Proven effective through a series of clinical trails, Juvederm dermal filler treatments are a relatively painless and non-invasive way to medically plump cutaneous tissue and smooth skin in order to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles. It has proven particularly applicable at lessening or eliminating the “smile lines” that appear around the lips and often extend upward toward the sides of the nose.
Juviderm’s active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is an entirely safe substance that occurs naturally in the human body. It works works by spreading out within the epidermis, filling depleted areas by holding in water and functioning as a cushioning agent.
The Juvederm Treatment Process
Trained medical professionals inject Juvederm directly into the skin in critical areas to produce localized results. While some patients report low levels of discomfort during and after these injections, doctor’s administer Juvederm using an extremely fine needle, which typically minimizes pain. Patients can also request Juvederm products that contain the local anesthetic lidocaine to reduce injection-induced discomfort even further.
After the Juvederm Procedure
Patients should generally avoid strenuous exercise, extensive sun/heat exposure, and the consumption of alcoholic beverages within 24 hours of each Juvederm treatment. Engaging in these activities tends to increase cases and severity of temporary redness, itching, and/or swelling at injection sites.
With these few and temporary exceptions, patients can resume normal daily activities immediately following treatment. In other words, it requires zero downtime recovery.
Possible Side Effects
Common Juvederm side effects are typically mild in nature, confined to the injection site, and disappear in a week or less. In addition to redness, itching, and swelling, the most common injection site side effects include…
- Bruising and discoloration
The injection sites also present a moderate risk of localized infection.
How Long Do the Effects of Juvederm Last?
Juvederm treatments take only about 15 minutes to perform and produce immediate results. Patients generally continue to see the effects of each Juvederm injection for six to nine months. When results begin to wane, patients can renew Juvederm’s effectiveness with repeat procedures. These repeat procedures require lesser amounts of hyaluronic acid in order to achieve the same results.
Some doctors have found that patients can significantly exceed the typical six to nine month effectiveness window by scheduling a small follow-up injection several weeks after the initial treatment.
Find Out If Juvederm Is Right for You
Learn more about Juviderm and discover what specific dermal filler treatments/techniques work best for you by scheduling an appointment with a proven expert in the field. Residents of south-central New Jersey are encouraged to contact a trained professional at the Vein & Vascular Institute to get all the facts that they need to make an informed medial decision.