As we age, a naturally hydrating substance found in the skin, called hyaluronic acid, diminishes resulting in a less youthful appearance. One of the ways medical practitioners treat the loss of volume is with Juvederm, a hyaluronic gel filler. Juvederm anti-aging gel is designed to tar the four types of facial wrinkles and folds: parentheses lines, vertical lip lines, corner lines, and marionette lines which form around your nose and mouth. These areas may appear deeper when you smile and may give off the perception of sadness when you’re not smiling.
Juvederm dermal filler may be used in the following treatment areas:
- Smile lines, also called nasolabial folds or parenthesis, which run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
- Vertical Lip Lines, which form above the upper lip.
- Corner of the mouth, which can turn downward, giving the look of a constant frown.
- Marionette lines, which begin at the corners of the mouth and extend down toward the chin.
Who Is A Good Candidate for Juvederm Voluma XC
Almost anyone experiencing a loss of volume in the cheeks and mid-face can benefit from Juvederm Voluma XC. Creating dramatic results, Voluma corrects the hollow areas that accompany normal again, dramatic weight loss or illness. Men and women who are in generally good health and who have reasonable expectations for the treatment make excellent candidates for Juvederm Voluma XC.
You might not be an ideal candidate for Juvederm if you have:
- Severe scarring
- Severe allergies
- Infection at the site to be treated
- Thin or loose skin
- Neurological or certain other medical conditions
- Unrealistic expectations
What Is The Treatment Like?
Juvedermm XC is a nonsurgical filler that is injected into the skin by a skilled aesthetician using a fine needle to temporarily fill the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles.
What Is The Duration?
This injectable is a safe and effective treatment with no downtime. You can have a treatment at lunch time and head right back to work.
What to Expect
The injection process can be performed during a brief office visit. Touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal results. Less gel (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injections. Patients can expect to see immediate changes following the injections, and the can return to their normal activities immediately. Results improve as swelling and bruising dissipates. Results look very natural and can last up to 2 years.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Side effects from Juvederm injections are rare but may include temporary bruising, discoloration, itching, firmness, redness and swelling around the injection sites. The gel may also can visible as tiny bumps under your skin. When this occurs, the bumps tend to diminish over time. Any side effects ten to be mild or moderate and last up to 2-4 weeks.
How Long Will The Results of My Juvederm Treatment Last?
Juvederm results last for about a year for most patients, and touch-up treatments can help the results last much longer.
Juvederm is extremely safe and is always administered by a skilled provider at TIMC.