Last Updated on Friday, 20 July 2012 09:49
Written by bodybeautiful
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 08:00
You’ve probably seen the commercials about Juvederm for wrinkles. Juvederm is a clear gel made out of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in your skin, where it is involved in tissue repair. Unlike collagen fillers derived from animals, such Evolence, Zyderm, Zyplast, and Artefill, you won’t need allergy testing before your Juvederm procedure.
When you are young, your skin has a lot of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid binds and absorbs water to create the volume in your face, lips, and earlobes that makes you look young. As you grow older, the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin naturally decreases, especially if you are exposed to excessive sunlight. This causes your skin to lose its natural contours, creating those unwanted facial wrinkles, like those found around the mouth (marionette lines) and nose (nasiolabial folds).
Juvederm is used to add or restore volume anywhere on the face, and even in earlobes! In addition to filling in folds, wrinkles and creases, it is commonly used to enhancing and sculpting lips, as well as plumping nasolabial folds, which run from beside the nostrils to the corners of the mouth, and marionette lines, which run from the corners of the mouth to the chin. It also is used to hide puffy lower eyelids and enhance the shape of the cheekbones. Juvederm is FDA-approved to last up to one year.
You will see results with Juvederm immediately, and you’ll continue to see improvement for another 1-2 weeks as the Juvederm softens and draws moisture into the area. There is little to no downtime for Juvederm. Most patients only have some mild discomfort, and you might have some mild swelling that usually clears up in a week or less.
It’s possible to bruise with Juvederm, although most patients don’t. Bruising is usually mild and can be covered with lipstick or makeup. You’ll be less prone to bruising if you avoid blood thinners, such as Vitamin E and aspirin, for ten days prior to treatment. Using a topical Vitamin K gel after your treatment will also help minimize any bruising.
If you are not happy with your Juvederm injection, hyaluronidase can be used to “melt” or accelerate the degradation of Juvederm. Hyaluronidase does not damage the skin or its structural components, and is useful for correcting areas of over-injection. Body Beautiful Day Spa & Med Spa in the Phoenix – Scottsdale area does administer hyaluronidase, however a two day lead time is required. Hyaluronidase has a very short shelf life and must be specially ordered. Body Beautiful Day Spa & Med Spa Phoenix | Scottsdale recommends repeat appointments for hyaluronidase, 7 to 14 days apart, to avoid over-correction.
Body Beautiful Day Spa & Med Spa in the Phoenix – Scottsdale area specializes in BOTOX, Dysport, and Juvederm injections at an affordable luxury price. 602-522-9222