Juvederm is a relatively new dermal filler in the United States. It’s been released by the same company that manufactures Botox, and is a hyaluronic acid based filler similar to Restylane. However, there are a few differences and advantages about Juvederm. It’s an injectable gel with a very high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid that produces very long-lasting results for patients. It’s the result of an advanced manufacturing process that also creates a smooth consistency gel that allows it to flow easily into the skin. The smoothness of the gel transfers to your body, giving your skin a smooth and natural look as well.
Juvederm was approved by the FDA in 2006, and has been called a next-generation dermal filler due to the advanced nature of the treatment. The smoothness of the gel and the consistency can instantly restore your skin’s volume, as well as erase wrinkles and folds from the treatment area. We can help get rid of smile lines or “parentheses,” the nasolabial folds that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth.
What to Expect With Juvederm
Because it’s such a simple injectable gel, the treatment is an easy process. The procedure doesn’t take very much time. Juvederm treatments have immediate results with very little downtime. In most cases, it only takes one injection treatment to achieve the results that you want.
Results can last six months or more, at which time another treatment may be necessary. Juvederm can be used almost anywhere on the face. Patients often use it for lips, the marionette lines that run from the corner of the mouth to the jawline, frown lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, and any other area of the face and neck that’s wrinkled. It can also be used to correct some scars, sagging cheeks, and even help correct an underprojected chin.
The injection can be administered with a topical anesthetic to make you more comfortable, though most patients report minimal discomfort. For 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid hard exercise, alcohol, and lengthy sun exposure.
Side effects are fairly limited and temporary, but made include some redness, mild pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps. Research has shown that these conditions should clear up on their own within seven days, and are treatable with a painkiller like ibuprofen and the application of ice packs.
Allergic reactions to Juvederm are extremely rare, as the gel is free from animal products and your body doesn’t recognize hyaluronic acid as a foreign substance. Juvederm works on all skin tones and types, and does not involve any increased risk of hyperpigmentation.
If you’re ready to look your best and tighten up some of the wrinkles in your face, then contact us online or call us at 404-433-8433 in Cumming or 404-937-3880 in Buckhead. Our staff will answer all of your questions about the Juvederm procedure and tell you about your treatment options.
The highly trained team at Greater Atlanta Oral Facial Surgery is dedicated to making your visit as comfortable as possible. From knowledgeable administrative staff, to caring and compassionate hygienists and assistants, we strive to provide an exceptional experience.
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