As skin ages, youthful facial volume is naturally lost. This results in wrinkles and folds, particularly smile lines (nasiolabial folds), marionette lines, and thinning lips. Reduced volume in the cheeks and under the eyes (tear troughs) compound the look of age and compound facial folds. The good news is that FDA-approved Juvderm can instantly restore facial volume. This can result in looking up to 10 years younger in about an hour.
Juvederm, which has been popular with women for years, is now gaining tremendous popularity with men. As the workforce becomes more competitive, those who work in customer-facing fields, such as marketing and sales, find that looking younger gives them a competitive edge. This can be especially true for aging job-seekers who need to give a great first impression.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a dermal filler to add volume to the face and reduce wrinkles.
Juvederm can be injected into nasolabial folds, cheeks, lips, vertical lip lines, chin, marionette lines, and tear troughs to add or restore volume and fullness to these areas.
Juvederm, which comes in a syringe, is made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid gel is a protein that naturally occurs in your body, especially in your skin. When Juvederm is injected, it draws water into the area, adding plumpness and fullness gradually over the next few days.
It is important to remember that after receiving a Juvederm treatment to refrain from any type of facial, chemical peel, or waxing for two weeks to allow the Juvederm to settle.
What to Expect During the Juvederm Procedure
Prior to the procedure, your licensed medical practitioner will identify the areas needing Juvederm to achieve your desired results.
Your practitioner will determine if any topical or local anesthetic will be used on the area being treated to minimize any discomfort. Ice is often applied to help minimize any bruising.
What to Expect After the Juvederm Procedure
Immediately after your Juvederm injection, the area treated area is likely to be slightly swollen and red.
You may be sent home with an ice pack to use throughout the day. This provides comfort while helping to minimize swelling and bruising. Your Juvederm treatment will last between 6 and 12 months, depending on your age, metabolism, and other factors.
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