Juvederm

Juvederm is smooth gel wrinkle filler typically used to treat prominent facial creases and folds, typically the nasolabial folds that travel from each side of your nose to the corners of your mouth. This non-surgical treatment lasts for up to one year, and is suitable for all skin colors and types. Made from hyaluronic acid, […]

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Juvederm is smooth gel wrinkle filler typically used to treat prominent facial creases and folds, typically the nasolabial folds that travel from each side of your nose to the corners of your mouth. This non-surgical treatment lasts for up to one year, and is suitable for all skin colors and types. Made from hyaluronic acid, a natural component of healthy skin, Juvederm works by restoring volume of your skin that has been depleted.

Is Juvederm right for you?

Juvederm is FDA approved for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Plastic surgeons have also found it to be effective for filling out thin lips and the hollow areas around the eyes and near the top of the nose. In some cases Juvederm has also been used for restoring volume to the cheekbones and mid-face.

The Juvederm Procedure

Dr. Peterson will decide the best placement for Juvederm after carefully evaluating the areas that exhibit wrinkles or creases. Areas to be treated are numbed with a topical anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable; Juvederm is then injected with a very fine needle to correct the contour irregularities present on your skin.

What to expect after treatment with Juvederm

Results of Juvederm typically last 9-12 months. You will need touch-ups and repeat treatments to maintain the volume and wrinkle correction you desire over the years.

Risks or Side Effects With Juvederm

Hyaluronic acid fillers are effective and have proven to be very safe when administered in a medical setting by a qualified and trained doctor. Juvederm offers another advantage in that you don’t need to be pre-tested for a possible allergic reaction to it, since it’s biodegradable and doesn’t contain ingredients that cause an allergic reaction in most people. We will learn about your medical history and ask you some important health questions to make sure Juvederm is a good option for you.

Side effects from Juvederm are usually minor and temporary. You may have some redness and swelling at the treatment sites for a few days, along with mild bruising or skin firmness. It’s not unusual for uneven swelling to occur, with one side more prominent than the other. If you are concerned about side effects, make sure you ask for more information during your appointment.