How can I reduce the appearance of wrinkles?
Over time, permanent furrows and deep wrinkles develop in the skin as a result of aging, overuse and constant muscle contractions. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired, most often developing around the eyes and mouth. Fortunately, dermal fillers such as Juvederm® Injectable Gel can erase these signs of aging to restore a younger, more refreshed appearance.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an FDA-approved injectable gel capable of restoring volume to the skin while smoothing away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This injection is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that adds volume and hydration. But unlike other hyaluronic acid fillers, which usually have granular consistencies, Juvederm is easily injected into the skin and produces immediate, natural-looking results.
What are the benefits of Juvederm?
Patients can achieve a fuller, younger appearance while still maintaining the natural features that define who they are. Juvederm is most effective in reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the lips on both sides of the face. Juvederm injection site and treatment areas may include parentheses (smile) lines, corner lines, marionette lines, and other areas. To learn more about Juvederm treatment injections in NYC, speak with a cosmetic doctor near you today.
What does the Juvederm treatment procedure involve?
Juvederm injections take about 15 minutes to administer in your doctor’s office with no need for anesthesia. Dr. Sobel may choose to apply a topical or injectable anesthetic to numb the treatment area and reduce the risk of any potential discomfort. The injection is then administered under the skin in the targeted area to add volume or fill in wrinkles and folds. After the injection, your doctor may gently massage the treated areas.
Once treatment is completed, patients can return to their regular activities right away, with virtually no downtime. For the first 24 hours after treatment, patients should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure and consumption of alcoholic beverages to reduce the risk of complications after treatment. Some patients may experience mild side effects such as redness, swelling or itching, but these usually go away on their own after a short time.
What can I expect after Juvederm treatment?
The results of a Juvederm injection are visible immediately after the procedure and will continue to improve over the next few days as any swelling and bruising subside. Results are expected to last six to nine months.
Most patients achieve their desired results in just one treatment session. As always, the results of this procedure may vary, but most patients are more than satisfied with their enhanced appearance after Juvederm.
How long does Juvederm last?
You’ll start to see the effects of the treatment immediately. Juvederm Injectable Gel results can last 6 to 9 months.
What are the possible side effects associated with treatment?
While Juvederm is considered safe for most patients, there are certain risks associated with any kind of treatment. Some of these risks may include temporary redness, pain and swelling at the injection site, as well as bruising, itching, discoloration and infection. Most of these risks are considered rare and can be further reduced by choosing an experienced doctor to administer your injection.
If you are interested in Juvederm treatment in NYC, our staff at Sobel Skin offers honest, human, forward-looking skin care to help you be your best, most refreshed self. Call 212.288.0060 fill out a form in the right-hand column of this page to book an initial treatment consultation with Dr. Sobel.