31 Aug JUVÉDERM® FAQs
What is JUVÉDERM® made of?
JUVÉDERM® is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural complex sugar that contributes to the volume and elasticity of the skin and is found naturally in all living organisms. Hyaluronic acid is instrumental in the delivery and retention of moisture and nutrients to the skin, and levels of this compound in the skin naturally decrease with the progression of age. The hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM® is created during an advanced manufacturing process and is specially formulated as a smooth and malleable gel to ensure the most natural looking results possible.
How Does JUVÉDERM® Work?
Your skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid, a sugar-based compound responsible for delivering and maintaining moisture and nutrient levels in skin cells, and which creates the appearance of volume and smoothness in young, supple skin. Unfortunately, with the progression of time, your skin’s ability to manufacture its own hyaluronic acid diminishes. JUVÉDERM® is a smooth gel that is made of cross-linked hyaluronic acid particles. When injected into fine lines, wrinkles, furrows, or sunken areas of the face, JUVÉDERM® replenishes the hyaluronic acid that has been absorbed into your body over time, helping you achieve a more youthful appearance.
JUVÉDERM® comes in a number of formulas of varying strengths, so treatments can be tailored to the specific needs of each patient. JUVÉDERM® is effective in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles as well as in plumping up the lips, filling in the cheek area, and even restoring a youthful, rounded shape to the face. While JUVÉDERM® provides very visible and long-lasting results, patients who have extensive facial wrinkling or sagging may be more appropriate candidates for facial plastic surgery, such as a facelift or a browlift.
Is pre-treatment testing required?
No pre-treatment allergy testing is required for JUVÉDERM® treatments. Hyaluronic acid already occurs naturally in human skin, and the hyaluronic acid that is used in JUVÉDERM® is created through biosynthesis and is not of animal origin, so it is highly biocompatible.
Are JUVÉDERM® results immediate?
Yes. While the appearance of treated areas will continue to improve for a few days following JUVÉDERM® treatment, patients enjoy immediate reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in areas treated with JUVÉDERM®.
Is there downtime following JUVÉDERM® treatment?
There is no downtime required after JUVÉDERM® treatment. Patients who undergo JUVÉDERM® treatment can expect to be able to return to work or other normal activities immediately, with only mild redness or soreness at the site of the injections.
The hyaluronic acid found in Juvederm promotes hydration in the skin, naturally restoring volume to sagging areas. The procedure only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to administer. Since it’s a non-invasive cosmetic surgery process that is accomplished by injecting the gel directly into the troubled layers of the dermis, results are instantaneous and there is virtually no recovery time needed. Juvederm is FDA approved and because of its chemical compounds, it can be used on almost any skin type or color. There are also different options for unique types of skin and skin problems, enabling you to customize your treatment to your needs.
Contact Sieveking Plastic Surgery in Nashville, Tennessee
If you are curious about wrinkle treatment and facial volumizing with Juvederm™, please contact Sieveking Plastic Surgery in Nashville, Tennessee to schedule a consultation with our Nurse Injector today.