Juvederm facial fillers can be a great option for those trying to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and deep folds that form in the face as skin ages. Out of all the treatments meant for improving the appearance of your skin, dermal fillers are often the most effective at adding volume to facial contours. Wrinkle filler treatment is performed by way of an injection. The Juvederm injection uses a jelly-like substance made up of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient in improving skin elasticity and volume.
Juvederm injections have become a common procedure in the United States since they were approved by the FDA in 2006. Now used widely throughout Canada, they are most often utilized in the cheek, lip, and mouth area. This procedure is a popular option as it is completed in less than an hour with little to no downtime involved. It is also a cost-efficient procedure. Injections usually cost around 620 dollars, depending on the amount and type used. Another great aspect of Juvederm injections are the actual results. They can be noticed immediately after the injection takes place. After, they last for around eighteen months.
Types of Juvederm Dermal Fillers
Most of the face fillers we use contain hyaluronic acid. They vary in quantity, concentration, and bonding. Different compositions are used to target different types of wrinkles. Formulas are also injected at varying depths within the dermal layer for different outcomes.
The first step in receiving Juvederm dermal fillers is to make an appointment with a medical professional for a consult. During this consult, you will discuss with your doctor what results you are aiming for. This will help the doctor devise a treatment plan for you based on the desired outcome. It is during this time that the doctor will choose the cheek fillers for your procedure.
Because the treatment takes so little time, we can often perform it the same day as the consult. If you’d rather have some time in between the two, you can schedule your procedure for some time in the future as you leave your consultation.
In the days leading up to your procedure, you should avoid alcoholic beverages, tobacco consumption, aspirin/Ibuprofen, and St. John’s wort.
Dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid as the main ingredient are especially effective because hyaluronic acid is naturally produced within the body. This acid is what keeps skin looking youthful and elastic. As the body ages, not as much hyaluronic acid is produced. This is what allows the skin to droop and sag, causing anything from fine lines to deep folds in the skin. When we inject our hyaluronic gels into the skin, we are triggering collagen production which helps repair wrinkled skin.
Juvederm Injections: The Wrinkle Filler Process
After you have had your consult, a doctor will mark the areas that will be injected with pen or marker. They will then sterilize the area and inject the gel. You should be able to observe results right away. After the gel has been injected, the doctor will massage it into the skin. This helps ensure the product is distributed evenly, which aids in preventing negative side effects. The entire process should not take more than one hour.
Many of our dermal fillers contain lidocaine. This lidocaine works to relieve pain as soon as it enters the skin. For those who wish to avoid the pain of injections in the tender regions of their face, we can use a topical numbing agent. With this applied, you should only feel a slight pressure during the injection.
There are risks and side effects, as with most medical procedures, but they are minimal and often rare. You might experience swelling and bruising, redness, itching, and minor pain. Your face might also be tender at the site of injection. On especially rare occasions, lumps and bumps might form under and on the skin. All side effects should subside in around two weeks.
After the procedure, you should avoid strenuous activity and protect your skin from sun exposure. You may resume your normal beauty routines, but do not use any harsh exfoliators in the week following the procedure. Do not consume alcohol for twenty-four hours after the procedure takes place.
The results usually last around eighteen months. Lip injections can also be safely performed using dermal fillers. These lip fillers are a great way to plump up your lips with minimal risk. For more information about Juvederm face fillers or to schedule an appointment, call us today.