Do you feel like your skin has lost its youthful glow? Are you tired of trying to use creams or serums to combat new fine lines or wrinkles? If so, you may be a perfect candidate for Juvederm, a professional dermal filler designed to help your skin look its very best at any age. This treatment is available at South Lake OBGYN in Clermont, FL, where we’re committed to offering a wide range of services to help you achieve your health and cosmetic goals.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a product line of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers designed to fill the skin and create noticeable lift, smoothness, and vibrancy with each injection. Each product is specifically formulated to address a unique aging concern, giving our trained staff the fullest measure of flexibility to assist you in creating your ideal image. The naturally occurring hyaluronic acid base makes it a viable treatment option for most patients and nearly all skin types, tones, and sensitivity levels.
Our team can correct mild to severe fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity with this versatile treatment. Each session is pain-free and typically lasts less than 1 hour, making it an ideal lunch break appointment for many of our patients. Final results are visible instantly and can last significantly longer than other anti-aging treatment options. With a personalized treatment plan, you could see your skin age in reverse and enjoy newfound confidence in your rejuvenated appearance.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid, the main ingredient of this body-friendly dermal filler, occurs in the body and creates a cushioning effect in the skin. It is combined with lidocaine to minimize discomfort during injections. Juvederm is unique in its cross-linked hyaluronic acid technology, which provides the product with more stability on a molecular level and achieves longer-lasting results. Once injected, the product maintains its gel consistency and is virtually indistinguishable from the natural skin’s texture until it safely dissolves into the body.
How Effective Are the Injections?
If you’re ready to say goodbye to signs of aging in the skin, you’ve probably done your research on the many anti-aging procedures and treatments available today. You may be wondering how effective Juvederm injections are, especially when compared to more intensive treatments like facelift surgery. These dermal filler injections are among the best non-invasive solutions to signs of aging thanks to the exceptional product quality and long-lasting results.
The vast majority of our patients report satisfaction with the natural yet noticeable improvements achieved with just one set of injections. In some cases, our experienced doctors may recommend a different corrective option for certain concerns. For example, dermal filler injections are not ideal for severe skin laxity, but it can help improve mild to moderate laxity in some patients.
In addition, dermal fillers are designed to treat static wrinkles, which remain the same regardless of facial movement, and cannot effectively treat dynamic wrinkles, which are connected to muscle movement and can be addressed with neurotoxin products like Botox. Our staff will work with you to ensure that these dermal filler treatments are right for your unique needs.
Which Concerns Can Be Addressed?
Whether you’re concerned about newly developed fine lines or you wish to minimize loose or sagging skin, this product offers a variety of treatment options. Here are just of few of the issues we can address with dermal filler injections.
Fine lines are one of the classic signs of aging skin. They are often connected to collagen breakdown in the skin and may begin developing as early as the early 20s. These lines are not as noticeable as wrinkles, but they often gather around the eyes, mouth, and forehead and may be negatively highlighted by products like makeup. A dermal filler helps fill fine lines, restoring your skin’s smooth texture.
Wrinkles can develop in many areas of the face, jawline, and neck. They often become deeper or more apparent with time and are challenging to correct with traditional anti-aging treatments and products. Juvederm offers specially formulated dermal fillers to treat mild to severe wrinkles. This allows our team to restore your skin and smooth away wrinkles in just one session.
As you age, you may notice that your skin becomes more prone to sagging, especially in the cheeks, around the mouth, and on the neck and jawline. Skin laxity is caused by low levels of collagen, which naturally decreases in the body over time. This product can both re-fill the skin to reverse skin laxity and stimulate minimal new collagen growth in the target areas as the body creates collagen to help heal the skin after the treatment.
Facial volume begins to decrease in middle age and continues as you grow older. This primarily affects the cheeks, which may appear hollow, and the general midface. One of the benefits of this dermal filler is its ability to provide restorative volume to sunken or depressed areas in the face. This overall volumizing treatment can help restore a youthful glow in both your skin and your facial appearance.
While lip enhancement is often considered a treatment for younger patients, the side effects of aging can dramatically impact the appearance of your lips with fine lines, faded definition, and decreased volume.
