Have you ever stopped in front of a mirror and wished you could turn back the clock? Or, at least slow down the signs of aging? You’re not alone. And while you may not be able to do anything about the clock, you do have options to help make you look and feel youthful once more.
As we get older, gravity defies us. We notice not only that we’re developing fine lines and wrinkles but also that our skin and cheeks are beginning to sag. Juvéderm treatment at Stoll Dermatology can help restore plump, fresh skin and a youthful appearance.
What you need to know about Juvéderm
Juvéderm is a filler used mostly to smooth wrinkles and lines on your face. It’s administered by injection, just below the surface of your skin. It can also help plump your lips.
Juvéderm filler contains hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the skin. Over time, the acid is completely absorbed by your body. This means you need to repeat the procedure from time to time to maintain the desired youthful effect.
The length of time between treatments depends on you, but it’s usually every 6-12 months.
You’re probably a good candidate for Juvéderm!
Juvéderm is a completely safe and effective treatment for just about all skin types and tones. It’s a particularly good choice if you have previously tried collagen injections but didn’t get the desired results.
Juvéderm is versatile. It’s incredible for facial contouring and can also improve the appearance of scars.
If you have wrinkles, lines, folds and creases, surgical scars, acne, aging or thin lips, and sunken areas around your cheeks, you’re a good candidate for Juvéderm.
However, Juvéderm isn’t for everyone. People who aren’t good candidates for treatment include:
- Those taking heart medication, antibiotics, and other drugs
- Those allergic to injected local anesthetics
- Those who are nursing or pregnant
- Those with severe scarring or allergies
- People with loose or thin skin
Dr. David Stoll can help determine whether you’re a good candidate for this treatment.
What to expect during and after treatment
Before applying Juvéderm injections, Dr. David Stoll marks points on your face as guides to injection sites. He then cleans the sites and administers a topical anesthetic. You may experience a little discomfort with the injections, which is why a numbing agent is used, along with ice or additional numbing creams.
The filler injections only take a couple of minutes. Once done, Dr. Stoll cleans the marks and applies an ice pack. Make sure you don’t apply any pressure to your treated areas to avoid fillers shifting.
While most people tolerate Juvéderm, side effects are possible. You may experience mild bruising and swelling, for instance, but this usually fades after a few days. Other possible side effects include:
- Tenderness or pain
- Unusual firmness
- Discoloration at the site of the injection
Juvéderm allows you to carry on with your daily life, with no downtime required after a treatment.
The benefits of Juvéderm
Juvéderm treatments offer the following benefits:
- A natural look
- Minimally invasive
- Quick procedure with instant results
- Comfortable procedure
- Works well for severe wrinkles
- Lip augmentation to plump thin and aging lips
Also, treatments are reversible since hyaluronic acid fillers break down over time. So there’s no need to continue with follow-up treatments if you’re unhappy with the results for any reason.
Now you can turn back time!
Thanks to Juvéderm, you really can return to a youthful, fresher appearance. If you’re considering Juvéderm fillers, book a consultation at Stoll Dermatology today to discuss your age-defying needs and determine if you’re a candidate for fillers.