Juvederm Injections have become the easiest way to smooth away unwanted wrinkles. At Ageonics Medical, P.C. we offer fillers which consist of Juvéderm, Botox, CosmoPlast and CosmoDerm done by our board-certified doctor Jeremie R. Rachunow, M.D. Juvéderm is a filler made of hyaluronic acid. Among wrinkle reducers, Juvéderm is an exciting new product due to the fact that it appears to be more effective and longer-lasting than some other fillers.
What are Juvéderm Injections?
Juvéderm is a filler that relies on hyaluronic acid rather than collagen to plump up the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the human body. Since the hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm is created by biosynthesis in a laboratory, patients are not required but are recommended to take an allergy test prior to receiving treatment.
What is Juvéderm used for?
Juvéderm is used to help add volume to the creases around the mouth (nasolabial folds), sagging under-eye areas, and thin lips.
How long does treatment take?
The injection process normally only takes about 15 minutes however allow time to consult with the doctor prior to treatment.
What are the possible side effects?
Side effects tend to be minor and are typical for any kind of injectable filler. They include swelling of the skin around the injection site, redness, bruising (which may be increased if you’re taking blood thinners), bumps, and skin irritation. These should pass within a week. If symptoms persist, contact your doctor. Also, be sure to inform your doctor of any drugs you’re taking, as they may impact your treatment. If you have any history of severe allergies, you should not be treated with Juvéderm. Botox Cosmetic was the most popular physician-administered cosmetic procedure in the United States for the fifth year in a row (surgical and nonsurgical combined) with nearly 2.4 million Botox treatments in 2008. It is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and lines around the eyes and forehead. Botox was done on 22% of all physician-administered cosmetic procedures were done on patients’ ages 18 to 34 years.