In the process of aging, the face begins to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and years of facial muscle movement, such as smiling, chewing, and squinting. The underlying tissues that keep your skin looking youthful begin to break down, often leaving laugh lines, smile lines, sunken cheeks, and facial creases over the areas where muscle movement occurs such as around the sides of the mouth. Smoking also causes vertical wrinkles around the lips that can be corrected with injectables. Soft-tissue fillers such as Juvederm can help fill in these lines and creases, temporarily restoring a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. When injected beneath the skin, Juvederm can help fill deep facial wrinkles and fill in creases and furrows. Lip augmentation is another excellent use of fillers.

Juvederm Injection Initial Evaluation

At the initial consultation, your health history will be reviewed and the procedure you are interested in will be explained in great detail. Any alternative procedures will be discussed. During the examination, the lip thickness and shape, wrinkling, fatty deposits, and facial proportions will be evaluated. You will have the opportunity to point out the particular characteristics of your anatomy that you would like to improve or change. After an extensive discussion, you and Dr. Lawton will arrive at the plan that will best achieve your goals. It is our commitment that you leave this initial visit with a clear understanding of your surgical options, so you may make an informed decision. We are happy to answer any questions you may think of later by telephone, email, or at another private consultation. There is never an additional charge for these subsequent visits.


The injection of Juvederm is performed in the clinic. The procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes.


You may resume your normal activities and return to work immediately after the Juvederm injection. Following treatment, you may notice some minor discomfort, stinging, or throbbing in the treated area. Occasionally, some bruising or swelling will occur and will last from a few days up to a few weeks. Any redness that appears in the treated site usually disappears within 24 hours. The extent of these symptoms depends upon the size and location of the treated area. In some individuals, particularly fair-skinned patients, this redness may persist for a week or more. No bandaging is needed and you are free to eat, drink, and wear makeup with sunblock protection shortly after treatment. However, it is best to stay out of the sun until the redness and bruising subside.


The longevity of the results vary depending on your lifestyle, physical characteristics, and the area treated. Generally, the injected material is likely to be absorbed faster in areas that are more affected by muscle movement, such as around the mouth.


What JUVÉDERM® XC is and where can it help smooth away facial wrinkles and folds?

Patients and doctors are having a better experience with JUVÉDERM® XC…find out why! It is the smooth gel filler that can be used to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results. JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSStechnology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want. Everyone will notice, but no one will know.

Where Does It Work?

Everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® XC may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas.* From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours.

Are You Ready For A New You?

For more information about Juvederm or to schedule a consultation with Lawton Plastic Surgery call our San Antonio TX office at
(210)-496-2639 or