At The Dermatology Clinic, we offer Juvéderm™ filler services, which can help patients appear more youthful by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as making cheeks and lips appear more full.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006, Juvéderm™ is a non-surgical injectable treatment made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body. Like Botox, Juvéderm™ filler is injected into a targeted area of the patient’s face. While Botox aims to decrease muscle movement in order to reduce wrinkles, the hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm™ can stimulate collagen production to plump up the targeted area. In addition, unlike Botox, Juvéderm™ can be quickly removed if the patient is unsatisfied with their results. Juvéderm™ can be injected into several areas, including the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth.
Juvéderm™ is ideal for healthy individuals who want a non-surgical treatment for aging skin. While Juvéderm™ is safe for most adults, we do not recommend the treatment for women who are pregnant or nursing. In addition, we encourage patients to prepare for the treatment by reducing or ceasing the intake of alcohol, vitamin-E, ibuprofen, and aspirin, as these substances may increase the risk of bruising and swelling.
Juvéderm™ is a fairly simple, non-surgical procedure. In order to make the experience more comfortable, we numb the areas that are to be injected before beginning the treatment. It usually takes about 20 minutes for the numbing medication to take effect. During the procedure we will carefully inject the substance into the targeted areas. We will then provide an ice pack to remedy any soreness. The entire injection process should take no more than 15 minutes.
After receiving Juvéderm™ injections, patients usually notice results right away (if there is any swelling, results become noticeable after the swelling subsides). The recovery time is typically minimal. During this time, recipients are advised to avoid wearing makeup, sun exposure, and strenuous activities. Each treatment usually lasts anywhere from six months to a year and a half.
At The Dermatology Clinic, our board-certified dermatologists and aestheticians provide personalized services that are specially tailored to meet your unique needs. We utilize research and cutting-edge technology in order to provide you with effective options for your personalized skin care plan. If you are ready to begin your journey, contact us today at (225) 769-7546 to schedule your appointment.