Juvederm Facial Fillers

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and subcutaneous fat. Because facial muscles are then working closer to the surface of our skin, our wrinkles become more apparent. Surgery is not always required to achieve a younger and more vibrant look. Facial fillers are a highly effective and non-invasive treatment that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore fullness to the face.

Getting your wrinkles filled is, compared to a facelift, very simple and inexpensive, and the results, compared to Botox treatments, are very long lasting.

During the treatments, which take about thirty minutes, the doctor will inject fillers into any lines on your face that you want to reduce or eliminate. Depending on the patient and the type of treatment, the results will last anywhere from four months to a year.

While Botox injections blocks the muscular nerve tissue in your face, facial fillers are injectable treatments that fill the wrinkles on your face. These injections can soften facial creases, enhance shallow contours and improve the appearance of scars. The fillers can also be used to add plumpness to your cheeks, lips and sagging hands. The fillers should feel natural under the skin and should not cause the patient any downtime after the procedure.

To maximize results and minimize risk of side effects, it is important to consult with your doctor about the best type of wrinkle filler for you. Your doctor will determine whether you are a good candidate for hyaluronic acid or synthetic fillers. Some studies have shown that hyaluronic acid may help stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, ultimately reducing wrinkles.

Side effects are rare. The list includes the risk of allergic reaction and/or the bluish discoloration of the skin. It is also possible, albeit very rare, that if the treatments are administered improperly, skin cells may die.

You will leave looking (and maybe even feeling!) younger. You may even be more beautiful than ever.


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