A Look at What Makes Juvederm so Great, Especially During the Summer
Juvederm may be a little less widely known compared to Botox, but this injectable treatment offers incredible anti-aging properties.
As we age, our skin loses volume, which results in sagging skin and the formation of lines, wrinkles, and folds. This volume loss is caused by a decrease in hyaluronic acid (HA) and collagen production in the skin.
But, with Juvederm, you can replenish the HA and restore volume in your skin to smooth out wrinkles and make your skin more supple.
Here’s a look at what exactly Juvederm is, how it works, and the top 10 amazing benefits of using this dermal filler.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an injectable dermal filler gel that adds natural-looking volume to areas of the face. This cosmetic filler is an effective treatment for adding volume to hollow areas, plumping up lips, and smoothing out wrinkles, scars, and deep facial lines.
Juvederm uses hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for maintaining moisture and volume in the skin. And it is renowned for being one of the longest-lasting dermal fillers available today.
How Does It Work?
Using a tiny syringe, the Juvederm gel is injected into the skin and below the skin layers to fill the upper subcutaneous tissues. There are different types of Juvederm formulas with various thicknesses and viscosities to treat specific areas and individual needs.
Depending on the treatment area and the thickness of the skin, different variants of Juvederm might be used for one treatment.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar substance that draws in and retains moisture and nutrients to maintain skin health. As a result, Juvederm gel holds moisture in the treatment area, which adds volume to the skin and provides a smoother skin surface within a few hours.
HA also stimulates natural collagen production in the skin, helping to keep the skin healthy and hydrated.
Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound, it will break down over time and be safely reabsorbed into the body’s tissue.
What Are the Treatment Areas?
Juvederm is ideal for treating the following areas on the face:
Corners of the mouth
The 10 Amazing Benefits of Juvederm
1. Minimally Invasive
Juvederm is administered in a few small injections with a tiny needle. While known as the liquid facelift, it is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure since it doesn’t involve any cutting, tissue removal, downtime, or scarring.
There are very few side effects from Juvederm fillers, such as swelling and bruising. And if side effects do occur, they are usually mild and will disappear quickly.
2. Natural Look
Compared to other dermal fillers, like collagen, Juvederm provides a smooth, subtle, and more natural look. Since Juvederm is mouldable, it can be more naturally formed and held beneath lines, wrinkles, folds, and depressions. The result is a soft, natural-looking appearance.
Juvederm injections also contain lidocaine, which is a pain reliever. Lidocaine helps make the procedure more comfortable and pain-free.
Juvederm is the only dermal filler with this anaesthetic.
4. Quick Procedure with Minimal Downtime
The Juvederm procedure is fast, usually taking only 15 minutes to complete. And the results are fast too, often becoming noticeable after only a few hours.
With minimal downtime, you don’t have to worry about taking time off to recover. You can return to your regular daily activities after leaving the clinic.
During the Juvederm healing time, make sure you don’t perform strenuous activities, drink alcohol, or rub the treatment area for 24 hours.
5. Lasting Results
How long does Juvederm last? The results of a Juvederm treatment can last anywhere from 6 months to two years. The results vary per individual and are dependent on the skin’s health and the person’s muscle movements.
If for some reason you don’t like the results of your Juvederm treatment, the results are easily reversible. Your doctor can break down the HA using a reversal agent called hyaluronidase. The hyaluronidase will quickly reverse the results within 24 hours.
7. Ideal for Summer
Juvederm is an excellent option for the summer because the treatment doesn’t involve skin resurfacing. Many cosmetic treatments involve resurfacing or peeling of the skin, which makes the skin extremely sensitive to sunlight and can result in skin damage and hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin).
But Juvederm is safe to use in the summer, and it will help fight against the sun’s aging effects on the skin.
8. Great for Deep Wrinkles
Since hyaluronic acid maintains volume in the skin, Juvederm is especially useful for reducing the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles. And a special formulation can be used to treat deep wrinkles.
9. Perfect for Lip Augmentation
Juvederm is also beneficial for plumping up lips for a natural and full look. It can help improve the lip boundary so that thinning lips will look more youthful with a natural-looking pout.
10. Why Is It Better Than Other Dermal Fillers?
Unlike other dermal fillers, Juvederm products are made with a smooth gel that prevents bumps and rippling. And Juvederm filler is ideal for treating localized problem areas.
It also lasts much longer than other dermal fillers due to its gel form and hyaluronic acid’s ability to absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water and other fluids, which maintains plump volume and firmness for much longer than other fillers.
People also have a high tolerance for Juvederm since the HA is a naturally-occurring substance, so it’s ideal for those who might be sensitive or allergic to other dermal fillers.