Lines and wrinkles are two skin conditions that can be very difficult to treat from home. Some may even say it’s nearly impossible to reverse the visual signs of ageing. Allergan Inc., an established and renowned company in the aesthetics industry has stepped in with the leading dermal filler on the market. Dermal fillers work to add volume where there’s a lack of collagen in the skin. Juvederm is Allergan’s prized filler that we offer here in Pasadena. The benefits of using dermal fillers exceed those of standard methods (ointments and spa days); but using Juvederm particularly can provide results that are simply astounding.*
What is Juvederm? How does it work?
Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid, or HA, which is actually in our bodies already. The gel-like consistency is injected superficially into the dermis and attracts water beneath the skin; this is to trap moisture, as well as add volume, in the folds of the wrinkles. HA fillers also promote collagen production in the dermis. Collagen is a protein that is responsible for the firmness in our skin that allows for a more youthful appearance. We begin losing collagen during adulthood, and continue to do so as we age. This is due to the fact that our skin slows down on creating it. By inducing the production of collagen, we can stay younger, longer!
Types of Juvederm
There are different forms of this filler, made to be compatible with certain areas of the face. Juvederm XC and Ultra are commonly used on the upper part of the face in fine lines; lines such as crow’s feet and frown lines are usually treated with XC and Ultra. Voluma is a thicker variant that is used in the mid face, such as the cheeks. The newest form is Volbella, which is made specially for precise lip injections.
Fillers are injectable treatments, which means they are administered through a syringe. Juvederm contains lidocaine so that there will be a lack of pain or discomfort. If you are still nervous about the initial injection, you may receive a cold pack to numb the treatment site beforehand. The injections are made with a small needle and they are relatively quick with no downtime. The amount of syringes or units needed is specific to each patient, which is why it’s important to schedule a consultation.
The results of Juvederm typically last about a year. Side effects are minimal and should subside on their own. These effects include: tenderness, soreness, itchiness, redness and swelling. It may take a day or two for the swelling to completely subside and you are left with your final look.
Scheduling a Consultation
You can contact us via phone or web to schedule an appointment! We’re located in Pasadena, which is where the consultation will take place. A consultation is the perfect time to discuss beauty goals and find out what your options are for treatment. Once you are examined in person, a unique treatment plan will be mapped out for you. Any questions or concerns you have will also be addressed at this time.