists in the Fox Valley where you can get total facial esthetics….Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and comprehensive dental treatment! When used correctly, Botox® and Dermal Fillers, along with dental procedures such as tooth whitening or porcelain veneers, can give you that youthful glow without the appearance that you had anything done.
Dermal Fillers is a general term used to describe biocompatible materials placed within or under the skin to replace tissue lost by normal aging. Over time, the facial tissue loses elasticity and volume, causing folds around the mouth, nose, and chin. Gravity causes this tissue to sag and folds to develop. The lost volume is largely a natural substance produced by the body called “hyaluronic acid.” The Dermal Fillers used by Dr. Luther are made of this same material, and are injected within the skin to replace the same material lost during the aging process.
Just as we do with all of the dental procedures we offer, we take every precaution to make sure that the process is as painless as possible. Our patients can be anesthetized for this procedure, however in most cases, its unnecessary, because generally patients report little to no discomfort. Remember, as a Dentist, Dr. Luther administers anesthetic everyday for routine dental procedures. So this is no different for dermal filler procedures.
What is JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that Dr. Luther uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that can last up to a year.
JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.
Everyone will notice, but no one will know.
Everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® XC may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours.
How does JUVÉDERM® XC Work?
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around some people’s nose and mouth.
Read on for more details about how JUVÉDERM® XC makes those parentheses disappear:
1 Understanding Where Wrinkles Form
Your skin consists of two layers known as the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis, or outer layer of the skin, acts as the skin’s primary defense against the environment. The dermis, or innermost layer of the skin, is composed primarily of connective tissue and provides the skin with a support network. Most facial wrinkles and deeper nasolabial folds occur within the dermal layer of the skin.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring molecule. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. In this way, Hyaluronic acid can be thought of as the body’s internal moisturizer. But as we age, HA diminishes, which contributes to the presence of lines and folds. JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to diminish wrinkles and nasolabial folds.
3 Experiencing Rejuvenation
JUVÉDERM® XC dermal filler is a nonsurgical, healthcare-administered treatment for nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. Using a fine needle, Dr. Luther eases JUVÉDERM® XC under the skin to fill the soft tissue of the dermis. This adds volume and instantly diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and nasolabial folds. While there are a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers, JUVÉDERM® XC is uniquely formulated. As a next generation HA filler, JUVÉDERM® XC uses a manufacturing process called HYLACROSS™ technology. HYLACROSS™ gives JUVÉDERM® XC its special smooth-gel structure that holds up over time. That’s why JUVÉDERM® XC is the first smooth-consistency HA gel and the only HA filler that’s FDA approved to last up to one year with only one treatment.
It delivers the same real, noticeable results, but just a different treatment. JUVÉDERM® XC is a dermal filler that smoothes away facial wrinkles and folds, giving you a smooth, natural look and feel. Contact us today to determine which treatment is best for you!
Why JUVÉDERM® XC?
We’re glad you asked! Here are four easy answers:
1 It’s long-lasting.
JUVÉDERM® XC is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to one year with one treatment (did we just say a year?). That’s right, up to a year.
2 It’s smooth and more comfortable.
Not all HA dermal fillers are created equal. Only JUVÉDERM® is so smooth. Other hyaluronic acid fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels, but our unique manufacturing process (HYLACROSS™) creates a smooth-consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel—so everyone will notice (but no one will know)! Did we mention it’s more comfortable than previous JUVÉDERM® formulations? JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is now formulated with lidocaine, a common anesthetic used to improve the comfort of treatment.
3 It’s safe and effective for different skin types.
JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with JUVÉDERM® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.
4 It’s personalized.
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to wrinkle treatment. A customized treatment plan is important for achieving the best results. That’s why JUVÉDERM® XC is available in two formulations—JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and facial wrinkles. This allows Dr. Luther to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs. There are plenty of dermal wrinkle fillers on the market today, but we think you’ll agree JUVÉDERM® XC is special. (After all, there’s a reason JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling dermal filler in the U.S.) For a smooth, comfortable experience combined with long-lasting results, don’t wait – ask Dr. Luther about JUVÉDERM® XC treatment today.
With any cosmetic treatment, safety is the first concern. As always, it’s important to consult with Dr. Luther before deciding on a wrinkle treatment. Because JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is a non-surgical, in-office treatment, most patients experience minimal recovery downtime.
JUVÉDERM® and JUVÉDERM® XC Side Effects
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is generally well tolerated. Most side effects are mild to moderate in nature, and their duration is short (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection. But most side effects will usually resolve themselves within the first 2-3 weeks. Hyaluronic acid fillers are generally biocompatible, which means allergy skin testing is not required prior to treatment.
We’re conveniently located a quarter mile north of Highway 41, at the intersection of Richmond Street and Evergreen Drive.