Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin that works to keep the skin moist and agile. As we age, this valuable component naturally decreases. Juvederm is a non-invasive hyaluronic acid-based filler that replenishes lost volume and improves the outer appearance of the skin. It is a popular injection treatment in areas where wrinkles reside closely together. This is because once injected it spreads beyond the actual injection site. Approved by the FDA in 2006, Juvederm has been put to the test against other notable filler brands, and in clinical studies has been shown to be both safe and highly effective.
Our Oklahoma City plastic surgery office is proud to offer the line of Juvederm products. Over the years, this filler continues to release new filler products that vary slightly, depending on the needs of the patient. During your private skin consultation, we will assess the lines and wrinkles on the face, their location and severity, and determine which filler will work produce the best outcome.
Juvederm XC smooths moderate to severe wrinkles and lines on the face. This filler is popular for the nasolabial folds, as well as wrinkles around the mouth and nose.
Vollure also treats lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It is popular among those with fine lines, as well as moderate and severe wrinkles.
Volbella is another popular injection from the Juvederm family that addresses moderate to severe wrinkles. We find it especially useful for those with thin lips who would like to have a fuller appearance. Volbella can be used on the lips, for the nasolabial folds, and in the region around the nose and mouth.
During your appointment, the areas of the injection sites will be marked and thoroughly cleaned prior to the treatment. With the possible comfort of local anesthesia and a numbing solution contained within Juvederm, the filler will be injected into the skin. After each injection, light pressure and a cooling ointment are applied to the area. Other than feeling a tingling sensation and some visible redness in the areas of the injections, there are usually no other side effects. Most patients are able to return to work with no downtime after their 15-30 minute Juvederm procedure.
The majority of patients who receive Juvederm will notice remarkable improvements after their very first treatment with results lasting up to one year. Patients are generally thrilled with the fast-acting, visible results that the injections provide. Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body, Juvederm side effects are intriguingly minimal with no missed time from normal activity.
Injectable fillers have made major advancements in the past two decades and offer a terrific cosmetic solution for patients who desire specific results without surgery. While hyaluronic acid fillers are a great choice for many patients, there are others to choose from that can garner youthful, smooth skin. Common filler procedures include those that are comprised of collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite, and polylactic acid. During your consultation, we will discuss the various fillers that are available today and will work to understand your aesthetic goals so that the best filler choice can be made.
The injection may cause some discomfort, although the size of the needle is very small. Lidocaine, a numbing solution, is contained within Juvederm to help diminish pain after the treatment. Our team will work hard to ensure patient comfort, and may choose to apply a local anesthetic to numb the area.
Although fillers have proved to be a terrific solution to make skin appear younger, there are other options to consider. Fat grafting, BOTOX and Dysport, as well as plastic surgery, all hold the potential to provide tremendous improvements to the skin. During the initial consultation, our team will discuss the comprehensive options and give recommendations for the absolute best procedure tailored to each patient’s desired outcome. This may include a combination of cosmetic treatments.
A Juvederm injection reduces fine lines and wrinkles for a softer appearance. While this product will not make you look 20 again, it will minimize the lines and wrinkles on the face, and provide a youthful glow that many patients desire. It is important to set realistic expectations. This will be discussed in detail during your consultation.