Wrinkle fillers like Juvederm are exploding in popularity right now among those seeking significant anti-aging results without the need for downtime required by surgical procedures. Although fillers do not offer results as dramatic as the facelift, no incisions are required and the time required for healing is extremely minimal to nonexistent.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a type of wrinkle filler containing both hyaluronic acid and lidocaine. The material itself is enclosed within a flowing gel that is delivered through a series of injections to immediately plump and volumize skin affected by the aging process.
Is Juvederm the same thing is Botox?
Not at all. Botox relaxes facial muscles to prevent the formation of some kinds of wrinkles, while Juvederm helps to “fill in” wrinkles by increasing facial skin volume. Both products also contain active ingredients that are very different from each other. Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid. Botox contains a safe botulinum toxin produced in a laboratory.
Lidocaine is also included in Juvederm to ensure patient comfort throughout the convenient treatment.
How does Juvederm work?
Hyaluronic acid, the active ingredient in Juvederm, is a special substance that attracts and binds water molecules within soft tissues like the skin. Its age-related breakdown leads to skin that becomes more dry and susceptible to the formation of lines and wrinkles that give away your age.
Juvederm works by replacing much of the hyaluronic acid that you have lost because of the aging process. Patients are gratified by the way that this filler begins to immediately draw moisture into their skin, leading to a noticeable hydrating and plumping effect that helps to banish wrinkles.
How long will my results last?
The answer depends on a number of variables. One consideration is the type of product that you are treated with. Juvederm is actually an entire family of products that are used on different parts of the face and lips. Generally, you can expect results lasting up to a year or more. At that time, you will need touch-ups to maintain your results.
How can I learn if Juvederm is right for me?
If you are bothered by wrinkles that make you appear older than your actual age, or if you simply wish to hang onto already youthful skin a bit longer, we invite you to contact Dr. Meger today to take your skin to the next level with Juvederm.