Fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity are unfortunate consequences of age. If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to correct these signs of aging that involves no downtime, you may want to consider undergoing JUVEDERM® injections.
Located in Wellesley MA, Skin Spa Medical is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest standard of aesthetic care. Our practice is led by Dr. Joseph Russo, a board-certified plastic surgeon trained at Harvard medical school. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today.
What is JUVEDERM®?
JUVEDERM® is an injectable hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that is used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. The results of this injectable typically last between 9-12 months. It was FDA-approved for cosmetic use in 2006 and enjoys wide popularity amongst patients because it is less painful and more effective than many of its other hyaluronic filler based competitors.
How Does it Work?
Like many other dermal fillers, JUVEDERM® is comprised of hyaluronic acid. This acid is naturally present in the human body, and aids in the process of absorbing and retaining water. Hyaluronic acid works much the same way when injected into loose, wrinkled skin — it brings instant volume to the area while attracting water molecules over time to provide sustained lift and tone.
But unlike many other dermal fillers, JUVEDERM® is formulated using state-of-the-art HYLACROSS technology. This results in a smooth, malleable gel that is more natural-looking than other dermal fillers.
What Can it Treat?
JUVEDERM® can treat a variety of different types of facial wrinkles, including:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Marionette lines
- Smile lines
What Can I Expect from JUVEDERM® Injections?
One thing that sets JUVEDERM® apart from other dermal fillers is the comfort associated with injections — it contains lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, that drastically reduces the amount of pain experienced during each injection session.
Each treatment typically takes 20 minutes and involves virtually no downtime. While most patients experience little discomfort following treatment, some experience redness, pain, firmness, swelling, lumps, bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration at the site of injection. Fortunately, these symptoms are usually mild and should subside in a few days.
The results of JUVEDERM® usually take less than a week to reach their full potential. Because these changes last between 9-12 months, repeated injections are necessary to maintain any improvements.
Interested in learning more about this exciting injectable treatment? Don’t hesitate — contact Skin Spa Medical today.
Juvederm Voluma® XC
Juvederm Voluma® XC is the only hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that is FDA-approved to exclusively restore lost volume in the cheeks. This injectable is an especially useful treatment option for patients interested in combatting lost facial volume without undergoing a full-blown facelift. The entire injection process takes about 15 minutes and involves little to no downtime. The results are proven to last up to two years, so you only have to return for maintenance injections once every few years.
Interested in more information about this exciting dermal filler? Don’t hesitate — contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment!