Juvederm is a family of injectable dermal fillers that can help patients reduce wrinkles in their facial skin, including nasolabial folds, which you may know as "smile lines." This treatment can result in a naturally youthful appearance. It's also non-surgical; the team of plastic surgeons at Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery in Clemmons can administer Juvederm with no more than local anesthetic.
How does it work?
Juvederm is primarily made up of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the human body. However, the substance used in the clinic will have been made artificially. Hyaluronic acid is very good at soaking up water, after which it becomes a smooth, gel-like substance. This gel "fills" up wrinkles and folds after injection, leading to a smoother, younger-looking face.
How long does it take?
The injection usually takes about 15 minutes, but it depends on the site and volume of injection needed.
How quickly will I see results?
The results are immediate! However, you may experience some swelling or bruising, which should resolve within several weeks.
How long does it last?
Juvederm is not permanent. Because it's a natural substance, your body will eventually absorb the Juvederm material. The results can last up to two years, but it depends on the specific patient and the area treated. Afterwards, you may want to visit your Clemmons surgeon for repeat Juvederm treatment.
Is it safe?
Very. Juvederm was FDA-approved in 2006 for cosmetic treatment of facial wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid, the primary ingredient, is approved for a host of other procedures. Some patients shouldn't have Juvederm treatment, and side effects do exist. If you have concerns about Juvederm, ask your Clemmons surgeon.
Does it hurt?
Juvederm needs to be injected with a needle, so there may be some discomfort. However, the pain can be managed. Sometimes the Juvederm formulation comes with a numbing agent, or sometimes your surgeon will numb the site before giving you the injection.
Ready to take a few years off your face? Ask the surgeons at Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery about Juvederm. Call (336) 716-4000 today and get ready to meet a whole new "you"!