If you’re embarrassed about the way your skin folds around your mouth or how there are lines around your eyes, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with the effects of aging, especially if they spent extensive time in the sun in their youth. If this sounds familiar, Juvederm may be the answer you’re looking for to give your face a more youthful appearance.
What Is Juvederm?
There are two types of Juvederm: Juvederm XC and Juvederm Voluma XC. They are both FDA-approved injectable cosmetic fillers used on the face. Juvederm Voluma XC is the only FDA-approved cosmetic filler for the cheek area.
What Are The Uses Of Juvederm XC?
Juvederm XC is commonly used to treat facial wrinkles and folds that are moderate to severe in nature. When injected, volume is added to the skin. This filler works particularly well around the mouth and nasal areas. Juvederm XC is also used to enhance lips, reduce the appearance of scars and can even serve as a temporary chin “implant.”
What Are The Uses Of Juvederm Voluma XC?
Juvederm Voluma XC is used in the cheek area and is injected deep into the tissue. This treatment is intended to increase the volume in this area, which becomes depleted, as you get older. This treatment also works to smooth out wrinkles.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
Only one treatment is needed.
How Long Is The Treatment Effective?
A Juvederm treatment can be effective up to one year, while Juvederm Voluma XC can be effective up to two years.
Is The Treatment Painful?
You may experience some discomfort during and after the injection in the immediate areas; however, both Juvederm XC and Juvederm Voluma XC containt lidocaine to help alleviate pain. Your doctor may also numb the area that you are having treated.
What Side Effects Might Be Experienced?
With Juvederm XC, you might experience redness, tenderness, swelling, bruising, firmness, discoloration, bumps, or itching at the site of injection. These side effects last a maximum of seven days.
With Juvederm Voluma XC, you might notice the same side effects as those of Juvederm XC, but you may also experience some pain. These side effects last two to four weeks in most cases.
Why live with lines, folds and wrinkles on your face? Contact San Diego Cosmetic Laser for more information about Juvederm, and schedule your free consultation!
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