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As we age, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid, which causes the face to lose volume. Injectable dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® can replace lost volume, subtly filling in the areas where lines, wrinkles, and folds have formed. Dr. Joseph C. Galitzin offers several formulas of this hyaluronic acid-based filler at his Peachtree City, GA, office to address his patients' unique aesthetic goals. Having achieved Allergan Platinum Partner status, Dr. Galitzin can pair his creative vision with extensive experience to deliver stunning, natural-looking results.
The youthful appearance of skin is directly linked to a high water content. As we age, daily external forces, such as ultraviolet (UV) rays, combined with the natural aging process cause our skin to lose moisture. Studies show that a key molecule involved in maintaining skin moisture is hyaluronic acid, as the molecule has a unique capacity for water retention.
Since JUVÉDERM relies on hyaluronic acid rather than collagen, it is particularly well-suited for targeting the effects of aging. At Skin Care at 5th Ave, we offer a variety of JUVÉDERM options, including:
Depending on the location and the severity of your lines or wrinkles, we can recommend the best treatment option to achieve the results you desire. Combining fillers is often the most effective way to achieve a completely rejuvenated look.
Candidates for JUVÉDERM are individuals who are dissatisfied with the way their face is aging and want to eliminate facial lines or augment their lips. Depending on the formula, treatment can be performed in nearly any area of the face. Fillers can be used to enhance facial contours as well as minimize the appearance of scars, especially those caused by acne. JUVÉDERM can improve:
If you are pregnant or nursing, however, JUVÉDERM may not be right for you. In addition, this treatment is not as effective for patients with severe scarring or thinner, looser skin. During an initial consultation with Dr. Galitzin, you can discuss the different injectable skin treatments we offer and we can make recommendations based on your needs and cosmetic goals.
Skin Care at 5th Ave uses the latest technology during treatment. A specialized, flexible cannula made by DermaSculpt® is used to administer JUVÉDERM injections. Compared to a sharp needle, treatment with a DermaSculpt cannula results in:
Since JUVÉDERM is created with biocompatible hyaluronic acid, it has a minimal risk of allergic reaction or other negative side effects. All the materials contained in this filler are specially formulated from materials naturally produced by the human body.
In addition, the effects of JUVÉDERM are immediate and can last significantly longer than BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. On average, patients enjoy a healthier and rejuvenated appearance for six to nine months, with some treatment results lasting up to two years. BOTOX Cosmetic typically requires retreatment about every three to four months. However, patients can combine a BOTOX Cosmetic treatment with JUVÉDERM for more dramatic and lasting results.
We advise our patients to stop taking anti-inflammatory medications one to three days prior to their JUVÉDERM procedure. While you will be able to maintain your skin care and makeup routine after treatment, you should not wear makeup to your appointment. Additionally, since hyaluronic acid is biocompatible, there is no need for a pre-treatment allergy test before receiving JUVÉDERM injections.
With JUVÉDERM, your results should appear immediately, and you can return to your normal activities the same day.
Before injecting the filler, we can numb the treatment areas with an anesthetic cream to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. In addition, JUVÉDERM has a smooth gel-like consistency that allows us to use a smaller needle and apply less pressure, making it more comfortable for patients than other types of dermal fillers. Depending on the amount of correction necessary, we can inject JUVÉDERM into the mid or deep dermis. A typical treatment lasts about 30 minutes.
Keep in mind that while the effects of JUVÉDERM are long-lasting, they are not permanent. For some patients, the results of one JUVÉDERM treatment can last up to a full year. There are some techniques you can use to extend the longevity of dermal fillers, including minimizing your ultraviolet UV exposure and maintaining a consistent skin care routine.
With JUVÉDERM, your results should appear immediately, and you can return to your normal activities the same day. However, we advise that you avoid strenuous exercise for a couple of days after treatment. You can expect some minor redness, bruising, swelling, and tenderness, but this should last no more than three days. You can prevent swelling by applying ice to the injection areas for the first few hours and elevating your head with a pillow for the first two nights.
Skin Care at 5th Avenue is an Allergan Platinum Practice, which means we have extensive experience with JUVÉDERM, BOTOX Cosmetic, and other dermal filler treatments. Our practice is in the top five percent of cosmetic skin specialists in the country. As a premier provider of these treatments, Dr. Galitzin can apply his experience and artistic vision to every skin treatment he performs. Find out more about JUVÉDERM and our range of services by contacting our office online or calling (770) 487-2645 to schedule a consultation today.