Most of us have seen our favorite celebrities strutting down the red carpet looking incredibly youthful and glamorous. One of their beauty secrets to prevent wrinkles and enhance their facial contours is undergoing a dermal filler procedure that offers immediate results with no downtime. Juvederm® is perhaps the most popular dermal filler available today for achieving a youthful appearance with less risk and expense than conventional cosmetic surgery.
What Is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that also contains lidocaine to ensure patient comfort during the treatment process. Once injected, the product goes to work to immediately smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. It comes in the form of an injectable gel that is silky smooth and flows easily under the surface of your skin to promote enhanced facial volume in the treatment area.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that promotes skin volume and hydration by attracting water into skin cells. Unfortunately, hyaluronic acid declines in both quality and quantity as you grow older. This leads to a gradual thinning of skin that is more prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles that give away your age.
How Does Juvederm® Work?
Juvederm® works by restoring your hyaluronic acid levels in the treatment area. Once injected, the gel begins to absorb many times its own weight in water, leading to a plumping and volumizing effect that lasts for many months.
What Areas Does It Treat?
Some popular areas for Juvederm® injections are the temples, cheeks, and lips to combat skin volume loss that occurs when you grow older. It can also be used to treat wrinkles at the corners of your mouth, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.
How Long Until I Notice Results?
You should begin noticing results immediately after your Juvederm® treatment. They should continue building in the next few days, as moisture is attracted into your skin. Juvederm® is actually an entire family of products, so the time that your results will last depends upon which product you are treated with. We can discuss the best option for you when you visit us for your consultation.
One key takeaway is that the product will eventually be absorbed by your body. At this time, you will need additional injections for the maintenance of your wrinkle reduction results.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you would like to learn if you would make a good candidate for Juvederm® anti-aging injections, we encourage you to reach out to us at The Aesthetic Medicine & Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana. We are conveniently located in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!