Juvéderm™ Replaces Your Skin’s Natural Moisturizer
The Collagen Alternative
Everyone’s skin ages differently and Juvéderm™ may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines (or “Parenthesis”), to vertical lip lines and marionette lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours. Dr. Brown carefully injects the Juvéderm™ gel under your skin with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural-looking enhancement. In the past Collagen was used for this purpose, but Dr. Brown prefers Juvéderm as it lasts much longer and never causes allergy. Dr. Brown also uses a dental block before injecting your Juvéderm™, so that this procedure is virtually painless.
Juvéderm™ is a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on the natural substance called Hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring molecule. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. In this way, Hyaluronic acid can be thought of as the body’s internal moisturizer. As we age, HA diminishes which contributes to the presence of lines and folds. Juvéderm™ can flesh out these hollows and restore your rounded, youthful facial appearance. Juvéderm™ is also used to make your lips look defined, larger, and more voluptuous.
Is There Down Time?
Treatment side effects are usually mild to moderate, lasting 7 days or less, and include temporary injection-site reactions such as redness, pain, firmness, and swelling. To reduce the chance of bruising, avoid the following:
Pain Relievers (Tylenol okay)
Coumadin (get primary physician approval first)
Exotic or Herbal Supplements
How Do I Prepare For My Treatment?
Have water and a little something to eat before arriving. We suggest you not eat right after treatments around the mouth – letting the product “settle” a few hours will give you the best results. After the treatment: no alcohol for 24 hours, no increased blood pressure (i.e. sauna, hot tub, exercise, cardio) for 4 hours post treatment (Helps prevent bruising).
It is recommended that make up not be applied until 1 hour after treatment to allow the skin to breathe. Avoid excessive facial expressions and strenuous exercise for 4 hours after your treatment (This helps the product to “settle” without disturbing the location where it was injected). Do not rub or massage the area for 24 hours unless instructed to do so. There is a risk of bruising which is only temporary and can be covered up with make-up.
How is it unique?
While there are a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers, Juvéderm™ is uniquely formulated. A next generation HA filler, Juvéderm™ uses a manufacturing process called Hylacross™ technology. Hylacross™ gives Juvéderm™ its special smooth-gel structure that holds up over time.
Can Juvéderm® Be Used in My Lips?
Yes, unlike other physicians administering Juvéderm™, Dr. Brown has extensive experience and has also trained in Canada with experts in these injection techniques. Lip enhancement, in particular, is a precise procedure that requires time and concentration if your results are to be symmetric and natural looking. Dr. Brown always takes the extra time to ensure that your Juvedérm treatment will look beautiful and never artificial.
Is It Safe?
Using a dermal filler like Juvéderm™is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume, and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.