Juvederm® is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that fills in and supports facial skin and tissues that have lost their support as result of the normal aging process. This aging process naturally causes facial structures to lose volume and decreases their elasticity, and Juvederm is an effective way to fill in these volume losses. Juvederm also contributes to more youthful looking skin by bringing water to the surface.
The Juvederm injection is a liquid gel that may be administered with or without lidocaine. This helps eliminate the need for a general or local anesthetic - making the Juvederm procedure more convenient, quick and straightforward. Juvederm treatments also require little or no downtime for recovery.
FAQ About Juvederm
What are the steps of the Juvederm procedure?
Local or topical anesthetic may be administered prior to the Juvederm injection, though this is not often necessary, as Juvederm comes formulated with or without lidocaine, a local anesthetic. Juvederm is then gently introduced under the skin with a needle and massaged throughout the area of treatment.
Who is an ideal candidate for Juvederm?
Due to its minimally-invasive nature and extremely low rate of side effects, patients of all ages and skin types are excellent candidates for Juvederm. Candidates who are allergic to bovine collagen often use Juvederm as an alternative. Those with allergies to the ingredients in Juvederm should not use it.
What happens after the procedure?
Immediately after the procedure, the skin may be bruised, red and swollen. These effects will lessen and disappear in a few days. The results should occur nearly immediately and last for between three and five months.
Are there any side effects?
Since Juvederm is minimally invasive, the side effects are rare and relatively minor, including possible allergic skin reactions and red nodules around the injection sites. These nodules may last from weeks to months.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Feledy to Learn More
Dr. Feledy conveniently maintains offices in Stafford, VA and Chevy Chase, MD. For more information about Juvederm or to schedule a personal consultation at either location, contact Dr. Feledy's office at 301-654-5666 or 540-891-0040.