Perfect Locations for Juvederm
Juvederm is a facial filler that has many applications. You might have concerns about several areas on your face, from deep wrinkles to a lackluster lip line. Take a moment to look over all of the areas that can be enhanced with Juvederm, including:
• Hollow facial contours
• Narrow lips
• Skin folds
• Shallow wrinkles
When you meet with our board certified surgeon, you can discuss each area that you want to enhance. It's important to remember that Juvederm can't fix every imperfection on the face. However, it can enhance many features that will shine brightly past any other concerning areas. Your doctor may even suggest other treatments that can compliment the Juvederm treatment too.
Juvederm and Its Reaction in the Body
Juvederm's main ingredient is hyaluronic acid. This substance is probably the most common ingredient in facial fillers today. It's effective because it's a stabilized molecule. HA bonds to water molecules, which contributes to the hydration that you feel during the Juvederm injection. The injection site swells with the water and HA, and your resulting look is more rounded and healthy.
You might be concerned about allergic reactions to this foreign substance in your body. However, HA is actually found in your body's natural chemistry. It won't react with your immune system because it's recognized as a standard chemistry component. This fact is what makes HA a perfect filler for almost every patient.
Treatment Length and Touch-Ups
Juvederm is an injectable filler, and most patients will require more than one syringe of the HA ingredients. Each procedure is unique because the doctor may fill several areas on your face. Generally, you'll spend up to 20 minutes in the patient's room as the doctor actively applies the filler. It's possible to have the procedure completed over an hour-long appointment.
Although our Orange County professionals will complete your procedure to perfection, every patient will usually require touch-ups as the filler settles into your facial contours. Between four to eight weeks is when the doctor will ask you to return. The doctor may simply evaluate you or add a few fillers to any problem areas. You'll emerge with a better look than ever before.
Long Lasting Results
It takes a long time for the filler to be broken down by the body. After your touch-up session, Juvederm should last for up to one year. It's important to note that everyone has a different experience with this filler. Your metabolism might be fairly efficient, and the filler is fully absorbed after 9 months. Take a look at your face each day and note any changes, such as:
• Sunken cheeks
• Shadows growing across your face
• Newfound fine lines
If it's been less than a year since your last Juvederm injection, contact our facility for an evaluation. We can determine if you need another procedure in order to treat those unsightly facial features.
Common Recovery Concerns
As Orange County's leading facial plastic surgery center/office, we've worked with various patients and their recovery concerns. Some of the most common side effects to Juvederm include:
• Red patches around injection site
During your Juvederm procedure, you might feel a slight numbing effect across your skin. This is entirely normal because of the lidocaine within the filler. It will wear off over time. Swelling and redness are temporary reactions to the filler entering the body. Your tissues need time to absorb the Juvederm and simply allow it to fill in your facial features.
You want a talented doctor working on your youthful appearance so contact our Fashion Island today at 949-200-1615. We can set up a convenient appointment that will cover all of your questions and concerns. With all of the information about Juvederm, we can plan a beauty treatment together that fights the signs of aging.