Juvéderm and Juvéderm Ultra are popular injectable treatments that can be used to add volume to the lips or to smooth and lift facial wrinkles and folds, returning a natural look and feel to the face. Juvéderm can be used on many areas, but plastic surgeons Dr. Schmid and Dr. Mooty of the Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute have found that Juvéderm works best on nasolabial folds, oral commissures, and other facial wrinkles. Made of hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance in the skin that adds hydration and volume), Juvéderm treatments allow patients to be wrinkle-free for an entire year after just one 15-minute injection at our Lubbock or Midland office. And while there is a small risk of infection (as there is with any injection procedure), there are few side effects, little downtime, and barely any risk of an allergic reaction. Studies show that Juvéderm is greatly preferred over collagen-based dermal fillers. Plus, Juvéderm is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be safe and effective on all skin tones.
- Juvéderm Voluma® XC
As a gel, it is administered into the cheek area to carefully lift the skin and reinstate age-related volume loss. Voluma is curated with a reconstructed form of hyaluronic acid that is a natural complex sugar occurring within the human body.
- Juvéderm Volbella®
An FDA-approved injectable, Volbella is a nonsurgical lip augmentation procedure that is formulated to add volume to areas of the face. It is curated to enhance the lips and fill in fine lines around the mouth, referred to as perioral rhytids or perioral lines.
- Juvéderm Vollure™
Administered into the areas of facial tissue, Vollure can help to correct the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the "parentheses lines" that surround the mouth and nose. Vollure is formulated to create an overall smoother appearance to the face in patients ages 21 or older.
"I cannot say how pleased I am with Dr. Schmid, his staff, and my results! The entire process from beginning to end was great!"- D. / Healthgrades / Nov 16, 2018
"Dr. Schmid and his staff at LPSI were amazing - My experience with Dr. Schmid and the rest of his staff at LPSI was amazing! They put me completely at ease, took great care of me every step of the way, and I am incredibly happy with the results of my mommy makeover!"- F. / RealSelf / May 08, 2020
"Dr. Schmid and his staff are wonderful! He was receptive to all concerns and questions during pre-op appointments and made the whole surgery process comfortable and easy to understand. He and his staff are always kind and welcoming."- S. / Healthgrades / Apr 20, 2020
"From my consultation, to my surgery and post op care Dr. Schmid and his staff have been amazing! Very detailed in his work and gave me exactly what I was asking for in my breast augmentation. His nurse answered every question I had and made me feel comfortable with my decisions. Would highly recommend him to anyone."- D.W. / Healthgrades / Apr 07, 2020
"My experience with Dr. Mooty has been tremendously positive. He listened carefully to my concerns and answered all my questions, never making me feel rushed. His bedside manner is kind, caring, and reassuring. Through two surgeries, my recovery was quicker than expected, with minimal pain and very small incisions. His nursing and office staff are excellent and answered all my questions before, during, and after treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Mooty for his skill, compassion, and professionalism."- N. / Healthgrades / Mar 03, 2020
During your appointment, the areas of the injection sites will be marked and thoroughly cleaned prior to the treatment. With the possible comfort of local anesthesia and a numbing solution contained within Juvederm, the filler will be injected into the skin. After each injection, light pressure and a cooling ointment are applied to the area. Other than feeling a tingling sensation and some visible redness in the areas of the injections, there are usually no other side effects. Most patients are able to return to work with no downtime after their 15-30 minute Juvederm procedure.
What to Expect with Juvéderm
The majority of patients who receive Juvederm will notice remarkable improvements after their very first treatment with results lasting up to one year. Patients are generally thrilled with the fast-acting, visible results that the injections provide. Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body, Juvederm side effects are intriguingly minimal with no missed time from normal activity.
Injectable fillers have made major advancements in the past two decades and offer a terrific cosmetic solution for patients who desire specific results without surgery. While hyaluronic acid fillers are a great choice for many patients, there are others to choose from that can garner youthful, smooth skin. Common filler procedures include those that are comprised of collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite, and polylactic acid. During your consultation, we will discuss the various fillers that are available today and will work to understand your aesthetic goals so that the best filler choice can be made.
Plan Your Procedure
Will The Injection Hurt?
The injection may cause some discomfort, although the size of the needle is very small. Lidocaine, a numbing solution, is contained within Juvederm to help diminish pain after the treatment. Our team will work hard to ensure patient comfort, and may choose to apply a local anesthetic to numb the area.
What Other Anti-Aging Options?
Although fillers have proved to be a terrific solution to make skin appear younger, there are other options to consider. Fat grafting, BOTOX and Dysport, as well as plastic surgery, all hold the potential to provide tremendous improvements to the skin. During the initial consultation, our team will discuss the comprehensive options and give recommendations for the absolute best procedure tailored to each patient’s desired outcome. This may include a combination of cosmetic treatments.
Will I Look 20 Again?
A Juvederm injection reduces fine lines and wrinkles for a softer appearance. While this product will not make you look 20 again, it will minimize the lines and wrinkles on the face, and provide a youthful glow that many patients desire. It is important to set realistic expectations. This will be discussed in detail during your consultation.