Injectable facial fillers have quickly become the most popular cosmetic procedure for men and women in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. Dermal fillers are a great way to try out facial contouring, lip plumping and other minor cosmetic enhancements without committing to procedures that are more permanent and invasive.
In fact, in 2019 alone, more than 2.7 million people opted for facial fillers such as Juvederm to opens in a new windowrestore facial volume and youthful contours.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an injectable dermal filler that is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in our bodies. Hyaluronic acid is one of the main substances that helps to give skin its youthful elasticity, so it is well-tolerated by most people when injected into the body.
Juvederm is actually the name of a family of hyaluronic acid fillers that are all tailored to treat specific issues. Your provider will be able to tell you which opens in a new windowJuvederm products are best for your aesthetic goals.
What Is Juvederm Used For?
Juvederm can be used to treat several opens in a new windowaesthetic issues, including the following:
- Loss of volume in the cheeks
- Thin lips
- Loss of elasticity
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Smile lines
- Marionette lines
Juvederm may also be used to add volume underneath the eyes. Juvederm can be injected into the lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds and the area around the eyes.
Why Choose Juvederm?
There are so many dermal fillers available that it can be overwhelming to know which to choose. Many patients opt for Juvederm because it’s safe, smooth and long-lasting.
Because Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid gel, it doesn’t require an allergy screening before the treatment. It’s also safe for almost all skin types, and the smooth consistency of the gel gives an extremely natural appearance post-treatment.
For most people, Juvederm lasts for at least a year, and many patients report even longer-lasting results after just one injection.
Where Do I Go for Treatment?
Some states will allow doctors, dermatologists and some estheticians to administer dermal fillers. Finding a board-certified plastic surgeon’s office is a safe way to get opens in a new windowJuvederm injections. Board-certified plastic surgeons are highly trained and have extensive experience in providing oversight for treatments that are tailored to each patient’s unique facial structure.
It’s always a good idea to review opens in a new windowJuvederm Before & After photos to get a sense of what results can be achieved.
What to Expect
A typical Juvederm procedure lasts less than an hour. Your provider will typically use a numbing cream on the treatment area, and it will be sterilized before the injections are made. The Juvederm will be carefully injected into the treatment areas, and most patients feel little to mild discomfort.
There is no downtime required following a Juvederm injection. You will likely experience redness, swelling and mild bruising around the injection site, but these symptoms usually subside quickly. Initially, the treated area may appear “overfilled,” but this is normal. Once the swelling goes down and the filler redistributes more evenly, your results will look more natural.
Rejuvenate Your Look with Juvederm
Juvederm is a very popular, safe and effective dermal filler that’s great for providing smooth, natural-looking volume to your face. It can be a low-commitment path toward regaining a sexy, youthful appearance.
Dr. Shahram Salemy is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery in Seattle, Washington and Tri-Cities, WA. Dr. Salemy graduated from Yale University and The Yale School of Medicine, is a recognized member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Salemy is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at The University of Washington’s Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery. Since 2006, Dr. Salemy has been named “One of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” every year.