Injections of Juvederm Fill In Lines and Wrinkles
When you think of aging, you may think of sagging skin, wrinkles, and age lines. These aesthetic irregularities can make a person look and feel older than they really are, and they can make them feel helpless against the onslaught of time.
With the advent of modern cosmetic techniques, many procedures are now available to provide your skin with youthful vigor. While surgical procedures can permanently remove wrinkles, they require long periods of post-surgical downtime and can be expensive and intimidating.
One of the most convenient options for non-surgical skin rejuvenation is Juvederm. This popular dermal filler is an injectable treatment, meaning no downtime will be required.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a product manufactured by cosmetic pharmaceutical giant Allergan. It has been approved by the FDA for injectable use on the face, and it is safe for use across a wide range of skin types. It is primarily used to give the face a taut and younger look, smoothing away age lines and wrinkles.
Juvederm is a compound composed of hyaluronic acid, a compound naturally found in the bones and cartilages of mammals. Hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules to increase the volume of skin tissue.
The use of hyaluronic acid for the purpose of skin hydration and volume in bovines was discovered by the scientists working at the Columbia University in New York in 1934, with its use for medical purposes done in the 1990s for joint pain and eye surgery. Hyaluronic acid was first used for facial-tissue augmentation in 1996.
Where Can Juvederm Be Applied?
Juvederm can be injected in various regions of the face to treat a variety of issues. It can be injected into the nasolabial folds – severe wrinkles stretching from the sides of the nose to the sides of the mouth – to reduce their appearance. It can be used to treat parentheses lines on the sides of the mouth and marionette lines stretching down from the sides of the mouth.
Juvederm can restore and enhance the appearance of thin lips, giving them renewed definition and volume. These injections also smooth away lipstick lines, the fine lines that appear above the lips.
The Treatment Process
During treatment, Juvederm is carefully injected into the targeted areas of the face. It contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic that numbs the region while the filler is being administered. The treatment process does not take long to perform, typically around 15 minutes.
The only side effects are mild swelling and bruising, which do not last more than a few days. To speed up the healing process, avoid substances such as alcohol, vitamin E, blood thinners, and over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin.
Unlike certain other injectables, the effect of Juvederm can last for nearly a year, with no need for additional treatment within that time period.
Ready to Learn More About Juvederm?
If you would like to discuss Juvederm and our other anti-wrinkle options with a skilled medical professional, pay a visit to Ngoc Medical Spa for a consultation. To arrange your informative consultation, contact us today.