As the skin ages, it loses some of the natural ability to produce collagen. This can result in deep wrinkles and folds in the skin. If you are struggling with this and are looking for a noninvasive treatment option, Juvederm dermal fillers might be the answer you have been looking for.
Juvederm face fillers are an easy way to radically improve the appearance of your skin without surgery. The process does not involve excessive pain, as the gel is simply injected into the target area. Doctors can even numb the target area with a topical numbing agent. With this numbing agent, all you will feel is a bit of pressure during the injection. One unique aspect of Juvederm fillers is that the gel actually contains lidocaine. As the gel is injected, the lidocaine will spread throughout the dermal layer of the skin, preventing some of the pain that might have been experienced otherwise. This is part of what makes Juvederm fillers comfortable in comparison to other face fillers.
Juvederm results tend to last longer than other wrinkle fillers. The results are observed directly after the treatment takes place. They are known to last anywhere from six months to two years. The longevity of the wrinkle filler depends on many factors including your skin and how you go about maintaining your filler.
Juvederm injections are made of hyaluronic acid. This acid is found naturally within the body, so it is completely biocompatible. The risk of allergic reaction and harmful side effects is low because this material is found naturally within the body.
How to Prepare for Juvederm Face Fillers
Before you come for your treatment, you should refrain from consuming anti-inflammatory medicine and aspirin for one to three days. While you should not wear any makeup to your appointment, feel free to resume your regular skin care and makeup routine immediately following the treatment. You should refrain from harsh exfoliators while you skin is recovering. You should refrain from consuming alcohol and smoking for a week or two prior to your treatment. The exact pre-treatment protocol varies from patient to patient, so be sure to ask your doctor about this during the consultation.
Juvederm fillers are not known to cause allergic reactions due to the biocompatibility of hyaluronic acid. If you have a history of severe allergic reactions, however, your doctor might recommend you refrain from receiving Juvederm fillers.
Juvederm treatments are easy and fast. When the injection arrives at your doctor’s office, it is already packaged in a syringe. This makes the injection ready for immediate use. The Juvederm cheek fillers are of a gel-like consistency. Because the gel is so smooth, the injection is generally comfortable for the patient. A gel that is not as smooth as the Juvederm wrinkle filler might require a wider needle, causing more discomfort.
A doctor or nurse will mark the target areas with pen before the treatment begins. To avoid pain during the injection, topical numbing agent will be applied to these target areas. The gel is injected into the dermis. Your doctor could be injecting either the middle of the dermis or deep within, depending on the severity of your problem areas. The entire process usually takes between fifteen minutes and one hour.
When you go in for your consult, your doctor will examine your skin and listen to your desired end results. They will then choose one of the variations of Juvederm while creating a treatment plan. Juvederm has multiple formulas, each designed to target different areas and problems on the face. There is a formula specially designed for lip fillers. This is a great way to get safe, controlled lip injections. There is also a formula designated for filling in the cheeks and rounding out the face.
When your treatment is complete, you should refrain from touching the area if at all possible. You can proceed with your normal skin care and makeup routines, but you should refrain from massaging your face for a couple days. You should also be careful about overexposing your skin to the elements for two weeks after your injections. Be careful to avoid extreme heat, cold, and sun exposure. Be sure to wear sunscreen after your injections and refrain from using beauty products containing alcohol.
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