My face has aged tremendously this year although I am only 46 years old.

Question: My face has aged tremendously this year although I am only 46 years old. I have very pronounced smile lines and would like a facial filler to smooth them out. Is Juvederm recommended for these folds? How long will the procedure take and how long will the effects last?

Answer: Yes, I would definitely recommend Juvederm products for the smile lines or what are called nasolabial or melolabial folds. I would typically, personally place Juvederm Ultra Plus in this area. With the newer fillers that have lidocaine in them the discomfort is extremely minimal. The injection can be performed in about 15 minutes, and the results can last 9 to 12 months typically.