Boston Juvederm is a popular dermal filler that corrects signs of facial aging such as deep lines and wrinkles, gaunt cheeks, and thin lips. Experts at Finesse Cosmetic Laser and Lipo can deliver natural-looking results with their meticulous injection techniques and profound understanding of facial proportions.
Read on the most frequently asked questions about Juvederm to learn if this FDA-approved dermal filler, also called soft tissue filler, will suit you.
What is the main active ingredient of Juvederm?
Answer: All Juvederm products are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that gives the skin its plumpness and youthful structure. But with aging and free radicals caused by UV rays, poor diet, and pollution, our body produces less and less of this compound.
What is the advantage of hyaluronic acid-based fillers?
They don’t come with a risk of adverse reaction because the main active ingredient is found naturally in the body. In fact, Juvederm does not require allergy testing.
Hyaluronic acid also settles in more smoothly compared with other types of dermal fillers, resulting in softer and more natural results (no bumps and other surface irregularities).
What areas are treated with Juvederm?
Juvederm is FDA cleared for the aging cheeks or mid-face, lips, and nasolabial folds.
There are a variety of products offered under the Juvederm line. While they all have the same formulation, they come in varying particle sizes that primarily determine their level of cohesiveness.
For instance, the Juvederm XC has a relatively thick consistency that makes it ideal for smoothing out the nasolabial folds, or more commonly referred to as laugh lines, whereas the Juvederm Ultra XC and the Juvederm Volbella XC have a lighter and smoother gel that makes them ideal for plumping lips and eliminating the vertical lip lines.
The Juvederm Voluma XC, meanwhile, is a very cohesive filler that makes it ideal for sculpting the cheeks that have lost their volume due to aging.
Is it painful?
The vast majority of patients described their experience with Juvederm as having no or very little discomfort since it’s a common practice to apply topical numbing medications prior to injection. Occasionally, the filler is infused with lidocaine, which is a numbing drug, to further promote patient comfort.
How long does the treatment take?
It often takes 20-30 minutes to complete, although it might be longer if you ask for Botox or other complementary facial rejuvenation treatments. You should be able to return to work and other normal activities the same day as your treatment. This is one of the reasons why Boston Juvederm appeals to so many people.
How long the results last?
Juvederm may last about a year when used in the lips, 12-18 months in the laugh lines, and up to two years in the cheek. The cheek area experiences slower resorption rate because it doesn’t move as much as the lips.
To learn more about Juvederm, contact the contact the experts at Finesse Cosmetic Laser and Lipo in Waltham, MA to schedule your initial consultation.