Time can be unkind to our faces, leaving wrinkles, folds, and scars along the way. If you fear you aren’t aging gracefully and want to turn back the clock, dermal fillers like Juvederm® offer a quick, nonsurgical option for getting back your youthful look.
How Juvederm® Works
Juvederm® is a form of hyaluronic acid. When injected under skin, it attracts water to the area. This plumps up the skin, smoothing out wrinkles, scars, and fine lines. Even deep folds, such as the nasolabial creases, can be improved with this product. The effects last anywhere from six months to a year, at which point you can have injections again. If can also be used to plump up your lips, if time has thinned them out.
The Process of Juvederm® Injections
Injections can be done right in the office. The Juvederm® is injected into your problem areas. The effects can be seen almost immediately.
Once you’re satisfied, you can return to your normal routine immediately. Some patients receive injections on their lunch hour and go right back to work.
If you receive a numbing agent near your mouth, you’ll need to be careful eating and drinking until the effects fade away. Watch out for hot coffee if you can’t feel your lips, and chew carefully to avoid biting them.
As with any injection site, you’ll need to keep the skin clean to avoid infection. You’ll also need to call the practitioner regarding any questions you may have.
Who Shouldn’t Receive Injections?
If you have severe allergies or have experienced anaphylaxis, Juvederm® may not be right for you. Some formulations of Juvederm® may also include lidocaine, so if you’ve even had an allergic reaction to common numbing injections you shouldn’t receive Juvederm®. Other than these few allergy concerns, Juvederm® injection is a safe and well-tolerated procedure.
Juvederm® Requires No Commitments
One of the biggest benefits of Juvederm® is that there is no commitment to continuing injections. If you decide it’s not for you, the results will fade away on their own.
If you dislike the effects and want them undone sooner, an injection of another agent may cause the filler to break down and disappear within days.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you feel you’re not aging gracefully, a dermal filler like Juvederm® is a fast, nonsurgical option for giving you back smooth, youthful skin. To schedule an appointment, contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today.
If you are located in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, or Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, give us a call. We look forward to speaking with you.