What Is Juvederm?
The market for so-called anti-aging products is inundated with a lot of knockoffs and a few truly effective ones. However, if not expensive, many of these anti-aging treatments are simply full of risks that people need to think more than twice to get the treatment or not. From anti-aging creams to dietary supplements to neuromodulator injections, people just cannot seem to get enough from these. Despite well-publicized botched Botox injections, many still line up to cosmetic dermatologists for that much-needed anti-wrinkling, anti-smooth lines injections. However, people don’t have to risk their appearances and their health anymore now that Juvederm is already out in the market.
Juvederm is a distinctly different treatment for wrinkles, skin folds, and fine lines often associated with aging. It is a dermal filler, not a neuromodulator like Botox. And it is the only hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler approved by the US FDA. Because of this, Juvederm is often touted as the future of dermal filler technology as its effects can last up to a year. Best of all it is safe as hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the body’s cells and tissues significantly reducing any potentially disastrous consequences.
That being said, Juvederm clearly has a lot of benefits.
Safe and Effective
Getting the approval and recognition of the US Food and Drug Administration is a guarantee that Juvederm is not only effective as claimed, it is also very safe. While side effects were noted in clinical trials, these were nothing compared to the side effects of Botox and other neuromodulator treatments. Mild redness, swelling, lumpiness, tenderness, bruising, and/or itching have been reported. Nonetheless, all of these side effects were only temporary and resolved on their own within a week.
More Natural-Looking Results
Compared to other hyaluronic acid preparations, Juvederm contains gel of very smooth consistency. This allows a more natural look on the skin and not the lumpy appearance of granular bead-like hyaluronic acid dermal filler preparations.
Instant and Long-lasting Results
Unlike other skin rejuvenation treatments, Juvederm only requires a single session to produce the kind of result that you would expect. The whole procedure will only take about 15 minutes to an hour often depending on the number of body parts that you want to be treated. What is more interesting is the fact that patients will only require very minimal recovery period before she can start enjoying the full range of benefits of Juvederm treatment.
Pleasant Treatment Experience
Juvederm already contains a local numbing agent, lidocaine, so there is no longer any need for a separate injection of a local anesthetic or numbing agent. This makes the whole treatment experience with Juvederm very comfortable.
Perhaps what really lets Juvederm stand out from the rest is that its effects can be reversed. If you do not like what you see in the mirror, you can always go back to your dermatologist to be injected with a hyaluronidase, a natural enzyme that hastens the breakdown of hyaluronic acid.
Considered the future of dermal fillers, Juvederm is actually a futuristic technology that is now ever-present in leading dermatology clinics.