Juvederm® is a cosmetic treatment that is used to add volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines. It is a type of treatment known as a dermal filler, which involves the injection of a smooth, gel-like substance beneath the skin. The results are natural-looking due to the consistency of the filler used in treatments.
How It Works
The main ingredient in Juvederm® is hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that is naturally found in healthy skin. Unfortunately, hyaluronic acid, or HA, is lost over time. Thus, skin sees a decrease in plumpness. Skin becomes loose and saggy, and the appearance of wrinkles is more prevalent.
Juvederm®’s hyaluronic acid gel replaces lost HA and improves fullness to targeted areas such as smile lines and vertical lip lines, as well as areas of lost volume, such as the cheeks. It can even plump thin lips. The solution contains lidocaine, which helps to numb any discomfort that might be felt. Results look natural and may last up to a year.
There are lots of reasons why Juvederm® has become so popular over other dermal fillers. As noted, just one treatment can last up to a year. It has a smoother texture than other fillers that can be grainy. This superior formula leads to smoother, more natural-looking results.
Juvederm® is minimally invasive and quite comfortable due to the lidocaine it contains. It’s also a very versatile treatment, as people of all skin types and tones can use it without risk of side effects. It offers a number of customized formulas to treat a variety of target areas. So, no matter what your cosmetic needs, it’s likely Juvederm® can be used to address them.
What to Expect
Treatment is also quite convenient. Injection time is usually only about 15 minutes, depending on the size and condition of the target area.Your results should last between six and 12 months, and a touch-up application will be required as results begin to fade.
If you’re unhappy with lost volume, sagging skin or fine lines on your face, Juvederm® treatment at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas may be the answer for you. This injectable can help you to look like yourself, only younger.
Dr. Jeneby is a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Antonio who specializes in cosmetic procedures that range from laser hair removal to breast augmentation. Contact his office today to schedule your consultation to learn more.