Move Over, Botox: Wrinkle 'Filler' Is New Option - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

11/18/06

Move Over, Botox: Wrinkle 'Filler' Is New Option

50-year old Debbie Lane is a fan of Juvederm. 50-year old Debbie Lane is a fan of Juvederm.
Nearly 8.5 million minor cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States last year, including microdermabrasion and botox, which are designed to get rid of wrinkles. But now there's a new player in town - Juvederm.

Juvederm was approved by the FDA last summer and will be available in your doctor's office this January. Some say the new treatment might just win the race for eternal youth.

Debbie Lane, a 50-year-old personal trainer and mother of two, is happy with her looks. But as she's gotten older, she's noticed a definite change.

"For most of my life, I've been very involved in physical activity," she said. "And it helps me mentally and physically, but it helps me from the shoulders down. It really can't do too much above the shoulders.

"I feel there is a deep fold from the bottom of my nose down to the chin," she added. "And that's the area I hope Dr. [Frederic] Brandt can help me with."

Brandt, a cosmetic dermatologist, thought he could.

"As we age, certain wrinkles in our face are caused by volume loss - the sunken cheeks, the lines that run from our nose to our mouth the shrinking lips," Brandt said. "So fillers like Juvederm restore volume in the face."

The procedure is simple: A numbing cream prepares you for the needles, and then a few well-placed injections of Juvederm fills out the wrinkles.

In the right hands, Juvederm can get some amazing results - but as with unlicensed Botox parties, there are risks. Someone can get in some real health trouble if they don't go to a trained medical professional.

"There are risks to any procedure, such as bruising, swelling and infection, and these risks are minimized when you go to a professional - preferably a cosmetic dermatologist or a plastic surgeon," said Dr. Doris Day, author of "Forget the Facelift."

Lane's procedure lasted about 30 minutes. She said she noticed a subtle difference and was happy with the results.

 

Courtesy of www.abcnews.com

 

  • NewsMore>>

  • East Texas Volunteer Firefighter drowns

    East Texas Volunteer Firefighter drowns

    Sunday, July 23 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-07-23 07:27:04 GMT
    Source: Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department's FacebookSource: Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook

    A volunteer firefighter and support personnel with the Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department has died.

    More >>

    A volunteer firefighter and support personnel with the Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department has died.

    More >>
  • Camp Coverage: Dallas Cowboys arrive in Oxnard, California

    Camp Coverage: Dallas Cowboys arrive in Oxnard, California

    Saturday, July 22 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-07-23 03:50:41 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    Around 4:15 p.m. PDT, the Cowboys arrived at the Ventura County Naval Base in Pt. Mugu. And every player was dressed in a suit and tie, a pretty business like approach already being sent from Head Coach Jason Garrett. Before taking buses to the training camp headquarters in Oxnard, the players and Coach Garrett took time to sign autographs for the military and their families. "I think it really puts things in perspective. You know these guys are out here risking their live...More >>
    Around 4:15 p.m. PDT, the Cowboys arrived at the Ventura County Naval Base in Pt. Mugu. And every player was dressed in a suit and tie, a pretty business like approach already being sent from Head Coach Jason Garrett. Before taking buses to the training camp headquarters in Oxnard, the players and Coach Garrett took time to sign autographs for the military and their families. "I think it really puts things in perspective. You know these guys are out here risking their live...More >>
  • ETX teen raises funds for 31 bullet proof vests in 31 days

    ETX teen raises funds for 31 bullet proof vests in 31 days

    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-07-23 02:06:14 GMT
    An East Texas boy scout has achieved his goal of raising enough money to purchase 31 bullet proof vests in 31 days. 13 year old Jaxon Holland was raising the funds for his Eagle Scout project and surpassed his goal. Holland raised $18,000 which will cover 34 vests plus accessories. The vests will be donated to the Wood County Sheriff’s office. Jaxon’s family tells us he successfully earned his eagle badge after completing the fundraiser. RELATED: http://www.kltv.com/st...More >>
    An East Texas boy scout has achieved his goal of raising enough money to purchase 31 bullet proof vests in 31 days. 13 year old Jaxon Holland was raising the funds for his Eagle Scout project and surpassed his goal. Holland raised $18,000 which will cover 34 vests plus accessories. The vests will be donated to the Wood County Sheriff’s office. Jaxon’s family tells us he successfully earned his eagle badge after completing the fundraiser. RELATED: http://www.kltv.com/st...More >>
Powered by Frankly