Juvéderm® injectable gel fillers (Hyaluronic acid), a naturally occurring substance found in the body, is used to gently smooth out wrinkles and folds, restoring a more youthful volume to the face. Hyaluronic acid has also been shown to stimulate collagen production. The natural aging process will break down the hyaluronic acid we were born with the skin becomes less elastic and supple and lines begin to form. Juvéderm® replenishes our skin’s hyaluronic acid and fills in lines and sagging skin, and can even be used to plump up thin lips. This product is best used to enhance and define lips, cheeks, and the jaw-line.
Juvéderm® is a simple, nonsurgical wrinkle treatment with minimal recovery or downtime and results are revealed instantly. So you can make an appointment at Radiance and get right back to your daily routine. Come in for a consultation at Radiance and receive a comprehensive facial analysis and examination of the soft tissue of your face to assess the depth of wrinkles and folds to determine your treatment for wrinkles. We are happy to discuss with you about the different formulations of Juvéderm® such as Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC, Juvéderm® Volbella. The different formula options could help you better achieve your specific facial volume needs, restore lost fullness, and achieve smoother looking skin.
Depending on your own pain tolerance and comfort levels, Dr. Siu may choose to use a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area before the treatment is performed. The Juvéderm® injectable will then be eased under your skin (where wrinkles and folds occur) to replace lost skin volume. Following the injection, Dr. Siu may gently massage and sculpt the treated areas. This allows us to better tailor treatment to your unique skin volume needs. The procedure is quick and easy and the results are instant! The injection itself usually takes only about 15 minutes.
The smooth and natural-looking results of Juvéderm® is instantaneous, enjoy immediate facial improvements after your treatment. Each person is unique, which means that results for every individual differs but a single treatment is usually all you need to get the look you want. Follow-up appointments are also available a few weeks after the first treatment where “touch-ups” could be done to achieve optimal results. You can enjoy the long-lasting effects of Juvéderm® injectables for six to nine months before needing to schedule your next appointment.
Another one of the many benefits to Juvéderm® is that it is a no downtime procedure. For the first 24 hours following your procedure, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. These simple precautions will help minimize temporary injection-related reactions such as redness, itching at the treatment site, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps. You may experience pain, tenderness, temporary redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, and bumps at the injection sites. Studies have shown that these are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less.