Dr. Flint finds facial rejuvenation to be one of the most exciting areas of her practice. New products and treatments are developed each year. She thoroughly researches each new offering prior to prescribing it to her patients. Many patients use products sold over the counter at department stores to attempt to correct folds and wrinkles in their faces, which actually does very little. Over-the-counter products are very heavily marketed, but unfortunately, they are not capable of creating any lasting affect on the deep furrows or wrinkles that are visible when your face is relaxed.
Injectable wrinkle fillers have been available for years. Each new product offers different potential benefits. Dr. Flint prefers hyaluronic acid products because they last about one year following injection; therefore, fewer maintenance treatments are required. In Scottsdale and Mesa Juvéderm® is the product she uses, and it now comes with a local anesthetic premixed into the product for greater comfort during injections.
The results are immediate and create wonderful softening of wrinkles around your mouth and eyes or in your forehead. Juvéderm® can also be used to augment your lips. In some cases, the use of fillers creates enough of an impact that surgical procedures can be postponed. Dr. Flint uses filler in almost all of her facial rejuvenation surgery patients for an added boost to the results. With almost no downtime associated with it, Juvéderm® is certainly worth considering. Speak to Dr. Flint about it during your consultation.
Juvéderm® at a Glance
Injections of Juvéderm®, a hyaluronic acid gel, into the furrows or wrinkles on your face diminishes their appearance. Hyaluronic acid is naturally contained in skin, so there is no potential for allergic reactions.
What to Expect
This procedure can be done in the office without anesthesia or sedation. It takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Dr. Flint performs all of the injections herself. The results are immediate, and you will experience no downtime.
Preparing for Juvéderm® Injections
Dr. Flint listens to your goals and examines you to determine if Juvéderm® is right for you. She then designs a plan for your specific needs. Injections can be provided on the day of your consultation. You must abstain from anti-inflammatory agents such as aspirin and ibuprophen one week prior to treatment to avoid bruising.
Discomfort is very minimal, and bruising occurs in less than 10 percent of patients. We apply ice to the treated areas for a few minutes and ask you to repeat the ice again in the evening. Swelling is minimal, except when your lips are treated, in which case, it may last for several days. Results are immediate and last approximately one year.