Juvederm is safe a procedure involving the injection of a natural gel found in the body known as hyaluronic acid, which is used as a filler to relax facial lines and wrinkles.Book Now
Juvederm is a safe procedure involving the injection of a smooth, natural gel found in the body known as hyaluronic acid, which is used as a filler to relax fine facial lines and wrinkles. It is used in the restoration of facial contours and the correction of folds around the eyes, mouth, and nose. Juvederm works to reduce the signs of aging by filling fine lines and holding water in at the site of injection. The effects of a Juvederm procedure generally last a minimum of a year, although some adults who receive Juvederm experience lifelong corrections from the procedure. You will appear several years younger with the filling of skin wrinkles and folds.
Since hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body, Juvederm is considered a very safe alternative to Botox. Adults with signs of aging skin can significantly benefit from the filling of skin folds to smooth out wrinkles. Compared to Botox, hyaluronic acid injections have very little to no side effects when administered by a trained professional. While treatment does take significantly longer, is also a more permanent and effective solution to aging skin. The results of Juvederm procedures show almost immediately after the injections.
At the beginning of the procedure, the physicians at Elume Medspa will determine how much hyaluronic acid you will require. The injection site will then be inspected and marked by the physician. We will then add volume to the facial tissue by injecting the hyaluronic acid into the skin. You may not be able to feel the area of the injection since Juvederm injections contain a local anesthetic. Hyaluronic acid is a fast-acting cushion, so it should only take upwards of 30 to 60 minutes for the entire procedure to finish.
When the treatment is completed, there may be a few common side effects you might experience for the next several days. Some of which include soreness, redness, itchiness, bumps, swelling, or bruising and should naturally resolve. The effects of Juvederm should be noticeably almost immediately after the procedure. Patients should avoid strenuous physical activity, applying makeup, consuming alcohol, or being under the sun for too long at least 24 hours after the procedure.
Benefits And Risks
Juvederm is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure with long-term results. While the procedure can take up to an hour to complete, it can remove the wrinkles and folds in your skin for up to a year and potentially longer. As hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, larger doses do not pose nearly as many risks as do other injections.
When not handled by a trained professional, Juvederm may be accidentally injected into a blood vessel. If this is the case, more serious risks such as permanent scarring, irregular vision, or stroke may occur. When properly injected, however, hyaluronic acid is relatively safe and may only lead to minor and temporary side effects. Leave it to our licensed medical estheticians at Elume Medspa to safely and correctly administer your Juvederm injection.
Who Should Avoid Juvederm Procedures?
Individuals with active skin conditions such as excessive scarring, warts, stage 3 or 4 acne, or other conditions including untreated diabetes or an autoimmune disorder, should avoid Juvederm treatment until these conditions have subsided. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also not receive Juvederm injections. Patients who are using prescription or over-the-counter drugs should inform the administer before treatment to make sure the medication will not interfere with the treatment. Likewise, those who recently underwent chemical peeling, collagen injections, or similar skin procedures should wait at least two weeks before receiving a Juvederm injection. Call or contact Elume Medspa right away for a free consultation to learn if you are eligible to receive a Juvederm treatment, as well as to set up your next procedure.