Juvéderm is an injectable gel filler used to smooth away wrinkles around the mouth and nose and soften deep folds in the face. This hyaluronic acid (HA) based filler is used to reduce nasolabial folds (often referred to as “smile lines”), add volume to the lips and skin and fill in facial scars.
Juvéderm is produced using a unique technology called Hylacross™, a cross-linking process that chemically binds the acid chains together to change them into a smooth gel structure that lasts up to one year with a single treatment – the only FDA-approved filler designed to be that long-lasting.
Juvéderm is administered with a thin needle under the skin. Hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body but diminishes as we age, is immediately restored, adding volume and reducing lines, folds and wrinkles. Results are instantaneous.
The treatment is safe and effective, with few side effects. You may experience bruising, numbness, tenderness and redness, though these are temporary and should disappear within a few days. Serious complications such as facial bumps may occur, though these are extremely rare. Patients with severe allergies should refrain from seeking treatment.
What issues does Juvéderm treat?
The team at Lake Jackson Medical Spa uses Juvéderm to treat any of the following issues:
- Volume loss in the midface
- Lines in the corners of the mouth
- Smile lines
- Volume loss in the lips
- Smoker’s lines
During your consultation with Dr. Herrera, she determines whether Juvéderm is sufficient to achieve your goals. If not, she might recommend another type of dermal filler as a compliment.
Are Juvéderm Injections Painful?
Juvéderm injections are entirely painless. Nonetheless, since your doctor administers the product through a needle injection, you might feel a slight pinch while the needle penetrates your skin.
Once the product has been injected into your skin, you might feel some pressure in the injection area. Juvéderm contains a numbing agent called lidocaine, which should significantly reduce your discomfort.
If you’re concerned about pain, you might consider using an ice pack on the treatment area to increase numbing and hasten healing.
Each injection session can last anywhere between 15-60 minutes, depending on the purpose of the treatment.
What Happens After a Juvéderm Injection?
You won’t see results immediately after the injection. When you leave Lake Jackson Medical Spa, you might notice some redness and swelling, but this shouldn’t last longer than a week. You should start seeing results once these symptoms dissipate.
You should book a follow-up appointment with Dr. Herrera within two weeks of the initial injection to track the progress of your treatment.
How Long Do the Effects of Juvéderm Last?*
Juvéderm injections should show results for up to 18 months. Keep in mind that because Juvéderm isn’t a permanent solution, you might need to schedule follow-up visits for repeat injections.
If you’re looking to find an effective way of slowing down visible signs of aging, book an appointment at Lake Jackson Medical Spa today by phone or online.
*Individual results may vary
Nonsurgical cosmetic intervention can often be exactly what your skin has been needing. At Lake Jackson Medical Spa in Lake Jackson, Texas, Stephanie Herrera, MD, offers cutting-edge Juvéderm dermal filler injections to women seeking to eliminate signs of aging. Get in touch today by phone or online to learn more about the benefits of Juvéderm.