Skin produces less collagen as you age. This is partially due to the diminishment of hyaluronic acid within the body. This has a significant effect on your skin, causing fine lines, wrinkles, and even deep folds in the skin. Juvederm fillers are a great way to reverse some of this damage.
Have you been tugging your skin up at the corners, wishing for a facelift? Facial surgeries are great options for some, but not for all. They are costly and can be painful. If you are looking for that facelift look, consider dermal fillers as an alternative option.
Juvederm face fillers are a great way to achieve the face-lift aesthetic without the excess pain and exorbitant cost. In fact, the wrinkle filler is practically painless. In most instances, doctors will use topical numbing agent to numb the area where the injection will take place. When the doctor injects the gel into your skin, you should only feel a slight pressure. Juvederm dermal fillers also include lidocaine. When injected into the skin, this lidocaine works to numb the dermis layer of your skin, relieving pain as the gel is massaged into the skin.
Wrinkle fillers like Juvederm that use hyaluronic acid as the key ingredient often last quite longer than other types of wrinkle fillers. As soon as the injection is made, you should be able to notice results. The appearance of the results will be final after about three days. While most of our wrinkle filler lasts around eighteen months, they can last anywhere from six months to two years depending on your skin and how you go about maintaining the filler.
Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound within the body, the risk of allergic reaction is low. This biocompatible compound should not cause any harmful allergic reactions, so a patch test is not necessary in most cases. If you have special allergies or are prone to severe allergic reactions, you may not be able to receive this injection. Discuss this with your physician at the consult.
Before Receiving Juvederm Wrinkle Filler
There are some things you should avoid consumption of in the one to three days before you have your treatment. Do not take any anti-inflammatory medication like aspirin or ibuprofen. Do not consume any alcohol, tobacco, or St. Jon’s Wort. Make sure you do not wear makeup to your appointment. You can resume your normal makeup and skin care routines the following day, but refrain from using harsh exfoliators. Also, you should refrain from overexposing your skin to sunlight in the week following your treatment. Make sure to protect your skin with a powerful SPF. Consult your doctor about the products you are using to make sure they are okay post-treatment.
Compared to any facial surgeries or other wrinkle filling treatments, Juvederm fillers are quick and easy. The entire process should take less than one hour, depending on the patient. The injection arrives at the doctor’s office ready to go, so they can be used immediately once you arrive.
The face fillers themselves take the form of a gel. This makes these fillers smoother and more comfortable than most, as they might require a wider needle or simply feel less comfortable underneath the skin.
Before the treatment starts, your doctor will mark the areas to be injected with pen or marker. This will let the nurse know exactly what areas of the face need to be numbed and sterilized. The area will then be sterilized with an alcohol pad and numbed with the aforementioned topical numbing agent. The doctor will then inject the gel into the dermis. How deep they go depends on your treatment plan. This process should be complete in between fifteen minutes and one hour.
Some variations of dermal fillers are great cheek fillers, while others act as great lip fillers for safe and controllable lip injections. Your doctor will help you choose the formula that best suits your skin during your consult.
Try not to touch your face after the treatment. Be sure to protect your skin from sunlight with the appropriate SPF. Sunglasses and hats are also recommended to keep extra sunlight from touching the face. Try not to expose your face to extreme heat or cold for a couple weeks after the treatment is complete. If you are looking for more information about Juvederm or to create an appointment, give us a call today.