Time and the natural process of aging can take a toll on skin. Facial skin, in particular, is extremely susceptible to the long-term effects of UV ray exposure, harsh environments and the natural regression of overall elasticity. While these changes are expected, they can still prove displeasing to those who are surprised at the difference fine lines and wrinkles make in their appearance. Many individuals find themselves frustrated by creases in the skin that occur most commonly around the eyes, mouth, and nose. While there’s no solution for turning back time, prospective patients who are interested in the benefits of facial fillers to treat fine lines and wrinkles will find Juvederm injections to be a highly successful and efficient answer.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found in the human body that decreases over time. As hyaluronic acid levels fall, the probability of wrinkles increases. Juvederm is a smooth gel facial filler that works to increase the hyaluronic acid levels in the body, promoting overall hydration and volume in the skin. Approved by the FDA, Juvederm is becoming more popular amongst patients for its natural-looking results and long-lasting effects.
The Juvederm filler is an injectable solution that takes a total of 15 minutes to place when performed by an experienced cosmetic physician. The treatment takes place in the comfort of the doctor’s office, making it a fast and simple procedure with great results. The areas to be treated will be clearly marked prior to receiving the injections. Once the patient is ready, the physician will inject the gel solution using a fine-needle. Juvederm is formulated with lidocaine, which not only numbs the treatment area but ensures the patient enjoys a procedure with minimal discomfort.
The majority of patients who elect to have Juvederm filler placed report seeing immediate results as soon as the first treatment is complete. While traditional fillers require repeat injections every four to six months, the smooth, natural-looking wrinkle removal results of Juvederm last an average of 12 months before requiring a second injection. It’s important to note that this time frame may vary from patient to patient depending on skin type, age and of the desired results. Juvederm is used to successfully treat smile lines that run from the nose to mouth, marionette lines that run from the mouth towards the jawline as well as vertical lip lines that are often the results of daily muscle movement.
One of the major benefits of using Juvederm to treat fine lines and wrinkles is minimal recovery time. Beyond some redness and potential soreness at the point of injection, patients shouldn’t experience any discomfort and will be able to resume normal, everyday activities immediately after treatment. As an added benefit, patients who are unhappy with the results they receive using Juvederm have the option of reversing the procedure. Facial fillers can be removed as easily as they are placed, making this a great option for patients who are looking for a flexible route to restoring their youthful appearance.
As a simple out-patient procedure done in the physician’s office, Juvederm is very safe and comes with proven, successful wrinkle removal results. Patients who elect to use Juvederm won’t have to worry about a hospital stay, general anesthesia or a lengthy recovery. Patients with darker skin pigmentation are not at a greater risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring after using Juvederm, making this an extremely versatile cosmetic solution for all skin tones.
The cost of Juvederm varies from patient to patient and is determined based on what type of results are desired as well as how frequently a patient will need to replace fillers in order to maintain the preferred aesthetic. The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center is happy to help walk you through the many options we have to handle payments and financing.
Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center believe in a comprehensive treatment plan for every patient that walks through the door. The first step in deciding if receiving Juvederm in St. Louis is a solution for you is to schedule a consultation. Taking time to discuss your medical profile and cosmetic goals is essential before creating a treatment plan that’s both safe and personalized. Our team understands that any type of cosmetic procedure comes with both a physical and emotional impact. We’re dedicated to maintaining an open dialogue so we can be sure every patient has all the information they need before undergoing treatment.