Deep wrinkles and furrows may be a part of aging, but they don’t have to be permanent. Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm Injectable Gel are a quick and easy solution. They work to erase these lines and restore a younger, more refreshed appearance.
Juvéderm is a safe, FDA-approved formula that lasts up to one year. It contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to minimize the mild discomfort that is sometimes associated with receiving an injection. The injection of hyaluronic acid-a naturally occurring substance in the skin that adds volume and hydration-is administered directly to targeted areas to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds while also smoothing the skin. It is an effective technique for restoring a youthful plumpness to the skin.
Where can Juvéderm® be used?
Juvéderm can benefit many problem areas of the skin. On the face, it is an effective treatment for the lips, skin under the eyes, nasolabial folds (also known as smile lines, these run from the nose to the mouth), glabella (the area above the nose between the eyebrows), temples, cheeks, chin and jaw line.
In addition, Juvéderm may be very successful in filling scars, such as those formed from acne, that leave a depression in the skin. The formula’s ability to plump the skin can make these scars less noticeable and therefore provide a boost in self-esteem to affected patients.
Juvéderm is also helpful in improving the appearance of other parts of the body that are affected by the signs of aging. Sagging or thinning earlobes can be restored to a more attractive shape and fullness, helping earrings to lay better. The hands and feet are two more areas that can be benefitted by Juvéderm. Problems such as wrinkles and uneven, veiny skin tend to respond very well to an injection, making the hands and feet look smoother and younger once again.
Results of Juvéderm®
Most patients achieve their desired results in just a single treatment session, with natural looking improvements to the skin becoming visible immediately. The results are long lasting and may only require yearly touch-up treatments in order to be maintained.
Juvéderm is considered to be a safe form of treatment that needs only minimal recovery and downtime. However, there are some side effects associated with its use. Some of the most frequently reported occurrences are problems at the injection site, including infection, redness, discomfort or tenderness, swelling, formation of lumps, bruising, itching or discoloration. Any of these that develop are generally short lived and typically resolve within one week of the treatment.