Facial wrinkles and creases begin to appear in your lips and skin as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers begin to break down and wear out. While this breakdown is part of the natural aging process, it can also result from excessive squinting, frowning and smiling. Juvederm treatments are performed by Dr. DeEtta Gray for patients from Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Seattle and throughout the Northwest to plump up their lips and smooth out the wrinkles.
Juvéderm is a natural, cross-linked, non-animal hyaluronic acid filler developed using biosynthesis that can help you meet your goals.
How does Juvéderm work?
Treatments are done in our office, takes about 30 minutes and the result is immediate. Juvéderm is gently injected under the skin by Dr. Gray using a fine needle to plump the skin and reduce fine lines, resulting in a healthy and vital appearance.
What areas respond the best to Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is for injection into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin , especially around the nose and mouth.
Is Juvéderm safe?
Yes. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and therefore it also dissolves naturally with time and is integrated into your body’s tissues. Over time, the molecules dissolve and turn into water as they depart without leaving any trace in your body.
How long does Juvéderm last?
It varies from individual to individual. The length of time your treatment will last depends on many factors such as your skin, your lifestyle and your age. Most patients find the effect remains after 9 months. However, the average lip treatment only lasts for about 6 months due to their higher blood flow.
The great thing about Juvéderm is that you can replenish your natural beauty whenever you feel the need. Unlike permanent implants, Juvéderm always leaves you a choice when the effect of the treatment has worn off. A touch-up can be performed any time you like after the previous treatment.
Furthermore, a face is constantly changing and beauty is best maintained by periodically evaluating the need for further treatment.
What are the Juvéderm treatments like?
The treatment is performed by injecting Juvéderm under your skin. Since no pre-test is needed, the whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes. Pain relief is usually not needed, but many patients like the added comfort provided when we apply an anesthetic cream 10-15 minutes before the injections or use ice to numb the skin.
How will I look after my Juvéderm treatment?
After Dr. Gray performs your Juvéderm injections, normal activities can be resumed immediately. Discomfort is minimal. The treatment site may have a little swelling, which may last a few hours or sometimes a couple of days. There may be some slight bruising which can be covered with make-up. Depending on the area treated, correction usually lasts from 6 – 9 months.
If you have been wondering how to get rid of your wrinkles but aren’t ready for surgery, Juvéderm may be the answer.