Aging is an unavoidable part of life. As you get older so does your skin. It loses its elasticity and even starts to develop a saggy appearance as time goes on. Many people choose to undergo plastic surgery to fix this issue, but thanks to advances in technology, you do not have to always go under the knife to reverse the signs of aging, especially on your skin.
There are multiple minimally-invasive procedures that can help your skin look young, fresh, and supple again. Juvederm is one among them.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an injectable cosmetic treatment designed to rejuvenate your youthful allure. It is used to reduce the signs of aging and improve the contours of one’s face. The treatment is administered through a fine needle that penetrates the top layer of skin.
The injection is composed of a hyaluronic acid base, a substance that occurs naturally in the skin. Juvederm is designed to treat areas of the face, including the cheeks, mouth, and lips focuses on the face and that too around the cheeks, around the mouth, and the lips.
The Juvederm family or products is comprised of different formulas. Each of these products has a different concentration of hyaluronic acid. They are customized to target specific problems. They are injected into different areas of the face at different depths.
Juvederm essentially adds volume to the facial tissue using hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in the human body. It is known to stimulate the production of collagen, which aids in plumping up the skin.
One session of the Juvederm treatment should take anywhere between half an hour to an hour. Juvederm is safe to use as it is approved by the FDA and it is one of the most common anti-aging treatments (for the face) used in the USA.
Before opting for a Juvederm session, you should consult a cosmetic surgeon whom you trust to understand the procedures, the pros and cons, and also the expected results. The procedure is minimally invasive and hence it is usually done on the same day as the consultation, if all goes well.
Before starting, your surgeon will mark the requisite areas on the face with a pen and then inject Juvederm into it. These areas are then lightly massaged to ensure that the distribution of Juvederm is even throughout the entire area and also to help minimize swelling.
The injections contain a small amount of pain reducing gel that can help to minimize any sort of discomfort during the procedure.
You may experience some tingling, redness, swelling, and numbness in the treated area but these effects are temporary and they will subside quickly. Typically all side effects should disappear fast without any lingering problems.
There can be other serious side-effects of the Juvederm treatment if it is done unprofessionally. It is very important to choose your doctor carefully. Check reviews, speak to people who have gotten the treatment done with the surgeon you’re planning on working with and go in with an open mind and realistic expectations.
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If you’re interested in learning more about the Juvederm treatment and the benefits it can provide, then it’s time to schedule a consultation in our Newport Beach office. Contact us to schedule yours with Dr. Raymond Lee today!