Juvederm: a Popular Dermal FillerPublished on December 29, 2017 by Westchester Center For Dermatology
The skin can lose its elasticity due to factors like the aging process, genetics, and sun exposure. This causes sagging an the appearance of age lines. To fill in these lines and restore the skin’s volume and youthfulness, products called dermal fillers are injected into the facial skin.
Dermal fillers are made using substances such as poly-L-lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, and calcium hydroxylapatite. Use of dermal fillers is a very safe and effective non-surgical way to fade signs of aging from your face. One of the most well-known dermal fillers is Juvederm.
Juvederm is a type of dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, which gathers water molecules to increase the volume of a region. The FDA approved its use in 2006. You can use Juvederm to add volume to your skin, restoring its natural smoothness.
There are so many different kinds of dermal fillers and anti-aging treatments available these days. What makes Juvederm so popular?
-Juvederm contains a base of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance that exists in the human body. Because of this, the effects produced by Juvederm injections look natural. The fact that Juvederm is made of this natural substance also means that there is no risk of skin allergies. For people with sensitive skin or who are allergic to certain chemicals, Juvederm offers a safe option to restore their skin to its youthful glory.
-Juvederm treatments require no recovery time. You can resume your routine activities soon after the treatment. You don’t have to block off days or weeks in your schedule for a Juvederm treatment. You can be in and out of your doctor’s clinic within an hour or so.
-You can see results soon after the treatment, and the effects can last for a long time. The results from Juvederm are often as good as from surgical facelifts or other similar plastic surgery. So with Juvederm, you can get surgery-like results without the actual surgery. For a Juvederm treatment, all you have to do is get an injection. Depending on your skin’s health, the effects can even last for over a year.
-Juvederm is effective for all skin types. There are no restrictions to its use if your skin is oily, rough, or damaged. Both men and women can use Juvederm.
-There are no risky side effects from Juvederm use. You may experience minor redness, itching, or pain, but these side effects subside within days of the treatment. Some may experience minor discomfort for a week or so.
Arrange a Consultation
To find out if Juvederm is the right treatment for you, it’s best to talk to a qualified medical professional during a helpful consultation. They can guide you to the best treatment depending on your skin condition and expectations. Dr. David Kriegel, a well-respected dermatologic surgeon, is your ideal choice for skin rejuvenation and more. Dr. Kriegel will be happy to show you before-and-after photos and answer any questions that you may have regarding this and other treatments. Contact our office to arrange your consultation.