Dr. Leslie Smith is a skin specialist and cosmetic doctor in Wayzata, MN. Her training and expertise make her one of the best choices in the Minneapolis St. Paul area for dermal fillers including Juvéderm.
Dr. Smith promotes Juvéderm because it restores lost volume using a hyaluronic acid (HA) formula, a substance found naturally in the body. Compared to other dermal fillers, Juvéderm provides smoother, longer-lasting results.
Benefits of Juvéderm
Juvéderm is one of the most popular dermal fillers on the market. Manufactured by Allergan, the maker of Botox, Juvéderm is FDA approved to last up to a year. It is the only filler of its kind to deliver these results with only a single treatment.
One of the things that makes Juvéderm unique is its smooth gel formula. Because of this, Juvéderm injections produce results that look and feel more natural compared to other HA fillers that have a more granular consistency. Also, Juvéderm is formulated with lidocaine to allow for more comfortable treatment and recovery.
Juvéderm is also safe and effective for all skin types and colors. Clinical trials have shown no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients who have tanned or dark skin.
What areas does Juvéderm treat?
Dr. Smith uses Juvéderm to treat wrinkles and folds in the lower to mid-face. Dr. Smith will create a personalized plan to target your problem areas.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that adds volume to your skin and helps to keep it hydrated.
Is treatment with Juvéderm injectable gel painful?
Rarely do Juvéderm injections cause discomfort. Dr. Smith will inject the smooth gel directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce pain at the injection site. Additionally, Juvéderm is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience.
How long do results last?
Juvéderm is FDA approved to last up to 1 year. Because correction is temporary, touch-up injections and repeat injects are usually needed to maintain optimal results. Dr. Smith will create a treatment plan to meet your needs and goals.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are generally mild and do not last more than a week. Most common side effects include pain or tenderness at the injection site, swelling and/or firmness in the treated area, itching, redness, and bruising. It is important to choose a well qualified cosmetic doctor to minimize these side effects as well as a risk of infection.