Dermal fillers are some of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States. They offer an alternative to more invasive treatments while still giving patients smoother, fuller, more youthful-looking skin.
At Radiant Reflections Weight Loss Clinic & Medspa, one of the dermal fillers we offer is Juvéderm. Keep reading to learn more about Juvéderm fillers and how they help combat wrinkles.
What Is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a type of dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance your body makes and is found in your eyes, joints, and skin. It helps your joints move smoothly and also retains water. Within your skin, hyaluronic acid provides flexibility, allowing the skin to flex and stretch. It also helps reduce wrinkles.
As you age, the levels of hyaluronic acid your body naturally makes decrease, and this leaves you with skin that’s less hydrated and less flexible. The first signs of wrinkles can begin to appear when levels of this acid decrease.
Juvéderm can help restore hyaluronic acid at the injection sites, aiding in the reduction of static wrinkles. Unlike dynamic wrinkles, which appear only when you make an expression, static wrinkles are those that people can see even when your face is at rest. Juvéderm adds volume to areas where you see these wrinkles, smoothing them out.
These dermal fillers are particularly helpful for:
- Adding volume to cheeks
- Treating wrinkles around the mouth and nose
- Adding volume to lips
Some other areas that Juvéderm can help with are:
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Brow furrows
- Smoker’s lines
- Marionette lines
- Weak jawline
- Weak chin
There are numerous products in the Juvéderm collection, each one offering different levels and bonding of hyaluronic acid to target specific problem areas. Juvéderm Ultra XC, for example, is perfectly suited for adding volume to your lips.
The right candidates for Juvéderm are adults who are in good health, have mild to severe facial lines and wrinkles, want to restore lost facial volume, and do not want to undergo an invasive procedure. Juvéderm is an appropriate treatment for most skin types.
It may not be the best option for someone with extreme skin laxity, who is allergic to the ingredients, who has unrealistic aesthetic expectations, or who is not in good overall health. If we don’t think you are a good candidate, we can help you find an alternative treatment.
Benefits of Juvéderm Fillers
Juvéderm fillers involve minimally invasive procedures that do not require long recovery periods or downtime. Many of our patients get their fillers during their lunch breaks and then return to work. Receiving Juvéderm fillers is also a fast procedure and requires only a few minutes.
Dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid tend to look more natural than others. Because of the different concentration levels that Juvéderm offers, we can help you find the exact product to give you the results you want.
Juvéderm is also one of the longest-lasting dermal fillers on the market today. For many people, results can last up to a year, and for some, results can last for up to two years.
Juvéderm is beneficial to your skin as well. By filling the injection sites with hyaluronic acid, it can stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, which can give you more hydrated and flexible skin.
How to Prepare for Your Injections
You need to schedule a consultation with us to see if you are a good candidate for the Juvéderm fillers. During this consultation, you can ask us any questions and get all of the information you need to go forward.
We will ask you for your full medical history, a list of the medications and supplements you take, and whether you have ever had other fillers or cosmetic procedures. If we think you can benefit from Juvéderm fillers, we will decide on the number of injections you need to achieve your goals.
To prepare for your appointment, you should stop taking blood-thinning medications like ibuprofen and aspirin, as well as supplements like St. John’s Wort and fish oil. You also want to avoid alcohol for at least a week before the injections.
In addition, it’s a good idea to avoid chemical peels, facials, or anything else that could make your skin sensitive.
Your Appointment and Aftercare
Don’t wear makeup to your Juvéderm appointment and avoid applying creams and lotions. We will clean your face and then apply a topical numbing cream. Then, we’ll begin the injections. The entire procedure can take anywhere from five to 30 minutes, depending on the number of injection sites.
Once we finish, you can go right back to your day. We do recommend that you avoid extreme sources of heat, like saunas and hot tubs, and that you stay out of the sun for a few days. Don’t rub, scratch, or massage the injection sites.
Throughout the first day, you can apply an ice pack if you need to. Avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours.
Most people start enjoying the results of Juvéderm fillers right away and continue to do so for up to two years, depending on the products we used.
Get More Youthful-Looking Skin in MS
If you want to reduce the appearance of static wrinkles or address lost facial volume, Juvéderm can help. With its natural ingredients and targeted results, you can tackle any areas of concern on your face.
At Radiant Reflections Weight Loss Clinic & Medspa in Hattiesburg, MS, we offer dermal fillers, neurotoxins, and a variety of other cosmetic procedures. Call us now for a consultation.