Harbourside Oral & Facial Surgical Centre


A JUVÉDERM® treatment is an easy and instant cosmetic enhancement that gives you a refreshed look. It smoothes wrinkles and restores volume – reversing the signs of aging. It can also be used to enhance facial features such as your lips and cheeks for added fullness and definition with a natural look.

The following list highlights the different areas you may want to consider treating. JUVÉDERM® also can be used along with a wrinkle smoothing injectable. This combination can achieve complete rejuvenation that addresses all signs of aging, also referred to as the 3 D's of aging. Talk to Dr. Sowden to learn about the different areas you may want to consider treating, including:

Smile Lines: You can fill in and reduce the visibility of the lines that run vertically from the side of your nose to the corners of your upper lip with a JUVÉDERM® treatment.

Cheeks: In addition to addressing wrinkles, JUVÉDERM® can restore facial volume lost due to aging or weight loss, giving the face a rejuvenated appearance.

Chin: JUVÉDERM® can re-contour the chin, adding firmness and definition.

Lip Fullness: JUVÉDERM® can replenish the fullness you've lost or provide you with the fuller-looking lips you've always wanted.

Marionette Lines: JUVÉDERM® can soften the vertical lines and wrinkles below the corners of the mouth, giving a sad or angry look to the face.

Crow's Feet: A wrinkle smoothing injectable can quickly reduce the wrinkles and lines that form at the corner of the eyes as a result of aging, sun exposure, smoking, and facial expressions.

Before your facial rejuvenation procedure, your Dr. Sowden may use topical or injectable anesthesia to numb the treatment area. However, new JUVÉDERM® XC (extra comfort) contains lidocaine, a localized pain reliever that makes a separate anesthetic unnecessary.

Dr. Sowden will inject JUVÉDERM® under your skin with a fine needle to restore volume and smooth away fine lines, wrinkles and folds. Following injection, the treated areas may be gently massaged. The anti-aging facial filler procedure is quick and easy, generally taking only 15-60 minutes (depending on areas treated).

One of the many benefits of JUVÉDERM® is the minimal downtime involved after your treatment. For the first 24 hours following your procedure, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. These simple precautions will help minimize temporary injection-related reactions such as redness, itching at the treatment site, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps.

Studies have shown that these reactions are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less. If you experience swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period. Dr. Sowden will tell you when makeup may be applied after your wrinkle treatments.

If you have any questions or concerns about your JUVÉDERM® treatment, please contact the office.

After a JUVÉDERM® treatment, you should see an immediate facial improvement. Each person is unique, of course, which means that results for every individual may be different. Usually a single treatment can give you the look you want, but supplemental "touch-up" treatments may be required to maintain optimal results.

The benefits of JUVÉDERM® are clinically proven and can last up to one year with one treatment.


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