You cannot stop the hands on the clock of time from ticking away. No matter how diligent you are about taking care of your skin, using moisturizers and protection from sun damage, the signs of aging somehow manage to make their way onto your skin. You will notice it the most in your face when you start to see lines and wrinkles that make you feel older than you are. If you are looking for a nonsurgical alternative to erase those telltale marks of the passing years, Juvederm® could be the solution for you.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is an injectable filler that contains hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in living things and in your skin. During the aging process, your body produces less hyaluronic acid. At that point, you lose volume in your facial skin, and it will begin to droop; wrinkles, lines, and folds appear. Juvederm® counteracts the problem by injecting hyaluronic acid into your skin, restoring the structure in your face and giving you volume, diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Results are not permanent with Juvederm®, but can expect the effects of Juvederm® injections to last for up to a year. At that point, you can visit us at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery for follow-up treatments.
What to Expect
Juvederm® injections are provided on an outpatient basis. Sessions take a short amount of time, and you will be able to return to your routine immediately. Lidocaine, an anesthetic, is combined with Juvederm® to minimize pain during the procedure. Also, Dr. Chernoff may give you a local anesthetic on top of the lidocaine for your added comfort. For up to a week after your treatment, you may experience swelling, tenderness, and redness.
Are You a Candidate for Juvederm® Injections?
If you are tired of facial lines and wrinkles that are moderate or severe, Juvederm® could reduce the effects of aging in your face. However, you should not have Juvederm® injections if you have a history of severe allergic reactions, known to be allergic to lidocaine, or have a bleeding disorder. If you are prone to severe scarring, this may not be the appropriate alternative for you. If you have a skin condition, discuss this issue with your doctor to determine if Juvederm® injections are safe for you.
Look Younger without Undergoing Surgery
If you want to erase the signs of aging without an involved, surgical procedure, Juvederm® injections could be the best option for you. While results are not permanent, you will see the positive effects of Juvederm® injections immediately after your procedure. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery today to discuss the possibilities that Juvederm® can do for you. You may not be able to stop aging, but you can make it less noticeable with Juvederm® injections.