RN, BScN, MHA
Juvederm, the leading facial filler in North America, is a smooth consistency replenishing injectable gel used to refresh your appearance. It works by adding volume to different areas of the face to smooth away unwanted lines, enhance the youthful contours of the face and plump the lips. Juvederm is great for your laugh lines, smile lines, parenthesis lines or marionette lines. The results are a subtle, natural, long-lasting youthfulness.
Over time, the skin typically begins to lose volume which make create flattened cheeks, parentheses lines, and thinner lips. This normal part of the aging process occurs because the skin loses some of the building blocks that give the skin its structure. These building blocks consist of Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring sugar, and collagen. The Juvederm collection of facial fillers is made from this Hyaluronic Acid and combines with your body's existing collagen and elastin. This Hyaluronic acid works by holding in water at the injection site to act as a cushioning agent. This helps to improve the skin's structure and elasticity to help create a smooth look.
The Juvederm treatment process is a quick, easy injection with very minimal downtime. Your healthcare professional eases Juvederm under the skin using a fine needle or cannula in order to fill the soft tissue of the dermis layer of your skin to add volume and hydration. The Juvederm Products also contain lidocaine to help minimize any discomfort you may feel during treatment. The results are instant and natural looking but can take a few days to settle into it's final shape. For the first twenty-four hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcohol in order to minimize the risks of any temporary redness, swelling, or itching at the treatment sites. Possible temporary side effects that you may experience include redness, tenderness, and bruising, all of which may be covered with a light mineral makeup. The results can last 18 months depending upon the area treated and each individual person's body chemistry. Re-injections may be needed, typically between 9 months to a year after the initial injection in order to maintain the effects.