Aging is a natural process, but it can bring about many unwanted side effects. If you don’t like how aging has changed your appearance, our Juvederm injections at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH might just be the perfect solution for you.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Juvederm?
You Are in Good Overall Health
The main ingredient in Juvederm, hyaluronic acid, is something that you can already find naturally present in various parts of your body. This makes this dermal filler safe for just about anybody who has aging-related cosmetic concerns.
As long as you’re in good overall health, you’re not pregnant or breastfeeding, and you don’t currently have any skin conditions like eczema flare-ups or sunburns, then you could be a good candidate to receive this dermal filler.
Your Cheeks Are Thinning
Over time, your skin begins to lose the volume that helped it appear so youthful in the past. Since your cheeks are one of the most voluminous parts of your face, this loss tends to be particularly noticeable there. Don’t feel discouraged if you don’t like the way this has changed your appearance.
This dermal filler can be injected into your cheeks, helping them appear rounder and fuller; like they did when you were young. When you do this, you’ll also add more definition to your cheekbones.
Your Skin Is Sagging
As your cheeks lose volume and your skin loses elasticity, this allows gravity to take a much stronger hold on your skin. If you’ve noticed jowls forming and you’re not happy with the way they’re affecting your appearance, this filler can help.
When you get injections in your cheeks, this takes up space under the skin and lifts any loose skin that’s been sagging. You’ll reduce the appearance of your jowls and enjoy a much tighter, smoother jawline.
You Have Laugh Lines
Laugh lines, smile lines, or nasolabial folds are the lines that appear between your nose and your mouth. They’re formed by a combination of a loss of elasticity in the skin along with repeated facial movements.
Despite their charming name, many people dislike the appearance of laugh lines on their faces as they can age one’s appearance significantly. To get back your youthful appearance, consider getting injections of this dermal filler to fill in and smooth out the area.
You Have Thin Lips
Large, full lips are one of the markers of youth. If you have particularly thin lips, this can age your appearance and make you look more serious than you are.
One of this dermal filler’s formulas is specifically designed to target the lips. You’ll get the plump lips you’ve been dreaming of, and it’s also a great way to even out asymmetrical lips or simply add a little more definition to them.
You Have Lipstick Lines
Lipstick lines, also called smoker lines, are the little vertical lines that you’ll find on your lips as the skin there loses its elasticity. Not only can they make you look much older, but they can make you appear unhealthy too.
If you get this filler in your lips, as it takes up space beneath the loose skin it will smooth it out and reduce the appearance of your lipstick lines for smooth, healthy-looking lips.
You Want Something Non-Invasive
If you’re looking for permanent results from your treatment, then you may want to consider a surgical procedure. Know, however, that these procedures can be highly invasive which means downtime once the procedure is done and, in some cases, a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery period.
When you get this dermal filler, however, you won’t need to worry about any of that. It’s injected into your skin using a fine and precise needle, so there’s no need to go under the knife. The recovery period after your treatment will also be easy and low-maintenance.
You Want Treatment That’s Safe
Don’t worry about safety with this treatment. It’s carefully formulated to be safe for almost anyone to get, and its main ingredient is something you can already find in your skin.
As long as you visit a qualified practitioner to get your treatment, like those at our clinic, you can trust that you’re not just getting effective treatment—you’re getting safe treatment too.
You Want to See Results Quickly
If your gaining concerns are affecting your self-esteem, then you’re probably looking for a treatment option that’s going to get you the results you want as quickly as possible. If that’s the case, this is the treatment for you.
As soon as your appointment is done, you’ll notice an immediate difference in the way your skin looks as the product takes up space beneath it. Over the following week, the Juvederm will take full effect and you’ll see the extent of your results.
You Want Results to Last a Long Time
All dermal fillers provide temporary results, but some certainly last longer than others. In some situations, like if you’re not sure if you’ll like your results, you may want to look for something with short-term results.
But if you’re confident in your decision and you want something that will last you a long time, this is the perfect filler. Depending on where you get your injections and how your skin responds, you can expect to enjoy your results for anywhere between 1 to 2 years.
Why Does Skin Wrinkle in the First Place?
Your skin contains several chemicals. These chemicals include hyaluronic acid as well as the proteins collagen and elastic. You have high levels of these chemicals when you’re young.
But as you get older, your skin doesn’t produce these chemicals as effectively. As it loses these chemicals, your skin becomes more prone to damage and to signs of aging like wrinkling and sagging.
What Exactly Is Juvederm and What Does It Do?
This hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler works by taking up space under your skin and providing fullness and volume to areas that may have lost it. There are several different formulas available, each one targeting a different part of your face. When you get treatment, you may receive one or more of the formulas depending on what your concerns and goals are.
Practitioners and patients alike love this filler because it’s a safe, effective way to treat aging-related cosmetic concerns. It’s also easy to combine it with other injectables like Botox for even better results, and treatment can easily be customized to fit each individual’s needs.
How Do I Prepare for My Treatment?
When you get treatment from our team of professionals, we’ll make sure you know everything you need to prepare for your treatment. There are a few basic instructions you’ll have to keep in mind during the day or two leading up to your appointment.
We’ll ask that you avoid certain substances like tobacco and alcohol. That’s because they can thin your blood and put you at risk of bruising around the injection sites. You should also avoid supplements like St. John’s wort and fish oil during this time.
What Is Getting Treatment Like?
When you arrive at our clinic to receive your injections, we’ll do everything we can to make the experience as comfortable as possible for you. Our friendly team will welcome you to our clinic, and we’ll begin your treatment by thoroughly cleaning your skin. In some cases, we may also apply a small amount of a topical numbing cream.
When your skin is ready, we’ll start applying the injections. We’ll inject small amounts of the filler at a time in strategic locations to ensure that your results are as accurate as possible. The treatment process is extremely fast and should take less than an hour.
What Is Recovery Like?
As soon as your treatment is done, you can leave our clinic and get back to your normal life. There are just a few things to remember as your skin heals.
It will be much more sensitive for the next few days, so stay out of direct sunlight and avoid any strenuous physical activity that could make you sweat a lot.
Book an Appointment Today
If Juvederm sounds like it could be the perfect solution to your aging concerns, then it’s time to book your appointment. We’ll be more than happy to help you get back the youthful appearance you’ve been missing. Get in touch with us today at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH.