Juvederm is a dermal filler that smooths out lines and wrinkles, reduces sunken cheeks and adds volume to areas of your face. It also improves the contour of your lips and helps define your face for a more youthful appearance.
Juvederm (pronounced jy-uh-deer-um) is a hyaluronic acid gel that has the ability to attract and hold many times its own weight in water, giving it the ability to add volume to facial tissue. It is a great option to treat moderate to severe folds and wrinkles in the face that are caused by loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm is naturally occurring and has the ability to stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen, which in turn increases the skin’s elasticity and plumpness. This results in an immediate, long-lasting, natural-looking appearance that defy time and age.
As you get older, the body’s production of hyaluronic acid declines, causing your skin to lose volume. In order to restore lost hydration and increase the skin’s fullness, Juvederm injectors utilize an FDA-approved formula with hyaluronic acid in the highest concentrations.
You should always consult a licensed practitioner when choosing any type of dermal filler treatment. They have the necessary qualifications and experience to provide you with Juvéderm results that you’ll love.
Before the procedure begins, you’ll be asked to outline your expectations and cosmetic goals so that your doctor can tailor your treatment plan accordingly. They’ll also ask you to let them know if you have any allergies or sensitivities to any medication you take. They may also ask you to refrain from smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages for a week before your appointment to help prevent bruising.
Once the area you want to treat is marked, your practitioner will inject the filler into the targeted area using thin needles and a small amount of pain-reducing lidocaine. This procedure is relatively painless and usually lasts for no longer than 60 minutes depending on the size of the injections you receive.
Your practitioner will then gently massage the area to ensure that the filler is evenly distributed. This helps to reduce the chance of swelling and bruising that is common for a dermal filler treatment.
There’s an added layer of protection to this procedure, as your doctor will use a topical numbing cream. This is especially helpful for the lip injections, as it makes the process more comfortable.
The effects of the filler should begin to appear within a few days, but you’ll need to wait up to four weeks before you can see the final effect of your treatment. This is because the hyaluronic acid in the Juvederm filler isn’t absorbed by your body right away, so it takes some time to dissolve.
You can expect the results of your Juvederm injections to last for a minimum of nine months, but they can also last up to 18 months. These results depend on the specific type of hyaluronic acid you receive and your skin’s response to it.