Treatments that can make lips, cheeks, and hands look bigger are in high demand. This explains the popularity of dermal fillers such as Juvederm.
The injection of dermal fillers into the face and hands can counteract the effects of aging and medical disorders that promote volume loss and wrinkle formation. Patients who have used dermal fillers approved by the FDA in the United States have, on the whole, expressed satisfaction with the outcomes of their care.
Here are some ten things you need to know about Juvederm before deciding to get it done.
1.) What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm, a dermal filler, is made of hyaluronic acid. Several options exist within the Juvederm family. All of these methods are effective in reversing facial aging.
Different fillers in the Juvederm range have different concentrations of hyaluronic acid and, therefore, different bonding strengths. Each product has qualities that make it effective against specific problems when applied to a particular area or depth. Juvederm fillers have the texture of a thin, gel-like substance.
Lines and wrinkles can be treated using Juvéderm, a hyaluronic acid-based filler used by many. However, it’s not the only option’s appeal. It’s typically used to enhance lips, fill lines and wrinkles, and refine facial contours. It can also be used to treat medical issues like lipodystrophy, which leads to a loss of facial fat, fill in acne scars, lifts the cheekbones, change the nose curve, and so on.
2.) Choose The Right Provider
Before you try out any cosmetic treatment, ask yourself: “Would you trust a person who has done a brief flying program to pilot the aircraft you are about to embark on?” So why take the chance of having someone who only studied fillers over the weekend mess with your face?
Many doctors and nurses are trained to administer Juvéderm injections. Although consultation with a registered and board-certified doctor is necessary, in some practices, the injection is administered by a nurse or physician’s assistant. They need training and qualifications appropriate to the field, such as dermatology or plastic surgery.
The anatomical foundation of these residencies ensures that patients receive only the most effective and minor invasive treatments. Furthermore, this should go without saying that you should not attempt to purchase or inject Juvéderm on your own.
3.) Juvederm Is Reversible
If you are unhappy with the final results, your filler treatment might be modified. Hyaluronic acid fillers have the advantage of being easily degraded by an enzyme called Hyaluronidase. To compensate for the lack of volume, more fillers can be added.
Interestingly, the benefit of the injected hyaluronic acid is maximized since it continues to bond with water in the skin for up to 24 hours. Moreover, recent studies have shown that HA fillers may encourage the body to create collagen.
After two weeks, you should be able to make an accurate assessment of the outcome of your filler treatment and determine whether or not you are happy with the results.
4.) Juvederm Can Be Somewhat Painful
Even though needles might hurt, there are ways to lessen the discomfort. There is a local anesthetic in the Juvéderm XC products. Other methods include applying a cold pack or vibrating gadget to the skin—typical usage of talkathesia. Distracting a patient from pain with conversation is known as “talkesthesia,” Dental blocks may be helpful in some cases, but they are mostly redundant. Due to the lidocaine content of the filler, dental blocks are usually unnecessary.
5.) Juvederm Can Be Adjusted
To get the desired results, you can adjust the volume of filler injected with each session. Any reputable clinic offering cosmetic services will tell you to ease into it gradually. This will allow you to gradually achieve your ideal appearance without worrying about developing a “trout pout.”
Subtle and natural dermal fillers allow you to look like your most attractive self. You can have over-the-top features if you want to. People will begin to tell you how great you look, and you may feel compelled to explain your transformation.
6.) Expect A Few Side Effects
Bruising and swelling are common side effects of Juvéderm injections and may persist for up to two weeks. While bruises do heal on their own, there are measures you may take to speed up the process. Do not use any blood-thinning medications or supplements, including aspirin, ginkgo, or alcohol, for one week before your appointment.
7.) Quick Recovery
The injection sites may hurt for a day or two, but common pain relievers like ibuprofen should do the trick. To further minimize swelling, cold compresses can be used at the injection sites for a few minutes per hour.
Even though Juvéderm injections are a non-surgical technique, you may still experience some downtime afterward due to noticeable bumps and bruising. On the other hand, there won’t be any recovery time if you don’t have a bruise or if you can hide it with concealer.
8.) Wait A Bit Before Your Next Cosmetic Treatment
Many Juvéderm patients consider laser resurfacing, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion when considering facial treatments. You may want to undergo the other operation first or wait a week after Juvéderm to ensure the filler doesn’t get deformed or disrupted.
9.) Is Juvederm Safe?
Hyaluronic acid, the active ingredient in Juvederm, is safe for human usage. Juvéderm has a long history of safe use and FDA approval; therefore, it is generally considered a safe cosmetic injectable option. As long as you pick the right provider and are not allergic to the ingredients, there’s no cause for worry.
10.) Not Permanent
Juvederm’s effects fade with time. However, they do have a reasonably long lifespan. A touch-up visit may be necessary anywhere from six months to two years after your initial injection, though this will depend on the type of filler you get.
Juvederm is great for first-timers and people who want to look their best at a special event like a party because they fade over time. Keep in mind that many people who attempt non-permanent cosmetic fillers intending to utilize them only once end up coming back for more because they enjoy how it looks so much.
If you’d like to experience Juvederm to address your cosmetic needs, consider contacting or reaching out with virtual consultation here in our clinic, Magnolia Medical Aesthetics. We also offer other services that may suit your needs.