Juvederm is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Young skin contains an abundance of HA.
As we age, time, sunlight, and other factors reduce the amount of HA in our skin. The lack of HA causes our skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds, like those parentheses lines around our nose and mouth.
How does Juvederm make the lines disappear?
When Juvederm is injected into skin, hyaluronic acid (HA) is restored, adding volume to smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. This leads to very natural looking and natural feeling results. “Everyone will notice but no one will know”.
Does the treatment hurt?
Juvederm is now formulated with lidocaine, a common anesthetic, to provide a more comfortable experience during and after your treatment. Depending upon what areas you are having treated and how sensitive they might be, the Genesis MedSpa staff can also offer additional anesthetic options, such as topical lidocaine cream or a dental block. We will make your experience a comfortable one.
How long does it last?
Juvederm usually lasts about 6-8 months, depending upon where in the face it is injected. However, it can last up to a year in some clients.
What should I do to prepare for my treatment?
It is important to discontinue the use of ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin) for 72 hours before your appointment. Do not take aspirin for one week before your appointment, unless you are taking it for a medical reason. If you are on blood-thinning medications, let the Genesis staff know before your appointment.
What should I do after my treatment?
You may return to normal activities immediately after a Juvederm injection. However, you may not apply heavy pressure to the injected area for 4 hours. If you received a dental block, you may not want to plan on eating or drinking much for a few hours until the block wears off. You will be asked to apply ice to the injected area for the first 24 hours after the injection in order to minimize the risk of bruising.