Do you have deep lines that run from the sides of your nose to the sides of your mouth? These harsh wrinkles are known as the nasolabial folds and tend to appear on our faces as we grow older. Lessening their appearance or erasing them completely can make us appear much younger.
If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your nasolabial folds or other moderate to severe age lines, then you should know about Juvederm, a gel filler that can actually help you diminish those lines and sometimes even get rid of them entirely.
When we talk about getting rid of wrinkles, most people immediately assume that the procedure of choice would be Botox or a facelift. Unbeknownst to them, the cosmetic surgery community has a lot more to offer – precision treatments meant to target specific problem areas for the best result.
Juvederm is an effective precision treatment, and getting Juvederm injections is a procedure designed exclusively to remove wrinkles from the face. Despite the availability of other facial-rejuvenation options, Juvederm remains the preferred method for smoothing out nasolabial wrinkles.
Along with the nasolabial folds, Juvederm is quite helpful for addressing a variety of wrinkles and lines. This injectable treatment can ease away horizontal forehead lines, lipstick lines (vertical lines around the lips), cheek wrinkles, the elevens (small vertical lines between the brows), and marionette lines (diagonal lines found coming down from the sides of the lips).
How It Works
Juvederm is a smooth gel that is developed using Hylacross technology; the gel contains synthetic cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring complex sugar that helps plump up areas of the skin and provides cushioning. It also helps smooth areas out for a significantly more youthful appearance.
Cross-linked hyaluronic acid appears in a net-like configuration, and it is very good at binding water molecules. The extra volume provided by these molecules makes for smooth, wrinkle-free skin.
Juvederm treatments contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic that makes the injections more comfortable by numbing the targeted region.
Patients who are treated with Juvederm are usually satisfied with their procedure and only need to have a single injection session. Because this procedure is non-surgical and only minimally invasive, there will be no need for any sort of recovery process following the injections. Instead, you will be able to return to your normal routine immediately.
Juvederm’s application process is quite convenient and quick, typically only taking 15 minutes to complete. The filler can stay in the tissues for up to a year before it needs replenishing, so you’ll be able to enjoy its effects for quite some time.
Schedule a Consultation
Juvederm, and other injectables like it, can help your face look years younger without having to come in for plastic surgery, which is accompanied by longer recovery times. Talk to your doctor about Juvederm today to start easing away wrinkles – and turning heads.
Dr. Gregory Stagnone is a highly knowledgeable board-certified plastic surgeon who will be happy to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact our office to set up a Juvederm consultation with Dr. Stagnone.