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What Is JUVÉDERM Used for?

It’s normal to see changes to your appearance as you get older, but these changes may not make you happy. If you’d like to reverse these signs of aging and look and feel younger, it’s time to consider our JUVÉDERM treatments at Finesse Cosmetic Surgery in Waltham, MA.

What Is JUVÉDERM Used for?

This injectable treatment is designed to target signs of aging like wrinkling, sagging, and an overall loss of volume in the face. It’s a fantastic way to rejuvenate your overall appearance and look and feel young again.

JUVÉDERM is made with an ingredient called hyaluronic acid, which is found in your skin naturally. It’s applied with a fine needle, which makes it a fantastic option for people looking for a non-invasive alternative to surgery.

All About Your Skin

If you want to understand better why your skin is changing so much as you get older, it helps to understand how it works in the first place. There are several chemicals naturally present in your skin. This includes, as we mentioned, hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar.

When you’re young, you have high levels of chemicals like this one. The older you get, however, the more these chemicals start to lower. This is why you’ll start to see such major changes to your skin. Let’s take a closer look at a couple of these chemicals.

Hyaluronic Acid

This sugar can be found in your skin as well as in parts of your body like your muscles and joints. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for maintaining hydration. It does so by attracting and then attaching itself to moisture molecules.

The older you get, the less hyaluronic acid you can find naturally in your skin. This can cause aging concerns like an overall thinning of the face, as well as dryness.

Collagen

This protein can be found in your skin as well as your bones, cartilage, and other tissues. Cartilage’s job is to help maintain structure. In your skin, it also helps to support flexibility and elasticity.

Since you have higher levels of collagen in your youth, your skin can stay so elastic. However, as you get older and you start to lose collagen naturally, you’ll likely find that your skin is much more prone to things like wrinkling and sagging.

What Exactly Is JUVÉDERM?

As we mentioned, this is an injectable treatment that’s applied to the desired areas of the skin using a fine needle. The main ingredient is hyaluronic acid. When it’s injected into your skin, hyaluronic acid helps attract more moisture molecules which encourages your face to appear fuller and more youthful.

The hyaluronic acid will also stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. So, not only will your face look full and round like it did in your youth, but it will also stay elastic and get rid of wrinkles.

What Areas Can JUVÉDERM Target?

Laugh Lines

It’s very common to see laugh lines appear sooner than other kinds of wrinkles. That’s because the area around your mouth is much more mobile than other parts of your face. Laugh lines, which are also called smile lines or nasolabial folds, are the lines that appear between your nose and your mouth.

If you don’t like how much your laugh lines are aging your appearance, then it’s time to consider getting this treatment. The filler can fill in any missing volume, and stimulating more collagen will keep the area smooth and free of wrinkles.

Cheeks

When your face loses volume overall, this tends to be pretty noticeable in the cheeks. That’s because your cheeks are naturally one of the most voluminous parts of your face. So, as you lose this volume, your cheeks may start to appear more and more gaunt.

You can use this injectable to put this lost volume back in your cheeks. You’ll appreciate how much fuller they look. This treatment can also be used as a non-invasive way to make cheekbones appear more defined.

Jawline

It’s common to see sagging around the jawline with age. You may even begin to notice the appearance of jowls. These can be especially disheartening to see but know you don’t have to live with them forever.

Getting injections of this filler around the cheek area will help add more fullness to the area. In turn, this lifts any sagging that you may be experiencing. Your jaw will appear much smoother and tighter, giving it a more defined overall appearance.

Lips

It’s not unusual to see volume loss in your lips as you get older. Some people may also simply have naturally thin lips as a result of their genetics. Regardless of the reason why your lips are thin, you may not appreciate how severe they make you look.

If you’re searching for a solution, this filler is here to help you. It will easily put more volume into your lips, making them appear plumper and rounder. Not only will this make you look younger, but it will also help you maintain a much more welcoming expression.

What Is the Treatment Process Like?

Getting Ready

We will have a consultation with you before giving you this treatment. The consultation is a chance for us to go over what your specific concerns and goals are, which allows us to customize your treatment plan properly. We’ll also spend some time going over how you can properly prepare for your treatment.

There are just a few things you’ll need to know in the day or two leading up to your treatment. The main goal is to avoid bruising around the injection sites. This means you’ll have to avoid anything that could act as a blood thinner, including alcohol, tobacco, and some supplements and medications.

Your Appointment

Our team takes pride in providing comfortable and safe treatments for all of our clients. When you arrive at our clinic for your appointment, trust that you’re in good hands. We’ll start your appointment by carefully cleaning the skin where you’ll be receiving the injections.

The treatment process will be completely free of pain. You’ll only feel a little pinch as the needle is applied. We’ll inject small amounts at a time which helps us to ensure accuracy. The treatment process will take under an hour, and once it’s done, you can leave the clinic.

The Healing Process

Because it’s non-invasive, the recovery process for this treatment is easy and low-maintenance. There will only be a few things that you’ll need to remember over the next few days. Otherwise, you can return to your regular everyday life as soon as you leave our clinic.

For the next week or so, make sure you stay away from direct sunlight since your skin will likely burn more easily. It will also be more sensitive to excessive sweating, so avoid extreme temperatures as well as intensive physical activity.

When Will I See the Results?

Are you looking for a cosmetic treatment that will provide you with fast results? This could be the perfect option for you. Most patients find that they see results as soon as their appointment is done and the product begins to take up space under their skin. However, this won’t be the full extent of your results.

Over the next week or two, the hyaluronic acid in this filler will continue to work to provide more fullness and encourage collagen production. At this point, you will get to see the full extent of your treatment.

How Long Will My Results Last?

There is no dermal filler that can provide permanent results. For that, you may want to consider surgery. However, surgeries inherently carry a certain amount of risk, and you may not be comfortable with that. This treatment is a great long-lasting and non-invasive alternative to surgery that will still get you effective results.

Many patients find that their results last for up to 2 years. The amount of time your specific results will last depends on factors like how your skin reacts to the filler as well as where you get injections. Taking good care of your skin after treatment will help your results last as long as possible.

Get in Touch Today

Does JUVÉDERM sound like the ideal solution to all your cosmetic aging concerns? You’ll want to reach out to our clinic. We’ll ensure that your experience with this treatment is the best that it can be. Call us today at Finesse Cosmetic Surgery in Waltham, MA.