When Are Juvederm Injections The Ideal Choice?
Derma fillers are commonly used by cosmeticians to smooth out wrinkles and folds on the face and neck. For a very long time, dermal fillers were mostly made of synthetic ingredients. The problem with synthetic fillers is that there is a high chance that the body’s immune system might reject them and cause an allergic reaction.
Today, we have fillers like Juvederm and Restylane which are FDA approved dermal fillers that are composed of a compound called hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid is a sugar that naturally occurs in the body.
Dermal fillers composed of hyaluronic acid are preferred over synthetic fillers as the chances of the body rejecting it is much less. In fact, patients are not even required to take an allergy test to see whether they are compatible with the ingredients in the filler
Juvederm injections are quite popular in the field of cosmetic surgery. They are a safe and effective means of smoothing out the wrinkles and folds on your face and neck. In addition, the results of Juvederm injections last longer.
When is it ideal to get Juvederm injections?
Many women notice that their face starts showing very fine signs of aging once they enter their thirties. In such cases, it is better to treat wrinkles during the initial stages to slow them down from deepening into furrows.
Juvederm injections can be taken any time you feel that you need to get these fine wrinkles smoothed out. They can be used near the corners of the eyes and lips, near the nose, mouth, on your forehead, and along your neck. Juvederm injections can also be used to get those luscious lips you have always wished for.
The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm injections restore volume to your face and lips and erases the appearance of any wrinkles.
Who is a Good Candidate for the Procedure?
Any person above the age of eighteen and not suffering from any life-threatening illnesses are eligible to receive Juvederm injections. Pregnant women and nursing mothers are not recommended to undergo the procedure.
Prior to the procedure, make sure to discuss your medical history with your cosmetician to rule out any complications. Also, make sure that the procedure is performed only under the guidance of someone who is highly experienced in administering Juvederm injections.
How is the Procedure Performed?
Overall, the process of injecting Juvederm fillers takes between fifteen to twenty minutes and is an outpatient procedure. Your cosmetician will first numb your skin using a topical anesthetic. Then the fillers are injected into the desired area. After the injections are administered, your skin will be massaged and iced very gently.
Recovery and Results
Typically, there is no downtime in case of Juvederm injections, although patients are often asked to wait a full 24 hours before resuming normal activity to avoid any complications. The advantage of Juvederm injections is that the results are visible almost immediately and it can last anywhere between six months to two years depending upon skin type.
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If you want to enhance facial volume and achieve a more youthful look, Juvederm is the perfect solution for you. Contact our office to schedule a consultation where you can learn more about the treatment and begin your journey to a more beautiful you!