Juvederm is a smooth gel injectable, designed to smooth facial lines and deep creases. Patients troubled by early signs of aging and wrinkles can see an immediate improvement with a Juvederm treatment. Not only is the dermal filler excellent for treating facial lines, Juvederm can also be used to replace lost facial volume – under the eyes and around the cheeks – as well as create additional volume, creating pleasing facial symmetry. The smooth gel formula causes little discomfort while providing patients with the most natural-looking results available today.
Facial lines can be caused by repetitive muscle movement (Dynamic) or through a loss of tissue elasticity (Static). Juvederm treats Static wrinkles by filling in facial volume. The dermal filler is composed of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance found in the human body, and a building block for healthy tissues. HA works by holding in water at the injection site, plumping and cushioning the area. Juvederm is FDA-approved to treat Nasolabial Folds (between the nose and mouth) and Marionette Lines (below the corners of the mouth), as well as along the cheeks and jawline. *
Who is a good candidate for Juvederm Injectable Gel?
The ideal candidate for Juvederm is an individual frustrated with sagging tissues of the face. Those experiencing a lack of facial volume or hollow areas under the eyes and cheeks, from the normal aging process or illness, will benefit greatly from a Juvederm treatment. The ideal candidate will also be in generally good health, and have realistic expectations for the noninvasive treatment.
How is Juvederm Injectable Gel applied?
At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, Juvederm is only injected by a skilled, experienced provider, often the physician. A session will take roughly 30 minutes from start to finish, in our luxurious office-suite. Since Juvederm is relatively pain-free, no anesthesia is required. Patients generally describe feeling a quick pinch as the injections are administered. There is no downtime required after a Juvederm treatment, and no limitations on activities; patients go back to their usual routine immediately. There may be minor bruising at the injection site, but if this occurs, it will resolve over the next couple of days.
Juvederm injections provide patients instantly visible results. Patients will be able to see their full results immediately after the treatment. Over the course of the following several months, the skin will gradually continue to improve, as the body’s natural Collagen stores increase. The benefits of Juvederm are long-lasting, normally remaining for between eight and 10 months. Some patients do not require a repeat treatment for over a year.
The dermal filler is considered safe and effective, with very little risk of complication. On the rare occasion discoloration, lumps, and infection may occur. By utilizing a Board Certified cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Vitenas, patients can further decrease the chance of problems after a Juvederm treatment.
Juvederm can provide excellent results used on its own, but when combined with other cosmetic treatments, a dramatic facial rejuvenation can occur. Often paired with Botox Cosmetic, to treat Dynamic wrinkles, a youthful appearance can be restored. Talk with Dr. Vitenas about the treatments best-suited for your individual situation. *
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm Injectable Gel is a long-lasting dermal filler. Composed of Hyaluronic Acid, a substance naturally found in the body, Juvederm will immediately smooth wrinkles and add volume for facial symmetry. *
What areas can be treated with Juvederm?
Juvederm is best used for Static wrinkles resulting from a loss of tissue elasticity that occurs with aging. Areas most often treated include the Nasolabial Folds (between the nose and mouth) and Marionette Lines (under the corner of the mouth). *
How is Juvederm applied?
Very small injections are used to administer the Juvederm gel, which is placed directly into the area needing correction.
How long does a Juvederm session take?
A typical Juvederm treatment will take less than an hour to complete. *
Am I a good candidate for Juvederm?
Anyone experiencing wrinkles, creases, and the loss of facial volume associated with aging may make an ideal candidate for Juvederm injections. Men and women seeking a more attractive, youthful, and balanced appearance can find benefit with a Juvederm treatment. *
Will anesthesia be used during my Juvederm treatment?
To maximize patient comfort, a topical anesthetic or dental block is used prior to a Juvederm treatment.
Are Juvederm injections painful?
Juvederm injections cause only a mild discomfort; an anesthetic is used before each treatment. *
What can I expect from the recovery period after Juvederm injections?
Immediately after Juvederm injections, mild swelling and redness may occur. These will resolve quickly. Minor bruising at the injection site may take up to a week to diminish. *
When can I return to work after Juvederm injections?
Patients are able to return to work or school immediately after receiving Juvederm injections. Some people prefer to take the afternoon off waiting until any redness has resolved. There are no restrictions after a treatment. *
How long will the results from my Juvederm treatment last?
The benefits of Juvederm can last between six and 12 months, or longer. *
What are the possible risks of Juvederm?
Juvederm is considered extremely safe, especially when administered by an experienced provider. The injectable does carry a very small risk of infection, lumps, asymmetry, and discoloration. *
Can I finance my Juvederm injections?
Yes, Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique accepts medical financing through CareCredit. Other payment options include cash, all major credit cards, and a personal check. Contact our office for more information.