Feeling good about yourself when looking at your reflection in the morning is such a healthy way to start your day. When you’re physically and mentally healthy, it translates to your appearance, how much energy there is in your face and how fresh you look. And a healthy appearance is a lot more than just about looking fantastic. It’s also having a wholesome self-image and enough confidence to face anything that comes your way.
Unfortunately, the fresh and healthy appearance isn’t always going to be there. Over the years, we naturally lose certain aspects and factors of our appearance, which make us look tired, almost worn out. This mostly comes as a result of volume loss. Fortunately, modern cosmetic and medical technology have created a very effective solution to this problem in the form of dermal fillers. And one of the most famous of these is the Juvederm filler in New York City, home to some of the country’s finest cosmetic centers.
And it’s with the help of one of NYC’s finest centers, Skinly Aesthetics, that we hope to inform as many people as possible about the benefits of Juvederm and all the great things you can expect from it. Hopefully, after reading this, you can have an easier time deciding whether dermal fillers are something you’ll need.
Who are dermal fillers for?
Filler compounds like Juvederm are great for pretty much anyone of all ages above 18. The compound isn’t used exclusively for restoring volume, which is something mostly older individuals have to worry about. But even younger individuals get dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by facial expressions. These can also be treated with certain variants of dermal filler compounds.
Fillers are also used to plump up the lips. These treatments are called lip fillers and they’re very popular with patients of all ages.
But a large number of clients get treated with fillers mostly to restore volume. Our faces, when still young, have tight skin. When skin is tight, it clings to our facial structure and accentuates the very attractive facial features we all have, such as cheekbones, jawline, chin and much more.
As time goes by and we get older, our skin gets loose. This causes it to sag and the face loses volume as a result. It’s most prominent in areas like the forehead, cheeks and around the eyes. You’ll notice that some older individuals have very visible bags under their eyes, or flatter cheeks. These are only a few examples of volume loss.
If your face has these kinds of visible signs of aging, from wrinkles to saggy skin, then Juvederm may be a compound to address those issues. Many patients regularly go in for volume restoration, as it helps to keep their fresh appearance and overall makes them look younger and more energetic.
The Magic Behind the Procedure
There really is no magic to speak of. Just some clever chemistry behind the hyaluronic acid-based compound. The advantage of using hyaluronic compounds for cosmetic injections, is that they can hold a lot more water than their entire mass. Think of the Juvederm compound as a gel-like substance that acts like a sponge.
Once injected, it expands and lifts various parts of the face. When the skin is lifted, it also tightens and smooths out wrinkles and other age marks. This is a very simplified explanation of how the treatment works; the procedure itself is a lot more complicated and takes a lot of experience and training for the practitioners to perform.
During the procedure, you’ll be injected several times into different parts of the face, depending on what you’re being treated for. For example, the Juvederm Voluma, which is the brand’s volume restoration variant of the compound, is injected in various areas of the cheek. The whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes, since the injections are pretty small.
And if you’re sensitive to pain or stinging, you have nothing to be scared of. The practitioners will cover the treated area of the face with a numbing cream, which is a type of local anesthetic. It will block out any pain or uncomfortable sensations and other than a very faint prick, you won’t feel anything.
Side-Effects and Results
A huge advantage that Juvederm has over many other compounds is its small number of side-effects. The worst you can expect is a little bit of aching and swelling, which goes away on its own within the first 10 days. You might also have light bruising near the injection sites.
These side-effects are very painless and cause almost no discomfort. This is thanks to the treatment being minimally invasive, as in it only involves injections. There aren’t any incisions, stitches or scars for you to worry about post-procedure.
Overall, you can expect to be finished with the whole ordeal within 5 days, even sooner if you put some extra effort into the aftercare.
As far as the results are concerned; you may actually see a visible difference right after the injections. This isn’t going to be the final position of the filler; the results aren’t going to be conclusive. You’ll have to wait for a few weeks to see the final results as the hyaluronic gel takes its final position.
And after two to three weeks, you’ll see a major improvement in how smooth and tight your skin is, with those contours, which accentuate and give your face so much character, visible once more. Now, it is a bit difficult to picture the results without having seen them, so practitioners recommend that you find some before and after photos of Juvederm before making an appointment.
You can find lots of visual examples of Juvederm in New York City’s many cosmetic centers, including Skinly Aesthetics. Most professional practitioners will display their work for everyone to see, as it helps people decide if Juvederm is something they need.
So, look through a couple of these photos yourself and see if a little volume restoration can bring back that vigor and energy you’ve always looked for.