Overview

If you have unwanted lines and wrinkles, Juvéderm injectable gel is a modern highly flexible, dermal filler that can help reduce or eliminate them. Made with hyaluronic acid, it comes in a variety of formulations and is an effective choice for filling in small, vertical lines around the lips; deeper folds between your nose and mouth; forehead wrinkles; frown lines; smile folds; chin creases; lip wrinkles. It can also be used for enhancing facial features, such as sculpting cheeks and chin, and adding volume to lips. The effects of a Juvéderm treatment last up to a year and work well for both men and women. Juvéderm injection treatments are performed in the Anderson MedSpa office. Topical creams or local anesthesia are used to numb the skin of the treatment area. Microneedles are used to gently inject the filler beneath the surface of your skin. Results are typically seen immediately, and you can return to your regular activities the next day.

Administering Juvéderm

During your appointment, the areas of the injection sites will be marked and thoroughly cleaned prior to the treatment. With the possible comfort of local anesthesia and a numbing solution contained within Juvederm, the filler will be injected into the skin. After each injection, light pressure and a cooling ointment are applied to the area. Other than feeling a tingling sensation and some visible redness in the areas of the injections, there are usually no other side effects. Most patients are able to return to work with no downtime after their 15-30 minute Juvederm procedure.

What to Expect

The majority of patients who receive Juvederm will notice remarkable improvements after their very first treatment with results lasting up to one year. Patients are generally thrilled with the fast-acting, visible results that the injections provide. Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body, Juvederm side effects are intriguingly minimal with no missed time from normal activity.

Alternative Fillers

Injectable fillers have made major advancements in the past two decades and offer a terrific cosmetic solution for patients who desire specific results without surgery. While hyaluronic acid fillers are a great choice for many patients, there are others to choose from that can garner youthful, smooth skin. Common filler procedures include those that are comprised of collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite, and polylactic acid. During your consultation, we will discuss the various fillers that are available today and will work to understand your aesthetic goals so that the best filler choice can be made.

Photos: Before & After

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