Juvéderm®

In addition to performing a wide range of facial plastic surgery procedures like rhinoplasty, Dr. Michel Siegel is proud to offer Juvéderm® treatment to our patients. FDA-approved Juvéderm® XC injectable gel is a “next-generation” dermal filler. This treatment uses hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to the skin. Juvéderm® helps instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, such as your “smile lines” or “parentheses” around your mouth (the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Juvéderm® lip fillers can also be used to plump your mouth for a natural and youthful appearance.

Juvéderm®’s unique manufacturing process produces the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any currently available dermal fillers for long-lasting results. While all other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are made of granular consistency gels, Juvéderm® has a smooth consistency that flows easily into the skin, providing an even, smooth look. In addition, Juvéderm® XC is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated safety and effectiveness in people of all skin colors. With two formulations of the injectable to choose from, Dr. Siegel can readily custom tailor Houston Juvéderm® injections for each patient’s unique needs.

TESTIMONIALS

One week after my rhinoplasty I walked into Dr. Siegel’s office to finally see the results. I’d waited for this moment for more than ten years- and I was nervous. I’d compulsively found every list online of botched nose jobs. I researched all the worst possible outcomes of recovery, but there I was just one week later; I wasn’t stuffed with gauze, there was no heavy bruising, and it certainly didn’t hurt. Just a simple splint and what felt like the longest week of my life waiting for that appointment.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

Dr. Siegel removed the splint easily and painlessly with a liquid solution and asked if I was ready to see my new nose. Seeing myself in the mirror for the first time after my surgery was unreal- it was a subtle, natural looking change, my nose finally fit my face. After waiting for nearly a decade, I finally felt like I had the nose that I should have been born with.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

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The Juvéderm® Process

Consultation

If you’re interested in Juvéderm® fillers, the first step is meeting with an expert in Houston cosmetic injectables like Dr. Siegel. During this appointment, he will go over your aesthetic concerns and answer any questions you may have about the treatment. He will then create a customized Juvéderm® injection plan for you. Dr. Siegel will meet with you for as long as needed during this appointment to help you feel comfortable and confident moving forward.

PREPARATION

While not required, Dr. Siegel recommends that patients getting Juvéderm® injections at our Houston office discontinue use of any medications that may prolong bleeding, including aspiring and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) at least one week prior to Juvéderm® treatment. This reduces your risk for bruising and bleeding at the injection site, leading to quicker and longer lasting results. Dr. Siegel will also provide you with any necessary pre-injection guidelines personalized to your particular procedure before the actual appointment.

PROCEDURE

Dr. Siegel has vast experience with all dermal fillers and he performs every treatment himself. Infused with lidocaine to dull the potential discomfort of injection, Juvéderm® XC requires no other topical anesthetic to be administered. Dr. Siegel also uses a fine needle to further maximize your comfort during injection. The Juvéderm® treatment process usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

RECOVERY

Immediately after your Juvéderm® injection, we will apply an ice pack to the treatment area to prevent swelling. Some patients experience mild to moderate side effects after Juvéderm®, such as redness, discomfort, tenderness, swelling, lumps, bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. These are typically short lasting, diminishing in seven days or less. If you experience any more serious issues possibly related to Juvéderm® XC treatment, contact our Houston plastic surgery office immediately for assistance. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection, but Dr. Siegel takes every precaution to minimize this risk. After your Juvéderm® injection, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic beverages for 24 hours. Juvéderm® is long-lasting, but not permanent. The length of time a treatment maintains its effect is very individual and depends on many factors, such as your age, skin type, lifestyle, and muscle activity, as well as the injection technique. Experience demonstrates that Juvéderm® can be effective for up to six months or more when used to treat lines and folds. Most patients choose to have a follow-up treatment about six to twelve months after their first injection.

Why Dr. Siegel

When it comes to your facial appearance, preserving natural contours, knowing which features to enhance and which ones not to, will make the difference between enhancing your self or appearing unnatural.

Dr. Siegel is sought out by highly sophisticated, discerning patients because of his innovative, yet conservative approach to Facial procedures- achieving natural, rested, and proportionate outcomes that exceed patients’ expectations.

 

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