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JUVÉDERM® Fillers:

Alternatives to Plastic Surgery


As we age over time, our faces undergo significant changes in shape and structure. Lines and creases begin to appear where we once had smooth skin. Crinkle lines around the eyes and severe facial wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth are typical signs of aging.

Now you can reverse moderate to severe wrinkles and folds with JUVÉDERM®, which is available as a non-surgical alternative through Dr. Jim Brantner’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery practice in Johnson City, TN. Contact his office at 423-328-9000 to learn more about JUVÉDERM® fillers.

What Are JUVÉDERM® Fillers?

JUVÉDERM® products are FDA-approved dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, which, when injected into the skin, can get rid of lip lines, wrinkles, and folds that may develop over time. The naturally occurring substance, hyaluronic acid, helps hydrate your skin and gives it a plump look. This is how JUVÉDERM® helps combat and reverse facial volume loss.

Why Would I Want JUVÉDERM® Fillers?

JUVÉDERM® is a long-lasting solution to the distressing cosmetic flaws that you may begin to perceive as you age. Facial treatment with JUVÉDERM® is easy and can eliminate lines and wrinkles in the skin for up to two years. Call the board-certified expert, Jim Brantner, M.D., to get started with your JUVÉDERM® treatment in Johnson City, TN.
Please contact us today at (423) 328-9000 to set up an appointment for a consultation with a cosmetic​ surgeon from our team.

The JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC Family

The JUVÉDERM® line includes JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM® Volbella XC, JUVÉDERM® Voluma XC, and JUVÉDERM® Vollure XC. Each filler treats a specific part of the face. Whether it be for vertical lip lines or to add more volume to the lips, there is a JUVÉDERM® product for you.

What is Hyaluronic Acid and How Does it Work?

The dermal filler hyaluronic acid is in the form of an injectable gel that the doctor applies to the face via an injection at the site around the mouth, nose, lips, or another predetermined facial region. As we age, our bodies slow the production of this acid. The dermal filler thus replenishes the hyaluronic acid in your skin, and as it does, your skin begins to look younger again.

The Treatment Process

Dr. Brantner and his team will clearly explain the procedure to you and provide you with the information you need for self-care after your treatment. The JUVÉDERM® treatment is almost painless, although it does involve a facial injection. This means that there will be some slight pinching discomfort during the process. However, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM® Volbella XC, JUVÉDERM® Voluma XC, and JUVÉDERM® Vollure XC all contain lidocaine, which assists with pain reduction.

What to Expect

The in-office process is fast and effective, but the effects can last for more than one year. After the doctor applies the fillers, you will immediately notice more volume in your lips and a significant decrease in other lines and wrinkles. While other facial treatments can knock you out of commission for up to 18 months, with JUVÉDERM®, you can continue your day right after your appointment.

After Your Treatment

A few possible side effects can occur after application. The injection site may become infected, which is a risk with any injection procedures. Additionally, tenderness, pain, and swelling at the site of the application may occur. Contact Dr. Brantner’s office if you experience adverse effects for more than two weeks after being treated with JUVÉDERM®Ultra XC, Voluma XC, or any other JUVÉDERM® product.

Most adverse effects of the face and lips that you may experience after treatment will resolve in time. Steroids or antibiotics can help to help curb any longer-lasting issues. While the risk is small, injection of the filler into the bloodstream could potentially lead to permanent damage, including blindness, stroke, and scarring. That is why getting treatment from a certified and well-trained plastic surgeon is advised.

Safety Precautions

Before you address volume loss, adding volume to lips, erasing lines, or other concerns, it is best to know safe practices. Although these treatments are safe, the effects of JUVÉDERM® Voluma XC, JUVÉDERM® Vollure XC, JUVÉDERM® Volbella XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, and JUVÉDERM® XC may vary in patients under 22 years or over 65 years.

Additionally, the treatment is only for the face and lips. The effects of applications for wrinkle and line control in other areas of the body are not known. The effects of JUVÉDERM® are also unknown for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, have recently given birth, or have any other conditions that may affect your treatment or your recovery.

About Jim Brantner, M.D.

Jim Brantner, M.D., is a published and board-certified surgeon who can help you to feel more comfortable in your own skin. Whether you’re concerned with volume loss, lip lines, or other naturally occurring signs of aging, Dr. Brantner can assess your needs and provide you with the treatment that best suits you.

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If you have questions about booking an appointment with Dr. Brantner or just want to know more about the JUVÉDERM® process, call Dr. Brantner’s office today at 423-328-9000 to schedule a consultation. Jim Brantner, M.D., is also available to assist with any other plastic surgery needs.

What Our Paients Are Saying About Us..


I went to Dr Brantner for reconstruction revision. I'm very, very pleased with the results. The staff were wonderful. I can't thank them enough for taking care of my surgery and making me feel and look so much better!!! I would highly recommend Dr Brantner.

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