Patients may notice that their lips have become thinner over time and wish to regain a more volumized and defined appearance. This dermal filler line offers a product that can be injected in and around the lips to restore lip borders, boost volume, and create a more attractive and genuine smile.
How Many Injections Will I Need?
Depending on your specific situation, one of our skilled doctors will recommend a treatment plan that’s right for you. The number of injections you receive per session will depend on the areas you choose to have treated. Our doctor will examine your areas of concern and make a professional recommendation during your initial consultation.
How Long Will My Results Last?
While every patient experiences unique results, final results from Juvederm filler injections can last between 6-24 months in total. The longevity of your results will depend on a number of factors, including your areas of concern, the type of filler used, and how carefully you care for your skin after the treatment.
Eventually, you will notice some of your concerns begin to return, at which time you can choose to return to our office for a follow-up treatment. We recommend follow-up treatments for nearly all patients to help maintain their ideal image and build on the success of each series of injections.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Treatment?
If you are an adult man or woman over the age of 21 who wishes to see your skin rejuvenated and eliminate signs of aging, you could be an ideal candidate for this treatment. In general, candidates should be healthy and should not experience any skin conditions that may interact negatively with the injections or product ingredients. Any candidates who are currently pregnant or nursing should plan to postpone treatment until the doctor approves them for injections.
This treatment is not ideal for patients who experience severe skin laxity, which may need to be treated with a more invasive procedure such as facelift surgery. It is also not able to correct dynamic wrinkles, which can be addressed simultaneously with a neurotoxin injection. If you are unsure whether you’re an ideal candidate for this treatment, our doctor can answer any questions you may have during your initial consultation.
What Should I Expect?
Your first visit will include an initial consultation with one of our talented doctors. This appointment allows our doctor to examine your areas of concern, review your medical history, and discuss your ideal results and cosmetic goals. This process will help our doctor determine your candidacy for treatment.
Once you are approved, they will recommend a personalized treatment plan to effectively address your unique concerns. You can begin looking forward to your first appointment once your initial consultation is complete.
To prepare for your first treatment, you should avoid any skin irritation in the target areas for 1-2 weeks before treatment. This can be accomplished by avoiding sunburn and tanning, exfoliants, chemical peels, and other potentially irritating skincare products or treatments.
You should also plan to stop taking blood-thinning medications like aspirin at least 1 week before your appointment to reduce your risk of bleeding or bruising after the injections. For the same reason, we recommend that you stop drinking alcoholic beverages 24 hours before treatment.
On the day of your appointment, our doctor will cleanse the target area and check your skin for any signs of irritation or infection. Next, they will apply a topical numbing agent. Once your skin is numb, they will inject the filler using a thin syringe. As it is injected under the skin, the filler will create an instant lift in the skin and allow our doctor to see the results of treatment in real time.
Our patients report that the injections are virtually painless thanks to the combination of the numbing agent and the lidocaine included in each filler dose. Once the injections are complete, you can admire your final results in a mirror.
Depending on the areas treated, you should notice volumized cheek and midface areas, fuller lips, and faded lines and wrinkles. Any skin laxity should be improved, giving your skin a smoother, fresher appearance. After our doctor has provided you with instructions for recovery, you can return to your normal activities with zero downtime.
You should continue to avoid irritating your skin during the recovery period. We typically recommend that you avoid touching the injection sites or rubbing or pressing on the filler areas for 2 weeks. This allows the product time to settle in place, after which point you can touch your skin normally.
You should avoid direct sun exposure for at least 1 week as your skin heals, although good sun protection habits will also help you prolong your results going forward. A typical recovery lasts just 1-2 weeks in total and is straightforward for most patients.
Once your skin is healed, you can enjoy your newly rejuvenated skin for the next 6-24 months with no follow-ups required. Some patients choose to return to our office during this time for minimal touch-ups, which is always an option but rarely needed. Once your results begin to diminish, you can return for your next round of injections to maintain your ideal image.
Contact Us to Learn More!
if you’re ready to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin, Juvederm could be the product you’re been waiting for! To learn more about this effective answer to all your aging concerns, contact our team of experts at South Lake OBGYN in Clermont, FL to schedule your initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you!