Dermal Fillers – Juvederm And Voluma
While BOTOX® is designed to prevent facial muscles from contracting, dermal fillers are used to add volume to areas of the mouth that have deteriorated due to age or other factors. Dermal fillers consist of an injectable gel that contains hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body.
Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma and other Allergen products can address a variety of problems that affect the appearance of your smile, such as thin, flat lips and sunken cheeks. Treatment with Juvederm and Voluma offer a number of benefits, including:
- Immediate, natural looking results
- No downtime following treatment
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Virtually pain-free
- Utilizes natural substances found in the body
Although results vary from patient to patient, the effects of your dermal filler treatment can last for several months. Your doctor will discuss your options, candidacy and realistic expectations during your consultation.
Fillers can also be used with PRF injections. Platelet-rich fibrin is an injection of your own blood cells, rich with growth factors and other skin-volumizing and smoothing components. PRF injections can also be used alone.
Juvederm For Asymmetric Lips
Thin, flat and asymmetrical lips can deter from the appearance of your smile and undermine much of other dental work you may have had done to enhance your smile’s beauty. Juvederm is an ideal lip enhancement option because its smooth texture allows for subtle increases in volume while maintaining the natural appearance you desire. When deciding how much lip filler to use and where to place the injections, your doctor will evaluate three key aspects of your lip appearance:
- Definition of the border
All of these can be affected to a greater or lesser degree by lip augmentation, and it’s important to consider all three factors in order to achieve the best results. Your doctor will make sure that your lips don’t just become fuller, but that they maintain a natural, proportionate shape that doesn’t look artificial.
Treating Dark Triangles Between Teeth With Juvederm
The term “black triangles” refers to the dark gaps that can sometimes appear on the sides of teeth following implant therapy, periodontal treatment and restoration with crowns or bridges. It occurs when the gum tissue below the teeth is not preserved.
Black triangles can cause patients to feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smiles, but the condition can also create some functional problems like the accumulation of food debris and saliva spraying through the gaps when speaking.
Juvederm can add volume to gum tissue, eliminating gaps and creating proper gum contours. Results can last for up to eight months, after which maintenance injections will be needed.