All people undergo a gradual decline in collagen production as part of the aging process. This results in diminished skin elasticity, a noticeable decrease in facial volume and deep facial hollows and sagging. These are among the most noticeable signs of aging.
At one time, it was only possible to reduce these developments with invasive procedures involving incisions and tissue removal. Now, however, facial volume can be instantly restored using cutting-edge dermal filler technologies like Juvederm®. These injections are currently ranked among the most popular treatments for eliminating creases, hollows and sagging across the visage.
What is Juvederm® and How Does It Work?
Juvederm® is an FDA-approved gel that is comprised almost entirely of hyaluronic acid. This acid is a naturally-occurring substance that provides structural support at the foundation of the skin. Once Juvederm® is injected into sagging facial areas, it bonds with nearby cells for an immediate, rejuvenating effect. This gel reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and creases resulting from volume loss and can last for up to one year. As the injected hyaluronic acid is recognized and absorbed by the body, much of the supplied fullness will abate. Fortunately, these injections can be safely repeated for ongoing benefits.
During Your Juvederm® Appointment
Juvederm® is a popular “lunchtime procedure” given that it takes just minutes to complete and rarely entails any significant recovery time. Some Juvederm® formulations have their own in-built anesthesia for limiting patient discomfort.
The amount of Juvederm® used in each treatment is entirely dependent upon the needs and goals of the individual. Many providers perform brief facial massages immediately after the injections to ensure optimal distribution of the filler. Once all of these efforts are complete, you will be free to leave the office and can resume your normal activities right away.
What to Expect After Juvederm® Injections
Many patients report a noticeable increase in facial fullness immediately after treatment. However, additional improvements can be expected over the next three to five days as the hyaluronic acid in Juvederm® bonds with the surrounding skin cells to provide added support and increased fullness.
Learn More During a Consultation
At Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery in Wellington, our team of professionals is committed to helping patients achieve their cosmetic goals. We will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about this treatment. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how Juvederm® can benefit you.