Juvederm is a non-invasive method of treating facial wrinkles and lines. Juvederm is a dermal filler that is made of hyaluronic acid. While it is used primarily for wrinkles around the mouth, nose, chin, Juvederm is also used to augment thin lips.
Juvederm is injected directly into the dermis below the treatment area, where it works almost immediately to plump up skin, lessen wrinkles and provide a smoother, younger appearance.*
Naturally prevalent in younger skin, hyaluronic acid slows the breakdown of collagen. It also attracts water, so hydration is maintained and skin is firm and supple. During the aging process, depletion of hyaluronic acid causes the skin to wrinkle.
As an outpatient procedure, Juvederm treatment is usually complete within 30 minutes, so it is perfect for those with time constraints.*
Available with or without lidocaine, Juvederm treatment does not require additional anesthesia, but a topical anesthetic may be used to minimize discomfort for those with a low pain tolerance.
Juvederm treatment is a non-invasive procedure, so recovery time is minimal. Following Juvederm® treatment, patients should avoid alcoholic beverages, intense heat and strenuous activity for at least 24 hours. After that time, patients can resume all normal activities.*
Some temporary swelling, redness, itching or bruising may be evident at the injection sites, but they usually subside within seven days. Your skin care specialist will explain all possible side effects prior to performing the procedure.*
To minimize bruising or bleeding, patients are advised to forgo aspirin, ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory drugs for at least one week prior to Juvederm treatment.
Juvederm is made of natural ingredients, so it is eventually absorbed by the body. Juvederm® treatment usually lasts up to a year, so treatment must be repeated periodically to maintain a wrinkle-free effect.*
*Individual Results May Vary.
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person