You might be the kind of person who values the appearance of your skin. But with so many terms, treatments and best practices to keep track of, it’s not uncommon to be overwhelmed by skincare. With that sentiment in mind, today we want to help simply skincare by answering a question we commonly come across: What is Juvederm?
We’re glad you asked. Let’s get right into it.
What is Juvederm?
Thankfully, while Juvederm might sound complex or fancy, it’s not.
Juvederm is simply the term used to describe a filler composed of hyaluronic acid, that is meant to help visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles while plumping up the skin.
How does Juvederm work?
If you’re not familiar with fillers, understanding how Juvederm works can be a little intimidating. So, let’s touch on that.
Again, it isn’t too overly complex. Juvederm works by filling in wrinkles and fine lines. A licenced professional injects the hyaluronic acid filler into your skin, visibly plumping the skin up.
Where the substance is injected will depend on where you’re looking to reduce wrinkles. For instance, if you have prominent wrinkles around your mouth, then Juvederm will be injected at this site.
Keep in mind that hyaluronic acid is a sugar that your body already naturally produces. As you age, your body starts to produce less hyaluronic acid, resulting in more wrinkles and less plump skin.
If you’re familiar with collagen, this probably sounds familiar. While hyaluronic acid and collagen are two separate compounds, they work in similar ways. Juvederm specifically helps increase hyaluronic acid for a more youthful look.
It’s also important to note that there are different families of Juvederm. For instance, something like Juvederm Voluma XC works to plump up your cheeks. Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure XC target fine lines and wrinkles. There are also Juvederm variations that are specifically used as a non-surgical lip enhancement treatment.
In other words, wherever you’re looking for volume in your face, Juvederm can be injected to get the job done!
Does Juvederm work?
That’s all fine and dandy, but does Juvederm work?
Let us answer this question quickly and efficiently: YES.
While there is the possibility of side effects such as bruising and swelling, for the most part, the plumping effects of Juvederm are noticeable immediately after your treatment. You’ll also enjoy the benefits anywhere from 6 months to up to two years!
Who is the right candidate for Juvederm?
Another very simple question to answer: anyone.
Well, anyone with unwanted wrinkles, that is. With very little side effects or prerequisites for this treatment, Juvederm is available for virtually anyone.
How can I prepare for my Juvederm treatment?
So we convinced you that Juvederm is the right treatment for you? Excellent.
At this point, there are a few considerations you’ll want to make before heading to your appointment.
Namely, you’ll want to avoid taking any pain medications, such as Aspirin or ibuprofen. In addition, avoiding both alcohol and smoking leading up your appointment is strongly encouraged. Doing so will help prevent any pesky bruising.
Other than that, you can walk into your appointment, get your filler and walk out the door within the hour with visibly reduced wrinkles and plumper skin. Yes, please!
To sum up: Should I try Juvederm?
As a non-invasive cosmetic procedure, we absolutely think you should try Juvederm if unwanted wrinkles are killing your confidence.
While we, of course, believe that beauty goes well beyond the surface level, we also know just how powerful it can be to look in the mirror and feel confident in your skin. Juvederm can help in this department.
If we’ve piqued your interest, and you’re ready to achieve youthful skin through the use of Juvederm, we invite you to get in touch with our team at Waterloo Medical Cosmetics to book your consultation.