JUVÉDERM® is an injectable gel known as a “dermal filler” that adds volume to facial tissue which restores the youthful appearance. It is often used by celebrities for lip enhancement, and to remove facial wrinkles and folds such as “smile lines” or “parentheses” (the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Here at our medical day spa, we offer Juvederm® therapy which is administered by licensed medical spa professionals to assure our Maryland, D.C., and Virginia clients have a safe and effective experience. Call us today at (240)-244-9010 for a consultation.
How Does It Work?
When skin is young it contains a healthy supply of a substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). HA can be thought of as a sponge because its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. As we age our skin’s supply of HA decreases which creates lines and folds. Juvederm® therapy works by restoring hyaluronic acid in the skin, thereby restoring volume to the face.
Treatment and Duration?
After being evaluated, the entire procedure lasts about 10 minutes. The doctor will administer several small injections of Juvederm® to the targeted area. There is very little discomfort associated with the injections, although sometimes the doctor may choose to use an anesthetic prior to treatment. Results are apparent almost immediately, although the gel may take a few days settle into its final shape. Depending upon the area treated, results typically last from four to six months. A small amount of swelling afterward is normal.
Juvederm® versus Botox®?
Although both Juvederm® and Botox® can be used to treat facial wrinkles, they work in different ways. Botox® relaxes facial muscles that cause wrinkles, whereas Juvederm® “fills in” the areas of the skin behind the wrinkles. Our spa professionals will determine which treatment is best for your needs.
If you find yourself lacking confidence due to facial wrinkles, or wish to have youthful and voluptuous lips, Juvederm® therapy is what you are seeking. Don’t miss out on the things that are most important to you because of embarrassment or a lack of confidence. Whether for personal or professional reasons, feeling confident in a social environment is a must. Now is the time to act. Please call our professional and courteous staff in Clinton, Maryland at (240)-244-9010 for a consultation to learn how Juvederm® treatment can benefit you. After all, you deserve it!