Dermal fillers have become a popular way to roll back the clock on your appearance, with the ability to smooth away wrinkles and restore youthful volume to the face all at the same time. One of the top choices in dermal fillers is Juvederm, a versatile, silky smooth formulation that offers a myriad of benefits even over other fillers in its class. Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics has a number of reasons why many of our patients prefer Juvederm over other types of dermal fillers today.
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. These fillers contain a synthetic version of the hyaluronic acid naturally produced by the body that keeps joints and muscles lubricated. It also locks moisture into the skin for a soft and supple texture. It appears that over time, our bodies create less hyaluronic acid, which leads to stiff joints and dry skin.
Hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers works in the underlying dermal layers to support the skin’s structure. The substance creates volume and stability to produce an outward complexion that is fuller, smoother and more youthful.
Juvederm is a unique gel-like formulation that provides the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid available. This gives Juvederm a distinctly smooth texture that produces the most natural results of any hyaluronic acid filler today. The benefit is particularly noticeable in the delicate area of the lips, where Juvederm can provide natural plumping, greater lip definition and reduction of fine, vertical lines above the upper lip. However, Juvederm also offers excellent results in smoothing away facial creases that appear around the nose, mouth and chin.
Juvederm is injected into the skin using a very fine needle, which greatly reduces discomfort during the procedure. In addition, the formulation contains lidocaine to minimize pain and the formulation goes into the dermal layers. Some patients may opt for a topical numbing cream prior to treatment, particularly in sensitive areas like the lips, if they are still concerned about their comfort level during treatment.
Safe for All Skin Types
Juvederm is also the only hyaluronic acid-based filler that has been shown safe for use on all skin types and colors. Some patients, especially those with darker skin tones or tanned skin, have found that other fillers can cause hyperpigmentation or scarring. Juvederm has not been linked to that side effect, making it a preferred choice among all of our patients.
Juvederm is the only hyaluronic acid filler approved by the FDA for results that can last up to one full year. Other fillers may only last 6-8 months, which means more frequent treatment sessions and a higher cost overall. It is important to note results of Juvederm do vary from patient to patient and from treatment area to treatment area.
Juvederm can be used alone or in combination with other injectable treatments like Botox to help you reach all of your cosmetic goals. The treatments only take about 15 minutes to complete and nearly all of our patients are able to return to their daily activities as soon as the procedure is over. Results appear right away and last for many months before another treatment session is needed.
If Juvederm sounds like the right anti-aging treatment for you, contact Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics at 952-460-1970 to schedule your appointment today.