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.
What is HA?
HA 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.
Scientists first discovered the important 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 important 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 more 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.
What to expect
Juvéderm injections usually take less than half an hour, with minimal discomfort. 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 swelling goes down. Within about a week, you will see the full, lasting results of Juvéderm.
Call Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics at (855) 507-7282 to schedule an appointment.