Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid. This substance keeps your skin hydrated and gives it a youthful firmness and elasticity. However, your body produces less hyaluronic acid as you age. As a result, your skin may become looser, and you may develop wrinkles and deeper creases, especially in your midface.
JUVÉDERM® is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Your esthetician will inject the gel under the surface of your skin, where it will fill in creases and sunken areas. It will also increase hyaluronic acid levels, so that your skin can naturally hold in more moisture. JUVÉDERM® is made with patented HYLACROSS™ technology, giving it a smooth, natural consistency. This advanced formula also means that the results of your treatment could last for up to a year.
At Murphy Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, we offer JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, as well as the recently developed JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC. If you are concerned about deep creases around your mouth and nose, you may benefit from JUVÉDERM®. For deep folds that need a greater degree of enhancement, your esthetician may recommend JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, which has a stronger formula. JUVÉDERM® Voluma™ XC may be best for you if you have lost volume in and around your cheeks.
If you want to enjoy a younger appearance, but you are not ready for a full face-lift, JUVÉDERM® may be right for you. This dermal filler can also be a great touch-up treatment after a face-lift or other procedure.
JUVÉDERM® injections typically take about 15 minutes. To achieve the most natural results, your esthetician will carefully plan the precise locations for your injections. In some cases, he or she may numb your skin before treatment. However, JUVÉDERM® contains lidocaine. Therefore, you will typically experience minimal discomfort, even without local anesthesia.
The injections involve no downtime, and you can return to work or other activities immediately after your treatments. However, you should avoid sun exposure, strenuous exercise, and alcohol consumption for 24 hours after your injections. You may experience some minor sensitivity in the treatment area. Nonprescription medications and ice packs are typically sufficient to ease any discomfort.
Following your JUVÉDERM® injections, you will see immediate results. Most patients only need a single treatment session to enjoy the many benefits of this dermal filler. Following just one appointment, you could benefit from:
The results of your treatment can last for up to a year. With your esthetician’s or Dr. Murphy’s approval, it is safe to undergo touch-ups on a routine basis.
Learn more about how you can achieve a dramatically younger appearance after just one 15-minute treatment. Contact our office
today to find out if JUVÉDERM® is right for you.