What to Expect During Treatment
Juvederm is a safe and non-surgical procedure that can easily be performed in your doctor’s office. It usually takes about 30 minutes and you are free to return to normal activities as soon as you leave your doctor’s office. There is no down time with this treatment.
Your doctor may ask you to avoid taking aspirin or other blood-thinning medications a week or so prior to receiving treatment. This will reduce the chance of bleeding during the procedure. Since the procedure is simple and safe, there is little you will need to do in order to prepare. You should ask your doctor what he or she recommends to prepare for the procedure.
When you meet with your doctor, he or she will want a detailed medical history. You should be prepared to discuss any past or present medical conditions, previous surgeries, allergies and any medications you are currently taking. Although Juvederm treatments are safe, your doctor still needs to know your medical history as certain conditions can increase risks. Your doctor will also look at your skin and assess which Juvederm treatment is right for you and will discuss the options available to you.
You have some options when it comes to the type of Juvederm treatment you need. If your skin is moderate with some wrinkles and lines, you may opt for Juvederm Ultra. If you have moderate to severe skin problems with deep wrinkles and folds, you may need Juvederm Ultra Plus. Your doctor will help you decide which treatment is best for your skin. It is also possible that your doctor will take photographs before the injections so that you can see the difference after receiving the injections.
Because they are generally painless, Juvederm treatments do not require anesthesia. Therefore, you do not have to worry about the risks associated with anesthesia. Your doctor may, however, use a topical anesthetic to slightly numb the area to be treated. A major benefit of Juvederm treatments is that you do not need anesthesia. This means you don’t have to worry about having a reaction to anesthesia or suffering from side effects related to it.
Your doctor will begin injecting the Juvederm gel into predetermined areas of your face. Once the gel is injected, your doctor will massage the area to smooth the gel. Treatments can be completed within 30 minutes and may take less time depending on the areas being treated.
The great thing about Juvederm is that there is no down time. You can resume your normal activities right after treatment. However, you may want to protect your face from excess sun exposure for a few days following the procedure. You may have some side effects of treatment which may include, redness, swelling, mild pain, bumps and firmness. These side effects should be temporary and cause minimal discomfort. If you do experience side effects, try to get some rest. This will help these side effects to subside more quickly.
Juvederm is a great option if you are concerned about the risks that come with surgery. It is possible that you can be out of commission for several weeks when you have surgery, but with Juvederm you can get right back to your life. Surgery poses serious complications that can be avoided with Juvederm treatments. The injections will last 3 – 6 months. Your body will eventually absorb the gel. This has no side effects since the gel consists of substances already present in your body.
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