A Quick Guide to Juvederm

If you are starting to see fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, nose and mouth, you may be wondering how to get rid of them. Some people choose to go the route of Juvederm. Use this quick guide to decide if it could be right for you.

What It Is

Juvederm is an injectable gel that is used as a dermal filler. It uses hyaluronic acid to soften folds and wrinkles in the patient’s face. In addition to removing wrinkles, it can be used to make your lips appear fuller and to fill in scars on the face.

Benefits and Side Effects

Juvederm makes your skin appear fuller and more youthful, which has been known to increase self-esteem in many patients. Although there are side effects, they are typically mild and gone within seven days. Side effects include redness, tenderness, swelling, itching and bruising. For 24 hours after the procedure, patients should avoid extensive sun or heat, alcohol and strenuous exercise.

Things to Keep in Mind

Juvederm patients should let their surgeon know if they use ibuprofen, aspirin or naproxen. The procedure is not recommended for people who are on immunosuppressive therapy or who are pregnant or nursing. Results are temporary, so a patient should plan to have the procedure done once or twice per year.

If you think Juvederm in Reno may be right for you, visit this website to learn more.

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