Many people consider Juvederm a strictly cosmetic procedure and wouldn’t classify it as a dental service. Contrary to this misconception, Juvederm has some incredible dental benefits.
This article will discuss what Juvederm is, its benefits and why you should consider it if you’re looking to improve your facial skin appearance.
What Is Juvederm, and Why Is It Necessary?
As you age, your skin gradually loses hyaluronic acid. The process is more intense if you spend much time in the sun. As you lose hyaluronic acid, wrinkles and frown lines become more visible. Juvederm is one of the most effective non-surgical options to smooth away facial folds and wrinkles. It uses naturally occurring substances made of hyaluronic acid to add structure and volume to your skin.
Juvederm is an injectable fluid that your dentist, dermatologist, or cosmetic surgeon may use to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your face. It encourages more youthful and beautiful skin, making you want to smile more and show it off.
At Twin Dental, our staff’s main goal and priority is to help patients achieve their best smile through good oral health. Offering fillers in a safe and healthy environment is another way we like to help our patients feel confident and enjoy showing off their smiles. We feel we are responsible for caring for your entire face, not just your mouth!
How It Works
Juvederm uses hyaluronic acid, which is already naturally produced in your body, to plump up your skin by creating more elasticity. If you’re using skin care products designed to slow aging, you may have already noticed many contain hyaluronic acid.
Juvederm is injected into the skin using a blunt-tip cannula and a syringe. The viscosity and thickness of the different types of formula may vary, but each contains hyaluronic particles. The hyaluronic acid can bind to water, so the skin plums up as the acid attracts water. The process results in diminished wrinkles and helps to replace the fatty tissues that degenerate with age and exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light.
The Juvederm procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes. Your doctor may use injectable or topical anesthesia to numb the targeted areas.
After the injection, the doctor will gently massage the treated areas of your face. Generally, the treatment works fast; some individuals may notice changes immediately after the injection. The results typically last for eight months to a year.
Juvederm is specifically used to help in the following areas:
- Forehead lines
- Nasal furrows
- Cheek wrinkles
- Scar correction
- Lines at the corners of your mouth
- Folds between the eyebrows
The benefits of this treatment are apparent. It is one of the most effective solutions to correct deep facial wrinkles, creases, and fine lines, especially around the eyes and mouth. It also prevents unwanted rippling or bumping and is considered one of the best treatments for localized problem areas.
This procedure may be one of the best options for people with sensitive skin. In the past, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers did not auger well with dark skin tones, but the problem was resolved through chemical composition and unique formulation during manufacturing.
Juvederm’s cost is relatively inexpensive compared to other facial treatments, such as plastic surgery. The treatment is also minimally invasive.
Do I Need More Than One Injection?
Every patient is different, but you might need more than one injection at a time for the best results. You might even need to make several appointments for injections to get the best results once your skin changes.
This is not a permanent solution to wrinkles and fine lines. However, if you eat a healthy diet, stay hydrated, and treat your skin with care, your results could last up to a year. Most people need a new injection around nine months after their first.
Call your dentist immediately if you experience pain or problems following your injections. In the meantime, the best thing to do is place an ice pack on the area to keep any redness, swelling, and itching at bay. This happens if you’re not careful with the dentist’s instructions following the injections.
Safe and Effective Treatment
Juvederm is one of the FDA-approved procedures for facial rejuvenation. Upon approval in 2006, the FDA noted that this procedure was safe and effective. It is a helpful option for those who intend to diminish the appearance of mild to moderate facial folds and wrinkles. The substance used is non-animal dermal filler, and it offers smooth consistency. What differentiates Juvederm from most hyaluronic acid fillers with granular consistencies is that it allows for easy injection that results in an instant natural outcome.
The only risk associated with this treatment is redness and swelling of the treated areas. In most cases, these side effects subside quickly.
Results and Recovery Time
Under normal circumstances, the recovery time is short. For the first 24 hours after treatment, you should minimize exposure to excessive sunlight and heat. You should also limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages and avoid strenuous exercise. This will help to reduce the risk of temporary swelling and redness.
Another significant aspect of Juvederm is that it is not permanent—if you don’t like your new appearance, don’t worry because hyaluronic acid fillers will break down over time. They are biodegradable.
Schedule An Appointment
If you’re considering Juvederm and feel comfortable at our Cincinnati dentist office, we are more than capable of fulfilling your needs.
Contact us today to make an appointment and discuss our different techniques and products to help you feel more confident in your skin, ultimately showing off your beautiful smile!