What is Juvederm®?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. Over time skin loses its volume and elasticity due to the natural aging process. There are many types of dermal fillers. Currently, Álainn Medical Aesthetics uses only Hyaluronic Acid based fillers such as those found in Juvederms. They help plump and hydrate the skin, and they can easily be dissolved. Dermal fillers have a variety of uses including to restore and enhance volume in the cheeks, sculpt the chin and jaw, plump and enhance the lips, smooth out lines and deep wrinkles or improve facial symmetry. also contain lidocaine to minimize any discomfort while injecting. Topical anesthetics are available when requested. Dermal fillers Over 1 million men and women choose this popular facial rejuvenation treatment annually. Results are instantaneous and can last up to 12 months. Prices vary based on treatment area, product used, and are priced per syringe. Individual results vary from client to client. Schedule an appointment or consultation today.
Who is a good candidate for Juvederm?
Juvederm is not a skin medication or a nourishing product. However, it does act to plump up the skin’s surface, eliminating folds that occur because the skin is sagging. A loss of collagen production can happen anytime during the adult years, and it results in poor tissue support for the skin layers.
When collagen production decreases, the skin becomes wrinkled because it is resting on tissue that no longer pushes it up and out. The best candidates for Juvederm treatment are those individuals who are experiencing fine wrinkling not caused by brittle skin. Skin that has been damaged by overexposure to the sun or from other environmental factors may want to consider other treatments.
What are the benefits of Juvederm?
Dermal fillers are a popular treatment option for those who are concerned about the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and small skin folds on the face. These typically occur around the corners of the mouth, near the eyes and along the top of the nose bridge. Unlike abrasive resurfacing techniques, dermal fillers plump up the affected area and add volume. Juvederm is a product we highly recommend because it contains hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar compound. Hyaluronic acid helps the body hold in moisture where it is needed most. This results in firmer skin, with the fine wrinkles becoming all but unnoticeable. If you are looking for a non-surgical means to smooth out facial wrinkles, we suggest you learn more about Juvederm and schedue a consultation with us here at Alainn Medical Aesthetics.
How does Juvederm work?
Juvederm is a specially formulated compound that consists of hyaluronic acid mixed with a gel. Unlike some of the other dermal fillers available, Juvederm is not grainy but is instead a malleable, consistency gel. It is easily injected beneath the skin and holds its consistency well. It stays in place for quite a while, and all the time it is present beneath the skin, moisture is drawn to the area because of how the natural solution stimulates the body to respond.
What should I expect before and after my Juvederm treatment?
The entire procedure takes only minutes. Most of our patients report little or no discomfort during the injection procedure. After treatment, the hyaluronic acid begins to work immediately. The plumping becomes noticeable even after just one day. We recommend staying out of the sun for a day or two after treatment. The plumping effect usually lasts for about nine months. However, subsequent treatments use less of the product because the treated area usually doesn’t completely shrink in volume.