Juvederm is made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which can be found naturally in our body. As we age the HA content in our body tends to decrease which contributes to the loss of elasticity of our skin. Also, as we age, the volume of fat in our face tends to decrease and shift. Both of these problems lead to lines and wrinkles.
The product itself has a very smooth consistency and it works by holding water at the injection site and acting as a cushioning agent.
What Can Juvederm Help Treat?
An injection of Juvederm at problem spots on your face like the nasolabial folds, the corner of your mouth and lips will restore the volume and reduce these fine lines to almost invisible levels and give you the appearance of smooth skin. If you want to plump your cheeks, Juvederm can also be a great option to achieve this. Juvederm can also be utilized for lip augmentation to help patients plump up their lips for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Since there are no incisions, the downtime is generally very brief and you can return to your daily activities shortly after the injections. Keep in mind that you may need multiple rounds of injections depending on the end result that you want to achieve.
Side Effects of Juvederm – Chicago, Schaumburg & Naperville
When Juvederm is injected, you may feel slight discomfort. Dr. Ashpole numbs this area with a topical anesthetic before beginning. The side effects of this procedure are minimal. Slight redness, tenderness, swelling, itching or bruising may occur. If present, it usually lasts less than a week and is easily camouflaged with make-up. Make sure to avoid strenuous exercise, extensive sun or heat exposure and alcoholic beverages should be avoided in the first 24 hours to help the healing process.
How Long Does It Last?
There are multiple Juvederm products on the market, each with a slightly different formula that can be utilized depending on the desired results. Generally speaking, the results can last 6 months-2 years depending on the specific product used. If you notice that the results are beginning to wear off, you can schedule
Juvederm – Northwest Indiana & Munster Patients Consult Dr. Ashpole
To learn whether this dermal filler treatment is the solution for your wrinkles, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ashpole to evaluate your skin for Juvederm. Chicago-area patients can call 847.884.8346 to schedule a consultation or you can click here and fill out the online form.