You may be concerned if you have started to notice signs of facial wrinkles or folds. Dermal fillers are a popular option for helping to fill out areas that have thinned and begun to show these common signs of aging. If you are considering treatment options, contact the staff at Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC to learn more about cosmetic injectables like Juvederm.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a cosmetic injectable designed to plump skin. In doing so, it helps lessen or eliminate the appearance of lines. It is especially effective when used in the mouth and nose area. This includes on vertical lines between your nose and mouth, marionette lines around your mouth, and laugh lines that connect from the corners of your lips to the bottom of your nose.
The product has been approved for use by the FDA since 2006, and it is one of the most popular injectable cosmetic fillers on the market. It is versatile and can address several concerns with a single treatment session.
How Does It Work?
The main active ingredient in Juvederm products is hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring compound that helps keep your skin hydrated and soft. It also stimulates the production of collagen in your skin, which helps it retain its elasticity. Both hyaluronic acid and collagen production decline as we age. Lifestyle factors like smoking and sun exposure can further hasten their decline.
When Juvederm is injected into the treatment area, it restores levels of hyaluronic acid. The result is younger-looking skin that lasts for up to a year.
How Long Does a Treatment Take?
Since you can have multiple areas treated in one session, the time it can take to undergo a Juvederm treatment can vary. However, you should expect to spend roughly 15 minutes to an hour from start to finish. There is little to no preparation for the treatment, and it can usually be done right in your provider’s office.
Are Effects Immediately Visible?
You may see some minor effects from a Juvederm treatment right away. However, most results are not immediately visible. In general, you should see a significant improvement in the appearance of wrinkles within two to three weeks of your treatment. You may see continued improvement over the next month or so.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Treatment?
Any adults who have moderate to severe lines or folds around their lips, nose, or cheek areas may be a good candidate for treatment. Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should postpone treatment until a later date. Make sure you discuss any allergies with your doctor, especially if you think you might be allergic to any of the ingredients in Juvederm.
How Can You Find Out More?
The best treatment plan will address your specific concerns and goals. So, if you want to learn more about Juvederm or other cosmetic injectable treatments, contact the expert staff at Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte NC. We can schedule a consultation where you can ask questions and find the best options for you and your beauty goals.