What is Juvederm?
Juvederm are among the few leading forms of dermal fillers used by plastic surgeons all over the country. It’s comprised of hyaluronic acid which is a natural sugar complex found in our skin tissues. Like many other types of injectable fillers, Juvederm is a gel-based substance used primarily for smoothing out wrinkles and providing more volume to facial features.
Being an injectable filler, Juvederm has different mechanisms compared to other types of anti-wrinkle injectables such as Botox or Dysport. Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Novato in Marin County, California, uses various forms of anti-wrinkle treatments in his accredited offices, including Juvederm. At his state-of-the-art facility, he consults with his patients to understand their cosmetic goals and carefully plans a procedure that is suitable for them.
Juvederm Treatment in Novato, California
For Juvederm procedures, he and his nurse specialist will initially make some markings on the patient’s face to highlight areas where the injections will be applied. Afterwards, he will use a fine needle to safely inject the gel in the desired areas of the face. Simultaneously, he will mold the region to evenly distribute the substance and form a natural look. Juvederm is a quick and easy procedure with almost no pain and there is virtually no recovery period required. However, just like with any other type of injectable, there may be slight bruising and swelling at the injection site. Fortunately, these are the only side affects you have to worry about. With that said, let’s take a look at what Juvederm can treat.
As we age, our skin loses volume from certain parts of the face and this can cause features of the face to sink and droop. Juvederm has all the right qualities to treat these areas. Below are some common places where Juvederm is used:
- Nasolabial Folds: lines that run from the nose to the sides of the mouth
- Marionette Lines: creases that stretch from the sides of mouth to the chin area
- Midface to restore Volume Loss
- Lips: in the lips, Juvederm is generally used to achieve more thicker and fuller lips
- Forehead Wrinkles: long and short lines that are called “worry lines”
- Vertical Lip Lines: “smoker lines”
In addition to these specific wrinkles and lines, Juvederm can also rejuvenate the face by making it appear more plump and full. The plumpness is usually ideal for areas such as the cheeks and the midface region as well as the dark circles under the eyes and ear lobes. For many individuals who suffer from sagging skin in these areas, Juvederm is the right option for them as it can bring back the healthy, youthful look.
*Results may vary.
Is Juvederm Right for Me?
Even though sagging skin and wrinkles are more common in people who are over the age of thirty, they can still affect younger people. Thankfully, Juvederm can be used for individuals throughout their lives. Moreover, other ideal candidates for this procedure are those who are keen on avoiding surgical procedures or permanent* solutions because Juvederm is a minimally invasive non-surgical option. For majority of the users, the results of Juvederm can last anywhere from six to nine months, but in some cases even up to one full year.
Scheduling Your Consultation with Miguel Deldago, M.D. at Our Novato Office
If you feel you would make an ideal candidate for Juvederm, we invite you to set up a consultation with Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D.. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in serving clients in the Marin County, California area. We hope to hear from you soon!
Ariel Krik, RN, CANS, LMA
As a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS), Ariel is certified in her field of nursing by passing the rigorous CANS Exam. She has received extensive training in cosmetic fillers and is an expert injector in the Juvederm family of fillers.
Disclaimer: Results may vary depending on patient condition and specific needs.