The desire to look your best may seem shallow to some, but how we feel about the way we look has huge significance. In both our professional and our personal lives, our appearance or how we feel we’re being perceived can affect our self-esteem, our relationships, and even our ability to achieve certain milestones. In a society that places value on looking fresh and young, it’s no wonder that the global skin market is expected to be valued at $154 billion by the year 2021.


But not everyone is willing to go to extremes for beauty. If you want to make noticeable improvements to your skin but don’t want to pursue surgery, your medical dermatologist may have viable options that can help you achieve the results you want. Juvederm may be one such option. We’ll be answering some frequently asked questions about this treatment in today’s post.


What exactly is Juvederm?

This relatively new wrinkle treatment is a filler that’s used to improve the overall look of skin, particularly in the reduction of fine lines and creases. While some fillers use collagen to plump the skin, this type of filler uses hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the human body. It consists of a gel that is injected into the skin to fill in wrinkles and create a smoother, more youthful appearance.


What are the benefits of using this type of filler?

For one thing, because hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body, patients who opt for this treatment don’t have to undergo an allergy test. This is also an important point for those who have concerns about using animal tissue in wrinkle treatments. The results of this treatment are generally considered to last longer than other kinds of wrinkle treatments. In addition, this filler actually promotes skin hydration. Not only is it a quick procedure, but it’s also been proven to be effective and safe for people of color.


Where can this treatment be used?

This injection treatment can be used for virtually all facial areas. It can improve the look of scarring (including ones caused by acne) and can be used to smooth creases and lines around the nose, mouth, and forehead. It can also be used for facial contouring and to enhance the lips. In some circumstances, Juvederm can be used under the eyes or on the backs of the hands.


Is this treatment effective and safe?

This treatment was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006. When administered correctly, these fillers are generally considered to be safe. That said, it’s important that you only have such treatments administered by a medical professional and that you understand the possible side effects that come along with any kind of treatment.

Juvederm is typically a good option for those who want to reduce the look of wrinkles or who want to explore lip augmentation without surgery. It may not be as effective for those with thin or loose skin or who have severe facial scarring. Every situation and every patient is different, so it’s best to defer to your medical dermatologist. Of all the fillers available on the market, this treatment poses less discomfort than most. While recovery times do vary, most patients can return to work the same day the treatment is administered and see their results almost instantly.


How long do Juvederm treatments last?

On average, a patient can expect to enjoy the results of their treatment for six to nine months following their procedure. Some patients experience results that last up to a year afterwards. Because this treatment is absorbed into the body at a slower rate than other dermal fillers, the effects tend to last longer than with other options.


While this dermal filler may not be right for every patient, it’s a safe and effective option that produces natural-looking and long-lasting results. If you are interested in finding out more about the best non-surgical options for wrinkle treatment Barboursville WV has to provide, get in touch with us today.