As our skin ages, most people have to deal with problem areas around their mouth and nose. These are mostly smile lines or vertical lip lines and other wrinkles in this area which may add years to your appearance.
Juvederm® is becoming one of the most popular injectable treatments designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and add volume to facial features such as the lips and cheeks. This dermal filler can provide a soft and smooth look and feel to the face, targeting areas of deep wrinkles and augmenting facial contours for a more youthful appearance.
Composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the human body, Juvederm® does not require allergy testing or a waiting period. Juvederm® treatments are administered in facial areas targeted for rejuvenation with an ultra-fine needle. Juvederm® works to fill in lines and wrinkles for a smoother, more youthful aesthetic, and is also used to plump up the lips or add volume to the cheeks. The procedure typically lasts around 30 minutes or less, and results are almost immediate.
Juvederm® treatments can often be done over your lunch hour, as there is typically no recovery time associated with the procedure. Any swelling and/or bruising after treatment should dissipate within a few days.
Patients often experience results from Juvederm® that last from six to nine months or more. The results of Juvederm® can also be maintained with occasional touch-up treatments.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm with HYLACROSS technology is a gel filler that instantly smooths away any wrinkles around your mouth and nose. Smoother than other derma fillers on the market today, Juvederm offers a natural look and feel to patients. The comfort level with this FDA approved filler is enhanced with the formulated Lidocaine in it. The injectable gel is also used to soften frown lines, plump the eyebrows, smooth under-eye hollows, enhance the lips, define the cupid’s bow and overall enhance the contours of the cheeks, chin and jawline.
Am I a good candidate for Juvederm?
If you are in good overall health and have realistic expectations from Juvederm, you are a perfect candidate. Juvederm helps by adding volume to slight wrinkles and folds, regaining facial contours and correcting deep wrinkles.
What is the recovery from Juvederm?
The recovery time frame from Juvederm is negligible to minimal. Most patients return to work right after their treatment, while a few might observe some swelling or slight bruising which resolves within a week. You may be advised to wear a hat for protection from sunlight and use very little makeup for the first 10 days.
What will be my results like?
Your results are visible immediately after the treatment. Juvederm is the only Hyaluronic acid filler in the USA which is FDA approved for results that last up to a year with a single treatment, though some patients may need treatments every three to four months for maintenance of results. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.