As we age, our skin begins to age as well. The skin becomes more lax and not as full as it once was, which leaves a hollowed area in the face. These natural effects of aging happen, but JUVÉDERM® can help fight the aging process just a little bit. JUVÉDERM® is FDA approved and can be performed on both men and women over the age of 21.
Each injection of JUVÉDERM® Ultra contains a gel-like substance made of water, hyaluronic acid (HA), and lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic. HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body, which is designed to plump up your skin by retaining moisture and softness, thus increasing volume from underneath.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra can be used under the eyes to increase volume, and it can treat the lips, cheeks, and nasolabial folds for ultimate smoothness. The length of treatment time for JUVÉDERM® Ultra can take up to one hour from start to finish, depending on the amount of injectables needed to achieve your aesthetic goals.
After your JUVÉDERM® Ultra injectable treatment, you can expect to see the deeper lines smooth away instantly. Your results will look natural with this FDA-approved dermal filler, and they can last up to one year from your initial treatment. It is recommended that you undergo repeat treatments to achieve the look you desire so that you can look refreshed and natural as you go about your normal routine.
It is very rare to experience any major side effects after a JUVÉDERM® Ultra treatment. Most patients notice some post-treatment pain, swelling, and bruising, which should dissipate after a few days. Patients may return to regular activities after their treatment; however, in the first 24 hours after the procedure, it is important that you do not rub the treatment area and that you avoid strenuous exercise, sun exposure, and alcoholic beverages.
For more information about the JUVÉDERM® Ultra or the JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers offered at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please contact us online or call us at 713-807-1000 to schedule your consultation.