Juvederm
Frequently Asked Questions

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Juvéderm® is a specialized formula based on hyaluronic acid, a natural chemical that gradually and safely dissipates and is absorbed by the body. As a result, the age-defying results of Juvéderm® treatment are not permanent, lasting about nine months on average. However, with a few follow-up treatments that time can be extended significantly. Hyaluronic acid has also been found to maintain or even accelerate the forming of new collagen. Our patients have been thrilled with the results, which are immediately visible.

Hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in your skin plays an important role in moisturizing the skin and helps to give it elasticity and tone. It is the fundamental matter in which the collagen fibers and elastin are immersed. It is a reduction in the natural hyaluronic acid in the skin over time which contributes to skin aging.
It can be injected in various places around the face to increase volume for a younger look and eliminate wrinkles and frown lines. Aging and sun damage can lead to sagging, wrinkled skin. Juvéderm® corrects this by plumping up the skin to flatten wrinkles and take years off your appearance.

To keep your face looking young and radiant on a more long-term basis, one or two annual Juvéderm® touchups can be an essential part of your anti-aging skin care regimen. A specially formulated smooth hyaluronic acid gel, Juvederm comes in three concentrations to handle every problem from deep folds to fine lines. Injected into the dermis, it replenishes the natural hyaluronic acid and hydrates the dermis by absorbing and holding the water molecules and giving back to your skin its volume and initial form.

The Juvederm procedure is simple treatment that requires little to no recovery time. Juvederm uses hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in our bodies and absorbs 1,000 times its weight in water. When this is injected into the problem areas of the face, it adds volume to the area, smoothing out wrinkles, lines and folds.

Juvederm injectable gel instantly adds volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. It lifts, smoothens, and plumps while maintaining a natural look. It helps reduce the appearance of smile lines while also filling out hollow cheekbones. It offers long lasting results.

JUVÉDERM can substitute for a facelift. It is an injectable gel with a smooth consistency that promotes collagen and elastin production, resulting in plumper skin that smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles for a beautiful, more youthful look. It can give you contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.

JUVÉDERM injectable gel is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. Juvederm filler injections add volume temporarily to the skin, which in turn gives the appearance of a smoother surface. It is a simple, nonsurgical wrinkle treatment, with no down time. You can practically schedule your Florida Aesthetics appointment for your filler injections on your way home from work or after you drop your children off at school! You will get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.

Juvederm filler injections are commonly used to reduce signs of aging in the face including wrinkles, fine lines, deep folds, sagging skin, sun damage, and loss of volume. It can also be used to add plumpness and volume to the lips and cheeks. This treatment will give you face a lift, increased smoothness, and increased plumpness for a younger, more radiant look.

While you will notice a visible improvement in your facial skin immediately after treatment, you won’t see the ultimate results of your Juvederm fillers until about two or three weeks afterwards. The fillers take a little bit of time to soften and settle into your skin. Once they do, you’ll see the full effects of your treatment.

The effects of a Juevederm treatment can last up to 18 months.

It will only take one treatment session to see results. However, it is recommended to have a follow-up appointment 12 months later to make sure everything still looks the way it should. Results will last up to 18 months so one year after your first treatment is also a good time have another treatment session in order to maintain these results.

Yes, Juvederm injections are safe. As an FDA approved treatment, no serious adverse events from the use of Juvederm were reported. It is considered a safe treatment and any side effects following the procedure are not severe and will go away within a matter of days.

Every Juvederm treatment session will be slightly different as it is based on your concerns and your skin. Your treatment will be preformed at Florida Aesthetics by one of our trained and experienced healthcare professionals. A session can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the area of treatment. Most treatment sessions are less than an hour long. During the session, the physician will use a pen to mark the area of treatment. Next, they will inject Juvederm into the target area. The formula contains a small amount of pain-reducing lidocaine, to help minimize any discomfort you may feel. After injection is completed, your physician may lightly massage the area to make sure there is even distribution and to lessen the chance of swelling.

You won’t need to do much in preparation for your treatment. However, it’s important that you discuss any medication you may be on with your physician before the treatment. Certain medications can increase your change of bruising and other risks. Talk to your physician beforehand if you are currently on any of these mediations:

  • Aspirin
  • Anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin and Aleve,
  • Blood thinners like Garlic and Fish Oil
  • Vitamin E, Fish oil, Gingko Biloba and St. John’s Wort

It is also recommended that patients stop drinking alcohol 1-2 days before injections. Directly before treatment, it can be helpful to apply a cold pack for 5-15 minutes to constrict blood vessels and minimize any chance of bruising.

After your Juvederm treatment you may experience slight swelling around the area of injection. On rare occasions a patient may experience tenderness, inflammation, lumpiness, redness, bruising, or itching at the site of injection. However, all symptoms are mild and temporary, and they will disappear within a few days.

Contraindications for this treatment include a history of severe allergies and anaphylaxis, allergy to lidocaine or the gram-positive bacterial proteins used in JUVÉDERM®. The efficiency of treatment in people younger than 18 has not been studied, but we recommend you not to use Juvederm if you are under 21. Please let your doctor know if you are pregnant of breastfeeding.

The price of the treatment will depend on severity of wrinkles, number of syringes used and other factors. Call our office in Brandon today to schedule a consultation and to learn more about the cost of Juvederm treatments!

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