JUVÉDERM Explained: What Is It And How Does It Work?

In our modern world of high-definition technology and daily selfies, the pressure to put your best face forward seems constant. Furthermore, the stressors of an increasingly fast-paced lifestyle and demanding work schedule can contribute to early signs of aging, making the benefits of cosmetic treatment, arguably, more valuable than ever.

The exceptional team of board-certified dermatologists and experienced providers at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center are dedicated to helping men and women win the war against aging and keep their skin healthy and youthful through the most innovative and effective cosmetic skin treatments available. If you are ready to turn back the clock and rejuvenate your look, consider one of our most popular offerings: JUVÉDERM®. Learn more about JUVÉDERM in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, FL here, and find out if it may be right for you.

What is JUVÉDERM?

The JUVÉDERM collection is a family of highly effective injectable dermal fillers designed to restore a more youthful appearance by restoring lost volume, smoothing out lines and wrinkles, and addressing additional signs of facial aging. JUVÉDERM is made with synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that also occurs naturally in the body and contributes to healthy, supple skin and the production of collagen.

What is JUVÉDERM used for?

There are several different fillers included in the JUVÉDERM family, each of which has its own unique set of applications and characteristics. During your initial consultation at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center, one of our knowledgeable and highly experienced providers will thoroughly evaluate your concerns and help you determine which JUVÉDERM option can best help you achieve your goals. In some cases, using more than one JUVÉDERM product may help to further enhance your results. The most widely used JUVÉDERM fillers include:

  • JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC: These two advanced injectable fillers are fantastic options for filling in moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, including lines around the mouth and nose.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC: If you’re interested in using JUVÉDERM for lips, both of these options can produce stunning results by adding volume to the upper lip, lower lip, or both, as well as filling in vertical lines around the lips.

What are the best areas for fillers?

Injectable dermal fillers can be used to address signs of aging in several places and give patients a stunning new look. Some of the areas and/or concerns that are most commonly treated with JUVÉDERM in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, FL include:

  • Forehead lines
  • Brow furrows
  • Temple depressions
  • Crow’s feet
  • Undereye hollows
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Loss of volume in cheeks
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Lip lines
  • Thin lips
  • Weak jawline
  • Weak chin

Does JUVÉDERM hurt?

The majority of patients tolerate JUVÉDERM injections fairly well. JUVÉDERM actually contains a mild anesthetic, Lidocaine, which helps to minimize discomfort during treatment. If you have concerns about pain with JUVÉDERM, talk to our caring team about the option of using an additional topical anesthetic for your treatment.

How long does JUVÉDERM take to work?

Unlike injectable neurotoxins, which can take up to 7–10 days to become effective, the results of JUVÉDERM can be seen almost immediately. Some patients may experience mild bruising or swelling after treatment, which can mask the actual results temporarily, but this should resolve quickly.

How long does JUVÉDERM last?

Like many other treatments, the longevity of JUVÉDERM results can vary from person to person depending on which specific JUVÉDERM product was used, how much filler was injected, the severity of the concerns, and other factors. On average, JUVÉDERM typically lasts about 12 –18 months before a repeat injection is needed. Lip injection with certain JUVÉDERM products may break down slightly faster, with most patients enjoying their newly plumped lips for about one year between injections. Many men and women report longer-lasting results after several rounds of JUVÉDERM injection over the course of a few years.

Can I get BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM at the same time?

Absolutely! In fact, combining injectable dermal fillers, like JUVÉDERM, and injectable wrinkle relaxers, like BOTOX, often produces the most compelling results since they are used to treat different concerns. While JUVÉDERM is a fabulous way to fill in static lines and wrinkles, as well as add volume to the face, BOTOX targets dynamic lines by relaxing the underlying muscles.

Furthermore, taking advantage of additional nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments between your injectable sessions can help to enhance and maintain your healthy, glowing, youthful look. Talk to your provider about the other exciting options offered at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center, including laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, facials, and more.

Turn back the clock and look younger with JUVÉDERM in Jacksonville, FL

If you are in search of a way to restore a more youthful, sexy, fresh look without the expense and downtime associated with cosmetic surgery, JUVÉDERM may be the solution you’ve been looking for! Call the friendly team at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville Beach, FL today to schedule your JUVÉDERM consultation, and discover how you can achieve the look you’ve always wanted!

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