Those who are not candidates for a facelift, or those who want to address signs of aging that a facelift can’t correct, often turn to dermal fillers like Juvederm, a nonsurgical treatment that can target moderate to severe signs of aging. Juvederm can target signs of aging with extreme precision; without a single incision or suture, Juvederm can soften the appearance of common wrinkles like nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Juvederm is also an optimal treatment enhancing and plumping the lips. Juvederm essentially works as a volume enhancer; when Juvederm is injected into the skin, it fills out deep wrinkles and creates natural-looking volume in the skin.
Dr. Petroff works like a sculptor, contouring your face in a way that helps you look youthful without making his work detectable. He understands that to create the most natural results, the face should look smooth, but not puffy; full, but not frozen.
All About Juvederm
Juvederm is essentially a smooth gel composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid particles. Juvederm is manufactured using HYLACROSS technology, which gives the gel incredibly smooth and soft properties. By having a smooth, soft gel, Juvederm is easier to inject, less painful to administer, and makes the face look natural because it doesn’t look overly-full. Because of its advanced formula, Juvederm can also last as long as 6-9 months.
How Juvederm Is Administered
Your Juvederm treatment will be performed in The Petroff Center’s medical office. Dr. Petroff will thoroughly examine your facial anatomy and then discuss your aesthetic goals with you. Dr. Petroff will then determine where to place each Juvederm injection and the proper dosage to achieve the desired effects. Many patients report that Juvederm injections feel tolerable—even painless in certain cases. Juvederm is delivered using incredibly fine needles, and it contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic. On average, a Juvederm treatment takes less than 30 minutes to perform. Patients will be able to go home or go back to work immediately after their procedure.
Why the Petroff Center
Most cosmetic centers are merely supervised by a physician, with injectors performing the actual procedures themselves. The Petroff Center is proud to have a dedicated physician and medical director like Dr. Petroff, who actually performs the procedures himself. Facial procedures like Juvederm are delicate, complicated procedures, and it takes great skill and experience to create natural, subtle results; it’s incredibly crucial that patients choose a facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Petroff to perform their injectables. When your injector has a deep understanding of facial anatomy, they’re able to deliver a more comfortable treatment, create more natural results, and give you rejuvenation that lasts longer. Having your Juvederm injectable done by an injector with an understanding of the nuances of male and female aesthetics is also key to looking younger without looking entirely different, which is why so many patients flock to facial plastic surgeons like Dr. Petroff.
Recovery from Juvederm
Because it’s nonsurgical, patients require no downtime or recovery time after their injections. Patients will experience some swelling, bruising, and redness in the injection sites, although these side effects are temporary and typically go away after a week. Patients who get lip injections usually have to wait two weeks before their side effects have completely subsided.
Frequently Asked Questions About Juvederm
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Now becoming one of the most in-demand skin care substances, hyaluronic acid is a substance that’s found in high concentrations in the skin, the fluids in the eye, and joints. Hyaluronic acid is essential for keeping the skin hydrated and nourished, which is why they’re a critical substance for keeping the skin looking young and fresh. Juvederm is composed of hyaluronic acid particles, so in addition to volumizing the skin, it also nourishes it.
What’s the difference between Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm’s advanced formula is best for treating deep lines, wrinkles, and flattened lips. Juvederm Voluma’s formula is optimal for raising hollowed out, gaunt areas of the face.
Who’s not a candidate for Juvederm?
Patients who are allergic to any of the substances in Juvederm should not undergo the procedure. If patients have an infection or sunburn in the treatment area, they should wait until it heals before getting Juvederm.
How can I prepare for my Juvederm treatment?
Patients should avoid medications that can worsen bleeding, like aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.