Juvéderm® in Jacksonville FL
Juvéderm® is a non-surgical, injectable facial rejuvenation treatment used to replace lost soft tissue volume and restore a more youthful fullness to the face. It can also be used to correct undesirable facial depressions, grooves, folds, and wrinkles. In addition, Juvéderm® is used to create the "Paris Lip" enhancement, an instantly effective treatment which plumps, defines, and smoothes the lip area, creating a more expressive look. Dr. Nezami uses fine needle injection to define the vermillion border of the lips and to enhance the natural pout while smoothing the small wrinkles crossing the lip border. He prefers to use Juvéderm® for temporary lip enhancements for its precision, flexibility, and reversability.
Juvéderm® is injected into the mid to deep dermis and is designed to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. As we age, our body produces less of a naturally hydrating substance called Hyaluronic acid (HA). Over time, the skin's loss of HA results in facial wrinkles and folds. This gel replaces the skin's natural HA, restoring youthful volume. Juvéderm® is one of the most commonly used procedures in our practice.
We advise our patients to refrain from taking aspirin or ibuprofen for at least one week prior to their injection appointment, in order to reduce the risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
Juvéderm® Injection Experience
Dr. Nezami personally performs all all Juvéderm® treatments. Most patients easily tolerate the mild discomfort associated with the injections. For additional comfort, Dr. Nezami injects a local anesthetic prior to the treatment. In order to prevent bruising, he applies pressure after each injection. Juvéderm® injection is a forty-five minute procedure.
The most commonly reported side effects are slight temporary injection site redness, swelling, and possible bruising. We advise our patients to apply cold compresses after treatments, and to avoid exposure to sunlight until any initial swelling and redness has resolved. Further, any procedure that activates a dermal response, such as laser treatment or chemical peel, should be postponed for more than a week to prevent the risk of an inflammatory response. Juvéderm® injection is an in-office procedure; patients can return to work immediately after treatment. The FDA approved the use of Juvéderm® for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds in 2006.
Points to Consider
- Juvéderm® treatments do not remove excess skin. For this issue, surgical procedures are available.
- While both treatments are delivered by injection, Botox® and Juvéderm® operate differently. Botox® injections block nerve impulses, weakening the muscles that contract to cause wrinkles in the skin. Juvéderm® is used to add volume to the dermis in order to reduce folds and wrinkles.
- Side effects from Juvéderm® are minimal. Some patients may experience slight redness at the injection site, which disappears in a few days.
- The effects of Juvéderm® treatments will diminish over time. If the patient is unhappy with the result, the surgeon can inject hyaluronidase into the treatment area in order to speed up the body's absorption of the hyaluronic acid filler.