When you look in the mirror are you beginning to see pesky lines and wrinkles? Or perhaps you have noticed that your lips are beginning to look thinner than they used to. While the aging process cannot be halted, there are treatment options to help combat the appearance of these signs of aging. At Pinnacle Dermatology & Skin Rejuvenation, we offer Juvéderm® as a great option for smoothing and plumping the skin for a more youthful and rejuvenated look.
What is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm is a dermal filler approved by the FDA to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles, lines, and folds around the nose and mouth. It can also be used to add volume to the lips. This filler is created with hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps our skin retain water for healthy and supple skin. Hylacross technology also allows for a smooth, more malleable gel for a smoother consistency and natural-looking results.
Juvéderm® can help to improve the following:
- Fine lines
- Loss of facial volume
- Thin lips
- Lack of lip definition
Who is a Candidate for Juvéderm®?
Adults over the age of 21 who wish to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles or add fullness to their lips can benefit from Juvéderm® filler. Be sure to let us know if you have a history of severe allergies, hypertrophic or keloid scarring, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have a bleeding disorder, as Juvéderm® may not be the best treatment for you. Overall, a consultation is the best way to determine if this treatment is right for you and your anti-aging goals.
The Juvéderm® Treatment
The Juvéderm® treatment will begin with the application of a topical numbing cream to the treatment area. The skin is then sterilized and the filler will then be skillfully injected into the targeted areas using a fine needle. Juvéderm® also contains lidocaine to help further ensure your comfort during injection. Treatment can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes to complete, depending on the number of injection sites and the amount of change desired.
After your Juvéderm® treatment you may experience temporary side effects such as swelling, redness, bruising, and itching at the injection sites. Minimize strenuous exercise and exposure to extensive sun or heat within the first 24 hours following treatment. Exposure to any of these may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site. Immediate improvement can be seen directly after injections, with final results seen after a few weeks. Results can last up to one year with good skincare habits.