Category Archives: JUVÉDERM®

Fillers vs Botox

Are BOTOX® and Fillers the Same?

Cosmetic injectable treatments are the most popular aesthetic procedures performed throughout the world. Yet for all its popularity, far fewer people are clear on the differences between specific products. Our medical spa, which is overseen by the board-certified plastic surgeons at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery, offers BOTOX Cosmetic and a range of dermal fillers as …

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What are “fillers,” and how can they help you look your best?

As we age, we naturally lose volume in the face. Those cheeks that we lamented for being too round in youth can appear shallow in middle age, making us look even older than we are. For the patient that wants to restore that youthful fullness and reduce the appearance of deep lines (think of those …

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Non-surgical facial options…how well do they work?

For many people, the desire to better their appearance is often outweighed by their desire to NOT have surgery. Whether it be from fear of surgery, financial issues, or a need to avoid longer downtimes, more and more people are opting for non-surgical options to look younger. While nothing can replace a true facelift, things …

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So…How Many Years Younger Does a Facelift REALLY Make You Look?

One of the most frequently asked questions by patients interested in a facelift at my St. Louis-area practice is "How much younger am I really going to look?" Unfortunately, it has always been one of the hardest to answer. Can plastic surgery really make you look younger? There are a number of identical twin studies …

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Juvederm XC Follow-up:

Okay so I am a week out and love my new look. Swelling and bruising are completely gone. I am a huge believer of fillers, they really erase those fine lines! Michelle Autry Patient Relations Director

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Day 4 JUVÉDERM® Treatment

Day 4 after my treatment and I am still bruised. I can cover it pretty good with make-up. But I typically don't bruise when I get fillers, so I am assuming the lidocaine can increase the chances of bruising? So I guess that is the toss-up- less pain during injections but an increase chance of …

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Day 2 JUVÉDERM® Treatment

Day 2 of my Juvederm treatment. I honestly love the result. I do have some bruising on my nasolabial folds, but I covered most of it with make-up. My lips look great and very natural! Michelle Autry Patient Relations Director

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Day 1 JUVÉDERM® Treatment

Just had my first treatment of the new Juvederm XC. It was great. You do feel the first few sticks and then it is a walk in the park. I had my nasolabial folds and lips both done. Will let you know if I have any swelling tomorrow! Michelle Autry Patient Relations Director

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Have you heard? Juvederm, my favorite filler, was just FDA approved with lidocaine. Which means no nerve block or local. It is nearly pain free!!!! We just got a few samples in today. I get to be the first guinee pig to try it! I'll let you know how it goes. Michelle Autry Patient Relations …

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