Legend tells a tale of Ponce De Leon searching for the Fountain of Youth in 1513. Whether that legend is true, people today definitely want to look as young as they feel. With Juvederm, an injectable dermal filler offered at Luna Vision and Med Spa in Pittsburgh, PA, they can. To help you determine whether this non-invasive treatment is appropriate for you, we’ve compiled a convenient list of four things you need to know about Juvederm. Read on to learn more.
4 Things You Need To Know About Juvederm
1. This Treatment Is Pain-Free
People are sometimes wary of receiving injections. Luckily, with Juvederm, you don’t have to worry about pain. Most Juvederm formulas end with two simple letters, XC. These letters indicate the presence of an injectable anesthetic called lidocaine. Lidocaine starts working in seconds and will keep your targeted treatment area numb for the duration of the injection session. That said, by the time you get back to work, you will be able to feel and move your face like normal.
2. The Results Look Completely Natural
Another fact you need to know about Juvederm to help you decide whether it is right for you is that the results of this treatment look completely natural. The primary ingredient used in this injectable dermal filler is hyaluronic acid, a polysaccharide (chain of sugar molecules) that your body produces naturally. While Juvederm uses synthetic hyaluronic acid, it is completely biocompatible. In other words, your skin can’t tell the difference between the synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) and the HA it produces. Notably, this also mitigates the risk of an allergic reaction.
Regardless of the Juvederm formula you choose, the filler will work in a couple of ways. First, the HA injected into the foundational layer of your skin provides a bit of immediate volume to fill in wrinkles or augment the lips. Second, when the filler is administered, the fibroblasts in the foundational layer of your skin are punctured. This encourages the fibroblasts to produce extra collagen. Third, HA attracts up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water and binds to that water. It also supports the integrity of your skin’s moisture barrier. The result is skin that is hydrated from the inside out.
3. The Injectable Induces Collagen Production
As noted above, this dermal filler induces collagen production when the fibroblasts deep within your skin are punctured. Furthermore, the results of extensive research suggest that hyaluronic acid helps your skin produce extra collagen. What’s great about this is there are three essential supporting structures that keep your skin young and healthy: hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin. One convenient treatment restores two of these essential supporting structures.
4. Juvederm Results Are Long-Lasting
Your body metabolizes hyaluronic acid fairly quickly. That said, you shouldn’t expect your results to fade quickly. Collagen is much more durable than hyaluronic acid. As noted above, you will see an initial localized volume increase as soon as your session is over. Over the course of 10 to 14 days, the filler will settle in the treatment area, and your skin will produce extra collagen. Thanks to the patented cross-linking technology used to manufacture durable HA and the extra production of durable collagen, you can expect your results to last for approximately one year.
Schedule Your Complimentary Juvederm Consultation Today
Are you ready to look younger, feel more self-confident, and improve the health of your skin? If so, Juvederm can help. For a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dutt, please reach out to us today at Luna Vision and Med Spa in Pittsburgh, PA. She is also available for complimentary consultations at our convenient Greensburg office.