Over time, permanent furrows and deep wrinkles develop in the skin as a result of aging. These lines, most often developing around the eyes and mouth, can make you look older, sad, angry or tired.
Fortunately, we can administer Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus to fill fine and deep wrinkles. Juvéderm® Injectable Gel can diminish these signs of aging to restore a younger, more refreshed appearance. Juvéderm® is also the only hyaluronic acid filler that has been FDA-approved to last up to one year after a single injection.
WHAT IS JUVÉDERM®?
Juvéderm® is an FDA-approved gel made of a naturally occurring substance in the skin called hyaluronic acid. This acid is capable of restoring volume and hydration to the skin while smoothing away moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm® is also used to enhance lip volume to produce plumper, voluptuous lips.
Unlike other hyaluronic acid fillers, which often have granular consistencies, Juvéderm® is easily injected into the skin and produces immediate, natural-looking results.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR JUVÉDERM®?
We administer Juvéderm® in our offices, and injections take about 15 minutes. For most people, no anesthesia is needed. However, we may apply a topical or injectable anesthetic to numb the treatment area and reduce the risk of any potential discomfort.
A Board-Certified Dermatologist will inject the filler under the skin in the targeted area to add volume or fill in wrinkles and folds. Post-injection, a gentle massage may be applied to the treated areas.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?
Once treatment is completed, you can return to regular activities right away. For the first 24 hours, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. These can increase the risk of complications after treatment. You may experience mild side effects such as redness, swelling, or itching. These usually resolve after a short time.
WHEN ARE RESULTS VISIBLE?
You will see a difference immediately after the procedure. Results will continue to improve over the next few days as any swelling and bruising subside. The desired effect can last six to nine months — in many cases up to a year.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Most patients achieve their desired results with just one treatment session and may only require yearly touch-up treatments to maintain them. As always, the results of this procedure may vary, but most patients are very satisfied with their enhanced appearance after Juvéderm®.
WHO SHOULD USE JUVÉDERM®?
Juvéderm® injections are ideal for any patients who are unhappy with the signs of aging present on their skin and are looking to enhance their overall appearance. Juvéderm® 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 mouth on both sides of the face.
IS IT SAFE FOR ALL TYPES OF SKIN COLORS?
Juvéderm® is the first hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved for safe and effective use on persons of color.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS?
While Juvéderm® 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 physician to administer your injection.
To learn more about Juvéderm®, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Germantown & Collierville, TN areas.