People are looking for treatments to get rid of their crow’s feet and smile lines and make their lips, cheeks, and hands look fuller. That’s why dermal fillers such as Juvederm are so widespread.
The formation of wrinkles and volume loss in the face that can be caused by aging or certain medical conditions can be improved by injecting dermal fillers into the face and hands. People generally report that they are pleased with the results of their treatment regarding dermal fillers that the Food and Drug Administration has approved in the United States.
Juvederm is an example of a dermal filler that many are pleased with after using it.
What Is Juvederm?
Dermal filler, known as Juvederm, is composed of hyaluronic acid. The Juvederm family includes several different products to choose from. All these treatments help people resolve the signs of aging on the face.
The Juvederm product line offers a variety of fillers, each of which has its unique bonding and hyaluronic acid concentration. When administered into different areas and depths, the various products each have unique characteristics that allow them to target particular issues. The consistency of Juvederm fillers is similar to that of a smooth gel.
Here are some Juvederm types available on the market:
- Juvederm Voluma XC can augment the size of your cheeks by adding volume just below the surface of your skin.
- Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure XC work to restore elasticity to the skin and smooth out wrinkles and lines around the mouth and nose. These areas are commonly referred to as smile lines.
- Meanwhile, the Juvederm Ultra XC and the Juvederm Volbella XC are effective non-surgical treatments for lip enhancement.
How To Prepare For A Juvederm Treatment
Discuss your aesthetic objectives and goals before beginning a Juvederm treatment with a trained medical professional. Since Juvederm procedures are only moderately invasive, they are frequently performed on the same day as the consultation. The process is not overly invasive and requires little in the way of pre-operative planning.
Avoiding medication like aspirin and ibuprofen is a standard recommendation in the straightforward instructions you should carry out before your consultation and treatment. You should also abstain from drinking alcohol in the weeks following your treatment. Additionally, smoking is strongly discouraged before treatment. To avoid getting bruises, you should steer clear of these things. In addition, make sure that your doctor is aware of any allergies or sensitivities you have.
How Does It Work?
Hyaluronic acid, which is Juvederm’s active ingredient, is responsible for the product’s effect of making the facial tissue appear fuller. The human body contains a naturally occurring substance known as hyaluronic acid. It promotes the growth of connective tissue, which gives the skin its plump appearance (collagen). The amount of hyaluronic acid and collagen your body produces naturally decreases with age. This makes the skin on the face appear more wrinkled and sagging than it is.
Your physician, physician assistant, or nurse will typically use a pen to mark the areas that will be treated while performing the procedure on you. After that, your physician will inject Juvederm into the area that needs it. In addition, they will give the region a light massage to ensure even distribution and decrease the likelihood of swelling. The duration of the entire procedure ranges anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes, determined by the area that is being treated.
Also, Juvederm contains a minimal quantity of lidocaine, which acts as a painkiller. This will help lessen any pain or discomfort you experience during treatment and speed up the process.
How Juvederm Stimulates Collagen Production
Skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and other types of connective tissue in the body all contain collagen. The collagen in our skin is solely accountable for our skin’s elasticity, resiliency, smoothness, and volume. Collagen forms dense fibers that offer support, strength, and cushioning. As we age, collagen production commences declining in our early 30s. Fine lines and wrinkles can appear as collagen levels drop; as levels drop further, we may notice loose, sagging, and even faded-looking skin.
Unsurprisingly, many cosmetic procedures aim to restore the skin’s youthful appearance by replacing lost collagen. However, there is a distinction between collagen produced naturally by your body and collagen added to the body externally. It is challenging for the body to absorb applied collagen effectively, and there is no way to compensate for all the collagen lost in the process. Naturally produced collagen is the most impactful substance for preserving the skin’s firmness and resilience.
What is the most efficient way to stop the body’s natural decline in collagen production as we age? It has been determined that simply applying collagen to the skin with creams (or even injections) is less potent than getting the body to produce more collagen naturally.
Juvederm avoids these issues because it is injected directly into the best layer of skin and is not first absorbed by the outer skin layers. Hyaluronic acid, a component of Juvederm, boosts the skin’s ability to retain moisture immediately. Still, more importantly, recent research has shown that it can stimulate the body’s natural collagen production for extended periods.
Side Effects And Risks
Expect some bruising and swelling. Other typical adverse effects include:
- Nodules or lumps
- Minor aches and itches
Typically, these side effects go away in two to four weeks. Unprofessional handling, such as accidentally injecting Juvederm into a blood vessel, is frequently linked to more severe side effects. Permanent scarring, abnormal vision, blindness, or stroke can all be complications.
This is why picking a provider carefully is crucial. Verify that they have the necessary education, credentials, and permits to carry out the procedure.
Hyaluronic acid injections, like Juvederm, recently had an average national price of $620 per syringe. The cost of a Juvederm treatment may differ based on the provider’s qualifications, the patient’s location, and the number of injections required.
We will eventually age, but thankfully there is a way to delay it by using Juvederm. Contact our clinic, OC Cosmetic And Vein Center, if you are interested in the procedure. We also provide a range of services that deal with additional skin-related issues.