Facial fillers are some of our favorite treatments to offer patients for a number of reasons: they are versatile, produce beautiful, natural-looking results, and offer long-lasting rejuvenation.
If you have been considering a non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment, Juvederm might be just what you are looking for. Here are just some of the reasons to love Juvederm.
1. It is successful in treating static wrinkles.
Fillers are a classic treatment for “static” wrinkles caused by collagen and volume loss rather than repetitive facial movements. Common areas for treatment include the nasolabial folds (running down from the nose to the sides of the upper lip) and marionette lines (extending down from the corners of the mouth). Filling in these lines with Juvederm can produce significant anti-aging results in patients, particularly when combined with other treatments to address other signs of aging.
2. It can subtly fill in areas with volume loss.
Volume loss is one of the biggest causes of facial aging and it can cause a hollow, gaunt, and perpetually tired appearance in the cheeks, tear troughs of the eyes, and many other areas of the face. Though hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm cannot restore areas with significant volume loss, they can add subtle volume to folds and sunken areas, which is often enough for significant rejuvenation.
3. It produces natural-looking lip augmentation results.
Juvederm is not just a great choice for facial rejuvenation, it is also perfect for subtle facial enhancements like lip augmentation. Hyaluronic acid fillers produce extremely natural-looking results that stay soft and beautiful for months. Both younger patients with thin lips and older patients with volume loss can benefit from this popular treatment.
4. It is safe and non-invasive.
Juvederm is a trusted brand with very few associated side effects. Candidacy requirements are minimal, and most patients over 21 are eligible for treatment unless an allergy or bleeding disorder is a concern. The treatment is quick and nearly painless, involving only a brief injection process that produces only mild side effects in some patients.
5. There is no associated downtime.
While there are some mild side effects that can occur following Juvederm treatments (such as mild bruising and swelling, especially in the tear troughs), these subside within a week or two and do not prevent patients from resuming normal activity. There is no downtime associated with Juvederm, and patients will not have any activity restrictions following treatment, making it easy to fit the treatment into busy schedules.
6. It is long-lasting.
Botulinum toxin treatments for dynamic wrinkles like Botox and Dysport last about 3-4 months on average, but Juvederm tends to last much longer—about 6-9 months on average. Most patients are so thrilled with the Juvederm results that they continue receiving touch-up treatments to maintain the youthful appearance the product provides. Patients who undergo another treatment before the product has disappeared will help prolong the longevity of the results.
Is Juvederm Right for You?
Juvederm is a great choice for many patients, but not everyone is a good candidate for the treatments. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Juvederm and your own candidacy, then your next step should be scheduling a consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to discuss your facial rejuvenation goals. A consultation is an important step, even for a non-invasive treatment like Juvederm, because it allows you to get expert recommendations and choose a treatment that suits your needs.
If you are looking for a highly experienced and award-winning plastic surgeon in Massachusetts, please call us at Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery & Laser Center to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stuart Bentkover. Dr. Bentkover has been performing facial filler treatments for over 30 years and has the skills to optimize your results and help you choose the right option for you. Call 508-363-6500 (Worcester location) or 617-247-0033 (Stoneham location) today to schedule your appointment.