As we age, our skin and our facial appearance ages too. Gravity, along with the loss of collagen and elasticity create wrinkles and loss of volume. Juvéderm® is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler used to fill in depressions and areas of volume loss and thereby create a more youthful appearance.
How Does Juvéderm® Work?
Juvéderm® is a gel compound created from hyaluronic acid, a chemical naturally found in the human body. In fact, it is found in most living things, and found in high concentrations in connective tissues. The gel can be used to restore volume and create a more youthful appearance. When injected it inflates the dermis and thereby, creates a cushion for facial support in areas where there is loss of volume or elasticity due to normal aging. When injected into tissues it also works to absorb and attract water and thereby create a more hydrated appearance. Juvéderm® is commonly used for nasolabial folds, the hollows under the eyes, and for lip augmentation. It can even be used to rejuvenate hands – by replenishing the natural loss of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin and soft tissue, it can return hands to a more youthful appearance. The HA will also attract water to provide a more hydrated look and feel.
Because the results of Juvéderm® are immediate, you will be able to see the results in your face as each injection is administered by Dr. Som Kohanzadeh. This way, you will be able to work together with Dr. Som to achieve your optimal results.
How Long Will it Take to Recover from Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® treatments require no recovery time. You may experience some slight discomfort, bruising, or redness, but these should pass over the next day or two. For patients on blood thinners such as aspirin, Coumadin, Plavix, NSAID’s or some herbal medications, there is a higher likelihood for bruising which may take longer to resolve.
There is a certain amount of swelling associated with Juvéderm® and thus there may be the initial appearance of an over-filled look. There may also be some temporary numbness or redness. These conditions may resolve with topical icing and will resolve within a few hours to days.
Results from your Juvéderm® treatment may vary from person to person, and lasts on average 6-9 months. Discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Som to create a plan that’s best for you. This innovative treatment can also be performed in combination with a number of other facial rejuvenation procedures to help enhance aesthetic outcomes, including the SKINPEN®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and Dr. Som’s personally tailored skin care line: SK by Dr. SOM. Please contact our office and make an appointment today to learn more.
Contact us today to schedule your Juvéderm® consultation with Dr. Som.