What is Juvederm NYC?
Juvederm filler is a smooth injectable dermal filler that helps restore the skin’s volume and smooth away any facial wrinkles or creases. This filler is made of hyaluronic acid which is a natural occuring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a safe and effective filler to treat folds and give additional volume to the face. It is popularly used for lip fillers however, it can be used anywhere in the face to help smooth facial wrinkles and folds.
What does it do?
Wrinkle correctionHelps diminish worry lines, smile lines, crow’s feet, other linesLip enhancementFills cheek depressionsSoften acne scarsSoften the appearance of jowlsRedefines lip border
Juvederm vs. Botox
Juvederm helps treat wrinkles and folds that resulted from a loss of volume beneath the surface of the skin. Juvederm is also made of natural material that is used to fill in deep wrinkles and add volume on the face. Botox, however, is used to treat lines that are caused by repetitive muscle activity and to relax that muscle activity and filler only fills in areas where volume is lost. Despite the differences, it is very common to combine both of these treatments together for long-lasting and significant results.
The treatment for Juvederm is relatively quick and painless. Dr. David Shokrian will begin by examining your facial appearance and the areas that will be injected. After examination, he will clean the areas of the injection site with an antibacterial wipe. If desired, a patient can choose to receive numbing cream for more comfort. However, several patients say it is relatively painless and is easily tolerated. This procedure is about 15 minutes long with immediate results afterwards.
Recovery and Results
After treatment, expect minor tenderness, swelling, and redness that may last for a few days. Results can be seen almost immediately. We recommend patients to avoid sun exposure, strenuous activities, wearing makeup, and consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours for best results. After a week, swelling and other side effects should be resolved and results should be even more visible to the patient. Depending on the treated area, patients can expect results to last for up to a year.
Am I a good candidate for Juvederm?
A good candidate for Juvederm filler treatments is in good health conditions and would like to enhance their complexion. It is ideal for patients that would like to define their lips and make them fuller. In addition, it is also great for patients that would like to minimize facial scarring or fill cheek depressions.
Is Juvederm only for the cheeks and chin?
It is typically best used to treat wrinkles and areas near the nasolabial folds. But, it is also popularly used for the lips to make them fuller and more defined. It can also treat moderate scarring on the face.