Restore Your Youthful Face With Juvederm, Erase Skin Wrinkles
With all of the medical technologies and breakthroughs these days, there are numerous ways to correct skin wrinkles and restore a youthful appearance. Some of these options are invasive surgical procedures requiring anesthesia and recovery time, while others are non-surgical in nature. Juvederm offers a non-surgical approach to achieving smoother more healthy looking skin. Juvederm is an FDA approved injectable derm filler and has been shown to be safe and effective for all skin colors and types.
What Is Involved In The Procedure?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body which promotes the development of elasticity and skin volume through collagen. The Juvederm injectable filler is made up of hyaluronic acid components in a gelatinous state.
There are two types of Juvederm derm fillers. Juvederm Ultra is formulated for those with minor skin conditions, such as fine facial lines and wrinkles. This formula is best for increasing volume and filling wrinkles. The second formula is Juvederm Ultra Plus which addresses those candidates with more dramatic skin folding and wrinkles.
Injected into the treatment site, Juvederm utilizes the body’s own collagen and elastin, linking them together to initiate smoother, wrinkle free skin and a more youthful appearance. The gelatinous consistency of Juvederm allows it to flow more easily and freely into the injection site, with less discomfort to the patient.
Length Of Treatment Time
The actual treatments are administered in an outpatient setting and generally last 15 to 20 minutes, depending upon how many areas are to be injected during that visit. Results are typically seen immediately.
For the first 24 hours post treatment avoid exposure to the sun, strenuous exercise and alcohol, as these may cause redness, swelling and itching of the injection sites. After treatment the practitioner will inform on how soon make-up may be worn as well as any other procedures being considered such as chemical peels or laser treatments.
Juvederm has a proven endurance of six months, while some patients report longer lasting effects. Be aware that repeated injections over time may be necessary to maintain the desired outcome.
What Are The Risks / Complications To Consider?
Since Juvederm is an injectable treatment and does not require invasive surgery or anesthesia, the risks are lower with little to no recovery time necessary. As with any injectable, there is a small risk of infection, specifically at the injection site. Typical complaints are swelling, redness, burning, and mild discomfort, all which should subside in a few hours to a few days.
Who Should Avoid Juvederm Treatment?
Although hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and is fully biocompatible, Juvederm is not recommended for people with severe allergies, specifically those with allergies to lidocaine.
What Will This Cost?
Depending on the specific formula used, Juvederm injectables average from $800.00 to $1,300.00 per syringe. Most appointments consume only one syringe; however a second syringe may be necessary based upon the agreed treatment plan, and many practitioners offer a discount if a second syringe is necessary.