Juvederm Skin Rejuvenation Procedure
What is Juvederm?
A gel filler containing hyaluronic acid and lidocaine, Juvederm helps smooth the skin in the nasal area and by the mouth. The filler reduces the signs of marionette lines on the side of the mouth, smile lines on the upper part of the mouth, and vertical lines on the upper lip. It’s the first dermal filler to be approved by the FDA that works effectively in persons of color.
Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by the body to keep skin soft and smooth. As a person ages, the body begins to produce less and less of the acid, leading to creases and wrinkles. Juvederm simply restores the level of hyaluronic acid in the skin, eliminating signs of wrinkles right away.
What happens during a Juvederm Treatment?
At the Glasgold Group, our physicians perform Juvederm in New Jersey right in the office setting. Treatment is very quick and takes just fifteen minutes or so to complete. While the formulation contains the anesthetic lidocaine, a topical or local anesthetic can be used if needed to ensure patient comfort. Another way to ensure comfort is the use of very fine needles to inject the substance in the mid to deep dermis.
How Long Does Juvederm Last and Are There Side Effects?
Is one of the longest lasting fillers available. It is the only dermal filler approved by the FDA to last for up to a year after treatment.
Side effects are possible following a Juvederm injection. For the most part, they are mild. The gel filler contains lidocaine to make the injections themselves more comfortable. Lidocaine is an anesthetic that numbs the area, reducing the amount of pain a patient might feel. People who are allergic to lidocaine should avoid Juvederm or talk to a doctor about using a version made without the anesthetic. Some bruising and redness at the injection site is common after treatment, but should fade within a week.
Itchiness and redness can be made worse if a patient engages in certain activities after an injection. Generally speaking, patients are advised to avoid sun exposure, strenuous exercise and alcohol for 24 hours after the treatment.
As New Jersey’s premier facial plastic surgery practice, the experts at the Glasgold Group are committed to providing patients with beautiful, natural results. Call today to learn more about what Juvederm can do for you.