How Does Juvéderm Improve Wrinkles?

FDA-approved in 2006, Juvéderm restores the loss of hyaluronic acid, improving the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles and achieving a refreshed, more youthful look. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring, moisture-binding substance that keeps our skin plump, strong, firm, and hydrated. This is why it’s often referred to as our body’s “internal moisturizer”. However, over the years as we get older, our natural hyaluronic acid begins to subside. This is when facial lines and wrinkles begin to become more visible. Because Juvéderm is hyaluronic acid-based, it’s able to provide firmer, more youthful-looking skin by binding itself to the water molecules in the skin. This provides remarkable volume and lift. 

What are the Benefits of Juvederm?

Juvederm provides a number of benefits, including the following:

  • Sculpts, smooths, and revitalizes the appearance
  • Safe, short treatment
  • Short recovery period
  • Natural-looking results
  • Plump, supple lips
  • Restores lost volume
  • Lifts the cheekbones
  • Can be used on a variety of facial areas, and the hands and chest
  • Sculpts the jawline
  • Contours facial features
  • Produces more collagen
  • Minimizes fine lines, creases, and wrinkles

How Much Does Treatment Cost?

The cost of your Juvederm treatment in New York City depends on the amount of filler you require, where the treatment area is, and how much of the filler you need to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Juvederm Ultra XC

Juvederm Ultra XC is designed to smooth lines and wrinkles around the mouth, filling moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Juvederm Ultra XC is also designed for lip fillers, providing plump, supple volume.

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a little thicker than Juvederm Ultra XC. This injectable is designed to fill in deeper lines and creases in the mid and lower face, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC also achieves dramatically fuller, plump lips. 

Juvéderm treatment details

Dr. Halaas injects Juvéderm with a very fine needle, and the product also contains lidocaine to numb the area. Treatments are quick and convenient, taking only about 15 minutes, and most patients return to their regular day immediately after their appointment. Some patients experience temporary side effects including redness, bruising, swelling, bumpy skin, itchiness, and/or firmness in the treated areas. These side effects should subside quickly, but if you’re worried about any of them, please bring it up with Dr. Halaas. Results last 6-12 months.

Had Juvéderm injections on my lips recently with Dr. Halaas, and she was incredible! I showed her photos of what I wanted and it came out even better than I had anticipated. Their office is clean, organized, and well run. I won’t be going elsewhere for any future procedures.

Cindy S.

Ideal candidates for Juvéderm

  • Are over 21 years old  
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Do not have any type of bleeding disorder
  • Do not have an active skin infection
  • Do not have an allergy to gram-positive bacterial proteins or to lidocaine
  • Have realistic expectations for what Juvéderm can do

What to Expect After Treatment

There’s very little recovery to expect after Juvederm in NYC. The most common side effects are temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. This usually fades within a few days. It may help to apply gentle cold compresses during this period of time to ease any swelling and be sure to avoid the sun, strenuous exercise, and sauna treatments for 24 hours.

Juvederm FAQs

How long do results last?

Depending on which type of Juvederm filler is used, results can last for up to two years. The length of time will depend on how quickly your body metabolizes the filler substance, and the injection technique.

Are there any side effects or risks?

The side effects of Juvederm are generally minor, including mild bruising, swelling, or redness, but resolve in a few days and can easily be covered with makeup. Risks of severe swelling or lumpiness are unusual, but also resolve in a few days.

Is it painful?

You will feel a pinch as the needle is injected into the treatment areas. Dr. Halaas has a gentle, expert touch, which helps to minimize discomfort.

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