Juvederm: A Better Solution to Wrinkles
Are your wrinkles getting you down? Does your face look more aged than you are? Don’t worry, there’s a quick and painless solution – Juvederm! If you fear going under the knife, this dermal filler solution is for you.
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler. It restores your facial contours and improves unwanted signs of aging. The Juvederm treatment focuses on your face – the cheek, lip, and mouth area.
The whole procedure is complete in 15-60 minutes. Juvederm is among the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures done in the U.S. It was approved by the FDA for usage in 2006. What more? The results are visible almost immediately after and last for as long as a year or two.
How To Prepare For The Treatment
Juvederm is a minimally invasive treatment and so, the treatment is often performed the day of the consultation itself. Before you sign up for the treatment, speak to the medical professional who will be administering the injections onto you regarding your goals from the treatment.
It is a simple procedure which does not require much preparation beforehand. However, you do need to follow certain steps like refraining from medication like ibuprofen and aspirin before undergoing the treatment. It is also a good idea to avoid alcohol and keep away from smoking. All of this will help you avoid bruising. Additionally if you have any allergies, let your doctor know.
How Juvederm Functions
Juvederm adds volume to your facial tissue using its active ingredient i.e. hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that stimulates collagen production. With age, this collagen production decreases, leading to wrinkles and sagging facial skin.
The Juvederm Treatment
First, the doctor uses a marker to indicate the spots where he/she’ll administer the treatment. They will then proceed to inject Juvederm into these select areas. Next, your doctor will lightly massage the area, in order to ensure even distribution of the injected hyaluronic acid and to reduce swelling.
Juvederm injections contain a small amount of pain-numbing agent, Lidocaine, which will counter any discomfort or pain that you may experience during the treatment. The side effects are minimal. You may experience some amount of itching, redness, tenderness, minor pain, and lumps/bumps but you can expect these to subside on their own soon enough.
Juvederm does not necessitate a long recovery time. However, patients are advised to avoid sun exposure, strenuous activity, alcohol consumption, and application of make-up for at least a 24-hr duration following the treatment.
The effects of this treatment are visible almost immediately after and if not, it becomes visible when the swelling goes down. Results last between six months to two years. The cost of a Juvederm treatment will depend on the physician you’re getting it from and the number of syringes used. As dermal fillers are an elective treatment, health insurance does not cover the cost of a Juvederm treatment.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about the Juvederm treatment, contact Sudbury Med Spa in Boston to schedule your initial consultation today!