Juvederm® Treatment Procedure
A typical Juvederm® session lasts for 15-30 minutes. Since it contains hyaluronic acid that is naturally found in the human body, there is a minimal risk of allergic reactions. With the assistance of a very fine syringe, the physician injects the Juvederm® into the dermal layer of the patient's skin. The skin lifting effect usually becomes visible within one week of the treatment. The body naturally absorbs the hyaluronic acid, and the results last longer.
How Does Juvederm® Work?
Hyaluronic acid, a sugar-based substance in the skin, is responsible for retaining moisture and nutrient levels in skin cells. As a result, it creates volume and increases the skin's smoothness and suppleness. Unfortunately, with aging, skin starts to lose its ability to manufacture its own hyaluronic acid. Juvederm® contains hyaluronic acid particles that fill in fine lines, wrinkles, furrows, and sunken face areas. The smooth gel gets absorbed into the body over time and helps you achieve a youthful appearance.
Treatment Areas for Juvederm®
Juvederm® is suitable for any area of your face, including fine lines and creases around the nose, mouth, and forehead. It is very effective in improving the appearance of scars caused by acne. In addition, it significantly enhances the shape and size of lips.
After Effects of Juvederm®
Though Juvederm® is safe with no potential side effects, patients can expect some after effects, including redness, mild pain, tenderness at the injection site, bruising, itching, lumps, and bumps. None of these after-effects last more than a week. Patients can use ice packs to ease the discomfort.
How Long Does Juvederm® Results Last?
The longevity of Juvederm® results varies from person to person. It mainly depends on which Juvederm® product is used, how much filler is injected, the area of concern, and other factors. However, on average, results usually last for 12-18 months. The lip enhancement with Juvederm® does not last much longer, but still, many patients enjoy the plumped-up lips for one year. Patients can increase the results' longevity by following the physician's recommended sessions.