Juvederm is a type of facial injectable filler made of hyaluronic acid offered at Twin City Plastic Surgery in Bloomington, IL. It is primarily used to correct moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles with results lasting approximately nine months. Other types of Juvederm, including Ultra XC and Volbella XC, can be used to add volume to lips and smooth the appearance of lip lines.
Juvederm is known for its smooth consistency, which makes it unique from other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, which have a granular consistency. It utilizes a Hylacross technology that is responsible for its smooth and malleable properties. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by the body that has the ability to retain water, acting as a cushioning agent in the areas around the injection sites. Juvederm adds volume to the skin and improves its overall appearance.
If you are interested in Juvederm injections in Bloomington, Peoria, Springfield, or Champaign, IL, contact Twin City Plastic Surgery today to schedule an appointment.
What to Expect During Juvederm Treatment
After the doctor has assessed the patient’s skin type and has taken the patient’s goals into consideration, the administration of Juvederm will start.
Before the start of the procedure, the injector may use a topical or injectable anesthesia to numb the skin, minimizing discomfort once the procedure has started. A type of Juvederm called Juvederm XC (extra comfort) is a new product that already contains a local anesthetic called lidocaine, making the administration of a separate anesthetic agent unnecessary.
Juvederm is then injected under the skin using a fine needle to fill areas in the face that have lost volume. Juvederm is also used to smooth away unflattering wrinkles, folds, and fine lines. After the injections, the treated areas may be massaged gently. This treatment can be completed in 15 minutes to one hour, depending on the areas that need treatment.
Risks of Juvederm Injections
Although Juvederm injections are considered to be safe, there is always a risk of side effects, include the following:
- Pain or tenderness
- Lumps or bumps
These potential side effects are usually limited to the site of the injection.
The patient may be advised to avoid performing strenuous exercises and excessive sun exposure for the next 24 hours. The patient may also be advised to avoid smoking and alcoholic beverages while recovering. Following these instructions carefully is important in order to avoid temporary redness, itching, or swelling of the treated sites. If swelling occurs, an ice pack can be applied over the area to alleviate it.
Twin City Plastic Surgery is proud to treat patients from Bloomington, Peoria, Springfield, and Champaign, IL and surrounding areas with Juvederm. Call (309) 662-6772 or fill our out online contact form today to schedule an appointment or to ask any questions!