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Juvéderm™ is used to treat:
- Frown Lines
- Forehead Lines
- Smile Lines
- Crow’s Feet
- Facial Scars
- Lip Lines & Volume
What are the benefits of Juvéderm™?
Juvéderm™ is a non-invasive way to address the issue of volume loss, filling the void under the skin and erasing creases. Juvéderm™ temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The results are a natural, more youthful look, with softer facial contours and a healthier appearance.
Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about 9 months to 1 year.
Why Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center?
Dr. Lin has had extensive training in the use of dermal fillers and incorporates advanced techniques to achieve the best and most long lasting results.
With Dr. Lin, patience and preciseness are key. He will base his treatment plan on your expectations and whether other treatments like BOTOX will be utilized to compliment the effects.
What is Juvéderm™?
Juvéderm™ injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent.
How is Juvéderm™ used?
Juvéderm™ injectable gel is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. Juvéderm™ injectable gel temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.
What are possible side effects?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection-site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin-injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
Do the injections hurt?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. Juvéderm™ injectable gel is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Dr. Lin may choose to numb the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.
What should I expect following the procedure?
Dr. Lin will explain what to expect following your treatment as well as when makeup may be applied. Within the first 24 hours, you should avoid strenuous exercise, extensive sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic beverages.
Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites. If there is swelling, you may need to place an ice pack over the swollen area.
Does the correction last forever?
No. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal correction. Less material (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injections.
What other treatments are available to me?
Other treatments for dermal soft-tissue augmentation include bovine-based collagen and other hyaluronic acid–based dermal fillers. Aside from these treatments, additional options for the correction of lines and wrinkles do exist, including facial creams, BOTOX® Cosmetic, chemical peels, and laser skin surface treatments, and may be discussed with Dr. Lin or any of our aestheticians.
Pre and Post Treatment Instructions
Download the Pre and Post Treatment Instructions Form to learn about what to do before and after the treatment. Remember to sign the form and bring it with you to your session.
(Please Note That Individual Results May Vary)