Do you have fine lines and wrinkles that cause you to look older than you really feel? Do you cringe at the formation of wrinkles and folds that have developed over the years? Are you ready to find a solution that works without having to undergo plastic surgery? Brooklyn, NY area patients who are considering ways to turn back time are welcome to ask our team of professionals at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics about solutions such as Juvéderm cosmetic injections.
What is a Juvéderm injection?
Juvéderm is among our favorite dermal fillers here at Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics in Brooklyn, NY. It is a well-known and trusted product from Allergan, the same company that makes Botox. Formulated with HA (hyaluronic acid), Juvéderm is designed to give skin the volume it needs, without surgery or downtime. It offers results with a simple appointment and short injections that can provide months of improvement in the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.
What is HA, and how does it work?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in the human body. It is found in the eyes, joints, skin, and other areas. The primary functions of HA include lubricating, hydrating, and cushioning tissues. In the skin, it helps maintain moisture and plumpness. Like collagen and other substances, the natural production of HA slows over time, which is where the injection of HA through cosmetic injectables has become a popular solution.
Scientists first discovered the critical role of HA half a century ago, and it has been used in a wide variety of medical applications. However, it was the development of crosslinking technology that paved the way for modern dermal fillers. In its natural state, HA is a thin liquid, which the body metabolizes quickly. Crosslinking chemically binds acid chains, turning liquid HA into a gel.
Crosslinking has several essential benefits.
- The resulting gel is resilient to pressure, so it stays in place when injected.
- It is metabolized much more slowly, usually lasting for months.
- The texture and consistency of the gel can be adjusted by varying the strength of crosslinking.
How Juvéderm makes the science work for you
Different areas of the face have different volumization needs. For example, the cheek area typically requires deeper injections, causing more pressure on the filler. A thin formula would not hold its shape well. However, thin and delicate tissues, such as the lips or eye area, typically need superficial injections. In these areas, a thinner, ultra-smooth filler is needed to achieve precision results. Juvéderm answers these needs beautifully with a variety of formulas optimized for specific areas of the face.
Who is a candidate for Juvéderm?
Most patients seeking a way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds while using a body-compatible material may want to ask their doctor if Juvéderm is right for them. Determining candidacy starts with an evaluation by our team. Patients can discuss the areas of concern that are impacting their appearance and find out if Juvéderm can help with these specific issues. Patients of the Brooklyn, NY area can then find out if they will benefit from this treatment. Patients can also ask about other injectables, such as Botox, and combine them for dramatic improvements.
What to expect during your Juvéderm appointment
Juvéderm injections performed with the team at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics usually take less than half an hour, with minimal discomfort. Patients are evaluated to determine if Juvéderm can solve their specific concerns. The skin is cleansed to remove cosmetics and any dirt that may be on the skin’s surface. A topical anesthetic may also be applied in the injection area to numb the skin and reduce discomfort during injections. Our team skillfully administers the gel substance into the wrinkles and folds to smooth the skin almost immediately.
After the appointment, you might notice a little irritation or a bit of bruising, but it typically resolves within a few days. The added facial volume is visible immediately, though contours of the treatment area may be slightly obscured until the swelling goes down. Within about a week, you will see the full, lasting results of Juvéderm, and these results can last many months.
How do I maintain the results?
With periodic injections, most patients can maintain the results of Juvéderm longer than if they allow the body to absorb the hyaluronic acid over time naturally. This ensures impressive improvements that make patients look and feel youthful for months at a time. As the wrinkles and folds begin to show, patients can come back to Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics to have Juvéderm injected again, typically eliminating the need for invasive facial treatments such as plastic surgery. By maintaining the results using Juvéderm, most patients find they can delay the signs of aging—and delay the time during which they should consider surgical alternatives.
How long does Juvéderm last?
Most patients can enjoy their results achieved with Juvéderm for several months before they need to see our team for maintenance visits. Juvéderm injections done in our practice are administered by our trained and experienced staff who can ensure amazing and natural-looking improvements to the facial skin.
When might I consider Juvéderm injections?
Men and women in the Brooklyn, NY area interested in Juvéderm injections will want to decide if they are a good fit. Most of our patients seeking injectables such as this are in their late 30’s or older. These patients often want to avoid plastic surgery and are seeking an alternative that may give comparable results. With Juvéderm, many of our patients are given a chance to look younger without surgery that can be risky and leave behind scars. Consulting a professional is the best way to find out if Juvéderm injections are appropriate for your needs.
Can Juvéderm be used alongside other treatments?
At Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics, our professionals have a wide selection of cosmetic injectables that can be used for facial enhancement. Patients may find that combining Juvéderm with other injectables can provide even more amazing results than just Juvéderm alone. This may include collagen stimulators and neuromodulators, which work in different ways to give a youthful appearance. Our professionals work directly with our patients to help them decide the treatment best for their unique needs and desires. We find that by combining injectables to create a “liquid facelift,” patients will see more dramatic improvements in a shorter period—without ever having to go under the knife for plastic surgery! With liquid facelifts, patients can make a dramatic change with injectables alone, and feel more confident in how they look.
Is HA safe?
Absolutely! Juvéderm, along with other injectables in our practice, is formulated with hyaluronic acid and is cleared by the FDA for cosmetic use. This makes it a viable option for patients who want to improve their appearance but do so without the risks commonly associated with surgical treatments. We can educate patients on the role HA plays in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and folds. Additionally, when trained professionals administer these treatments, patients can rest easy knowing that the results are not only easily attainable but both safe and effective for their body and skin.
Who is a candidate for Juvéderm injections?
Juvéderm is one of many injectables that may be recommended to patients at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics. During the first consultation appointment with our team, patients can voice their skin concerns and undergo an initial evaluation. Most adult patients who are in good overall health may be considered a good candidate for these injections. Our team can also determine if a patient can achieve the results they desire with Juvéderm, or if alternative treatments should be discussed.
Do injections hurt?
Juvéderm injections might be slightly uncomfortable for most patients, as it is an injection into sensitive areas of the face. However, our team may also rub topical numbing gels onto the skin prior to treatment to ensure improved comfort. The injections are made into the upper layers of the skin, adding hyaluronic acid right where it’s needed to achieve the best possible results. We welcome patients to see the changes they have achieved and speak to our team about scheduling their next reinjection visit. With routine appointments, most patients can get the appearance they’ve always wanted without the telltale signs of having surgical work performed on the face or body.
What are the advantages of using Juvéderm?
- No general anesthesia
- No cutting or stitches
- No scarring
- Reliable results
Are you ready to speak to a professional about Juvéderm injections?
Call Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics at (855) 507-7282 to schedule an appointment. Our team of professionals can examine your current concerns and make recommendations for minimally invasive procedures and treatments such as dermal fillers to enhance facial appearance. We welcome new and existing patients into our practice, conveniently located on the third floor of 2797 Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, NY.