Juvederm® is a cosmetic treatment used to restore facial contours. It is an injectable dermal filler with a base of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring sugar found in the body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the body is to hydrate the skin by binding to water. It adds volume and restores a smoother appearance to depressed areas of the skin by supplementing the body’s diminished supply of hyaluronic acid. The treatment focuses on the face.
There are several products in the Juvederm® family, all of which are used to help people address the facial signs of aging. Each product in the line features different bonding and concentrations of hyaluronic acid. The different products are each tailored to target specific problems when injected into different areas and depths. Juvederm® fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency.
How Does Juvederm® Work?
It works by adding volume to the facial tissue through its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body. It stimulates the production of the connective tissue that plumps the skin. As you get older, the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen decreases. This increases the appearance of sagging and wrinkling of the facial skin. This treatment corrects that condition and makes your skin look youthful again.
During the procedure, the solution is skillfully injected into the treatment area. It’s that simple! The entire procedure is easy and non-surgical.
Preparing for Treatment
Before the treatment, you will discuss your cosmetic goals and expectations with the professional. This procedure is minimally-invasive, so it is frequently done on the same day as the consultation. The procedure does not require much preparation.
What to Expect After the Treatment
After the treatment, patients are advised to avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, and other simple things. Most people notice the effects right away. Results typically last for months to a year or longer, depending on the filler and situation.
Is Juvederm® Safe?
It is one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures done in the U.S. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006. As with any medical procedure, it is very important to choose your provider wisely. Make sure they are trained, certified, and licensed to perform the procedure.
You always want to look your best. Schedule an appointment at Persona Medical Spa to see if a Juvederm® treatment is what you need to get there. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Houston!