Juvederm is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that will help restore the youthful appearance of your skin. It is used to treat sagging skin or skin with moderate to severe wrinkles. This cosmetic procedure focuses specifically on the cheeks, lips, and areas around the mouth. The non-invasive procedure involves injecting fillers made of hyaluronic acid into these different areas of the face. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body. It is key to retaining the skin’s moisture and fullness. One of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today, Juvederm can often be done the same day as the consultation. It takes as little as 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the number of areas that you plan to have treated.
How does Juvederm Work?
Juvederm helps restore the volume to your facial tissue, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As we age, skin starts to lose collagen resulting in skin sagging and wrinkles. The hyaluronic acid that is injected into the skin will help stimulate collagen production. The filler also plumps lips and helps the skin retain its natural moisture. When used for the cheeks, Juvederm can plump sagging skin resulting in a more youthful appearance. Because of the gel-like texture of the filler, the skin is left with a very natural appearance.
What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?
During your consultation, you’ll talk to your healthcare professional about the results you would like to achieve from treatment. Often treated the same day as consultation, your health care professional will use a pen to mark the areas to be treated. Lidocaine, a pain relieving gel, is added into the hyaluronic acid to decrease pain and discomfort during the procedure. There are different types of Juvederm fillers used by healthcare providers. The type of gel selected depends on the particular area that you were targeting to ensure the maximum benefits. The filler is injected into the marked areas by your healthcare professional. The sensation is often described as a small pinching of the skin. After your procedure, a small amount of bruising or swelling may be visible. There is little to no downtime. However, patients are cautioned to avoid heavy lifting, direct exposure to sun; and to refrain from drinking alcohol or wearing makeup for 24 hours. after the procedure. You may resume your normal activities the next day. The results will be immediate and can last up to two years.
For further information regarding Juvéderm please contact us today at the Wichita Vision Institute to schedule your appointment.