Juvederm is an injectable gel that is smooth in consistency and restores volume to the skin. It is capable of smoothing away moderate or severe facial wrinkles. It is composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is already in the skin but is lost as one ages. The hyaluronic acid adds hydration and volume.
It is an effective and safe option for any one wanting to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or folds in the skin, and the procedure is quick. The injection itself takes only approximately 15 minutes.
General anesthesia is not required, but the doctor may choose to use a topical anesthesia to numb the area to be treated. The gel will be carefully injected under the skin and will add volume or fill folds and wrinkles. Once the injection is completed, the doctor may gently massage the areas that were treated.
The recovery time is minimal. For the first 24 hours after the treatment, strenuous exercise should be avoided, as should heat or sun exposure. Alcoholic beverages should not be consumed in order to minimize redness or swelling.
Sometimes temporary symptoms such as redness, pain, swelling, and bumps may occur; but they are minimal and will clear within a week. If desired, an ice pack can be used at the injection site. That’s it. Juvederm gets results, and the process couldn’t be easier.