Reduce Wrinkles and Rejuvenate Your Appearance with JUVÉDERM®
IF YOU WISH TO REDUCE FACIAL LINES, IMPROVE THE APPEARANCE OF MINOR SCARS, OR ACHIEVE FULLER LIPS, DR. ROBERT FREUND CAN HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS WITH JUVÉDERM® TREATMENT AT HIS MANHATTAN, NY, PRACTICE. JUVÉDERM® IS A DERMAL FILLER THAT PRODUCES EFFECTIVE, IMMEDIATE RESULTS THAT CAN LAST AS LONG AS NINE TO 12 MONTHS WITHOUT TOUCH-UPS.
Overview of JUVÉDERM®
JUVÉDERM® is a hyaluronic-acid-based injectable that can dramatically improve the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and acne scars, or add volume to the lips. While used most often to reduce nasolabial folds or “smile lines,” this smooth gel injectable can also address lines around the mouth and forehead.
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body and plays an important role in skin volume and elasticity. However, over time, hyaluronic acid production slowly decreases, which results in wrinkles and other signs of aging. JUVEDERM® restores lost hyaluronic acid, boosting volume and smoothing the skin. Unlike collagen or fat-based injections, the body absorbs this gel slowly, resulting in sustained effects.
JUVÉDERM® treatment is simple. Because it is made from biosynthetic hyaluronic acid, there is no risk of allergic reaction. Patients are not required to take an allergy test before the procedure.
At the beginning of your 30-minute appointment, we will numb the injection site with a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. Discomfort is further minimized because JUVÉDERM® is made from an especially smooth gel, and can be administered using a very thin needle. Once the site is numb, JUVÉDERM® is injected directly into the treatment sites. Results are evident almost immediately after the procedure.
Patients can return to normal activities right away – no downtime is necessary. Most physicians recommend avoiding strenuous exercise, extensive sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours after treatment. Make-up should not be worn on the day of the procedure, but it is usually safe soon afterward.
Frequently Asked Questions About JUVÉDERM®
In the days after your treatment, you may experience side-effects including:
- Pain or tenderness
- Some lumps
However, most side effects subside within a week of the injection. If they persist, patients should alert their healthcare provider immediately.
JUVÉDERM® offers patients a number of benefits, including:
- Improved appearance of wrinkles and scars (with continued enhancement over time)
- Immediate and long-lasting results
- Minimal risk
- Minimal discomfort
If you are considering a procedure such as a facelift, JUVÉDERM® can also provide a beautiful complement. During your consultation, Dr. Freund will take careful note of your goals to recommend a treatment plan that can deliver the results you desire.
Virtually anyone who desires fuller lips, reduced wrinkles, or improvement in the appearance of minor scars is a good candidate for JUVÉDERM®. Before treatment, Dr. Freund will thoroughly review your medical history to determine if JUVÉDERM® is right for you.
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