Juvederm Facts

The Juvederm dermal filler is a great way to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Juvederm face fillers usually provide instantaneous results. You should be able to see the change right after the treatment has been formed. Juvederm is especially effective in filling the deep creases and folds that form in the face as you age. Lip injections can also be performed with Juvederm lip fillers. While all dermal fillers may pose a risk for allergic reaction, the risk is quite low with Juvederm and other face fillers containing natural, biocompatible ingredients. One notable side effect of Juvederm is swelling at the site of injection. This should go down soon after the treatment is over.

Juvederm injections use hyaluronic acid. This compound occurs naturally within the body. It aids in prolonging the skin’s volume and elasticity. As the skin ages, it loses its ability to remain moisturized. It becomes harder to the skin to retain nutrients, and the compounds within the skin like hyaluronic acid decrease with time. Juvederm adds some of that hyaluronic acid back to the skin in an attempt to fill wrinkles and deep folds as well as plump the skin.

Because dermal fillers like Juvederm are composed of gel, the results are generally smooth and natural looking. Many dermal fillers that do not use natural ingredients require extensive allergy testing. Because our ingredients are biocompatible, allergy testing is most often unnecessary.

Types of Juvederm Face Fillers

We use different face fillers depending on the severity of the wrinkled areas. We use cheek fillers like Juvederm and Restylane in varying formulas, as each has a different hyaluronic acid concentration and therefore performs differently on different skin types.

Before you come in to receive a wrinkle filler treatment, make sure you refrain from consuming alcohol, anti-inflammatories, and tobacco for at least three days. You should not wear makeup to your appointment. You will likely be able to notice results as soon as the injection has been made, however these results will develop fully over the following three days.

Because this is a minimally invasive treatment, you will not have to worry about downtime after the injections. You should refrain from strenuous activity for a couple days, but you can resume your regular skin care and makeup routine. Make sure to avoid harsh exfoliators and wear lots of sunscreen to avoid sun exposure after the treatment.

The most common side effects are slight soreness and redness where the injection occurred. There are other adverse side effects, but these are rare. They include tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumpiness, and bruising. The risk of allergic reaction, however, is extremely low due to hyaluronic acid being a highly biocompatible compound already found inside the body.

Juvederm is also a great way to get safe lip injections. If you have been looking for an easy, noninvasive way to get the popular pouty-lipped aesthetic, Juvederm lip fillers might be a great option for you. The smooth consistency makes this hyaluronic acid gel especially good for lip fillers as it is less likely to form stiffness, lumps, and bumps.

Your treatment will occur after your consultation. You can have your consult on the same day as your treatment, or you can schedule them for separate days. When you come in for your appointment, the target areas will first be marked with pen. They will then be sterilized. If you choose to have your face numbed for the injections, a topical numbing agent will be applied to the areas. After the injection, the doctor will massage the gel into your skin. This is to ensure the product is distributed evenly, lessening the risk of hard bumps forming.  The Lidocaine within the gel will make this more comfortable than other face fillers.

The gel will be injected at varying depths within the dermis, with the depth depending on the desired results. The substance breaks down over a period of six months to two years. Since hyaluronic acid is biocompatible, your body should have no problem reabsorbing the substance. Hyaluronic acid face fillers are also special because they leave the face less stiff than other fillers.

If you are interested in Juvederm dermal fillers, give us a call today for more information or to schedule an appointment.