3 Reasons Why We Love Juvederm®

3 Reasons Why We Love Juvederm®

The clock and calendar aren’t always kind to the delicate skin tissue on your face, and it’s one of the first places signs of aging appear. Wrinkles, creases, sun spots, and loose skin thwart your efforts to look younger.

And though you’d like to do something about it, you may not be ready to jump into surgical procedures. Fortunately, there’s a nonsurgical solution that can slow down and even reverse these telltale signs of aging — Juvéderm® dermal fillers.

In the hands of an expert like Rick J. Smith, MD, Juvéderm revitalizes your skin and restores your youthful appearance. From our offices in East Lansing, Michigan, Dr. Smith, our board-certified plastic surgeon, and our team of experienced medical professionals, administer a wide variety of cosmetic procedures to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. 

Here are the top three reasons we often recommend Juvéderm to improve your skin and your confidence.

The facts about Juvéderm

Juvéderm is a dermal filler, one of several brands on the market today. Dermal fillers have risen in popularity in the past few years, and at last count, more than 3.4 million Americans opted for this anti-aging treatment. 

Different brands of dermal fillers contain different ingredients to target specific issues. 

Juvéderm contains hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in your body. Hyaluronic acid is a viscous, gel-like substance that fills in the areas under your sunken, wrinkled skin. By replacing lost volume, Juvéderm effectively “reinflates” your skin and smooths the texture.

And because hyaluronic acid is hygroscopic — meaning water loves it — it attracts water molecules and keeps your skin hydrated and plump.

Reasons we love Juvéderm

We love Juvéderm for many reasons, but if we had to narrow it down to the top three, it would be the following.

1. Minimally invasive

Although you may consider surgery in the future, it’s not the go-to solution for mild-to-moderate signs of aging. 

Juvéderm requires only a few tiny injections using very slender needles to place the hyaluronic acid in strategic places. There is very little to no risk of scarring and infection when administered by a trained professional.

2. Safe and painless

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Juvéderm to add volume and fullness to facial skin. As long as you don’t have allergies to hyaluronic acid, you can safely receive Juvéderm injections without the worry of adverse reactions.

Your treatment session is quick and painless, too. Because there’s a little bit of lidocaine in Juvéderm, the solution numbs the injection site as it goes in, so you won’t feel any discomfort at all. 

3. Immediate and long-lasting results

Unlike some other cosmetic treatments that make you wait for weeks before the results appear, Juvéderm delivers on its promise immediately.

Except for some slight swelling and redness for a day or two, your skin will look better than before you came in. Depending on the exact solution of Juvéderm we give you, the injection location, and your body’s unique metabolism, your results will last at least six months and as long as two years. 

Bonus benefits

Whether you choose Juvéderm to plump your thinning lips, or smooth fine lines and wrinkles on your face, Juvéderm is an excellent decision for everyone who wants a natural-looking treatment that won’t make them look “overdone.” 

However, if you decide that you don’t like your results, you can sleep easier knowing that they will fade over time as your body absorbs the hyaluronic acid. If you don’t want to wait, we can administer a reversing agent to dissolve the solution and return your skin to its original state.

But if you're like the vast majority of Juvéderm recipients, you’ll love your results and be back for more when the effects wear off. 

If you also have deeper facial creases caused by years of laughing, frowning, grimacing, and worrying, Botox®, another type of injectable, is your best bet — and it’s the perfect complement to your Juvéderm treatment. 

To find out if Juvéderm and Botox can help you turn back the hands of time, schedule an appointment with our team. Use our handy online booking tool or call us today. 

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