What Is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is an FDA-approved injectable gel filler made of a substance called hyaluronic acid, which provides fullness and elasticity and is found naturally in skin. This smooth gel filler is used by dermatologists all over the world to safely and effectively smooth out and soften moderate to severe lines and folds in the skin, particularly in the face. These wrinkles and folds develop over time from natural facial movements, smoking, aging, and environmental factors such as sun damage. JUVÉDERM® can be used to smooth out the vertical lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin, also known as “marionette lines,” and the nasolabial skin folds that go from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth, or “smile lines.” The vertical lines that sometimes form above the lips can also be eliminated with JUVÉDERM®.
How Is a JUVÉDERM® Treatment Done?
JUVÉDERM® is injected into the treatment area with a very fine needle, causing very little pain and discomfort. The new JUVÉDERM® XC formula is infused with lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic for improved patient comfort during treatment. The procedure takes no longer than 30 minutes, and patients may resume normal activity directly following treatment.
When Will I See My JUVÉDERM® Results?
Patients who receive JUVÉDERM® treatment will see their results immediately after the procedure. The facial skin will exhibit instant volume and wrinkles will be virtually eliminated. Some patients may experience minor side effects such as soreness, redness, swelling, firmness, and bumps at the injection site that should resolve in less than seven days.
JUVÉDERM® creates volume and results in a healthy, more rejuvenated appearance that can last up to a year with just one treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About JUVÉDERM®
How does JUVÉDERM® work?
JUVÉDERM® is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler injected to treat facial areas that have naturally lost volume due to age, lifestyle, or genetic factors. It is usually injected into wrinkles and fine lines to minimize them and increase volume beneath the skin. As a result, JUVÉDERM® smoothes out moderate and severe wrinkles and fine lines to give a patient a more youthful appearance. The procedure is most effective in treating moderate or severe lines around the mouth, eyes, lips, and forehead.
What can I expect during JUVÉDERM® treatment?
JUVÉDERM® is usually administered in plastic surgeons’ or dermatologists’ offices. During your appointment, your provider will assess the skin imperfections you want to deal with and the results you are expecting in order to determine if JUVÉDERM® is the right treatment for you. Since JUVÉDERM® is a non-invasive treatment, the planning stage is quite straightforward. The treatment basically involves injecting JUVÉDERM® into the treatment areas. You can expect the treatment process to take between fifteen minutes and one hour.
Is the JUVÉDERM® treatment painful?
A lot of people dread injections, and this is understandable, especially when an injection has to be administered in the face. However, JUVÉDERM® contains trace amounts of lidocaine, which can go a long way in easing any discomfort. In any case, you can discuss the possibility of numbing the treatment area before administering JUVÉDERM® with your plastic surgeon to reduce discomfort further.
Does JUVÉDERM® have any side effects?
JUVÉDERM® consists of hyaluronic acid, a substance found in plenty within the human skin. It is not foreign to your body, and, therefore, is not associated with any serious complications or side effects as long as you have no allergies to the materials of the injection.
However, since it is administered using needles, you can expect soreness, swelling, and redness at the injection sites. These issues are temporary, and they should be gone within a day or so. If you are planning to attend an important event, you will need to get your JUVÉDERM® treatment a couple of days before the event.
How long will my JUVÉDERM® results last?
The longevity of the results varies from one case to another, depending on the individual patient, the product selected, and the area treated. But generally, you can expect your results to last between six months and two years.
How long is the recovery process?
JUVÉDERM® is a non-invasive treatment without any serious side effects or complications. Therefore, it does not involve any recovery time, meaning that you will be able to return to your daily routine as soon as you leave your plastic surgeon’s office.
Interested in a JUVÉDERM® Treatment?
To see if JUVÉDERM® is the right choice for correcting your wrinkles, call (239) 263-6766 to schedule a consultation with the Cosmetic Surgeons of Naples.