Juvederm is an injectable gel that is used to create a more youthful and smooth appearance. It can temporarily treat and diminish the appearance of moderate to severe facial creases and lines. If you want to look and feel younger this New Year, Juvederm can help.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a gel made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that aids in enhancing volume and hydration. Unfortunately, the aging process diminishes the volume of our skin, resulting in the formation of wrinkles and folds. Juvederm is a non surgical out patient treatment that you can get on your lunch break. Treatments take about 30 minutes, depending on how many areas on your face you want treated.
What happens during a Juvederm procedure?
After your initial consultation, you will arrive for your appointment and an anesthetic injection might be given. Next, Juvederm injections are made in the specified areas. Many patients go back to their regular activities immediately, but Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center recommends that you rest for the remainder of the day. With Juvederm injections, you will see a noticeable improvement in your facial wrinkles immediately after the procedure. It is normal to experience redness and swelling after your treatment.
How safe is Juvederm?
Juvederm doesn’t require allergy testing because it does not contain animal proteins. It is a U.S. FDA approved and naturally occurring substance in your body. For over two decades, Juvederm has been an injection to help enhance movement in arthritic joints and assist in eye surgeries.
How long will Juvederm injections last?
The results of Juvederm injections can last about 6-9 months. In some cases, they may last up to one year.
Arrange a consultation
If you’re tired of facial creases and wrinkles and want a refreshed look this New Year, contact the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center today. In addition to Juvederm, we offer a variety of services that focus on making our patients look and feel their absolute best. You can reach our team by calling our office at 510-724-8282 (Pinhole) or 415-461-5755 (Larkspur).
They say that we may accumulate a few enemies as we age. Age itself can feel like an enemy. Gravity is another example. As we look at the dewy faces of teens and twenty-somethings, we may consider adding them to the list, as well. Instead of developing a long list of foes, we say look forward! There are numerous ways in which facial aging can be addressed today, and we are happy to have the power of information on our side.
One of the most significant advances in aesthetic medicine has been the development of treatments to restore volume to various parts of the body. For facial rejuvenation, we have largely taken to the use of soft tissue fillers. The most popular of these products are in the Juvéderm family which contain hyaluronic acid. Other fillers smooth the skin with synthetic particulates of calcium hydroxyapatite or other ingredients. The correct use of any filler can beautifully restore youthfulness to the face. However, there is another option available in our cosmetic surgery office: fat transfer.
When Life Gives You Lemons
The appearance of unwanted fat on any part of the body can feel like a prime example of life giving you lemons or something that isn’t very appealing, at least at first sight. Long ago, physicians learned that they could make lemonade out of the lemons of unwanted fat. The fat transfer was first seen more than a century ago and has recently hit a strong stride in aesthetic medicine. Today, approximately 50,000 procedures each year involve a fat transfer.
Perhaps there is no better way to use unwanted fat than to enhance another area of the body. Common uses of autologous fat include cheek and chin augmentation, eyelid rejuvenation, and filling hollow temples.
Fillers and Fat: The Comparison
There are advantages to dermal filler treatment, and advantages to fat injections. Aspects of fat transfer that are important to know include:
- The fat that is introduced to an area, such as the cheeks, will stay there forever. You must be ready for permanent results.
- Fat cells are extracted from your own body, so there is no worry about the adverse reaction.
- A small percentage of the cells that are injected are absorbed. Final results may not be noticed for a few months.
Would you like to know more about fat injections for cheek augmentation or all-over facial rejuvenation? Call our Pinole at (510) 724-8282 or Larkspur office at (415) 461-5755 for a personal consultation.