Juvederm® is a dermal filler designed to restore volume to your skin. We use it to correct nasolabial folds and other age-related imperfections. In Westchester, Dr. Lambert can use Juvederm to temporarily correct wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance.
Juvederm is composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring chemical found in the body’s connective tissue. As you age, this hyaluronic acid become depleted, leading to many of the signs of skin aging. By restoring hyaluronic acid, your face and skin can appear younger.
Many patients and physicians prefer Juvederm for its non-animal composition and smooth, attractive results.
Is Juvederm Right For You?
Juvederm can be injected into many areas of your face. Juvederm is FDA approved for treating facial wrinkles and folds. Such products are used by cosmetic surgeons for:
- Lip enhancement
- Correction of marionette lines
- Correction of tear trough deformity
- Restoring facial volume for sunken cheeks or acne scars
- Correction of glabellar furrows or forehead creases
There are two formulations of Juvederm: Ultra for treating most facial wrinkles and folds, and Ultra plus for treating deep wrinkles and adding facial volume. Men and women of all ethnicities can safely undergo treatment with Juvederm.
Before you get Juvederm injections, you will meet with Dr. Lambert to discuss your goals for treatment. You won’t need an allergy test prior to treatment, because the gel is made with ingredients that are compatible with your body.
When it is time for your treatment, Dr. Lambert injects the Juvederm into specific areas of the face in a short outpatient procedure. The injections only take about 15 minutes. Juvederm XC is formulated with lidocaine, which is a numbing agent. This makes the injections more comfortable, and eliminates the need for a topical numbing cream.
After your injections, Dr. Lambert will briefly massage your face to make sure that the gel is evenly distributed.
After Your Juvederm Treatment
You will see the results of your treatment immediately. Juvederm treatment is long lasting, but not permanent. Eventually, your body will absorb the hyaluronic acid in the gel. You should see the results of Juvederm for up to one year.
The Juvederm injections may cause bruising, or a mild swelling in the treated area. This can cause your lips or face to look a bit fuller than expected. This swelling improves rapidly, and you will see the true results of your treatment. You can ice the treated area during the 24 hours after your treatment, to reduce swelling.
After your treatment you should avoid alcohol, strenuous exercise, and prolonged exposure to sunlight for 24 hours after treatment. After this, you’re free to return to your normal routine and enjoy the results of your treatment.