Anti-aging technology is a rapidly advancing field with innovative treatments being developed all the time. Fighting one of the most stubborn signs of aging—facial wrinkles and fine lines—is a particularly innovative field.
Juvéderm® is a specialized formula based on hyaluronic acid, a natural chemical that gradually and safely dissipates and is absorbed by the body. As a result, the age-defying results of Juvéderm® treatment are not permanent, lasting about nine months on average. However, with a few follow-up treatments that time can be extended significantly.
Hyaluronic acid has also been found to maintain or even accelerate the forming of new collagen. Our patients have been thrilled with the results, which are immediately visible.
Hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in your skin plays an important role in moisturizing the skin and helps to give it elasticity and tone. It is the fundamental matter in which the collagen fibers and elastin are immersed. It is a reduction in the natural hyaluronic acid in the skin over time which contributes to skin aging.
To keep your face looking young and radiant on a more long-term basis, one or two annual Juvéderm® touchups can be an essential part of your anti-aging skin care regimen.
A specially formulated smooth hyaluronic acid gel, Juvederm® comes in three concentrations to handle every problem from deep folds to fine lines. Injected into the dermis, it replenishes the natural hyaluronic acid and hydrates the dermis by absorbing and holding the water molecules and giving back to your skin its volume and initial form.
The Juvederm procedure is simple, painless, and requires little to no recovery time. Juvederm uses hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in our bodies and absorbs 1,000 times its weight in water. When this is injected into the problem areas of the face, it adds volume to the area, smoothing out wrinkles, lines and folds.
Juvederm injectable gel
Important Treatment Considerations for Patients
The most commonly reported side effects are temporary injection-site redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, firmness, lumps/ bumps, and bruising. In the US, Juvederm injectable gel is indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) and is generally well tolerated. Exposure of the treated area to excessive sun and extreme cold weather should be minimized until any initial swelling and redness have resolved. If laser treatment, chemical peel, or any other procedure based on active dermal response is considered after treatment with Juvederm injectable gel, there is a possible risk of an inflammatory reaction at the treatment site.
Patients who are using substances that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, as with any injection, may experience increased bruising or bleeding at injection site. You should inform your physician before treatment if you are using these types of substances. As with all skin-injection procedures, there is a risk of infection. Juvederm injectable gel should be used with caution in patients on immunosuppressive therapy, or therapy used to decrease the body's immune response, as there may be an increased risk of infection.
Juvederm injectable gel should not be used in patients who have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis or history or presence of multiple severe allergies. Juvederm injectable gel should not be used in patients with a history of allergies to Grampositive bacterial proteins. The safety of Juvederm injectable gel for use during pregnancy, in breastfeeding females, or in patients under 18 years has not been established.
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