Smooth out wrinkles enhance lips with J-Derm
As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. There is
a new solution…
Introducing J-Derm Injectable Gel.
But, with J-Derm injectible gel, available at Face Body & Soul, you don’t have to just sit back and let it happen. J-Derm
injectible gel is a the next-generation dermal filler. Juvederm injectable gel has been available in Europe since 2000 and was
approved for use in the U.S in June 2006. In 2006 Juvederm was also listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).
The smooth consistency gel helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your smile
lines or parentheses (nasolabial folds – the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are used to fill or replace the lost volume in static wrinkles, lines and folds. Unlike anti-wrinkle injections,
they do not affect facial muscle contraction.
Generally, dermal fillers are used in the treatment of wrinkles, lines, and folds that appear at rest, rather than those that
appear during facial expression. Wrinkles due to facial expression are best treated with botox anti-wrinkle injections.
Dermal fillers such as J-Derm can also be used to enhance, define, or enlarge lips, and to shape the face by injection into cheeks,
chins, and noses.
Your consultation at Face Body & Soul begins with a complimentary consultation, your areas of concern will be assessed and the appropriate treatment options and expected
results will be discussed with you.
After your consultation, an anaesthetic cream may be applied to your skin in the area being treated to reduce any discomfort.
The procedure will take around 20 – 30 minutes to perform and the results will last up to 12 months depending on the area treated.
Most people choose to return for a top-up about 9 months after their first treatment. This is an uncomplicated walk in, walk out treatment and you will be able to return to your daily activities or work immediately.
More about J-Derm.
J-Derm is used either to softly enhance your lips or to smooth out facial wrinkles and folds, providing a natural look and feel.
J-Derm injectable gel is a dermal filler which is carefully injected beneath the skin’s surface to fill in or plump up facial
wrinkles and folds and provide fullness and definition to the lips.
How lips age from our 20’s to our 60’s.
Natural occuring substances such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that provide your skin with structure and volume,
decrease with age. This, together with environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress all contribute to how
our skin ages. Our lips in particular have an extremely thin outer layer, which becomes progressively thinner as we age.
Overtime the corners of our mouth can begin to droop or mouth frown, the v-shaped area of the upper lip know as the cupid’s bow
begins to flatten out and the lips lose their youthful fullness. Vertical lip lines can also begin to appear, causing lipstick to
How does J-Derm enhance my lips?
By treating the border of the upper and or lower lip, J-Derm injectable gel enhances lip contour and definition. Lip volume can
also be enhanced when J-Derm is used in the lip body. The results should last for at least 6 months.
What is J-Derm made of?
J-Derm is a smooth injectable gel that is made from a natural complex sugar call hyaluronic acid (HA) is found naturally within the
tissues of living cells, including human skin. HA assists in skin hydration by attracting the holding water and also combines with
collagen and elastin to provide skin structure and elasticity.
The HA in J-Derm is not derived from animals and is manufactured and purified by Allergan, especially for the smoothing of wrinkles
and soft lip enhancement.
How is J-Derm made?
In it’s natural form, HA is a single chains sugar which is naturally metabolised (broken down) by the body within days. It is
important that a dermal filler is not metabolised by your body quickly, so that the results last for as long as possible.
To achieve this, the HA in J-Derm injectable gel is crosslinked, a process by which individual sugar chains are linked together to
form a soft solid or gel which takes the body much longer to metabolise.
The longevity and smoothness of J-Derm relies on the cross-linking and manufacturing process. J-Derm injectable gel is manufactured
using proprietary Hylacross technology which delivers a high degree of crosslinking and a smooth formulation.
What does the J-Derm procedure involve and how long does the result last?
Folds and wrinkles
Treatment with J-Derm injectable gel is a non surgical procedure by which J-Derm is administered through a few injections by a
trained medical professional.
Your Face Body & Soul doctor or nurse may decide to administer a topical cream or local anesthetic to help numb the area being
treated. The majority of people resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. The results you receive from J-Derm
injectable gel should last for at least 6 months.
Are there any side effects?
Because the HA in J-Derm is naturally present within the skin and not derived from animals, there is no need for an allergy pre
test before treatment. HA dermal fillers have been clinically studied for many years and clinical trials have shown that J-Derm
injectable gel is well tolerated.
The injection itself should cause minimal discomfort, and if experienced, side effects generally temporary injection site related
effects, the majority of which should last 3 days or less. Patients may experience injection site redness, pain, firmness /
hardness, swelling, lumps and bumps, bruising, itching or discoloration. The majority of people resume their normal activities
immediately following the procedure.
Can J-Derm be used with other procedures?
Many people use a combination of cosmetic products and or procedures with J-Derm injectable gel to achieve complimentary effects.
Your Face Body & Soul doctor or nurse will advise you as to whether or not you will receive better results if J-Derm is combined
with other products and or procedures.