The holidays are coming up faster than a Percy Harvin end around from the Gator past. After the craziness of last year’s COVID separation, we’re all ready to fill our social calendar this year with parties, dinners, and any other excuse to see people in person rather than on Zoom or FaceTime.

 

But maybe you’re not as excited about showing off some of those telltale lines and creases that come from the passing years and a few too many hours spent soaking up the Florida sun.

 

If you’d like to do without smile lines and others on the lower part of your face, Dr. Gaines has the perfect answer — Juvéderm injections. Now’s the time to schedule your session at our beautiful offices on NW 76th Drive in Gainesville. 

What is Juvéderm® XC? 

Juvéderm® XC is the original dermal filler, the first in the Juvéderm® line and still the most popular. Juvéderm® XC is made from hyaluronic acid, so it is classified as a natural filler. 

Where can Juvéderm® XC be used? 

The area around our mouth loses volume as our collagen production declines. This allows the formation of various lines and wrinkles. Juvéderm® XC is effective for erasing or thoroughly lessening the appearance of smile lines (running from the nose down to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines (running from the corners of the mouth downward), and parentheses lines (framing the sides of the mouth like parentheses). 

Who is a good candidate for Juvéderm® XC? 

As long as the wrinkles you’re looking to treat are static wrinkles, Juvéderm® is an awesome solution. Static wrinkles form due to sun damage, declining collagen production, and other environmental factors. Static wrinkles tend to show themselves at all times. Juvéderm® and other dermal fillers are meant for static wrinkles. 

However, if your wrinkles form due to muscle contractions under the skin, these are known as dynamic wrinkles. Crow’s feet, the 11s between your brows, and most forehead lines are all dynamic wrinkles. Juvéderm® does not work on these wrinkles — they are the domain of BOTOX®. 

Also, because hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the human body, adverse reactions to Juvéderm® are very rare. 

So, would you like to erase that smile from your smile lines just in time for the holiday party free-for-all? Call Dr. Gaines at (352) 333-9600 and schedule your Juvéderm® session.