Juvederm in a versatile injectable Dermal Filler gel designed for filling in small, vertical lines around the lips, as well as deeper nasolabial folds. It can also be used for enhancing facial features, such as sculpting cheeks and chin, and adding volume to lips.
Juvederm consists of hyaluronic acid which is a substance found naturally within the skin. Juvederm helps to hydrate and add volume to the skin, thus supplementing body’s natural supply of this substance.
Is Juvederm Dermal Filler right for me?
Juvederm is safe, affordable and minimally invasive. It is intended for a wide range of patients whoa are looking to correct laugh lines, small wrinkles and sculpt their cheekbones. With Juvederm you get immediate satisfaction with no downtime.
What areas can be treated with Juvederm?
Juvederm is a Dermal Filler that is specifically formulated to correct facial lines and creases. It also can be used as a volumizer. The most common uses include:
- Reducing the severity of laugh lines (medical term: nasolabial folds)
- Lip enhancement
- Redefining lip border
- Creating a temporary eyebrow Lift
- Correcting facial depressions caused by fat loss
- Nose dorsum contour irregularities correction.
- Softening the appearance of jowls
- Wrinkle correction
- Diminishing crow’s feet, marionette lines at corners of the mouth (oral commissures), and smoker’s lines (vertical lip lines)
- Chin augmentation
- Filling cheek depressions
- Filling hollows under the eyes
- Correcting facial depressions caused by fat loss
What should you expect during Juvederm Dermal Filler injection?
Dr. Long, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon administers Juvederm injections typically within 15-45 minutes depending on the number of syringes used. Once Dr. Long is finished with the injection(s), the results can be seen immediately.
Dr. Long strives to make you comfortable and at ease so your experience is a pleasant one.
Dr. Long will initially make skin marks with an eyeliner pencil to identify the landmarks of the injection. Then, by using an ultra-fine needle or a smooth-tipped cannula, the Dermal Filler is injected into the target area with minimal or discomfort. Dr. Long will discuss the process so that you know what is being done. At the end, Dr. Long, MD will massage the treatment area to smooth contours. In certain critical areas like the cheek or underneath the eyes, Dr. Long will inject local anesthesia to minimize discomfort.
Unlike surgical options, Juvederm has minimal downtime, which means patients are free to resume their normal life the moment they walk out of the office.
The injections of Juvederm are easily reversed if you desire by simply injecting an enzyme, the dermal filler can be removed.
How long will my results last with Juvederm Dermal Filler?
The duration of the dermal fillers varies depending on the type of dermal filler used and the patient. The movement of the area injected influences the longevity of the filler. Juvederm has been demonstrated to last up to 1 year.
What are the most common side effects of Juvederm Dermal filler?
Immediately following the injections, you may experience some mild redness, minor swelling or bruising in the treatment area. These symptoms typically disappear within few days. Allergic reactions are extremely rare. Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following the treatment.
What should I do before treatment with Juvederm dermal filler?
Patient should refrain of any medications that make the blood “thin” (blood thinners) and therefore increase the risk of bruising with the injection process. Medications and supplements to avoid are aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E, fish oil, and other blood thinners for at least one (1) week before treatment. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be safely taken prior to or after any injection since it does not increase the risk of post injection bruising.
What should I do after treatment with Juvederm dermal filler?
Patients should refrain from taking any medication or dietary supplement that can act as a blood thinner for a minimum of 48 hours after injection. Patients should also refrain from doing exercise for at least 48 hours after injection (exercise increases temporarily the blood pressure, thus increasing the risks of bruising at the injection sites). We recommended ice packs to the treated area off and on for 6 to 10 hours post treatment.
Why choose Dr. Long for your Juvederm dermal filler?
Dr. Long is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, breast and body. His residency and fellowship training followed by teaching at recognized institutions have given him a unique set of skills to perform cosmetic surgery. Dr. Long wants his patients look their best and works hard to achieve their personal, social, and professional goals by providing natural looking results.
Why go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your Juvederm dermal filler?
Practitioners who are not residency trained and Board Certified to perform Juvederm injections have been found to have a higher rate of complications. Among the most common patient complaints are minimal to no improvement, asymmetries or worse. Always look for a surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Look for the ASPS logo, The Symbol of Excellence.