What is JUVÉDERM®?

If you’ve begun to notice fine lines by your eyes, some creases in your forehead, or perhaps ‘smile lines’ surrounding your mouth, it may be time to refresh your look and plump your skin back up so that these telltale signs of aging and sun exposure disappear…making you look younger and healthier.

All it takes is a simple, in-office process of using a fine needle to inject a specially-formulated gel filler called JUVÉDERM® into those wrinkle spots, precisely at the level where you’ve begun losing a natural molecule called hyaluronic acid (or HA) that acts as the skin’s moisture-provider. Younger skin has plenty of this natural molecule, which is what creates that smooth, silky glow in the faces of those youthful models, teens and twenty-something celebrities and friends whose skin you love. As time goes by,  HA starts decreasing in your system, slowly drying you from the inside out…which is how wrinkles begin to form. The less HA you have, the older your skin looks, the deeper your creases and lines, the more pronounced those smile line parenthesis that add years to your look.

How do you get that natural moisture back beneath your skin, in the lower layers where good levels of hydration make those wrinkles a thing of the past? Your dermatologist simply injects JUVÉDERM® in custom-chosen locations on your face, delivering the uniquely-formulated, FDA-approved gel filler that’s gaining attention as the first smooth consistency gel filler providing excellent plumping results for up to one year…all from one session.

What makes JUVÉDERM® different from other injectable fillers used to plump up and eliminate wrinkles and lines is a uniquely-formulated, so-called ‘next generation’ process that creates a far smoother gel than other more granular-consistency gels. When a smoother gel is injected into the skin, the surface results themselves become smoother as well. It’s safe and effective, with a fine needle delivering the gel filler product right where it’s needed most, to produce a natural look and feel for your newly-refreshed skin.

Interested, but fearing the pain of the process? If you haven’t tried injectable fillers, you might be anxious about the injections causing extreme discomfort. But here’s the good news: unlike other HA fillers, JUVÉDERM® is now formulated with lidocaine, a safe and common anesthetic that numbs the skin and allows more comfort during treatment, especially if you’re more sensitive in certain areas of your face.

With that worry behind you, we invite you to visit with our team to assess your skin’s condition and your wrinkle-erasing wishlist. We’ll introduce you to the different formulas of JUVÉDERM®, some providing more versatility in contouring and volumizing your face, and we’ll also answer your questions about the treatments effect on your particular shade of skin. Our patients with darker skin are relieved to learn that JUVÉDERM® is the first FDA-approved gel filler prove safe and effective for ethnic skin, showing in studies no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or scarring.

With a top-quality, safe, comfortable, and quick treatment, custom-selected and administered by our skilled physicians, you could be among those refreshing your look with a smooth gel HA filler for a more youthful, fresher, healthier look for the start of this new year….and all throughout the year. With just one JUVÉDERM® treatment.

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