Here at Mountain View Dermatology & Aesthetics in Tucson, we often use Juvederm dermal filler to treat facial wrinkles and lines.
First approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in 2006, Juvederm dermal filler has become increasingly popular for a variety of treatments.
It’s made of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in the body, and it acts as a foundation upon which new collagen forms in your skin.
Juvederm dermal filler can eliminate face wrinkles and the lines between your nose and mouth, as well as enhance your lips. The treatment fills and smooths wrinkles in your face, restoring lost volume to your skin.
Juvederm is manufactured by Allergan, the same company that makes Botox. Yet, the two medications are entirely different – Botox eases wrinkles by paralyzing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles, whereas Juvederm works by filling in wrinkles with extra volume, which smooths them.
Another difference is the length of time that results last. The improvements from Juvederm last significantly longer than Botox, from six months to one year, depending upon which Juvederm formulation is used.
In fact, under optimal conditions the improvements from Juvederm Voluma XC dermal filler may last up to two years.
How is it used?
The medication is available in a sterile syringe ready for use. We numb your skin with topical anesthetic cream before the treatment, so you’ll remain comfortable during the entire process.
Our staff physicians administer the injections, which usually take between fifteen minutes to an hour depending on your needs. To ensure your comfort, we administer Juvederm using a tiny needle.
Most patients choose to receive follow up treatments in order to maintain the improvements.
When will I see results?
You’ll see improvements immediately after treatment. The medication adds volume to the skin under wrinkles, so they’re lifted outward and smoothed. And, Juvederm treatments can be combined with other anti-aging and cosmetic procedures for better effects.
There’s no downtime, so you can immediately return to your normal daily activities.
Choose the dermal filler professionals
We have more than twenty-five years of experience with dermal fillers and other treatments to help you look your best.
To learn more about whether Juvederm is right for you, just contact us for a free consultation!
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