Juvéderm is a dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid, a protein compound produced naturally in the body. It is used to treat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, particularly in the face.
How is Juvéderm different from other dermal fillers?
Juvéderm is an ultra-smooth gel with increased consistency compared to former dermal fillers, which makes it great for treating wrinkles and adding volume to the skin. The formula of Juvéderm also allows it to be injected with extreme efficacy, and does not create the bumps and nodules that some other fillers may leave.
Why is hyaluronic acid used?
Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body, thus it will not be rejected by the immune system when introduced. It is also not an active chemical, and does not interfere with any metabolic pathways, so its risk of usage is extremely minimal. Hyaluronic acid is purported to assist with skin rehydration, which enables it to provide stimulating secondary effects to the injected area.
How is it used?
Juvéderm is loaded into a fine needle and gently guided into treatment areas that have been previously discussed with Dr. Frank. Common areas to be treated include crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes, the cheeks, smile lines, and the forehead. Results are immediate and there is no associated downtime. You will have all your questions answered during your consultation in Dr. Frank’s New York office.
Can it be combined with other procedures?
Yes. Juvéderm can be combined with a number of other cosmetic procedures, including Botox®, other dermal injections, and certain heat and radiofrequency treatments.
How long does Juvéderm last?
Juvéderm has been purported to last between three months to upwards of a year*. Many patients also return for additional treatments because of its subtle effectiveness at masking wrinkles.
Are there any necessary preparations or post-treatment care?
No. If you are concerned about treatment conflicts with any medications you may be taking, talk to Dr. Frank first. After the procedure, avoid strenuous exercise and contact sports that may put pressure on the treated area. Schedule an appointment in his New York office today.