Loss of volume to facial areas and deep nasolabial lines can make you look older than you may feel. Juvederm, a product of Allergan, is a Hyaluronic acid based filler that can be used for restoring the facial volume that gets lost with the normal aging process and sun exposure. No allergy testing is needed and there is virtually no downtime. As with any dermal filler, bruising can occur. Any Hyaluronic acid based filler improves its appearance in a well-hydrated individual so it’s important to drink water after your facial procedure.
Juvederm and Juvederm XC [with lidocaine] are FDA approved injectable gels made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found naturally in your skin, and are crucial for your skin’s natural hydration. These injectable products help soften the folds that occur with aging, as well as improve the volume that is lost from the face.
Skin with a decreased natural level of hyaluronic acid [“HA”] tends to lack the ability to stay moisturized and plump, resulting in more pronounced facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm helps replace the decreased HA, increasing facial volume and filling in unwanted facial lines thus resulting in a more youthful appearance.
|Lost cheek volume|
|Lost facial volume|
Juvederm is injected under the skin. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that can last up to a year. Because Juvederm uses natural, non-animal based hyaluronic acid, no allergy testing is required before treatment.
|What to expect with Juvederm|
|Before Treatment||Avoid taking ibuprofen and certain blood-thinning medicine 1 week before treatment to minimize the chance of swelling. Do not stop, however, if you are on these for medical conditions.|
|During Treatment||Injections are completed in about 10-15 minutes.|
|After Treatment||Patients may require a maintenance treatment around 4-6 months, depending on the facial area. Some patients may experience mild swelling and bruising.|
|Results||Last up to 12 months.|
Dr. Fink and our staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss treatment using Juvederm. Contact our Westchester office at 914-393-4127, or request your appointment online today for a personalized consultation with Dr. Fink.