As we age, our body's natural collagen production begins to decrease. This means that the skin can become thin, papery, wrinkled, and sun damaged. A cosmetic dermatologist can help you reverse the telltale signs of aging through cosmetic dermatology treatments like Juvederm injections. Here is a look at how Juvederm works, and how it can help you.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an injectable dermal filler that cosmetic dermatologists use to fill in fine lines and deep wrinkles. Juvederm gel contains hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar that naturally occurs in the body. Some types of Juvederm also include lidocaine, which acts as an anesthetic and makes the cosmetic dermatology procedure less uncomfortable. When your dermatologist injects Juvederm into your skin, the skin retains more water and becomes smoother and plumper.
Who can benefit from Juvederm injections?
Anyone who wants to reverse fine lines and wrinkles due to aging can benefit from Juvederm injections. When you talk to your dermatologist about cosmetic dermatology procedures, he or she can evaluate you to determine if you are a good candidate for Juvederm dermal fillers. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, planning other cosmetic dermatology procedures, prone to scarring, or taking an immunosuppressant or other drug that promotes prolonged bleeding, you might not be a good candidate.
What is the Juvederm procedure used by cosmetic dermatologists?
Prior to your Juvederm injection, your cosmetic dermatologist can offer you an anesthetic. The entire cosmetic dermatology procedure only takes a few minutes. Your dermatologist will inject the Juvederm directly into the treatment area. After the treatment is performed, you may experience brief, mild side effects such as redness, tenderness, swelling, bruising, and discoloration. The injections are relatively painless, and results are immediate. The results of the cosmetic dermatology procedure can last between 9 and 12 months.
If you're interested in learning more about cosmetic dermatology procedures like Juvederm, visit one of our experienced cosmetic dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. We offer a number of safe and effective cosmetic dermatology procedures that can eliminate scars, wrinkles, and sun damage. To schedule an appointment, call us today at (866) 400-3376.