Botox is a common household term at this point, and while it smooths out wrinkles caused by active muscular contractions, it cannot solve all the skin problems associated with aging. Juvéderm, a different type of cosmetic injectable, is a highly versatile treatment that can not only combat wrinkles, but also boost the youthful volume in your face that is naturally lost as you age, as well as condition your skin to enhance its texture. Below, Dr. Rahul Shukla, dermatologist at drs skincare in Hamilton, ON, explains 4 reasons why Juvéderm is a smart cosmetic option.
1 – It is versatile
There are several types of Juvéderm that can be used to treat a wide variety of aging-related skin issues.
- Juvéderm Ultra XC can be used to augment the lips to give them fullness and reduce the appearance of vertical lines around the lips
- Juvéderm Volbella XC is specifically designed to fill in the delicate areas around your lips – such as the vertical “smoker’s lines” and other wrinkles around the mouth area; it contains an anesthetic for your comfort
- Juvéderm Volift XC is used for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, and can also plump your skin in areas where it needs a boost; it is one of the longest lasting Juvéderm options and is one of the most comfortable during the injection procedure
- Juvéderm Voluma XC is a gel that is injected deeper into the tissues in the cheek area to give them a volume boost and youthful curves for up to two years at a time
Additionally, Juvéderm can be used in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments such as neuromodulator injections, chemical peels, laser therapies, and more so that you can truly transform your skin!
2 – It is made from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally occurring in your body
Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar molecule that makes an excellent base for dermal fillers. It naturally occurs in the body and binds to water, which means that when it is injected into the skin, it provides volume, softness, and hydration with minimal possibility of negative side effects such as allergic reactions. An added benefit of hyaluronic acid is that it helps create a viscoelastic network for the elastin and collagen fibers to bind together for firmer, tighter skin.
Juvéderm has been FDA-approved since 2006 and is a safe anti-aging option for most people. While it generally has few side effects, it may cause mild bruising, swelling, itching, or redness at the injection site, but this is usually mild and resolves after a few days. We typically recommend that you do not schedule your injections right before a big event for this reason.
3 – It is effective and lasts for a long time
After your Juvéderm injections, you will notice immediate results. And even better, they last a long time – depending on the type of Juvéderm that is used and location of injection, some patients maintain their results for up to two years! Juvéderm can not only be a time-saver, but also a great investment. Some patients have reported that they look five years younger after their Juvéderm treatment!
4 – The treatment is quick and there is usually minimal downtime
Gone are the days of having to undergo invasive cosmetic surgeries to achieve stunning results. With Juvéderm injections, you can typically expect to be out of the office in under an hour, and you can resume your normal activities immediately. With the exception of bruising and swelling, downtime is minimal, although we generally advise that you avoid strenuous exercise, sun exposure, and alcohol for one day after treatment.
Schedule a consultation to learn more
If you are interested in learning more about Juvéderm and whether it is a good choice for you, we encourage you to call drs skincare in Hamilton, ON to schedule a consultation. Dr. Shukla thoroughly evaluates each patient’s skin and discusses their treatment goals, preferences, and budget so that patients can feel confident in their treatment plan choices. Dermal fillers are just one of many options available for fighting the signs of aging and restoring a radiant, youthful appearance to your skin. Call us today at (905) 524-1712.
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