Signs of premature aging like volume loss and wrinkles around your mouth can be frustrating, but fortunately, many options exist for restoring your smooth, unlined skin. One of our favorite dermal fillers is Juvéderm® – a versatile product that can resolve concerns such as nasolabial folds. Read on to learn more about Juvéderm® and whether it will benefit you.
How Does Juvéderm® Work?
Juvéderm®’s primary ingredient is hyaluronic acid. While the word “acid” might give you pause, rest assured that hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance with the unique ability to attract and retain moisture. When injected into facial areas like your cheeks and lips, it can minimize wrinkles and create a volumizing effect by stimulating new collagen production.
The Juvéderm® family includes several formulations that come in different consistencies and concentrations of hyaluronic acid. For example, Juvéderm® Volbella is excellent at treating smoker’s lines and contouring the lips, while Juvéderm® Voluma can restore volume loss in your cheeks and tear troughs. Results of both these fillers can last up to two years.
Proven Benefits of Juvéderm®
Juvéderm® may be an ideal treatment for you if you want a subtle, natural-looking enhancement, but you are not ready to commit to a more invasive procedure such as a surgical facelift. Our expert dermatologists will administer your Juvéderm® treatment in less than 30 minutes, and you’re free to return to your regular daily routine afterward. Many of our patients schedule their Juvéderm® appointment during their lunch hour, then go straight back to work. That convenience has made Juvéderm® a favorite of people with busy schedules.
People often ask us if Juvéderm® injections hurt, so we’re here to assure you there’s no need to worry. Juvéderm® formulations include an anesthetic called lidocaine. To further ease discomfort, we’ll also apply a numbing cream before your injections.
Side effects of Juvéderm® are mild when you choose a skilled, experienced provider. Other than minor swelling and bruising around the injection site, common side effects include redness, tenderness and itching. All these should resolve on their own within two to four weeks of your treatment.
While your body will eventually metabolize the hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm® results are long-lasting. You can return for touch-up appointments whenever you feel you need to refresh your appearance. Many of our patients also opt to combine dermal fillers with complementary procedures such as Botox® and microdermabrasion for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. After meeting with you and discussing your concerns, our doctors can create a customized treatment plan for your minimally invasive procedures.
Juvéderm® Results You’ll Love
At Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco, our physicians provide all consultations and treatments, including cosmetic injections. Our doctors have undergone extensive training in all the injectable products we use to learn more about how each works in the skin. As dermatologists, they can determine the precise dosage and placement of your injections to achieve the most beautiful results. To learn more about Juvéderm® in San Francisco, contact us today to schedule your private consultation.