If you are looking for a cosmetic procedure capable of reducing the appearance of wrinkles, several options are available. However, one of the most popular and versatile options currently offered is Juvederm®.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is an injectable gel filler that provides quick, easy treatment for deep wrinkles and furrows in the skin. It is approved by the FDA, and it can last for as much as 12 months. Several different formulations of Juvederm® are available, including Juvederm® XC, Juvederm® Ultra, Juvederm® Ultra Plus and the original Juvederm® formulation.
How Does it Work?
Juvederm® works by adding hyaluronic acid to the skin. This naturally-occurring substance improves the skin’s hydration and volume, which reduces the appearance of folds, wrinkles and lines. Hyaluronic acid also improves the smoothness of the skin, providing the patient with a more youthful appearance.
Which Variety of Juvederm® is Right for Me?
Each Juvederm® formulation offers different advantages for the patient. Juvederm® XC, for example, contains a local anesthetic designed to minimize any discomfort associated with the procedure. Because the anesthetic is included in the formulation, additional anesthetic injections are not needed. This reduces the amount of time required to complete the procedure by up to 30 minutes. Juvederm® Ultra and Juvederm® Ultra Plus contain a more advanced formula that can provide more noticeable results for severe wrinkles. This procedure takes only 15 minutes and may last as long as nine months. Once the results fade, follow-up treatments can be completed.
How Do I Learn More about Juvederm®?
The best way to learn more about Juvederm® and find out which formulation is best for you is to talk to an experienced cosmetic doctor. A cosmetic doctor will be able to provide you with advice tailored to your specific treatment goals. He or she may also be able to recommend other treatments that could be beneficial, such as BOTOX® or Radiesse®. Contact Vein & Vascular today to schedule an appointment.