Time to turn that frown upside- down…
Did you know that plumping up a downturned mouth creates a cheerier expression and therefore a more positive outlook? Neither did I! So I took a look into the next facial frontier- facial volumizing with dermal fillers- and I discovered that it is a safe and highly effective way to not only turn back the hands of time, with a more youthful looking face, but also to treat more serious conditions such as lipoatrophy (the loss of fat in the face) and deeply pitted acne scars.
Claris cares about keeping your eyes healthy, and also about being happy with what you see. Dermal fillers temporarily add volume to your skin, alleviate facial wrinkles and give the appearance of a smoother surface. As always, Claris is at the forefront of technology, even when it comes to cosmetic medicine. That’s why they’ve elected to use Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC , two formulations enjoyed by Canadians and Europeans for years, now available to patients in the United States. Dr. Carlson performs all cosmetic treatments at Claris Eye Care & Surgery to ensure the highest quality results for the treatment of your face.
Juvederm Ultra XC injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel which contains a small amount of local anesthetic, to insure a relatively pain-free experience. You’ve probably seen the words “Hyaluronic acid” in many of your skin care products. That’s because it is the most effective ingredient used to replace the HA that your skin loses with age, because it restores volume in your skin which in turn minimizes wrinkles and folds.
Because Summer sun exposure decreases Hyaluronic acid, this is actually the most favorable time of year to be treated with dermal filler. Our Minneapolis Juvederm treatment is available in two strengths: Ultra & Ultra Plus- Ultra Plus is thicker and better suited for deeper, more defined wrinkles, folds and lines. The most commonly treated areas of the face are:
- Glabellar Lines (frown lines)
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Crow’s feet (usually used in conjunction with a muscle relaxant like Botox)
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Lip wrinkles
- Thinning lips
- Downturned mouth
- Dark circles under the eyes
A typical application of Juvederm injections takes less than 20 minutes and can last for up to one year. Patients can expect to see results immediately after treatment, with maximum results showing 7-10 days post operatively.
Those patients who are new to treating themselves to modern beauty aids are often concerned with side-effects; most of the side effects for Juvederm Ultra XC & Juvederm Ultra plus XC are mild in nature and do not last long. Temporary injection site reactions can include: redness, tenderness, swelling, lumps/bumps and bruising. As with any treatment, Claris will ask about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate.
The face is the focus of human interaction. It is commonly accepted that facial appearance can have far reaching effects on self- esteem or even our careers. Reportedly the highest percentage of repeat customers for cosmetic rejuvenation are those who have enjoyed the benefits of treatment with Juverderm dermal filler. Whether it’s medically necessary, you want to delay the outward appearance of aging or you simply want to look your best, now is the right time to come in to Claris and let them give you something to smile about!
If you have questions about Dermal Fillers or would like to schedule a treatment, please contact us at 612.775.8009 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org