How JUVÉDERM Works
The aging process and repeated sun exposure causes the skin to change. The youthful volume of the skin decreases over time and leads to wrinkles and folds in the face. The most common facial wrinkles and folds appear at the lips and cheeks. Smile lines or nasolabial folds, which are the creases the run from the bottom of the nose to the sides of the mouth, can deepen with age and are a common area that can be treated with an injectable gel. One very popular injectable gel is Juvederm.
Juvederm is a non-surgical safe injectable gel that is administered by a doctor. Juvederm is injected directly under the skin to the affected areas. A very thin needle is used to inject the gel to enhance and add volume to areas of the face. The procedure is painless and very rarely requires anesthesia. The gel is used to fill and add volume to the tissue directly beneath the epidermis which combats the problem of lines and wrinkles. The injection sites are determined before surgery and are used on the face to eliminate common problems such as laugh lines around the mouth and other areas of the face.
Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance within the human body. It gives volume and hydration to the skin, while at the same time, smoothing wrinkles and folds.
Juvederm was approved by the FDA in 2006 and has become increasingly popular due to its safety and long-lasting results. Because Juvederm is a contains a smooth gel, it can be distributed evenly under the skin, giving the skin a smoother appearance. Other gel fillers are granular and are not distributed as evenly under the skin which can make the skin appear less smooth.
Not only does Juvederm deliver fabulous results, but it has also become a very popular option because it can be tailored to your specific needs. Juvederm is available in different formulas that are available to combat acne scars and other scars, moderate skin problems and deep wrinkles and folds. Depending on your concerns and skin problems, your doctor can assess your skin and help you decide which Juvederm filler will be best for you.
The results of Juvederm will last six months to one year and will depend on the strength of the treatment, the dosage and your physical makeup. Your body will eventually absorb the gel and complications usually do not arise since the components of Juvederm appear in your body naturally.
One of the key components of Juvederm is its manufacturing process which provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid which gives lasting results. Because there is no recovery period after receiving the injections, you will probably be the only person who will know you received the injections. The results will be immediately visible, but you should not have any bruising or swelling. You will have a youthful, refreshed look. You will be able to return to your normal activities as soon as you leave your doctor’s office.
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