As you age, your skin changes. For example, it reduces the production of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA).
Over time, the loss of HA in your skin results in facial wrinkles and folds, like those “parentheses” lines around your mouth. That’s why Boston plastic surgeon, Joseph A. Russo, MD, recommends Juvederm. Juvederm is used to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. The aging process is most visible on our faces as lines and wrinkles begin to form around our eyes, lips, and nose.
In addition, our smile lines begin to deepen and jowls can form on our jaws from sagging skin, or hollows form under our eyes and cheekbones. Juvederm is a non-surgical dermal gel that can correct these signs of aging. It works by restoring volume and filling in lines and wrinkles through injections to targeted areas on your face, including around the lips, eyes, and mouth. It can also add roundness to reshape your face for a younger appearance.
Juvederm is actually a term that refers to the entire line of HA gels, which are designed to target different areas of your face.
As the only FDA-approved filler for your midface and cheeks, Voluma is specifically meant to add volume to your face with its thicker gel consistency. This creates the effect of a mini facelift as Voluma works to reduce jowls and sagging. Voluma can also be used to build lift in your cheekbones. In addition, Voluma can last up to two years.
Vollure has a medium consistency gel, which is best used for nasolabial folds and marionette lines, also known as the deep creases around your mouth and nose. In addition, Vollure injections can last for up to 18 months.
The original Juvederm and Volbella are both effective at filling in shallow wrinkles and lines in your face with their thinner consistency. They can also add plumpness to your lips, which can completely change your entire appearance. Juvederm will last up to six months, while Volbella can last up to a year, if not longer.
While other HA fillers on the market have a more granular consistency, Juvederm injectable gel is the first smooth-consistency HA gel. This is due to an innovative manufacturing process called HYLACROSS technology.
HYLACROSS gives Juvederm its unique smooth-gel properties as well as an optimal gel structure that holds up over time. That’s why Juvederm injectable gel is the only HA filler that’s FDA approved to last up to a year. Our Juvederm treatments qualify for rewards through Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards program. Learn more about this exciting program on our Brilliant Distinctions® page, or click here to enroll now for free!
If you find you’re unhappy with growing wrinkles, sagging skin, and/or loss of volume in your face, then Juvederm can provide the answer to turning back the clock and feeling comfortable in your own skin again.
During your Consultation for Juvederm Boston plastic surgeon, Dr. Russo will examine you and review your medical history in order to establish your eligibility. Generally speaking, you should be in good health and already have wrinkles and/sagging skin.
Juvederm treatment is considered an outpatient procedure. In fact, you’ll get your injections right at Dr. Russo’s office. Wrinkle correction with Juvederm is a quick, in-office procedure with immediate results and no downtime. Your Juvederm injectable gel treatment should take less than an hour, although it can be longer if you have other procedures done at the same time.
Recovery from Juvederm is fast, usually lasting less than 24 hours. You may notice some bumps where you are injected, but that should fade in just a few hours.
Common side effects with Juvederm injectable gel usually are mild or moderate. Our Boston Juvederm patients who are using substances that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, as with any injection, may experience increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site. You should inform your physician before treatment if you are using these types of substances.
Juvederm begins to work as soon as it’s injected. While you will notice results right away from Juvederm, it will take an additional two weeks for your face to settle into its final look as the Juvederm works on smoothing your skin. You may notice some small changes and adjustments during these two weeks, but this is normal.
If you would like a younger-looking face without undergoing a facelift or other surgical procedures, then Juvederm can provide the results you’ve been searching for. With its minimal recovery time and fast results, Juvederm can help you feel younger once more.
Experience the smooth, natural look and feel that lasts. Dr. Russo is the largest Boston Juvederm provider and the 35th in the country. Call today and schedule a consultation to find out if Juvederm is right for you.
If you have wrinkles on your face, sagging skin, loss of volume in your cheeks and eyes, and/or deepening lines on your face, Juvederm can correct these areas and restore a younger-looking appearance for you.
Yes. Juvederm injectable gel treatments provide non-surgical reshaping of your face similar to a facelift without scarring or a long recovery time.
Not especially. While some patients struggle with the idea of a needle going into their face, Juvederm actually comes with small amounts of lidocaine (a numbing agent) already in it. This further minimizes any discomfort you might feel
Because there are different types of Juvederm, the price varies for each one. You may also end up combining injection types as you treat multiple areas of your face and/or combine Juvederm with other procedures. Juvederm is an elective procedure, so it is not covered by insurance providers. However, you can get financing or inquire about payment plans if needed.
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