Dermal fillers are injections used to fill in fine lines or wrinkles. They can also be used as “volumizers” and thus fill out thin lips or make cheeks plumper. While dermal fillers can be made from several different types of substances, most, including Juvederm®, are made from hyaluronic acid.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar that occurs naturally in the human body. It helps the skin retain moisture and nutrients, and it helps the skin stay elastic. As people age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in their skin declines, and they develop wrinkles and other signs of aging.
One of the advantages to using Juvederm® or other dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid is that there is no risk of an allergic reaction. The patient, therefore, does not have to undergo any allergy tests before getting Juvederm®.
What Does Getting Juvederm® Involve?
Juvederm® is administered through injection. The specialist simply injects the Juvederm® directly into the target site. The results of the injection will be immediately obvious, and they will usually last for around nine months. Some results may last up to one year! A typical treatment session takes around 30 minutes, but this varies depending on each patient’s unique condition.
What is the Recovery Like?
The patient can resume their normal activities following their treatment session. The patient should avoid alcohol, the sun and intensive exercise for the first 24 hours after a treatment session.
They should also avoid exposure to temperature extremes for at least two weeks after getting the injection. Our medical professional will provide you with aftercare instructions to ensure that you get the desired results.
Who is a Good Candidate for Juvederm®?
The ideal candidate for Juvederm® will be an adult with realistic expectations who is in good overall health. They understand that the treatment will improve their appearance, but that it won’t give them a completely new face.
Contact Us Today
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for Juvederm® is to make an appointment to talk with our professionals at New Beauty Wellness in Westport. After carefully evaluating the condition of your skin and your health history, our team of aesthetic experts will be able to tell you if this is the right treatment for addressing your wrinkles and/or volume loss. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to learn more.