The natural aging process eventually causes areas of our faces to lose volume, creating wrinkles, folds, and a dull, tired appearance. Juvederm injections are a popular method for smoothing out wrinkles and folds by restoring lost volume and rejuvenating the face. Doctors Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer Juvederm to men and women in New York and Chicago who would like to renew their confidence and look younger. This non-surgical treatment is ideal for those who are ready to turn back the clock and enjoy a more youthful face with no downtime.
How Juvederm Works
Healthy, young skin contains large quantities of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance that provides natural hydration. As we age and our skin is exposed to sunlight and other environmental factors over time, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin is significantly reduced. This loss of hyaluronic acid leads to volume and structure loss, which causes wrinkles and folds to develop. Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid and works by replacing the natural stores of HA in the skin that have been depleted, effectively reducing wrinkles and folds for months after the injections.
Juvederm injections can be used to treat the corners of the mouth, superficial forehead lines, marionette lines, lip borders, and nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. The treatments can also add definition to the cheeks and improve facial symmetry.
Benefits of Juvederm
There are a number of reasons patients opt for Juvederm over other dermal fillers and anti-aging treatments. Juvederm injections are quick to inject and can add volume to the skin and lips without causing significant pain or downtime. Patients do not have to undergo allergy testing prior to receiving treatment and can enjoy results that last up to a year.
What to Expect During a Juvederm Consultation
Patients who believe they may benefit from Juvederm treatments are encouraged to schedule a private consultation at our office. This way, our surgeon can determine candidacy and learn more about the patient’s unique cosmetic goals.
During the consultation, patients can ask any questions they may have and view before-and-after pictures to get a better idea of the types of results they can expect from the procedure. In the event that our surgeons believe Juvederm is not a good option for the patient, they will suggest other non-surgical and/or surgical treatments.
The Juvederm Treatment
Our surgeon will begin by carefully evaluating the patient’s face and skin type so they can determine which areas of their face need to be augmented with Juvederm fillers. Then, our surgeon will mark the patient’s face so that they know exactly where to inject the fillers. Next, an antibacterial agent will be used to clean the injection sites.
The actual injections will only take a few moments per site and the treatment will likely be completed in 15 to 30 minutes. Once the injections have been administered, our surgeon will clean the markings and may offer ice if necessary to alleviate any pain or discomfort.
It is important to note that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to wrinkle treatments. Therefore, our surgeon will design a customized Juvederm treatment plan to help each patient achieve the very best results.
Recovering From Juvederm
Unlike many other anti-aging treatments, Juvederm injections require virtually no downtime. Patients are usually able to resume their everyday routine immediately after receiving Juvederm injections. In the event they do experience minor side effects such as redness, swelling, and/or bruising, it is safe to disguise them with makeup. Juvederm treatments do not leave any scars or require any bandages.
Frequently Asked Questions About Juvederm
Is Juvederm safe?
Doctors Plastic Surgery only offers cosmetic treatments that are safe and approved by the FDA. Juvederm is one of the safest treatments available at our facility because it is made of hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and dissolves naturally with time.
Can Juvederm be paired with Botox?
Yes. In fact, Juvederm and Botox can deliver incredible results when used in tandem. While Juvederm adds volume to the face, Botox stops muscle contractions. We recommend using Botox to treat dynamic wrinkles (caused by facial movements) and Juvederm to fill in static wrinkles and folds.
How long does Juvederm last?
The answer to this question varies from person to person. However, Juvederm typically lasts about six to twelve months on average. Once patients notice the effects of Juvederm starting to wear off, we encourage them to visit our office for repeat injections.
Is Juvederm permanent or dissolvable?
Juvederm is not permanent, unlike many surgical cosmetic procedures. It is a non-surgical treatment that will naturally break down in a patient’s body over time and can be simply dissolved with an injection of hyaluronidase if necessary. We highly recommend this treatment to patients who are not ready for or have no desire to permanently alter their face through surgery.
Does Juvederm involve side effects?
Juvederm, just like all other cosmetic treatments, can come with side effects. Although they are minimal, side effects may include swelling, bruising, redness, inflammation, or pain. Fortunately, these side effects typically subside within a few days.
How do patients prepare for Juvederm?
Prior to undergoing Juvederm treatments, patients are asked to remove all of their makeup so that their skin can be prepped with an antiseptic to prevent bacterial infections during the injections. Additionally, patients should avoid aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and any medications that can prolong bleeding for at least a week prior to receiving Juvederm treatments.
How does Juvederm differ from other dermal fillers?
With so many dermal fillers available, many patients wonder what makes Juvederm different. Juvederm is the only hyaluronic acid filler that is approved to last up to year. Its manufacturing process allows for a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid and offers long-lasting results. While other dermal fillers are comprised of granular gels, Juvederm is a smooth gel that seamlessly flows into the skin and leaves a natural look and feel.
Is there downtime after Juvederm?
Juvederm does not require downtime, meaning that patients are free to return to work and resume their regular activities right after treatment. However, we do recommend that patients avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol consumption, and excessive exposure to the sun or heat for at least 24 hours after treatment.
How can the risk of bruising be reduced?
There are certain ways patients can reduce their risk of bruising. We encourage our patients to avoid taking medications and supplements like ibuprofen, fish oil, and aspirin. Patients should understand that even if they are prone to bruising, they can cover it up with makeup and expect it to resolve within a few days. If bruising does occur, the effects of Juvederm will not be diminished.
Does Juvederm lead to natural-looking results?
Juvederm can seamlessly blend with the tissues under the skin to keep patients looking like themselves. Therefore, patients don’t have to worry about feeling stiff or looking like a different person when they are smiling, laughing, or frowning. Our surgeons are experienced in Juvederm and take great pride in delivering natural-looking results. Since Juvederm is reversible, patients can return to their pre-filler appearance any time they wish.
Why Choose Doctors Plastic Surgery for Juvederm
The surgeons at Doctors Plastic Surgery understand how fine lines, wrinkles, and an aged complexion can take a toll on your confidence. They are pleased to offer cutting-edge, non-surgical treatments like Juvederm for safe and effective rejuvenation. With Juvederm, you can enjoy immediate results and feel better about yourself in no time.
We promise to take the time to get to know your particular skin tone and problem areas and design a Juvederm treatment plan that can help you achieve your desired results. Our surgeons have been performing Juvederm injections since the product initially became popular and look forward to serving you now and in the future.
From the moment you step foot into our facility, you can expect individualized attention in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Our surgeons will be there for you every step of the way to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.
Schedule a Private Juvederm Consultation Today
For more information about Juvederm, we recommend you schedule a consultation with one of our friendly and knowledgeable surgeons at your earliest convenience. We’ll help you determine which option is best for your facial concerns.
To schedule your Juvederm consultation at our Doctors Plastic Surgery Chicago (312.313.2833) or New York (718.395.5220) offices, call us or fill out our online contact form. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve a younger, more vibrant face that takes you back in time to when you were confident and comfortable in your own skin.