If you are looking to smooth away lines and wrinkles, Juvederm is a very effective way to achieve the younger skin you desire. Juvederm cannot stop the aging process, but it is an age-reversing treatment that will make you look more youthful.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a soft tissue filler that is derived from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural compound present in the body that hydrates the skin and adds volume, but levels generally decrease with age.
Juvederm is recommended for the correction of moderate-to-severe facial lines, wrinkles, and folds. It is safe enough for use on people with varying skin types and tones, and produces long-lasting results that look and feel natural.
Where is it used?
Juvederm can be used to fill in facial wrinkles, especially nasolabial folds. These are the smile lines that extend down from the side of the nose, to the corners of the mouth.
Juvederm treatment only takes about 30 minutes, so it can easily be done during the lunch-hour. The filler is injected into the targeted areas using a tiny needle. Juvederm works instantly to fill in lines and folds, as the HA attracts and absorbs water, adding new volume below the surface of the skin.
Juvederm gel has a smooth consistency and is also infused with lidocaine, so the treatment is comfortable for most patients.
What to expect
Patients may experience some mild swelling, redness, tenderness, pain, and bruising, but these usually clear within 7 days or less. Patients are advised not to wear make-up for the first few hours, and also to avoid sun exposure. The results of Juvederm are immediate, but will improve when swelling subsides. The volumizing effects typically last 9-12 months.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to learn more about Juvederm, call us today at 304-925-4665.