Juvéderm 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 dermal filler similar to Restylane. However, there are a few differences and advantages to using Juvéderm. An injectable gel with a very high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, this dermal filler produces very long-lasting results for patients. It’s the result of an advanced manufacturing process that 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.
Juvéderm 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 its 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.
Because it’s such a simple injectable gel, the treatment is an easy process that doesn’t take very much time. Juvéderm treatments have immediate results with very little downtime. In most cases, it only takes one injection treatment to achieve the results that you’ve been searching for.
Results can last for six months or more, at which time another dermal filler treatment may be necessary. Juvéderm is a versatile gel and 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. This dermal filler can also be used to correct some scars, sagging cheeks, and even help correct an under-projected 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 the injection of your dermal filler, you should avoid hard exercise, alcohol and lengthy sun exposure.
Side effects of dermal fillers are fairly limited and temporary, but may 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 Juvéderm are extremely rare, as the gel is free from animal products and your body doesn’t recognize hyaluronic acid as a foreign substance. Juvéderm dermal fillers works on all skin tones and types, and do 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 through Juvéderm dermal fillers, then contact us online or call us. Our friendly staff will gladly answer all of your questions about the Juvéderm dermal filler procedure and tell you about your treatment options.