What Is it?
Juvederm is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid to increase the volume and firmness of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a compound which the human body produces and contains, but one that it’s production in the body diminishes over time. Hyaluronic acid retains a significant amount of water so it keeps the skin hydrated. By losing hyaluronic acid, the skin becomes less firm, loses volume, and wrinkles as well as fine lines appear more. The Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid to combat the signs of aging skin and is perfectly biocompatible and biodegradable.
Who Can Have This Procedure Done?
There is no need for allergy testing prior to treatment.
What Results Can I Expect From This Procedure?
Juvederm not only fills wrinkles of the skin but deeply moisturizes which in turn encourages the body to produce more of its own hyaluronic acid. With Juvederm wrinkles are erased and the skin gets brighter and firmer. The results can be noticed almost immediately and last up to one year.
During the natural aging process we lose essential substances to the health of our skin such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid specifically, which we lose over time, is one of the substances responsible for maintaining the volume and hydration of the skin. Therefore, treatment with Juvederm reduces wrinkles and fine lines. This treatment gives excellent and immediately visible results as well the convenience of it being a nonsurgical procedure.
Technique and Protocol
The technique used for this procedure is mesotherapy which is the application of the substance by microinjection directly into the area to be treated. It is a simple and quick treatment. The number of required sessions depends on the needs and characteristics of each patient.
Recovery and Aftercare
It is not a treatment that requires special aftercare but it is an outpatient procedure after which the patient can return to daily activities. During the first two days after surgery, the patient may experience mild discomfort such as redness or swelling in the treated area. After that time, the patient will see the results of the treatment and will not have any discomfort.
The treatment lasts about a year, although a touch-up session every six months is recommended. If the patient decides to not have the treatment performed again, they will have no issues because the body is perfectly capable of degrading Juvederm.