Dermal fillers have brought revolution to the cosmetic industry. Their main advantages over other minimally cosmetic procedures include ease of use, excellent results, long-lasting effects, and lower cost. There are many different types of dermal fillers; most of them are made of hyaluronic acid. Juvederm facial fillers are listed among the most efficient dermal fillers on the market.
Facial fillers provided by Juvederm are mainly intended for persons with facial wrinkles. With aging, the amount of hyaluronic acid in human skin decreases, which enables the creation of wrinkles and folds of the skin. These are particularly pronounced in the facial region, which is most commonly exposed to environmental factors such as UV light. Juvederm injections aim to compensate the depleted saturation of the dermis with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid then holds water and gives the skin the elastic, hydrated, rejuvenated look.
The Juvederm procedure requires injections, using very thin needles which deliver hyaluronic acid into the loose layer of the skin called dermis, located right beneath epidermis. The injections are almost painless, as local anesthetic lidocaine is often added to Juvederm formulations. After the procedure, the skin can be mildly swollen and it is particularly sensitive to external factors. Therefore, excessive exposure to sunlight, smoking, and alcohol should be avoided in order to prevent some unwanted side effects. The good thing about Juvederm facial fillers very durable and last from 9 months to one year Juvederm Voluma lasts up to 2 years. After that period, another Juvederm procedure can be performed to prolong the effects.
In persons without contraindications for this procedure (allergic reactions), Juvederm injections are generally safe. Before the procedure, a person should not take aspirin or any other antiplatelet or anticoagulant medications, due to increased risk of bruising. The Juvederm procedure must be performed by a trained, licensed professional.
Side effects of Juvederm procedure are rare and they usually disappear spontaneously within several days after administration. Juvederm lip injections can cause mild swelling and redness which should gradually subside. If the inflammation accompanied by swelling and pain appears in the place of Juvederm injections, it can be a sign of an infection and in that case, doctor’s examination is required.
The cost of the Juvederm procedure varies, depending on the type of the intervention, number of syringes, type of filler and it also differs among different clinics. Giving that the effects are long-lasting, Juvederm is one of the most cost effective cosmetic treatment options. Only licensed health care professional can purchase Juvederm.