Curved wrinkles that form around the sides of the mouth are called parentheses lines. If you’ve noticed these, you may have also noticed a number of other wrinkles, which usually appear because of factors like constant exposure to sunlight and the natural loss of skin elasticity that accompanies aging.
Starting off as faint lines, parentheses lines deepen and develop into harsh wrinkles. Parentheses lines can make a person look tired and worn down. To treat them, people often come in for Juvederm treatment.
How Can Juvederm Reduce Parentheses Lines?
Juvederm is a dermal filler used to restore volume to the skin in order to fill in parentheses lines and smooth out the skin, creating an overall younger appearance for the patient.
This injectable gel is safe for use and is approved by the FDA for treatment of numerous wrinkles and lines. Its primary ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a substance that attracts and binds with water molecules to create new volume.
This injectable product is one of the most popular dermal fillers on the market. The biggest reason for the popularity of Juvederm is the fact that it is only minimally invasive in nature. There is no surgery involved. All that is needed are a few injections in the area to be treated. There are hardly any side effects, and no downtime is required after the procedure.
How Is Juvederm Administered?
Juvederm treatment is a simple outpatient procedure that usually takes less than half an hour to complete. The product contains lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic that helps to reduce discomfort during the treatment. Where needed, a numbing cream may also be applied to the targeted areas before the injections are given. The use of the anesthetic ensures that the procedure is virtually painless.
The product is injected into the skin of the parentheses lines. Once injected, it adds volume to the skin and keeps the skin soft while helping it retain its moisture content. This helps in smoothing out the skin and getting rid of parentheses lines.
The most attractive part of this procedure is the fact that it produces instant results. In most cosmetic procedures, there would be a recovery or healing time, after which the results are gradually seen. However, in the case of Juvederm, the results are instantaneous. Within a few minutes of injecting the gel, results can be seen.
Depending on the number of lines being treated, one or more Juvederm treatment sessions may be needed. On completion of treatment, the results can last for six months to a year. After this time, patients can return for follow-up treatments in order to preserve smooth and youthful skin.
Ready to Delete Those Parentheses Lines?
To fill in your parentheses lines and restore a younger look, contact the office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patrick Felice. Dr. Felice is a well-respected medical professional with years of experience and numerous satisfied patients. Get in touch today if you would like to schedule your appointment for a Juvederm consultation.