What is Juvéderm?@headingTag>
One of the earliest and most obvious signs of aging on the face are line, wrinkles, and decreased volume. Juvéderm is a popular injectable wrinkle filler made with stabilized hyaluronic acid (HA) to act like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging or other reasons. The Juvéderm gel filler also attracts moisture molecules to the surface of the skin to hydrate the skin and keep it looking fresh and supple. While each formula of Juvéderm HA fillers varies in their targeted area of use, both provide safe and long-lasting results. Juvéderm XC is great for diminishing nasolabial folds and marionette lines, plus adding volume to the lips. Juvéderm Ultra XC is best for adding volume and projection to the lips. At Alford Facial Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene "Gene" Alford offers both formulas of Juvéderm plus other wrinkle fillers and relaxers to help you get your best results.
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"Needed Someone to Fix What Another Doctor Messed Up - Houston, TX - Never have I been fortunate to have been under the care of a physician who values your time and the impact of your health issue on you both physically and emotionally. DR. Eugene Alford does both. His office was always on time, his staff are extremely friendly and caring and he never made you feel like he was in a hurry. With Dr. Alford you feel like you are his only patient. As for expertise, he is exceptional. He sets high standards and achieves them. He is committed to getting you the best outcome possible and you are involved in his plan of care from step one. He takes the time to educate you and wants your feedback. His hands are miracle workers and I have the nose now to prove it. I can never thank him enough for giving me my confidence back. - - I had two previous rhinoplasties performed by another physician for breathing issues NOT cosmetic. Both failed and left me looking visibly disfigured and my breathing issue was worse afterwards. Dr. Alford performed a revision rhinoplasty that gave me my life back. His attention to detail was incredible."- O. / RealSelf / Jan 09, 2016
"Revision Rhinoplasty - Houston, TX - Dr. Alford is excellent in communication and has a great staff. Hardly any wait time. Easy to reach and questions or always answered. Recovery was very easy. - - When I was 15 I had a septoplasty and rhinoplasty along with the removal of an enlarged turbinate to allow me to breathe properly and correct the crooked appearance of my nose. Approximately, 20 years later, I noticed my nose was becoming crooked again and I was having increased breathing and sinus pressure issues. In the past year I also noticed an increase in the frequency of sinus pressure headaches. My internist suspected my nasal passages where collapsing and that my septum could be deviated again. He referred me to Dr. Alford. I'm very glad I took his advice. When I met Dr. Alford, he could tell by just looking at me that my nose was in fact collapsing due to my previous surgery. Too much of my nose foundation had been removed and was causing a narrowing of my nasal passages and collapse of the tip of my nose. Dr. Alford performed my surgery about 5 months ago where he removed fascia and cartilage from my ear to build up my nose bridge and tip. He also aligned my nose so that it is straight once again. I am extremely happy with the results both in appearance and in function. I have experienced only one sinus headache in the past five months. Prior to seeing Dr. Alford I was experiencing at least one a week and it could last 1-3 days. Recovery was quick and surprisingly painless. There was some discomfort within the first two days after surgery but I was sure to follow Dr. Alford's and the nurses' instructions. All went very well. There is no doubt in mind when referring others to Dr. Alford, and, if the need ever arises again, I would definitely be a returning patient."- T. / RealSelf / Dec 14, 2015
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A Juvéderm treatment at Alford Facial Plastic Surgery typically takes about 45 minutes, but this varies based on the number of areas being treated. Juvéderm Ultra XC includes a numbing gel in the formula, so while you may feel the initial prick, you should become comfortable as the anesthetic effects set in. If you are concerned about pain, ask Dr. Gene about applying a topical anesthetic on the treatment areas before the injections.
Juvéderm treatments are performed as an in-office procedure by Dr. Gene in his Houston, TX office. You will be able to leave immediately after your injection and resume your normal activities, but strenuous activities like exercise should be avoided for a few days. Most patients need about 1 – 2 days for recovery from swelling, redness, and bruising around the injection site, but makeup should be able to conceal this pretty well until it has healed. Dr. Gene advises patients to follow up in 6 weeks so he can check their results and determine when they should schedule another treatment to maintain their results.
Some results will be visible right away, but over time, Juvéderm treatments will make your skin smoother, firmer, and fresher for continued benefits. Juvéderm results can last up to 1 year, but this will vary in each patient, so you should schedule an appointment when you begin to see your results fading. Dr. Gene can help you determine how often you should have touch-up treatments.
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A Juvéderm treatment is priced based on how many units or syringes are used, but most patients spend between $600 - $1,800 on a single session. Dr. Gene can go over cost estimates during your initial consultation after understanding your concerns and needs. Dr. Gene is an official doctor of the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions® reward program that gives you exclusive savings and discounts on Juvéderm injections, as well as Voluma®, BOTOX®, Kybella®, and Latisse® treatments. You can get more information and register at www.brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com/explore.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $600 - $1,800
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 45 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Office
- Decreased lip volume
- Dehydrated skin
- Fine lines on lips
- Marionette lines
- Mild to moderate creases
- Mild to moderate lines
- Mild to moderate wrinkles
- Parentheses lines
The best Juvéderm results will be seen on patients over 21 years old, who are beginning to see the first signs of aging, but are not ready for a surgical lift. Juvéderm can fill in lines and wrinkles, or add volume to the lips for a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
Juvéderm injections are very safe, especially when administered by an experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Gene, but some patient may notice temporary redness, swelling, pain, bruising, and discomfort for the first 2 weeks after their treatment. Before their Juvéderm injections, you should tell Dr. Gene your complete medical history, including any allergies, current medications, supplements, and vitamins so he can determine if Juvéderm is the best treatment for you.
The Allergan company makes several other wrinkle treatments by that may complement the results of Juvéderm, including Voluma to add volume to the midface and BOTOX to smooth dynamic wrinkles. Other wrinkle treatments offered at Alford Facial Plastic Surgery include Restylane® and Sculptra® dermal fillers or facial fat grafting. Dr. Gene can explain the different options during your consultation, and help you develop a unique treatment plan for your needs and goals.