Juvederm injections have become a popular nonsurgical anti-aging treatment. This long-lasting facial filler is effective for filling moderate to deep wrinkles, and skin folds typically associated with aging. It is a natural treatment that uses agents found within the body.
Juvederm facial filler is made of hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the skin and adds hydration and volume. It encourages the production of collagen, the fibrous underlayment of the skin. This decreases with age, causing wrinkles and a deflated look. Juvederm and similar fillers temporarily correct this deficiency. It is injected below the skin and combines with water, where it swells and creates a filling or smoothing effect.
Manufactured by Allergan, which also makes the muscle relaxer Botox, Juvederm comes in a variety of formulations, including Vollure XC, Volbella XC, and Voluma XC. Juvederm Ultra can be used to smooth the look of undereye hollows.
What is Juvederm Used For?
Different types of fillers are designed to target different problem areas. These include nasolabial folds, the deep lines that run between the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth; marionette lines, which run from the corners of the mouth to the chin; furrow lines between the eyes, and small cheekbones. Juvederm facial fillers are also excellent for enlarging the lips or correcting their shape, changing the shape of the nose bridge, and filling in deep scars from chickenpox or acne.
Fillers do not replace plastic surgery; they are used instead to help people achieve a more youthful appearance naturally. Many people prefer Juvederm vs. a facelift because there is almost no downtime, virtually no risk of infection, and it is not irreversible. Fillers are also a far more affordable option than surgery.
How Long do Juvederm Facial Fillers Last?
Juvederm fillers typically last nine months to one year after the initial treatment, depending on the formulation. Touch-up procedures, done as needed, may not require as much of the product. Many people wonder whether wrinkles get worse when the filler wears off. The answer is no. Patients might get used to the look of smoother skin, and the “normal” appearance might seem surprising. Because the injections can be uncomfortable for some, the numbing agent lidocaine is incorporated into the newer formulations. Side-effects from Juvederm are rare and usually temporary. They include redness, swelling, infection, and lumpiness.
There are many reasons both men and women are using facial fillers. Older individuals might want to stay competitive in a youth-oriented job market or feel their best on the dating scene. People of all ages are showing interest in achieving fuller lips, filling out a scar, or balancing out a full jawline. If you want to help turn back the hands of time or improving what you see in the mirror, call us for a free consultation today. Our doctors are highly experienced in administering Juvederm facial fillers and can help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted – without going under the knife.