Derma Filler Juvéderm® – The Long Lasting Non Surgical Option for All Skin Tones
Our skin changes during the body’s natural aging process. As we get older, we lose the biological components that help retain the volume and elasticity in our skin. Youthful smoothness begins to diminish and wrinkles and folds form. Although at different rates, it happens to everyone, regardless of skin type. Luckily, for those wanting to turn back the hands of time without surgery, there is the innovative derma filler Juvéderm® injectable gel!
From the creators of BOTOX®, Juvéderm® is intended to fill in and augment the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler proven safe and effective for persons of color. Studies with Juvéderm® have shown no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color. In addition to its compatibility with varied skin tones, it is the only hyaluronic acid filler to last up to one year. These two unique benefits make Juvéderm® the obvious choice for many patients.
The simple, non-surgical wrinkle treatment Juvéderm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid occurs organically in the physical body and plays a vital role in hydrating the skin and replenishing its natural volume. Juvéderm®’s special manufacturing process provides a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid than found in its natural state. This altered formula enables longer lasting results. The production method used also creates a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin providing a smooth, natural look and feel. Because it is made of hyaluronic acid and not an animal derived base, no allergy skin tests are needed prior to receiving treatment.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are the fastest growing nonsurgical aesthetic procedure in the United States, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. However, because nobody’s enhancement needs are the same Juvéderm® injectable gel is available in two formulations. Both help lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds, but each serves its own niche. Juvéderm® Ultra allows for versatility in contouring and volumizing while Juvéderm® Ultra Plus is a stronger formulation intended for deeper volumizing and correcting.
With Juvéderm® the injection process is quick and easy generally taking only about 15 minutes. Using a fine needle, the dermal filler gel is injected under the skin producing immediate results. The skin’s volume is instantly restored and facial wrinkles and folds, including “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth) are smoothed away. There is also minimal recovery time allowing patients to rejoin their regular activities soon after the procedure is completed.
Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. Although one treatment could smooth lines and wrinkles for up to one year, results may vary and correction is temporary. Supplemental treatments may be required to achieve and maintain desired results.