Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm filler, are natural materials that are used to fill in deep wrinkles or volume loss on the face. Unlike Botox, dermal fillers do not relax the muscle activity, rather they literally fill in areas where volume has been lost. The most common areas for treatment with dermal fillers are the nasolabial folds (smile lines), lips, tear troughs (under the eyes) and the cheeks and midface. There are numerous dermal fillers available for treatment, which allows dermatologists to use the best filler for the particular area they are treating.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm XC is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a material t natural to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a component of the skin, which attracts and holds on to the skin’s natural moisture. Being a natural component of the skin, hyaluronic acid is a safe and effective filler for treating the folds and volume-depleted areas of the face. Juvederm XC is unique because it contains a numbing agent; the result is a pain-free treatment to deliver a more youthful appearance without the need for surgery.
Juvederm for the Smile Lines
One of the most common areas for Juvederm filler treatment is to the smile lines, or nasolabial folds. These deep lines are found in children, but tend to get deeper as we age. By filling in these deep folds, a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance can be obtained. The results of Juvederm can be appreciated immediately following the short treatment, and the effect lasts for 6-9 months after a single treatment. Other areas that can be effectively treated with Juvederm include areas of volume loss in the cheeks and midface, hollow under eye circles, and thin or uneven lips.
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What to Expect During Juvederm Treatment
Juvederm treatment is performed in the office, during a procedure that lasts approximately 30 minutes. After the treatment area is numb, a few tiny injections are used to deliver Juvederm to the area of volume loss. The filler itself contains a numbing agent, the treatment itself is relatively pain-free. The results of Juvederm for filling in deep lines can be appreciated immediately. However, there is sometimes very mild swelling after the treatment, so the results continue to look better and better in the days following your treatment. Juvederm lasts for 6-12 months after a single treatment.
Cost of Juvederm
Depending on the area of the face being treated, your treatment may require one or multiple syringes of Juvederm. The cost of the treatment depends on the amount of Juvederm that is needed to improve the deep wrinkles or volume loss you are treating. Prior to beginning your treatment, we will discuss the treatment plan together and review the likely cost of the treatment. Juvederm filler is an excellent option for both women and men who want to replenish volume that has been lost over time or fill in deep folds, such as the smile lines, that the becoming more noticeable over time.
Juvederm Filler for the Face
Juvederm is a dermal filled made of hyaluronic acid. It is used to literally fill in areas of volume loss or deep folds (such as smile lines) that have become more apparent over time. Treatment with Juvederm is relatively painless, as the newer formulation (called Juvederm XC) contains a numbing agent. The most common areas to be treated with Juvederm include the smile lines, under eye circles, lips, and cheeks. A single treatment lasts from 6-9 months. Juvederm filler is an excellent treatment for men or women who desire a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance, without the need for surgery.