What Is JUVÈDERM Injectable Gel?
Juvèderm is an injectable filler which is composed primarily of hyaluronic acid which is naturally found throughout the human body. This substance promotes hydration and adds volume to the skin. Juvederm is injected beneath the skin adding volume to the skin and underlying foundation and results in smooth, youthful looking skin that patients desire.
One of the major benefits of Juvederm is that there are no lasting effects of treatment. Therefore, no one will know you even got the treatment. It is natural looking and works well with all skin types, including darker skin. In the past, injectables caused problems for people with darker skin. Juvederm is FDA-approved and safe and effective for all skin types.
The procedure takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The injections will be made in the pre-determined areas of your face and the results will be visible immediately after the procedure.There is no recovery time and you can return to your normal activities after you leave your doctor’s office. You may experience some minor pain and slight swelling which will subside within a day or so and in some cases within a few hours after the procedure.
Juvederm can be tailored to suit a person’s particular needs. A person who has moderate skin ailments may choose Juvederm Ultra to add volume and fill in fine lines and wrinkles. A person with moderate to severe skin problems, such as deep wrinkles may elect to receive Juvederm Ultra Plus to address these issues. Your doctor will assess your skin and help you decide which treatment option is best for you.
Because of the way Juvederm is manufactured, the gel is smooth rather than granular like other fillers. This results in a smooth complexion with superior results. Because of its safety and effectiveness, Juvederm has become one of the most popular non-surgical treatments available in the United States.
Since Juvederm is a non-surgical treatment, it is generally much safer than other cosmetic procedures. This treatment doesn’t require anesthesia so there isn’t a risk of having a reaction to anesthesia which is a main concern with surgical procedures. There may be some minimal swelling and minor pain, but these will subside within a day after treatment. Surgical procedures can take weeks and even months for a full recovery. The risk of developing complications during recovery is always a concern with surgical procedures. Since there is virtually no recovery period after Juvederm treatment, the results are visible immediately and there is no risk of infection or other complications.
Your doctor will give you instructions for after the treatment. You may be required to avoid exposure to the sun for a specified amount of time after treatment. You may also want to avoid drinking alcohol for a couple days after the procedure since drinking alcohol can increase swelling and redness. If you do have some swelling, you can apply an ice pack to reduce the swelling. Also, your doctor will let you know when it is safe to begin applying makeup.
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