Dermal fillers can be an excellent choice for those who wish to rejuvenate their facial appearance, but do not feel ready for a surgical treatment such as a facelift. JUVÉDERM® is a simple injectable skin treatment offered at the Kansas City practice of Dr. Matt Chhatre. JUVÉDERM® can reduce wrinkles and lines, and add volume to the cheeks, lips, and chin to restore a more youthful appearance. All of the injectable treatments available at Summit Plastic Surgery & Med Spa are personally administered by Dr. Chhatre, a certified plastic surgeon, to ensure patients receive the highest level of care and outstanding results. Contact us today to learn how JUVÉDERM® can help you achieve the beautiful, natural-looking appearance you desire.
How Does JUVÉDERM® Work?
JUVÉDERM® is a sterile gel consisting of synthetic hyaluronic acid, a compound that occurs naturally in the joints and skin. It helps deliver and maintain moisture and nutrients. Sun exposure, the natural aging process, and other factors can cause the amount of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in your skin to decrease over time, resulting in wrinkles, lines, and a loss of volume in areas such as the lips. Injected beneath the skin, JUVÉDERM® can restore this youthful volume and elasticity.
What Does JUVÉDERM® Treatment Involve?
JUVÉDERM® is injected into the treatment area at a moderate or deep level of the dermis, depending on the patient's goals. Because JUVÉDERM® is a smooth gel with a thin consistency, the doctor can use a thin needle and low pressure during injections, making it comfortable to receive. The procedure itself only takes about 15 minutes. For the first 24 hours following treatment, patients are advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to sun and heat, strenuous exercise, and alcohol consumption. Results are immediately apparent and often continue to improve over time.
JUVÉDERM® candidates are those who desire an improvement in the appearance of facial lines and creases around the mouth, nose, and forehead. JUVÉDERM® can also be used to plump the lips and improve the appearance of scars, such as those caused by acne. Different formulations of JUVÉDERM® address different areas of the face.
For patients with severe scarring, or those who have thin, loose skin, JUVÉDERM® may not be as effective, and surgical solutions may be recommended instead. Women who are pregnant, nursing, or bruise easily may not be good candidates for JUVÉDERM®.
How Long Will the Effects Last?
Depending on the patient’s individual skin characteristics and which formulation is used, results can last up to a year. Subsequent follow-up treatments can help you maintain the effects of JUVÉDERM®.
Learn More about JUVÉDERM®
If you have begun to notice the signs of aging, but do not feel ready to undergo surgery to achieve a more youthful appearance, dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® can help you reach your goals. With JUVÉDERM®, turning back the clock can be fast and simple, and requires virtually no downtime.To learn more, schedule your appointment today.