Botox is the most commonly recognized product when it comes to getting rid of wrinkles and achieving a more youthful appearance. Many patients are unaware of soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm, which can provide an alternative treatment option for wrinkles and age lines. Both Botox and Juvederm are nonsurgical procedures that can be performed in office. While Botox prevents muscle movement that causes wrinkles, facial fillers are injected into wrinkles at areas of volume loss.
Juvederm is an FDA approved non-surgical soft tissue filler that corrects age-related wrinkles and folds of the face. Juvederm relies on hyaluronic acid, rather than collagen, to plump the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the human body that contributes to the volume and elasticity of the skin. Because Juvederm consists of a natural substance, there is a very low risk of allergic reaction or other negative side-effects. When injected into wrinkle lines, the hyaluronic acid that has been absorbed by the body overtime will be replenished, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Juvederm can also be useful for patients who have the desire to augment their lips. Juvederm has a smooth gel consistency that allows for the use of thinner needles during injections, meaning a more comfortable experience for patients. A topical anesthetic cream will also be administered to numb the area of the face where Juvederm will be injected. Juvederm is an exciting new product that is less painful, simultaneously effective, and longer-lasting than other fillers.
Considering Juvederm or other cosmetic fillers? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Kim to find out more!