Fillers restore volume in hollows and smooth wrinkles in the lower face area; marionette lines, jaw and lip areas.
An appropriate filler will be determined at the consult, either Juvéderm®, Restylane® or Radiesse®
Juvéderm® dermal filler was FDA-approved in June 2006 for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds (those lines that extend from your nose to the corners of your mouth).
What is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is a gel implant that includes hyaluronic acid, a natural complex sugar that bolsters skin elasticity, providing a smooth and supple appearance. It is biocompatible, supplementing the body’s natural hyaluronic acid, which age has depleted.
How Does Juvéderm® Work?
The transparent Juvéderm® gel is injected with a syringe into the mid- to deep dermis of your face. The dermis is the subsurface skin layer that contains connective tissue, nerve endings, sweat and oil glands, and blood vessels.
Juvéderm® improves your appearance by lifting and adding volume to the wrinkles and folds in the treatment area. After six to nine months, the biocompatible compound is naturally absorbed into the body.
A Juvéderm® advantage is its pliant gel consistency, which may provide a smoother, more natural-looking appearance than some of its more rigid predecessors. Another advantage is that Juvéderm® may last longer, maintaining the improved appearance for six to nine months. The benefits may last even longer if you have a follow-up treatment a few weeks after the first treatment.
Juvéderm® Side Effects
Side effects with Juvéderm® are rare, but may include redness, tenderness, or pain at the injection site. If these occur, they usually subside within three days. Rarely, discoloration may occur, but this is reversible.Firmness, swelling, bumps, and bruises are also rare side effects, which should subside within seven days.