Juvederm

Rick J. Smith, MD

Plastic Surgery located in East Lansing, MI

If you don’t like the idea of having a face-lift, but want to reverse some of the signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin on your face, Juvéderm® injectable fillers can give you a more youthful appearance without the need for surgery. Michelle Smith, RN, provides expertly administered cosmetic treatments at the office of Rick J. Smith, MD, in East Lansing, Michigan, using noninvasive treatments such as Juvéderm to restore your appearance and revitalize your skin. Call Dr. Smith’s office or schedule an appointment online today to get started.

Juvederm Q & A

What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm is a dermal filler that’s used by cosmetic surgeons to plump up sagging skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers injected into precise locations on your face fill the gaps between the fibers that arise as a result of tissue loss during the aging process.

Juvéderm contains hyaluronic acid, a natural substance produced in your body that keeps your skin plump and taut. As you age, your body produces less hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin, which all contributes to signs of aging like wrinkling and sagging skin. The hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm also aids the retention of water molecules in your skin, which further enhances the firming effect.

Juvéderm is effective in treating the common signs of aging, including:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Crow’s-feet
  • Thinning lips

Juvéderm is also suitable for facial sculpting and cheekbone enhancement, and is effective in rejuvenating aging hands.

Is Juvéderm safe?

Juvéderm has FDA approval for use as a facial filler, and research supports the safety and efficacy of the treatment.

How is Juvéderm administered?

The process is straightforward and you won’t need sedation or an anesthetic, although if you’re concerned about injections, you can have your skin cooled with gel or have a topical numbing cream applied to the injection sites.

Michelle injects the Juvéderm into your skin at the sites she’s marked on your face, carefully massaging the injection site to spread the filler into precisely the right areas. Once you’ve had the injections, you’re free to carry on with your day as normal, so there’s minimal disruption to your routine.

How quickly will I see the results of Juvéderm treatment?

You’ll see the effects of your Juvéderm treatment soon after the procedure, and as the process doesn’t involve having incisions made in your skin, you shouldn’t see more than slight swelling or inflammation for a day or two.

The effects of treatment with Juvéderm last for between six months and two years, depending both on you as an individual and the area being treated. You can have further treatments each year if you wish to maintain the results.

To take advantage of the ease and convenience of using Juvéderm facial fillers, call Rick J. Smith, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.