Updated: Sep 17, 2018
Wrinkles, also known as rhytids, are creases in the skin that commonly occur due to aging. When premature aging occurs, these wrinkles form earlier than expected. Premature aging is very common due to causes such as sun exposure, smoking, and hereditary traits.
The skin gradually loses collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid (HA) due to the aging process. HA is a natural substance that aids in carrying nutrients to the skin and helps the skin stay soft.
Over the years, various surgical and non-surgical procedures have emerged to help people get rid of wrinkles. Juvederm is a non-surgical injectable wrinkle-reduction procedure.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006. It is a hyaluronic-acid-based filler that helps by adding volume to the skin as well as getting rid of wrinkles and fine lines.
Juvederm smoothes away many moderate to severe wrinkles, including parentheses lines near the sides of the mouth, very deep lines in between the eyebrows, and lipstick lines, also called smoker’s lines.
The Treatment Process
At the start of a Juvederm treatment, Dr. Kim will clean the injection site(s) of the patient’s face.
Dr. Kim will make precise injections into the skin to add volume to these areas. Please note that Juvederm contains lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic that is used to minimize any discomfort faced by patients. This makes the Juvederm administration process easier and more comfortable for the patient.
The treatment typically requires around 10 minutes to administer, making it a very short and convenient process. In many cases, patients come in during their lunch breaks to get treatment, which has led to Juvederm being called a “lunchtime procedure.”
Juvederm requires no downtime, which gives it an edge over surgical options. Apart from being non-surgical, it also offers the advantage of causing minimal bruising and swelling in the treatment area. If patients experience any bruising or swelling, it will be temporary, and Dr. Kim may recommend ways to speed up the healing process such as using Arnica Montana.
The results of Juvederm are known to last for around six months to two years depending on the type of Juvederm filler used. If you are looking to smooth away your wrinkles, Juvederm is an excellent option.
Set Up Your Consultation
Are you interested in finding out more about Juvederm and your other injectable options? The best way to learn more is by talking to Dr. Kun Kim, a skilled medical professional who is double-board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology. Contact us today for your informative consultation with Dr. Kim.