Why do we offer Juvederm as a dental practice?

Many people think of Juvederm as a strictly cosmetic procedure, and wouldn’t classify it as a dental service. Contrary to this misconception, however, Juvederm has some incredible dental benefits.

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 a lot of your 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.

For optimal results, dermal fillers are injected after a cosmetic dental procedure because Juvederm complements the dental procedure. The patient gets a youthful face that matches the bright, clean, and well-structured teeth.

How it works

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 has the ability to bind to water, so as the acid attracts water, the skin plums up. The process results in diminished wrinkles and helps to replace the fatty tissues that degenerate with age as well as exposure to sun’s ultraviolet light.

The 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 apply a gentle massage on the treated areas of your face. Generally, the treatment works fast and some individuals may even notice changes immediately after the injection.

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 is safe and effective. It is a useful 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 allow 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 consumption of alcoholic beverages and avoid strenuous exercise. This will help to reduce the risk of temporary swelling and redness.

Major benefits

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.

Another great part about Juvederm is that you can return to your normal daily activities immediately after treatment. Moreover, results can be instantaneous, and there is no need for a skin test before the procedure. When injected in the right areas on the skin, this treatment can enhance the lip boundary. If you have thinning lips, they can be restored to look more natural and youthful.

This procedure may be one of the best options for people with sensitive skin. In the past, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers were did not auger well with dark skin tones, but the problem was resolved through chemical composition and unique formulation during manufacturing.

The cost of Juvederm is relatively inexpensive when compared to other facial treatments such as plastic surgery. The treatment is also minimally invasive. Another great 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.

Juvederm is expected to be one of the most influential trends shaping the dermal fillers technology. It hydrates and serves to restore the underlying foundation of the skin.

It is specifically used to help the following areas:

  • Forehead lines
  • Nasal furrows
  • Lips
  • Cheek wrinkles
  • Scar correction
  • Lines at the corners of your mouth
  • Folds between the eyebrows

If you are unsure if this treatment is right for you, please schedule an appointment with Twin Dental for consultation. In addition to dermal fillers, Twin Dental offers a full range of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental care services. Call us today!


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