What is Juvéderm® injection filler?
JUVÉDERM® is a bio-compatible and FDA-approved gel of smooth consistency made of hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring acid in your body) that adds hydration, lift, and volume to prominent facial areas, lips and hands, providing rejuvenation and a refreshed, younger appearance. Since hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, allergy testing is not required. It is injected into the mid to deep dermis with a fine needle by Dr. Reinertson, which will result in additional volume and lift to the treated area(s).
There are a few different types of JUVÉDERM® available and we are proud to offer the XC line, JUVÉDERM’s®premier line, which alleviates much of the injection discomfort with the addition of Lidocaine, a common local anesthetic. JUVÉDERM® XC line is offered to our Bellevue patients at no additional cost.
What is Juvéderm® used for?
As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles, fine lines and folds form. JUVÉDERM® injections are one of the dermal fillers we use at Advanced Skin and Body Solutions to help treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and restore a smoother appearance to the face. Its smooth consistency also makes it a perfect choice to plump and augment the lips as it is stable and safe, and the longest lasting filler for lip augmentation. Based on the desired correction, JUVÉDERM® is also useful for adding contour to cheeks and other prominent facial areas. It is also used to add youthful plumping to aging hands.
How long does Juvéderm treatment take?
Typical treatments last approximately 30 minutes. For your comfort, we can also provide topical numbing cream to help reduce the discomfort of the injection. Please add 15 minutes to your appointment time if you would like to have topical numbing as part of your treatment. We offer this additional service free of charge as a courtesy to our patients.
What results can I expect?
Patients often find that after treatment with dermal filler they look more rested, more rejuvenated and often their friends and co-workers notice their “back from vacation” look. The results from JUVÉDERM® injections can last up to a year but we find that with 80% of our patients, the results last approximately 6-8 months. JUVÉDERM® injections temporarily add volume to facial tissue and restore a smoother appearance to the face.
Are Juvéderm® injections painful?
This JUVÉDERM®’s upgraded XC product line includes lidocaine, which allows the procedure to be much more comfortable for the patient. The lidocaine swiftly soothes the skin after the needle initial insertion. Using ice packs and a skilled hand, Dr. Reinertson is able to make the JUVÉDERM® treatment comfortable for her patients.
Side Effects of Juvéderm®
Common side effects are tenderness, bruising and swelling at the site of injection and typically last 2-7 days. Some patients experience very little bruising or swelling and are back to their normal activities immediately. Please note that side effects can last up to 2 weeks for a small percentage of patients. If you are allergic or sensitive to Lidocaine or Xylocaine, please inform our medical staff or Dr. Reinertson prior to your procedure. Your comfort and safety are our primary concern.
How do I reduce Juvéderm side effects?
Before your Juvederm treatment, it’s important to stop taking any blood thinning medication, including aspirin, ibuprofen, or fish oil at least one week before your appointment. This will reduce the likliehood of bruising and swelling, and speeds up side effect recovery. Also, taking Arnica Montana sublingually will also help reduce bruising and swelling after your cosmetic injection treatment.
Juvéderm Patient Reviews
We have included a link from the website for JUVÉDERM® if you would like more information from people who have used JUVÉDERM® to correct fine lines, wrinkles and folds. These patient testimonials explain how JUVÉDERM® dermal filler has made a difference in their lives.
What does Juvéderm cost in Bellevue?
Advanced Skin and Body Solutions’ approach to cosmetic injectables focuses on the individual and their unique needs, goals, and desires. Pricing depends on the amount of JUVÉDERM® needed for the desired look as it’s sold by the syringe. Multiple syringes will likely be needed if the desired look requires more JUVÉDERM®.
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