JUVÉDERM® treatments are designed to dramatically reduce the signs of aging, and can help alleviate all manner of symptoms from fine lines to deep folds and wrinkles. JUVÉDERM® can help to make facial skin feel and look firmer. As we get older, our skin begins to lose moisture and elasticity, as the signs of aging slowly start to creep in. Facial fillers like JUVÉDERM® can gently ease wrinkles and add volume in a natural and subtle way, to give you a more youthful appearance.
What Is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is a sterile gels containing hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural sugar found in skin so the gel is not toxic and works with the body to promote a more youthful appearance. The gel is FDA approved for use in the nasolabial fold, but is still used “off-label” for use in other areas. JUVÉDERM® comes from a popular family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal filler products that can provide up to 12 months worth of improvement to wrinkles, sagging skin and unsightly folds.
What Areas Can Be Treated using JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® can be used to make an improvement to just about any area of the face, including lines and creases around the mouth, nose, and forehead. The procedure can be used for facial contouring as well as to improve the appearance of scars, such as those caused by acne or surgical scars.
JUVÉDERM® can also be used to enhance the size and shape of the lips, and is popular filler for those looking for fuller, softer lips as well as reduction in wrinkles and tighter, more youthful looking skin.
Am I A Good Candidate For JUVÉDERM® Treatments?
Juvederm is generally an ideal choice for anyone who suffers from facial lines, wrinkles, creases and folds, as well as certain types of acne or surgical scars. It can also be used to fill in sunken areas around the eyes or cheekbones. The signs of ages will each all of us at some point, but if you are looking to stay young looking for longer, JUVÉDERM® may offer you the solution you are looking for. JUVÉDERM® is suitable for both men and women, although your doctor may not recommend its use for pregnant women. As with any cosmetic procedure, we will talk you through your suitability for JUVÉDERM® treatments during your initial consultation with us.
What Happens During A JUVÉDERM® Treatment?
On the day of your treatment, the procedure itself is very straightforward and won’t take too much time to complete. The affected areas will first be cleaned to reduce the risk of infection. If you wish, an anesthetic cream can be added to the skin. This is not necessary as the injection itself contains anesthetic but it may be given for added comfort to ensure that your treatment is as smooth and pain free as possible.
A fine needle is used to inject the dermal filler into the skin. There will be small amounts of hyaluronic acid within the needle and usually 0.3% of lidocaine to numb the area as soon as it is injected. The JUVÉDERM® is injected into the edges of the lines of the wrinkles that you want to treat. The area that has been injected is then massaged to spread the dermal filler evenly to give you a smooth appearance. The treatment will take approximately fifteen to thirty minutes depending on the amount of treatment you are having and once completed, you can head home.
Why Choose JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® offers fast and natural looking results that can be seen as early as after your first treatment. It is a popular filler and is preferred by millions of satisfied patients around the world.
JUVÉDERM® is likely to be a good option for you if you are dissatisfied with the way your face is aging and are looking to maintain a more youthful appearance. The treatment is fast and effective and requires no downtime, meaning you can easily fit a JUVÉDERM® into your busy schedule. Because the results are so natural, so no-one need know that you have had given Mother Nature a little help in keeping you to look young and beautiful.
Here at Richmond Surgical Arts, Dr. Lynam and his team offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Our philosophy is to offer the highest quality of healthcare and personal service to our patients, and we would be delighted to talk to your about JUVÉDERM® treatments and answer any questions you may have.
Book your consultation today on (804) 560-5260.