Juvéderm is the most popular and widely used collection of dermal fillers because of its versatility and ability to deliver beautiful and natural-looking results. At Christopher Tiner MD Cosmetic Surgery, we are proud to offer these members of the Allergan brand of dermal fillers. They can help restore youth by adding volume below the skin’s surface and enhance the features by creating subtle changes and improvements to make you look and feel like the best version of yourself.
The Juvéderm Collection of Dermal Fillers
Allergan is the company responsible for creating the popular Juvéderm collection. In creating this line, they created a family of fillers that can treat the signs of aging that appear on the lower half of the face, resulting from volume loss.
Whether you have experienced nasolabial folds around your mouth, smile lines, or you want to enhance your lips, there is filler from this collection that will restore volume below your skin’s surface to plump, lift, and smooth the skin to restore a youthful appearance.
How Do They Work?
Dermal fillers restore volume. Unlike Botox and other neuromodulators that address wrinkles on a muscular level, the Allergan Juvéderm fillers address volume loss that results from the aging process. As the body ages, it produces less hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for keeping the skin supple, soft, and voluminous. When the body produces less hyaluronic acid, lines and wrinkles form, and thin lips and facial folds can also result.
The Allergan brand of Juvéderm fillers contains a synthetic, crystal clear gel form of hyaluronic acid that matches what the body produces naturally. When these fillers are injected into different areas of the face, they restore volume from the inside out to plump and lift the skin. Results are immediate, and as soon as your appointment is over, you will see an improvement in your problem areas.
What Do They Treat?
The Allergan collection of Juvéderm fillers is versatile because it can treat multiple different areas on the face. There are formulations that can lift and contour the cheeks, enhance the chin profile, smooth smile lines and facial folds, and enhance the lips. If aging has caused hollow areas on your face, there is a dermal filler in this collection that can restore that volume to improve your appearance.
If your lips have thinned due to the aging process, or if you’ve just always wanted fuller lips, there is a filler that will help you reach your lip goals in just one treatment. Additionally, if you want to create a more aesthetically pleasing chin profile, an injection deep into the chin can deliver your desired results.
The Treatment Process
Your Initial Consultation
The Juvéderm treatment process begins with an initial consultation at our office with an experienced injector. During this consultation, we will analyze your problem areas, discuss your goals, and listen to your concerns. We will also answer any questions you may have about the treatment process, your results, and the fillers in general.
Once we confirm that you are a treatment candidate and are not allergic to any of the ingredients in the injectable, we will schedule your appointment. When you arrive at your appointment, your injector will clean your planned treatment sites and then administer the necessary injections. We can apply a topical numbing cream if necessary to help you maintain optimal comfort during the appointment.
However, one of the benefits of the Allergan Juvéderm fillers is that each is formulated with lidocaine, a mild numbing agent designed to make the injection process comfortable and painless. Once your appointment is over, you can resume your normal daily activities.
How Long Do Appointments Take?
Appointments typically take less than 30 minutes. You’ll be free to go about your day in no time.
There is no downtime associated with dermal filler appointments, but there are some ways that you need to care for your skin post-treatment to ensure you get the best results possible. You should avoid any type of facial massage or anything that would put pressure on your face post-injection. You should also avoid any activity that causes your body to produce excess heat or sweat, like workouts, saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms.
As an extra precaution, you should also avoid any heat emitted during cooking methods like steaming or grilling. Once your appointment is complete, your injector will provide you with a complete list of instructions on how to care for your skin in the days following your treatment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Juvéderm fillers deliver immediate and long-lasting results. Depending on which dermal filler you used to treat your problem areas, you can expect your results to last anywhere from one to two years. When you come in for your initial consultation, and we design your treatment plan, we can give you a better idea of how long your results will last based on the filler we choose to use in your problem areas.
How Many Injections Will I Need?
Most patients achieve their desired results after just one treatment; some patients come back to treat additional areas or add more filler based on their preferences. Aside from initial treatment, you can typically expect to schedule appointments as soon as you begin to notice that the effects of filler are beginning to wear off.
Even though these dermal fillers deliver long-lasting results, they are only temporary. Once your body metabolizes the ingredients in the fillers, your problem areas will resume their pre-injection appearance. Follow-up treatments are the best way to maintain your results and keep your skin looking as youthful as possible for as long as possible.
Restore Your Youth
Juvéderm fillers provide you with the opportunity to invest in yourself by investing in your appearance and your confidence. Smoothing lines and wrinkles can make all the difference in not only how you look but how you feel about yourself. When you feel confident about your appearance, it will positively impact every other area of your life, including your personal and professional relationships. Don’t let your appearance be defined by your age! Contact us today to schedule your consultation.