Hyaluronic acid is an essential substance found in the skin, which maintains hydration and a younger appearance. As the body ages, it produces less hyaluronic acid, resulting in thinner skin and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Juvederm is an injectable treatment designed to replace lost hyaluronic acid, supporting the underlying structure of the skin for a smoother, more youthful complexion.
Juvederm can be used to treat a variety of areas, including:
- Marionette lines (creases extending from the mouth to the jawline)
- Smile lines (lines that appear at the corners of the mouth)
- Fine vertical lines that extend above the upper lip
About the Procedure
Juvederm is injected into the underlying layers of dermis using a very fine needle. Most patients report little or no discomfort during the procedure. The procedure may take just a few minutes to complete, depending on the number of treatment areas and the number of injections necessary to achieve desired results.
There is no downtime after the procedure; most patients return to work or regular activities immediately. Any mild swelling will usually subside within a few days after the procedure.
Other side effects are rare and might include pain or redness at the injection sites that lasts a day or two after treatment.
Results from Juvederm injections are evident right away and continue to improve with time. Studies have shown Juvederm results can last up to one full year in some patients. After that time, a touch-up treatment will likely be needed to maintain positive results.
Juvederm is a top-rated filler treatment that can be used on a variety of facial lines today. To learn more about this non-surgical anti-aging treatment, contact SKS Plastic Surgery at 512-324-8320.