It’s a major component of the dermis connective tissue matrix. HA retains water like a sponge, absorbing more than 1000 times its weight. This helps to attract and maintain water, hydrating your skin and increasing its volume and density. HA is also involved with the transport of essential nutrients to the skin’s viable cells. Treatment results are seen instantly and may last up to six months or longer.
We recommend a consultation visit with the doctor to discuss your medical
history, and a clinical examination of the face. We will discuss the areas that
will be treated and also obtain digital photographs. This consultation visit gives
patients the opportunity to address any concerns that they may have, as well as
answer specific questions.
Juvederm™ Facial Dermal Filler Procedure
The appearance of wrinkles and facial folds can be smoothed
by adding structure and volume underneath and bringing
sunken skin back up to the surface. Juvederm injectable gel
is a smooth gel filler your doctor eases under your skin to
instantly smooth out those wrinkles or folds that look like
parentheses along the side of your nose and mouth. Results
aren’t just instant, they’re so smooth and natural, everyone will
notice but no one will know. Topical anesthetic cream and/or
local anesthetics are used to make the treatment painless.
Your doctor will review with you what to expect following
treatment with Juvederm™ injectable gel. Generally, you should
avoid strenuous exercise, consumption of alcoholic beverages and
extended exposure to sun or heat.
Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling
and/or itching at the injection sites. If you have swelling at the injection
site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period. If swelling and bruising occurs, it may last a few days. Swelling and bruising are usually minimal.