Our Juvederm Treatments Can Fill In Those Wrinkles
If you are interested in cosmetic surgery for reversing the signs of aging and restoring the youthful radiance of skin, you may have at some point heard about the magical world of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are used for filling in and smoothing out deep folds and wrinkles in the facial skin of the patients. One such injectable dermal filler is Juvederm. This filler has been widely used by plastic surgeons all around the world for treating individuals with age lines.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an FDA-approved injectable facial filler that is used by surgeons for a series of skin treatments such as plumping of thin lips and smoothing out a variety of facial lines. The treatment was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2006 and has been a highly reliable and safe cosmetic procedure for millions of individuals fighting the first signs of aging.
Juvederm is widely used for filling up unsightly acne scars, getting rid of undereye hollows, filling in the nasolabial folds, and firming the sagging and wrinkled skin on hands that might result as a direct side effect of the aging process. The primary ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, which is an organic substance naturally occurring in the tendons, muscles, and skin of all mammals. Unlike other hyaluronic-acid gel products that are more granular in nature, Juvederm is developed with Hylacross technology, which ensures a smoother and more malleable consistency of the gel product.
How Juvederm Works
Juvederm utilizes the natural property of hyaluronic acid of readily absorbing water up to 1,000 times of its own weight. When the filler is injected into the treatment site, it absorbs the surrounding moisture from the other tissues and plumps up, thereby adding onto the volume under the surface of the sagging skin. The hyaluronic-acid content of the Juvederm filler thus facilitates a temporary increase in the volume of the skin and provides a smooth and wrinkle-free appearance to the target area.
The hyaluronic acid can easily bind to the elastin and collagen present in the skin, facilitating a seamless movement of essential nutrients within the tissues for healthier-looking skin. Juvederm both nourishes and hydrates the skin by enhancing its ability to hold moisture and making it look fresher and more radiant than before. In addition to this, certain Juvederm products also contain a local anesthetic lidocaine, which when injected into the treatment area numbs the surrounding skin and makes it more comfortable for the patient during the procedure.
Recovery and Results
The patient might experience mild swelling or tenderness around the injection site, which is typically short-lived and lasts only a couple of days. Since hyaluronic-acid fillers get absorbed within the body over a period of time, the results of the Juvederm injection have a lifespan of around a year, after which you might need to undergo repeat injections for maintaining the youthful appearance of your skin.
Arranging Your Juvederm Consultation
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Ciaravino is your perfect choice for Juvederm treatments. Dr. Ciaravino understands the process of facial enhancement and rejuvenation and will be happy to meet with you for a consultation. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.