It’s no secret that, as we age, we start to lose collagen and fat in our faces. Without collagen and fat, our skin starts to sag and show wrinkles more easily. Thankfully, you can do a few things to fight the signs of aging, such as use Juvederm® dermal fillers.
Juvederm® is the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler that the Food and Drug Administration has approved. Hyaluronic acid is a type of carbohydrate that attracts water. Injecting it into your face makes your skin look plumper and youthful by removing wrinkles.
FDA-Approved Injection Sites for Juvederm®
The FDA has approved Juvederm® injections in the nasolabial folds on the face. These are the parentheses that typically form around the mouth. However, there are a number of off-label ways that we use Juvederm® at Derick Dermatology to provide a youthful appearance all over the face.
For example, we can inject Juvederm® into your cheeks to increase fullness. Also, we can use Juvederm® for lip augmentation or for reducing the appearance of circles under your eyes.
It’s possible to use Juvederm® in other areas on your body to fight the signs of aging as well. One of these common areas is in the hands. Using Juvederm®, you can plump up the skin in your hands to reduce wrinkles and make your hands appear more youthful.
Benefits of Juvederm®
Juvederm® isn’t the only facial filler on the market, so what makes it so great? Firstly, the effects of Juvederm® are immediate. Right after injection, you’ll see a noticeable reduction in deep and fine wrinkles in your face. Since Juvederm® is hyaluronic acid, it’s safe to use in nearly any area of your face, including your lips.
Juvederm® isn’t just safe to use. It also lasts a long time. In most cases, the injections last six months to a year. Over time, the formula slowly and safely disintegrates into your body. Because of how long it lasts, regular injections aren’t as necessary as with other facial fillers.
Another benefit of Juvederm® is that it’s relatively inexpensive compared to plastic surgeries, such as brow-lifts, face-lifts or eyelid surgeries. On top of that, it requires no allergy testing of any kind. The reason is that hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that your body produces. As a result, Juvederm® is a great option for people who are allergic to other facial fillers.
Juvederm® is FDA approved for injection in the nasolabial folds (the parentheses around the mouth). Off-label, Juvederm® can also be used for the following cosmetic improvements:
- Increase Fullness in Cheeks
- Reduce Appearance of Circles Around the Eyes
- Lip Augmentation
- Rejuvenation of Aging Hands
The results of Juvederm® injections are immediate and can last up to a year. Over time, the effects will fade, as the hyaluronic acid will slowly disintegrate into the body. Regular injections may be needed to maintain optimal results.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: You’ll notice immediate results. In some cases, you might need a follow-up procedure to get the maximum effect from Juvederm®. After the initial procedure, you shouldn’t need any follow-up treatment for six months to a year.
A: No, there’s very little discomfort from getting treatment with Juvederm®. Most of the discomfort occurs near the injection site, but it typically goes away within hours or a day.
A: Anyone who wants to reduce the signs of aging in his or her face by making the skin look young and plump again can benefit from Juvederm®. If you have fine to deep wrinkles in your face, Juvederm® is for you.
A: When you look for Juvederm® treatment, you need to find a clinic that’s reputable and puts your needs first. At Derick Dermatology, we can provide treatment that helps you retain your youthful appearance.
Are you ready to give Juvederm® a chance?
If so, reach out to Derick Dermatology for more information about this facial dermal filler.
You can call us at (847) 381-8899, or request an appointment today!
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