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Aging happens to everyone. However, the side effects of aging, like sagging facial skin, wrinkles, and fine lines, do not have to drag your self-esteem down. Thanks to dermal fillers like Juvederm, you can renew your appearance, and feel great about the way you look. Find out more about Juvederm with Dr. Linda Banta at her dermatology practice in San Antonio, TX.
What causes the skin to age?
As the skin ages, it loses elasticity and begins to wrinkle and sag. This happens to the skin naturally, but the process is exacerbated by outside elements like sun damage and lifestyle choices such as tobacco use. Exercising can improve circulation, helping to prevent aging. Alcohol dehydrates the skin, so cutting down on the amount you drink can prevent the side effects of aging as well. Keeping the skin moisturized and using a daily moisturizing cream is also a way to slow down the aging process.
What can Juvederm do for me?
Juvederm is a dermal filler which, when injected into the facial tissues, adds volume to the area, plumping the skin and providing a more youthful appearance. Juvederm works best when applied to the apples of the cheeks, lips, and fine lines and wrinkles. Juvederm itself is made from Hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and helps move nutrients to the skin to stay moisturized and soft. Juvederm also contains lidocaine, a numbing agent which minimize discomfort during the treatment process.
Juvederm Dermal Fillers in San Antonio, TX
The procedure for Juvederm is short, only about 15 minutes, and takes place right in your dermatologist’s office. You will lie on an examination table and your doctor will use a super-thin needle to inject Juvederm into the facial tissues. Most patients report feeling a pinch, but no pain during their injections. After your treatment, you may experience some redness or swelling, but there is no downtime after Juvederm sessions. Simply return to work or school after your treatment without worrying about recovery times or taking it easy. However, you may want to avoid the sun and exercising for the first 24 hours or so after your treatment.
For more information on Juvederm or other cosmetic dermatological treatments, please contact Dr. Linda Banta at her dermatology practice in San Antonio, TX. Call (210) 494-0504 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Banta today!
Excess facial or body hair can be troublesome for both men and women. Although common, removal methods such as shaving and waxing are temporary, time consuming, painful and often yield poor results. It’s no wonder more and more people are opting for long-lasting, convenient hair reduction via laser hair removal.
With the use of advanced laser technology, your dermatologist can treat most areas of unwanted hair successfully, conveniently and with fewer complications than other methods. Professional laser treatment is a non-invasive approach to permanent reduction of hair, which can easily treat large areas of hair growth in a short period of time.
In-Office Laser Hair Removal
Performed by an expert dermatologist, laser hair removal works by penetrating the skin with controlled pulses of light that are absorbed by the hair follicles. Without damaging the skin and with minimal patient discomfort, the laser energy destroys the hair follicles and significantly impedes their ability to re-grow. Following treatment, patients enjoy smooth, soft skin and a long-lasting reduction in unwanted hair.
Since hair grows in cycles, the total number of required treatment sessions varies by patient skin type, hair color and hair coarseness. Common areas treated with laser hair removal include the legs, arms, back, shoulders, underarms, upper lip and the bikini area. Darker-colored hair is typically more responsive to laser treatment than light colored hair.
It’s important that you always choose an experienced dermatologist for hair removal to ensure the highest level of safety and efficiency. Your dermatologist will discuss the best laser hair removal options for your specific skin type, needs and expectations.
Visit our practice for a successful diagnosis and treatment for excess hair and experience the long-lasting results available with laser hair removal.
Improve skin tone and reduce wrinkles with one cosmetic treatment.
Let’s face it—we're all looking for ways to look younger. Perhaps you’ve purchased one facial product after the next just hoping to see visibly younger results. Perhaps you’ve finally started putting on sunscreen in an effort to protect your already sun-damaged skin. However, if you are truly looking to get more radiant, youthful skin, you don’t need to opt for painful, time-consuming cosmetic procedures and invasive surgeries. Now your San Antonio, TX dermatologist can give you the appearance you want with one simple treatment.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a series of injectable dermal fillers that use a chemical known as hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and fine lines, and to increase firmness and volume in the skin. This product has been FDA approved to temporarily offer smoother, tighter skin.
What does Juvederm treat?
Juvederm is approved to reduce the appearance of facial lines and folds, particularly wrinkles around the mouth and nose.
What should I expect when I see my San Antonio dermatologist for Juvederm treatments?
This series of injections only takes a couple minutes to perform. You may experience a slight pinch as the needles are injected into the skin; however, we typically use a topical numbing cream prior to the injections to reduce any discomfort you may feel. You may experience some redness, tenderness or swelling near the injection sites afterwards. These symptoms tend to be very minor and will go away within a few days.
When will I see my results? How long will my results last?
Unlike with other injectable treatments like Botox, you will see results immediately with Juvederm. Once any side effects disappear you will be left with your final result. These results tend to last anywhere from 9 months to a year.
How many Juvederm treatments can I get?
For those looking to maintain their results with Juvederm you can continue to get subsequent treatments. Most patients will opt for repeat treatments about 9 months after their first set of injections. Talk to your San Antonio dermatologist about how often you should come in for treatment to keep your new look.
To find out more about Juvederm and whether it’s right for you, then call your San Antonio, TX dermatologist, Dr. Linda Banta, MD. Let Stone Oak Dermatology enhance your appearance with Juvederm.