Healthy, youthful skin looks full and hydrated. Young skin contains what is called hyaluronic acid which acts like a structural support to maintain water in the skin – thus keeping it plump. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases and can result in less fullness and often times facial wrinkles and folds. JUVEDERM® fine line filler contains hyaluronic acid and can temporarily (for up to a year in some patients) replace facial fullness and decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
JUVEDERM® smooth gel filler is injected by our team of health care professionals at Constantine Cosmetic Surgery. It contains a local anesthetic (lidocaine) for improved comfort during injection. Results are instant, natural, and safe. JUVEDERM® is the only hyaluronic acid filler that is FDA-approved to last up to one year with only one treatment.
JUVEDERM® also boasts “Hylacross Technology” – a unique part of the manufacturing process of JUVEDERM® that makes this smooth gel filler even smoother!
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Immediately. You may also see some additional swelling due to the injections for the first 2-3 days.
HOW LONG WILL RESULTS LAST?
Typically, benefits from fillers last 6-12 months. Individual results will vary and you should discuss this with us when you come in for your treatment. You may need “touch up” treatments to maintain optimal correction of wrinkles.
Discomfort is minimal to moderate. May use numbing cream, local anesthetic injections, or ice packs to aid with treatment. Many of the fillers also come mixed with numbing medication (lidocaine) for enhanced patient comfort.
Every 6-12 months.
MEDICATIONS TO AVOID:
Discuss with us and your primary physician your exact medication list prior to stopping, but typically avoid for 3-5 days prior to your treatment your blood thinners (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol, omegas, flaxseed oil, fish oil, vitamin D3, and vitamin E).
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Localized redness, tenderness, swelling; firmness, bumps; discoloration, bruising; very rare possibility of infection.