As we age, we lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid, whose main function is to provide volume and elasticity to the skin. This causes volume reduction and sagging skin around the face.

Our facial skin also tends to thin and become stretched out with age, causing deep wrinkles or folds. But these conditions can be treated with Juvederm, a revolutionary facial filler for volumizing the skin.  In fact, Juvederm has become the most popular facial filler used worldwide!

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler that produces results lasting up to one year. It instantly restores volume and smooths away facial wrinkles and folds. It temporarily reverses the aging process, revealing younger, fuller skin. Unlike many other products, Juvederm is non-animal sourced.

Juvederm is known for its long-term safety and superior results. Patients can achieve that desired youthful look by diminishing lines and folds around the mouth, and by volumizing their lips and cheeks with this remarkable product.

Juvederm is used to treat:

  • Nasolabial Folds (between nose and mouth)
  • Marionette Lines (corners of the mouth)
  • Volume loss in cheeks and jawline
  • Facial wrinkles and creases
  • Lips

The Procedure

Juvederm treatments take approximately 15-30 minutes to administer and can be performed at our Silver Spring office. It is injected into the desired area with minimal discomfort. This simple procedure involves less discomfort for patients than other dermal filler treatments, while still providing a healthier, more youthful appearance. In addition, Juvederm is composed of biocompatible hyaluronic acid, meaning it poses little to no risk of allergic reaction and other negative side effects.

Results/Side Effects

Post procedure swelling around the injection site may occur and last a few hours to a few days. Most patients can resume normal activities immediately with minimal discomfort. Strenuous physical activities, sun exposure, and alcohol should be avoided 24 hours after surgery to help the healing process. Also, it is important to wear sunscreen and avoid using facial products that contain alcohol on the face.

Additional side effects may include:

  • Redness
  • Mild discomfort/tenderness
  • Firmness
  • Lumps/bumps
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Discoloration

Results after treatment last longer than with other injectable wrinkle treatments. The average patient can enjoy the results of a Juvederm treatment for 6-9 months, while some patients have experienced results lasting up to a year.

If you are ready to reveal a smoother, more youthful appearance, call our office to schedule your consultation today!