What Is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is an injectable facial filler that is made with hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that naturally occurs in the skin’s tissues. As HA production diminishes over time, Juvederm® can assist in smoothing and softening the lines and wrinkles that result when HA is in short supply.
How Does the Filler Work?
When the amount of HA in the body is reduced, the supporting structure of the skin also begins to weaken, which, in turn, causes wrinkles and lines to appear. When applied to the skin’s dermal layer, the substance absorbs in the connective tissue and provides more support. As a result, lines and wrinkles begin to disappear.
Where Is the Filler Applied?
Juvederm® is usually applied to the lines that run from the nose to the mouth, including lines that appear around the mouth.
How Much Time Does a Treatment Take?
You can schedule a treatment during your lunch hour, or after you get off work as a treatment takes about 40 minutes.
Is an Anesthetic Required?
To minimize any discomfort, Juvederm® is mixed with a local anesthetic called Lidocaine.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Treatment?
Juvederm® is an FDA-approved facial filler that has been shown to be safe for all types of skin.
How Long Does the Treatment Last?
Phoenix and Scottsdale Patients see results for up to a year.
To schedule a consultation for Juvederm with Dr. Meger in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, please call us at 602-957-6000.