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When making any big decision, it’s helpful to do research so you are able to have a well-rounded perspective on your upcoming choice. This fact becomes especially true when you are making decisions that literally determine whether or not you will be wearing a paper bag over your head ala Charlie Brown, or if you will be strutting your stuff confidently down main street, knowing that you are looking as fabulous as can be.
The decision we are talking about, of course is cosmetic surgery. Specifically, Juvederm injections. If you are weary of looking in the mirror and seeing wrinkles winking back at you, or caking on highlight only to have your cheeks look as sunken as before, look no further. Juvederm injections are for you!
Here are 9 things to consider as you make your decision to get Juvederm injections.
9 Things to Know About Juvederm Injections
1. What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a ground-breaking cosmetic injectable that (among many functions) plays a huge role in reducing wrinkles and sunken cheeks. It is a gel containing hyaluronic acid that is injected with microneedles to cause the cheek area specifically to look more full and young. It can also be used to target smile lines or drab lips.
Juvederm is the only hyaluronic acid filler that has been approved by the American Food and Drug association to treat wrinkles and bring back fullness to your cheeks and lips.
2. What Causes Facial Deterioration?
As one ages, so many different environmental factors cause the skin on your face to deteriorate: wind, sun, pollution, and more. The interior workings of your body also have a great deal to do with your skin’s health, and as the years go by, the body begins producing less of certain things, including hyaluronic acid. This acid actually exists in between the skin cells that compromise your facial features, and as your levels of hyaluronic acid decrease, so does the flexibility and the “glow” in your face. All these factors can contribute to sunken cheeks and crow’s feet, among other things.
The interior workings of your body also have a great deal to do with your skin’s health, and as the years go by, the body begins producing less of certain things, including hyaluronic acid.
3. How Quickly Will Juvederm Impact My Cheeks?
Because Juvederm is injected directly into the area you are hoping to improve, you will begin to see results immediately. A fine needle will be inserted, and thus the filler enters beneath your skin to aid in contouring and refining your face. There may be a small amount of bruising or swelling directly surrounding the injection sites, but it is common to return back to normal life immediately following your Juvederm procedure.
4. What Will My Juvederm Procedure Look Like?
One of the many wonderful things about cosmetic injections is that they are such a quick and painless-yet amazingly effective treatment! Depending on the size and location of the areas you will be targeting, your Juvederm procedure will likely be finished in less than 30 minutes. After your initial consultation with your doctor where you discuss the areas you’d like to enhance and bring back to their youthful state, you will schedule your Juvederm appointment. Upon arrival, you will be asked if you would like a local anesthetic, and then your doctor will begin injections. Simple as that.
5. Why Choose Juvederm Over Other Injectables?
Because there are so many options for injectables on the market today, you may be wondering what makes Juvederm stand out. Juvederm is the only FDA approved injectable gel filler that contains hyaluronic acid, which is a game changer for combatting wrinkles and dull skin. It can last for as long as two years, with the best administration. Also, if you are hoping to make some changes in the cheek area, Juvederm is one of the only fillers that is intended to bring back plump and full cheeks, while many other filler focus more on lips and other areas.
6. Do Juvederm Injections Hurt?
This depends upon the individual who will be receiving treatment, but most patients report feeling little to no discomfort during the injections. Of course, making sure your doctor has a certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgeons will ensure that your experience is facilitated by a professional, who will ensure that you remain in a state of comfort at all times. There are local anesthetic options if you would like to request one to ensure that you remain totally comfortable at all times.
Of course, making sure your doctor has a certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgeons will ensure that your experience is facilitated by a professional, who will ensure that you remain in a state of comfort at all times.
7. Do Juvederm Injections Have Side-Effects?
It’s important to consider the impact any procedure will have not only on your aesthetic appearance, but also on your health. Side effects from Juvederm are rare, and the chance of them occurring are greatly reduced when your doctor is properly certified. Some possible side effects are swollen, red injection sites, and infections. Ask your doctor to share with you any other potential risks Juvederm injections may pose.
8. How Much Does Juvederm Cost?
The total cost of your injections will depend on the size and location of the areas you will be receiving Juvederm in. When you meet with your cosmetic surgeon for your initial consultation, they will be able to give you a quote specifically tailored to you and your situation.
9. Why Choose Juvederm for Your Cheeks, Rather Than Fat Grafting?
Another route some people choose to go when looking to chisel their cheeks and reduce wrinkles is fat grafting. This is a process that removes fat from one area of the body and places it in another part. The difficulty with this is that because the filler being injected is an organic substance, the likelihood of the body simply absorbing or redistributing the fat cells is rather high. The advantage of Juvederm is that the effects of the procedure will last longer and not be reversed.
If these 9 things to know about Juvederm injections for cheeks and skin wrinkles didn’t fully answer any questions you have, call your doctor today and make your initial consultation to discuss moving forward with your Juvederm injections.
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