Even though aging is an inevitable part of life, wrinkles and fine lines do not have to be. If you are unhappy with look and feel of your skin, you do not necessarily have to turn to a surgical solution. Juvederm®, an advanced filler injection treatment, is a combination of products designed to be injected directly under the skin to fill in and soften these problematic areas.
How Filler Injection Treatments Work
Juvederm® injections are a smooth gel that are placed below the skin through the insertion of a needle. One of the active ingredients is hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar compound found in the body. Hyaluronic acid attracts and holds water at the site where the injection occurs. This results in a plumper, firmer support system below the skin.
What Can I Use Juvederm® For?
Juvederm® injections are made in the facial areas, where fine lines and wrinkles are most prominent. More specifically, Juvederm® is used to eliminate:
- Frown lines
- Vertical lip lines
- Marionette lines near the jowls and mouth
- Acne scars
- Tear troughs near eyes.
Juvederm® not only eliminates the features of your face that you don’t like — it can be used to improve pre-existing features. Juvederm® is also used to:
- Add volume to cheeks
- Plump lip borders and volume
- Fill and soften deep creases
A Painless, Quick, and Lasting Solution to Wrinkles
Here at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa, we know facial injections can sometimes be uncomfortable for our patients. To help ease this discomfort, we administer a topical anesthetic to all patients receiving a Juvederm® treatment. This anesthetic numbs the site of injection, making your Juvederm® treatment is painless. Treatments are quick, typically lasting 45 minutes.
While the results of Juvederm® injections are not permanent, they last significantly longer than rivaling facial injectables — results can last up to 2 years following treatment. Immediate improvements are apparent.
Following the injection(s), patients may experience some degree of swelling. Bruising is rare but usually heals very quickly. All symptoms usually disappear within 24 hours. Lingering numbness from the topical anesthetic may continue for several hours after the session is completed. Alcohol and strenuous exercise should be avoided for several days after receiving Juvederm filler injections.
It would be our absolute pleasure here at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa to help revitalize your skin, and in doing so revitalize your life. Our medical team will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Contact us today for a consultation.