“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.”
What is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is a safe, FDA-approved formula that lasts variable lengths of time, depending on formulation. For instance Juvéderm Voluma®, Juvéderm Vollure®, and Juvéderm Volbella® have different characteristics, which allow for customized treatments. It contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which minimizes the mild discomfort that is sometimes associated with receiving an injection. The active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is a naturally occurring substance in the skin, adds volume and hydration to give you a more full and youthful appearance. It is administered to targeted areas to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds while also smoothing the skin.
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.
Furthermore, Juvéderm® may be very successful in filling scars, such as select ones 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 rejuvenating 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, or simply by helping earrings to lay better. The hands and feet are two more areas that can be benefitted by Juvéderm®. Problems such as wrinkles and veiny skin tend to respond very well to treatment, making the hands and feet look smoother and younger once again.
What are the results Juvéderm®?
Most patients achieve their desired results after 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.
What are the Juvéderm® risks?
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. The most common problems are at the injection site, including infection, redness, 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.