Juvéderm

Dare to defy age with Juvéderm facial filler. This FDA approved treatment restores the skin’s natural volume and youthfulness which fade away as we age. Juvederm works best in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, smile lines, marionette lines and vertical lines around the nose and mouth. It can also be injected to add volume to rejuvenate or augment the lips. The procedure is quick and quite easy to do and requires minimal to no downtime after treatment. The effects of Juvederm are instantly visible and can last up to six to nine months, and in some cases, up to a year.

Our Juvéderm Treatment

We recommend our Juvederm treatment to people who want a quick and effective solution to wrinkles and facial lines around the mouth and nose without having to resort to surgery. It is also a great treatment for people who want fuller, plumper lips.

Juvederm is formulated using hyaluronic acid, a sugar that naturally occurs in the body. This natural substance retains water and acts like a sponge that absorbs water, keeping the skin naturally hydrated from the inside. As we age, skin cells produce less and less of this substance which results in volume loss, wrinkles and sagging skin.

Once the Juvederm gel is injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid binds with the water in the skin, smoothing out the lines and wrinkles in the treatment area instantly. It also helps stimulate collagen production which aids in keeping the skin smoother and fuller for a longer period of time. The effects of Juvederm injections can last for six months to a year. The hyaluronic acid is eventually reabsorbed into the body and the effects will slowly wear off. At this time, a new dose should be administered to maintain the smoothness and youthfulness of the skin.

What to Expect with Our Juvéderm Treatment

Before the procedure is scheduled, a consultation with a medical professional who can administer the treatment is necessary. During the consultation, we ask patients about their medical history to avoid rare adverse effects caused by allergies or drug interactions. We also welcome any questions potential patients may have about how Juvéderm works and about the safety and efficacy of the treatment. The process of administering Juvéderm injections to the skin is quick and easy. First, a topical or local anesthetic is used to numb the injection area. Using fine needles, the gel is injected into the skin and the treatment area is massaged gently. This process is repeated until the whole treatment area is covered. The whole procedure takes only 15 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the treatment area.

Alcohol consumption, strenuous activities and overexposure to heat and sunlight should be avoided within 24 hours of the treatment to help reduce the temporary side effects that may occur including mild to moderate redness, itching, swelling, firmness, pain, and bumps. These are normal reactions to injection and will fade away on their own within a week. Ice packs can be applied to soothe any swelling that may occur. Since there is no surgery involved in the procedure, there is minimal to no downtime associated with Juvéderm treatments.

Call us today for a consultation or to get more information about Juvéderm treatments.

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