If you are interested in achieving a more youthful facial appearance without the expense or recovery time associated with surgical procedures, treatment with JUVÉDERM® facial fillers may be able to help you attain your cosmetic goals. JUVÉDERM® is an incredibly popular line of dermal fillers utilized to comprehensively diminish signs of facial aging through various applications, ranging from wrinkle reduction to facial contouring through subtle additions of volume. Whether your concerns include prominent creases or hollowed areas of the face, each formulation of JUVÉDERM® is optimized for your unique needs. Beverly Hills-trained plastic surgeon Geoffrey Leber, MD, FACS offers JUVÉDERM® treatments at his Boston practice and achieves natural-looking results through careful and precise injection techniques.
What is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is a clear, smooth-consistency gel made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body and helps the skin retain moisture and volume. Each JUVÉDERM® product has a unique molecular formulation and differs in its degree of cross-linking properties, depending on whether the filler is designed to smooth wrinkles or provide volume enhancement to a particular facial feature. In this way, JUVÉDERM® injectables are optimized to target various areas of concern, such as the lips, cheeks, and nasolabial folds. Because JUVÉDERM® is hyaluronic-acid based, there is generally no risk of an allergic reaction.
What Can JUVÉDERM® Do For Me?
Depending on your aesthetic goals, JUVÉDERM® can be used to fill in delicate areas and fine lines, or volumize facial features that lack youthful fullness. Patients who undergo treatment with JUVÉDERM® can generally achieve the following:
- Smooth moderate to severe facial creases, such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Add volume and contour to cheeks and under-eye hollows
- Plump the upper or lower lips for subtle volume enhancement
- Fill fine lines in delicate areas, such as the perioral wrinkles (“smoker’s lines”) above the lips
During a consultation, Dr. Leber can help you determine whether JUVÉDERM® is well-suited to achieve your desired aesthetic. If dermal fillers are not the best treatment to fulfill your cosmetic goals, he may suggest another non-surgical injectable procedure—such as Restylane®—that may be more effective for your unique needs.
What is JUVÉDERM® Treatment Like?
JUVÉDERM® is administered as an outpatient procedure and usually requires no downtime following injections. In fact, many patients conveniently receive treatment during their lunch hour. After your concerns are assessed during a consultation, the chosen JUVÉDERM® formula will be carefully injected into the planned treatment areas using an ultra-fine needle until the desired aesthetic is achieved. While some JUVÉDERM® products include lidocaine, a numbing agent designed to minimize procedural discomfort, an additional topical anesthetic can be applied to the injection sites if necessary. Depending on the number of areas planned for treatment, JUVÉDERM® injections can take as little as thirty minutes.
What are the Results of JUVÉDERM®?
After JUVÉDERM® injections, patients can return to work and normal daily activities immediately. There may be some temporary bruising or swelling experienced; however, these effects should quickly dissipate. The rejuvenated aesthetic provided by JUVÉDERM® can last anywhere from six to eighteen months, depending on which formulation was injected. Dr. Leber will discuss all of the details of your personal treatment plan during your consultation. For optimal enhancement, many patients opt to undergo periodic touch-up treatments to preserve their results.
If you are interested in JUVÉDERM® injections, or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our practice today.