Fine lines and wrinkles can alter your overall appearance and affect your self-esteem. Dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm, are a great non-surgical way to reduce these signs of aging for a long-lasting, youthful look you’re excited to see in the mirror each morning.
During your consultation at our Sacramento office, Dr. Hause and his skincare team can determine if Juvéderm is the best dermal filler for your needs. Dr. Hause is a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands the intricate facial structures and knows how to improve your complexion with plastic surgery or non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
How Does the Face Age?
Time changes the quality of your skin in many ways. In your teens and early 20s, your skin cells have a quick turnover rate, and your tissues create ample collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. These compounds maintain the supple, soft texture of youthful skin, but production slows down starting in your 20s and grows slower every decade. The decreased supply of these compounds causes fine lines and wrinkles, thinning skin and other changes. As you get older, the fat deposits in your face shrink and descend, causing volume loss in some places and fat accumulation in others.
Luckily, dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm, offer a non-surgical cosmetic option to restore your younger look with long-lasting results.
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a dermal filler comprised of hyaluronic acid, a sugar found naturally in your body. Hyaluronic acid is found in abundance in your eyes, joints and connective tissues, but levels of this compound decrease as you get older. Juvéderm is a family of hyaluronic acid fillers that improve your facial contour and reduce skin depressions from age or injury. This injectable works to fill in areas of the face, restore lost volume and minimize the appearance of fine lines.
What Can Juvéderm Treat?
The Juvéderm line of dermal fillers can address a variety of aesthetic concerns, including:
- Volume loss in the cheeks
- Crow’s feet wrinkles found at the outer corners of your eyes
- Acne scarring
- Nasolabial lines that extend from your nose to the mouth corners
- Vertical frown lines between your eyebrows, also known as “11s”
- Marionette lines that run from the corners of your mouth down toward your chin
- Lip enhancement or restored lip volume
- Smoker’s lines or vertical lip lines
- Trauma scars from previous injury or burns
- Horizontal forehead lines, often called “worry lines”
Candidates for Juvéderm
Juvéderm is an FDA-approved dermal filler for adults aged 21 and older, though most patients seeking injectable treatments are in their late 30s and 40s with moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. Candidates for Juvéderm should be non-smokers in good physical health. An essential part of your treatment is a commitment to maintaining healthy skin through daily cleansing and a good skincare regimen.
Dr. Hause and our skincare team can help you decide if Juvéderm is the right cosmetic treatment to achieve your cosmetic goals for your complexion.
Your Juvéderm Treatment
Juvéderm injectables contain lidocaine, a numbing agent that helps ease your discomfort during your treatment session with Dr. Hause. Our board-certified plastic surgeon will evaluate your skin tone and facial appearance and may mark strategic points on your face to inject Juvéderm for optimal results. The treated area(s) is cleansed, and a topical numbing ointment applied to reduce any pain. Your injectable treatment may take 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of treated areas.
Dermal filler treatments don’t require any downtime or recovery, but you will need to follow Dr. House’s instructions for taking care of the treated area. An ice pack can often reduce and alleviate swelling and discomfort after Juvéderm.
Schedule Your Juvéderm Consultation at Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery
If you are seeking to eliminate facial lines and wrinkles, Juvéderm may be a good fit for your needs. Contact Dr. Hause at Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery today by calling (916) 646-6869 or filling out our online contact form.