What is JUVÉDERM?
JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is a smooth filler that smooths out wrinkles and folds along the sides of your nose and mouth. The results are both instant and natural, beautifully leveling the skin to reduce or eliminate signs of lines. Everyone will notice, but no one will know.
Your healthcare professional can tell you which JUVÉDERM® treatment formulation is right for you. There are two options:
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra injectable gel, which is optimally formulated for versatility in contouring and volumizing wrinkles and folds.
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, a robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper wrinkles and folds.
Each provides a smooth and natural appearance in just a few minutes. Schedule a consultation at the Skin Care Center of Southern Illinois to learn about how this treatment can eliminate wrinkles and fine lines.
How does this Gel Work?
This filler adds structure and volume underneath the skin, improving the appearance of wrinkles and facial folds by bringing sunken skin back up to the surface. Generally, this occurs by injecting materials, like hyaluronic acid, into the skin to achieve a temporary effect. These treatments are only provided in medical settings, so you can be sure that the materials have been proven safe to use.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a complex sugar present in all living cells. It is one of the major components of the dermis connective tissue matrix, along with collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic acid retains water like a sponge, absorbing more than 1,000 times its weight. This helps to attract and maintain water, which hydrates your skin and increases both its volume and density. The result is younger, more vibrant-looking skin.
Allergan, Inc., has found ways to produce, purify, and package hyaluronic acid to make it available for wrinkle correction. JUVÉDERM is one of those products, and it works very well.
What Makes this Treatment Different?
This specific injectable gel is produced through HYLACROSS™ technology, which creates a high degree of cross-linking and helps the treatment last for up to 6 months or longer. HYLACROSS™ technology results in a smooth consistency gel which is a primary factor in the long-lasting, smooth, natural look and feel that is a hallmark of JUVEDERM® treatment wrinkle correction.
What Happens During and After JUVÉDERM® Treatment?
Your healthcare professional will assess your facial wrinkles and folds to determine if a JUVEDERM® treatment is right for you. Wrinkle correction with this treatment is a quick, in-office procedure that yields immediate results. Common side effects are usually mild, and they include some redness and possible bruising.
Visit our Mt. Vernon Office
This treatment is only available and administered with the help of a doctor or skincare professional. If you’re interested in learning about how JUVEDERM® might work for you, stop in for a visit. Additionally, this treatment is part of the Brilliant Distinctions program, which allows patients to enjoy exclusive savings on select Allergan™ treatments and products. You can earn points with each treatment to save on future procedures.