Juvederm® is an FDA-approved, injectable filler used to treat facial lines and other skin imperfections. The Juvederm® treatment performed by Dr. Neufeld can used to enhance the lips, or treat facial wrinkles or facial features like the chin and cheeks. This dermal filler like the other one we use (Restylane®) is made up of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance, and it comes in the form of a crystal-clear gel.
The active ingredient in Juvederm dermal filler, hyaluronic acid, is a naturally occurring, biodegradable complex sugar found in the human body and in all living organisms. Among other things, hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and adds volume, contributing to the overall appearance of the skin.
The ability of cells to produce hyaluronic acid diminishes with age, often resulting in the formation of facial wrinkles and folds as the skin loses volume. Juvederm is administered in small doses by intradermal injection directly into facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the folds running from the sides of the bottom of the nose to the outer corners of the mouth), temporarily filling and augmenting the treated area.
Many people are worried about recovery after dermal filler injections. You may be happy to know that the recovery period after a Juvederm procedure is minimal. There may be possible side effects like redness, swelling and discomfort at the injection site which tend to subside within several days. Occasionally a bruise may be present which may take several days to resolve.
The results of Juvederm last about six to nine months depending on the location.
The Experience of Thomas Eye Group Aesthetics Matters!
The Thomas Eye Group has dedicated a complete section of our medical practice for medical aesthetic treatments. Dr Neufeld has been trained and is a certified injector of this product. Please feel free to come into our practice for a consultation where we can help you determine the best approach for you. Our expert staff and wel-trained physician welcome you to our aesthetics center. If you would like to schedule a consultation please contact us at your convenience.