Aging is a natural process that leads to wrinkles, sagging skin tissues, and loss of facial volume.
However, advanced cosmetic treatments allow us to retain our youthfulness, reversing or countering the effects of age. Injectable dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, are incredibly popular because they restore facial volume and minimize wrinkles without surgeries, incisions, or downtime. All it takes is a few strategically-placed injections from the right provider. Juvederm is known for providing stunning and natural-looking results to enhance lips and restore facial volume.
Benefits of Juvederm
- Nonsurgical improvements in facial volume
- Fast treatments
- Painless treatment
- Immediately visible results
- Long-lasting results
- No downtime
- FDA-approved dermal filler
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an FDA-approved dermal filler used to restore lost facial volume, contour and define your lips, minimize wrinkles, and enhance elasticity. It does so by infusing your skin with hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring gel responsible for your skin’s overall elasticity and moisture-retention capacity. Juvederm produces instant results that last as long as the hyaluronic acid remains in your body. Over time, your body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid, making the results fade away. The treatment is completely safe, causes minimal side-effects, and can be repeated whenever you want.
How does Juvederm work?
Juvederm works by restoring your skin’s hyaluronic acid reserves. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring, biocompatible, and biodegradable gel readily available in the human body in your youth. It has the unique capacity to hold 1,000 times its own weight in water, making it retain moisture on your skin. That’s why you have soft, supple, and hydrated skin in your youth. As you grow older, your skin’s hyaluronic acid reserves start depleting, leading to skin dryness, wrinkles, and loss of facial fullness. Juvederm temporarily restores your skin’s hyaluronic acid reserves, which, in turn, restores your youthfulness.
Juvederm Treatment Options
Juvederm Volbella is a specific hyaluronic acid formulation injected into the lips. The lips don’t require the same quantity of hyaluronic acid as other parts of your face. As such, Juvederm Volbella has the ideal formulation to augment and enhance your lips without making them seem unnatural. Besides enhancing your lip contours, Volbella also corrects the perioral lines over the lips. The results usually last for up to 1 year with optimal treatment.
Juvederm Vollure is a specific hyaluronic acid formulation injected into the facial tissues with moderate to severe wrinkles and fine lines. It treats most of the facial lines and wrinkles, including the “parentheses lines” around the nose and mouth, the marionette lines under the mouth, the laugh lines around the mouth, and other facial lines and folds. When administered correctly, Vollure can treat your facial lines for up to 18 months.
What can I expect from my Juvederm treatment?
Your first Juvederm treatment will start with an initial consultation with Dr. Hamawy. He’ll carefully examine your facial skin, review your medical history, and discuss your cosmetic expectations to determine if you’re a viable candidate for the Juvederm treatments. Based on your current cosmetic concerns and expectations, he’ll curate the ideal treatment plan and recommend a suitable Juvederm product. He’ll recommend Juvederm Volbella for lip augmentation and Juvederm Vollure for wrinkle reduction.
After the initial consultation, Dr. Hamawy will provide the recommended Juvederm dose into the treatment areas. You don’t need anesthesia because Juvederm includes an anesthetic component called lidocaine, so it numbs your skin immediately upon contact. You might feel a little pinch as the injection makes contact with your skin, following which you’ll only feel a little pressure. Dr. Hamawy will strategically deliver the injections in the treatment areas, following which you’ll be free to resume your daily activities.
Am I a candidate?
You’re a suitable candidate for Juvederm if you’re over 21 and want to enhance your facial appearance. You should opt for Volbella if you want to correct your lip lines or augment/contour your lips. And you should opt for Vollure if you have facial wrinkles, fine lines, and nasolabial folds that you want to reduce instantly. Dr. Hamawy will also review your medical history and ask about underlying conditions to determine if you can proceed with the treatment without risking side effects.