When women and men are interested in reversing the signs of facial aging, the first word or treatment that usually comes to mind is “Botox.” While a Botox treatment is very beneficial for most patients seeking a fresh appearance, it is only half of the solution for overall facial rejuvenation. In order to achieve a natural, younger look, our doctors recommend using a filler to soften lines and wrinkles and to add volume lost through the aging process. One of the most popular fillers at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology is Juvederm.
Juvederm is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler for the treatment of superficial facial lines and folds. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar-like molecules found in the skin and joints. It is responsible for skin’s tone and firmness, and it decreases with age and sun exposure, causing the skin to sink in and look older from the lines, folds and shadows. Juvederm is primary used to correct the nasolabial folds, but it can also be used to re-volumize the cheeks, temples, lips and lipstick lines around the mouth and to fill in under-eye hallowing.
Juvederm’s strength is that it is very soft and results in a very natural correction. Juvederm can be dissolved if any lumping or adverse reactions occur, making it a very safe and popular alternative for non-surgical rejuvenation. When Juvederm is combined with Botox, Dysport or lasers, the aging face can be softly and naturally reshaped without cutting or downtime. Also, layering Juvederm with Sculptra results in a softening of gaunt, tired faces.
Dr. Lupo was an investigator for the FDA study in 2004-2005 that resulted in Juvederm’s approval in the United States, and she helped introduced this filler to Australian physicians in 2007. She often trains other physicians on the use of this product at meetings for the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatological Surgery and the Cosmetic Bootcamp. Dr. Lupo has also taught Tulane residents filler techniques since 1984.
During the month of July, any patient who purchases or pre-purchases two syringes of Juvederm can receive their choice of a FREE 3mL bottle of Latisse or 20 FREE units of Botox. Offer is valid until July 31, 2013 or while supplies last. Patients MUST present the coupon below in order to receive the free product.