Most of us are bothered by signs of aging, at some point, but some of us are more bothered than others. Perhaps you worry that lines and wrinkles give you an “angry” or “stern” appearance, or maybe you’re just embarrassed that you spent too much time in the sun in your younger years. Whatever your reasoning, it’s normal to look for anti-aging treatments that can restore a youthful and more friendly countenance.
In particular, many of you are worried about lines on the lower part of your face, around your mouth, lips, nose, and chin. For those types of wrinkles, Juvederm offers a high-tech solution.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an injectible dermal filler, that restores elasticity and volume to areas affected by age and/or sun damage. The unique gel structure actually “fills in” wrinkles, essentially erasing signs of aging! While there are several types of dermal fillers on the market, Juvederm offers superior results to others, which have commonly been reported to create a “grainy” experience in the skin. If you’re looking for a more natural result, Juvederm might be right for you.
Juvederm is the only FDA-approved dermal filler, and is recommended for use in moderate to severe wrinkles around the mouth, lips, chin, and nose.
Do the injections hurt? How long does a Juvederm treatment take?
By comparison with older anti-aging treatments, Juvederm is remarkably easy and comfortable for the patient. Just think; in the old days, people would actually undergo general anesthesia and take on the risks of actual surgery to achieve these results! Juvederm, by contrast, can be performed within the time frame of a simple office appointment. And, the treatments are quite comfortable for most patients. The injections do contain lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic used for numbing. This will ensure comfort during your procedure.
After your procedure, you will notice instant, visible results. You might experience some side effects for about seven days, but these are generally mild and shouldn’t interrupt your regular life.
How long do the results last?
Effects vary from one patient to another, but it is common for Juvederm fillers to last up to one year. At that point, you might wish to repeat the procedure.
Is Juvederm safe?
For the vast majority of patients, Juvederm is incredibly easy and safe. However, you should always consult with us to determine your own risks and tolerance for mild discomfort. As we mentioned, Juvederm is FDA-approved for treating moderate to severe wrinkles of the lower part of the face.
There are actually four different Juvederm products, each formulated to meet specific needs. Call our San Diego clinic at 619-461-1791 to set an appointment, and together we will decide which Juvederm filler is right for your situation.