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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Juvederm®

Wrinkles are a natural part of aging. They can also develop with long term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, and as the result of repeated facial expressions such as frowning and smiling. You can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines to some degree. For example, you can avoid smoking and use sunscreen when you are outdoors.  Still, at least some wrinkles are bound to develop eventually.

You may think of wrinkles as permanent, but you do have treatment options. Injectables such as Juvederm are some of the most advanced cosmetic procedures for getting rid of wrinkles and fine lines. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about Juvederm.

Why should I go to a medical center for help with my wrinkles?

Wrinkles are considered an aesthetic concern, but the more advanced treatments are often administered by doctors at larger medical centers with other specialties such as vein treatment for getting rid of varicose and spider veins. When you go to a medical center, you can be more confident in having comfortable conditions and staff who are prepared to assist in any way possible. You do not want to take risks with your Juvederm treatment.

How can I get rid of wrinkles?

There are many options for treating wrinkles. Skin creams, such as topical retinoid creams, may contain vitamin A or other ingredients. However, they can make your skin burn and are not always as effective. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are also common options. They can take a few weeks for you to see effects. Micro-needling is another possibility. It works by stimulating blood flow to the area and exposing it.

Injectables are some of the more modern options for getting rid of wrinkles. You might look into getting Botox, Juvederm, or Radiesse, for example. Depending on the treatment, the injectables may work by supporting collagen growth to improve firmness, increasing skin volume and tone, and making the skin look smoother. These options may be more effective.

What is Juvederm, anyway, and how does it work?

Juvederm is among the injectables that are designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It can have effects for about a year. Juvederm XC has lidocaine, which is an anesthetic that numbs the treatment area so you cannot feel the injection as much. The treatment is quick and you can see results soon.

What are my treatment options with Juvederm?

Juvederm XC was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for wrinkles. It contains hyaluronic acid to stimulate collagen production in the target area of your skin.

If you are wary of injections, you might want to consider a newer development known as Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra Plus. These treatment options are injectable gels that you can receive within 5 minutes of being at the clinic. They last up to 9 months, or even longer if you go for the recommended follow-up treatment.

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