Restore your youthful appearance without the hassle associated with traditional plastic surgery. Juvéderm® gives you the perfect, natural-looking results Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Cara Downey, and her expert team of professionals are proud to offer Juvéderm® to residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and the neighboring communities in east Texas.
What is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler gel that immediately restores lost volume or thinning areas in the face. While most patients look to get Juvéderm® to fill in their laugh lines or add volume to their lips, Juvéderm®’s special formulation makes it the perfect solution for adding volume and smoothing away any fine lines and moderate wrinkles around the cheeks, chin, and areas around the lower face. In addition to offering the original Juvéderm®, Heights Plastic Surgery also offers Juvéderm Voluma®, a special formulation of Juvéderm® that is made specifically to enhance the cheeks and lips. Patients who receive Juvéderm® injections typically see their results for up to 18 months at a time, making it one of the longer-lasting fillers on the market.
How Much Does Juvéderm® Cost in Houston, TX?
The average cost of your Juvéderm® treatment in Houston typically starts at about $500. The total cost for your Juvéderm® treatment will depend on the amount of product needed to help you achieve your desired results. At Heights Plastic Surgery, we accept cash and all major credit cards. We are also happy to offer financing through CareCredit® for patients. Because Juvéderm® is often more about cosmetic appearance and is less of a medical necessity, it is typically not covered by most insurance plans.
How is Juvéderm® Performed?
Juvéderm® is an in-office procedure that typically takes about 45 minutes to complete. Before your Juvéderm® treatment begins, Dr. Downey will apply a topical anesthetic to your treatment areas. This is to ensure you are as comfortable and pain-free as possible throughout the entirety of your treatment. Dr. Downey will then make a series of strategically placed Juvéderm® or Voluma® injections into your desired treated areas, typically around the mouth, chin, and cheeks. Because Juvéderm® is a minimally invasive procedure, there is no formal downtime or recovery period associated with treatment.
What Results Can I Expect from Juvéderm®?
Because Juvéderm® is a minimally invasive treatment, patients are able to return to their normal daily activities – including work – immediately following treatment. It is normal to experience some redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising around your treated areas. These side effects will typically subside on their own within 24 to 48 hours of treatment. While you may see some results of your Juvéderm® treatment immediately, ultimate results will be visible about two to five days following treatment, once all swelling has gone down. Juvéderm® treatments typically last for up to 12 to 18 months at a time. Dr. Downey may recommend coming in for regular Juvéderm® treatments every nine to 12 months to maintain your desired results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Juvéderm®?
At Heights Plastic Surgery, good candidates for Juvéderm® experience the following concerns:
- Laugh lines, or lines around the sides of the mouth
- Marionette lines, or wrinkles that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin
- Sunken and hollowed cheeks
- Sunken and hollowed under-eyes
- Thin lips
Ideal candidates for Juvéderm® are in good general health and have realistic expectations of their potential results. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for Juvéderm® is to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Downey.
With more than 12 years of unparalleled experience, Dr. Cara Downey is proud to provide her patients with cutting-edge techniques, unmatched results, and quality patient care. Heights Plastic Surgery and Studio Essex Medical Spa offers a wide array of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and neighboring communities in Texas restore their confidence and enhance their natural features. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Downey today.