Juvederm Injections in Manhattan
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is injectable facial filler that is used by cosmetic professionals, dermatologists and plastic surgeons in New York and nationwide for skin rejuvenation. The primary goal of the procedure is to soften the deep folds in the skin and to reduce the wrinkles on the face. The main substance used is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring polysaccharide that is found in our skin.
Hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water. It can thus add volume under the surface of loose or sagging skin and can provide a more youthful look to aging skin. Hyaluronic acid binds with collagen and offers additional support to the facial skin. It also binds to elastin and provides more nutrients to the skin.
Clinical Effectiveness of Juvederm
The procedure was approved by the FDA in 2006 and since that has been consistently used for the removal of smile lines, lip augmentation, as filler for hollow spaces and scars and to plump lips and improve lip shape. FDA approved forms of Juvederm are Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC from Allergan, the measure FDA approved distributor of the product.
Juvederm has been tested in clinical studies where subjects were injected with Juvederm in one nasolabial fold and with Zyplast, a bovine-based injectable filler in the other. The results of the study showed that Juvederm provided more persistent correction. At the conclusion of the study, the participants were asked which fold was better and 88 percent chose Juvederm. Other studies have also shown the safety and effectiveness of Juvederm.
Best New York Juvederm Treatments
The Juvederm treatment is an instant cosmetic enhancement. The procedure usually takes around 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the area that is being treated. Before the treatment, the doctor will numb the area that is to be treated with a topical anesthetic cream. The procedure involves a fine needle and the Juvederm XC formulation which contains lidocaine and helps make the treatment a comfortable experience for the patient.
Juvederm treatment leaves the patient with a fresh and youthful look by smoothing the wrinkles and restoring skin volume. It is also effective in enhancing facial features such as lips and cheeks and enables patients to restore the natural look of their face.
Most patients can see the results immediately and require only one treatment for optimal outcome. In some cases, there may be a need for supplemental touch up treatments, either to achieve the desired results or to maintain them. Juvederm usually gives a patient desired effect up to 1 year with optional treatment. Individual treatment may vary, so it’s important to consult your physician, such as Dr. Gafanovich of Rejuve NYC.
Uses of Juvederm
The most effective use of this procedure is for lines that are static. Some of the primary areas that Juvederm can effectively enhance and restore include:
Safety and Tolerability
Juvederm contains no human or animal DNA and is considered to have the best safety profile among all the fillers currently being used in cosmetic procedures.
The treatment is well tolerated, and patients can resume normal activities immediately. Patients are urged not to take aspirin, Excedrin, Aleve or Advil 1 week before the procedure and two days after to avoid swelling and bruising. Tylenol is considered to be acceptable. Anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin are likely to result in bleeding or increased bruising at the site of injection. Patients are also recommended not to take any Vitamin E or St. John’s Wort two to three days before and after treatment. For a precise recommendation and medical advice call Rejuve NYC – one of the top skin rejuvenation clinics in New York City.
Any side effects that may occur are mild or moderate and do not last more than a week. These could include skin reactions such as redness, tenderness or bruising. It is recommended that patients avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun exposure, and alcoholic beverages for the first 24 hours after treatment. It is best to use a sunscreen after Juvederm treatment and to avoid using products on the face that contain alcohol.
Juvederm is not recommended for patients with a presence of multiple allergies, a history of anaphylaxis, a history of allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins and a history of allergies to lidocaine (in case of Juvederm XC). The safety of Juvederm has not been established in pregnant or breastfeeding women or patients under the age of 18. Juvederm treatments should only take place under the treatment of a New York licensed healthcare practitioner.
Juvederm Vs Competition
Juvederm is gaining more ground in the cosmetic market of New York because people are generally not satisfied with cosmetic treatment that ends up looking fake and unnatural. With Juvederm treatment, the end-result is more natural. There are many fillers available in the market but very few that provide a balanced result.
Juvederm enjoys a superior position due to the fact it is cross-linked, a process that chemically binds the individual chains of the acid and change it into a gel that lasts longer when injected into the face.
The Juvederm XC (extra comfort) is a combination of hyaluronic acid and lidocaine, a pain reliever. This allows patients to be comfortable both during and after treatment. In addition, Juvederm has been proven effective in persons of all skin color. In clinical studies, no risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring was observed in patients of color.
The major advantage of Juvederm is that it is reversible and gives patients the option to return to their pre-filler appearance in case they are not satisfied with the results. Juvederm injectable filler is also more popular because it lasts longer – usually up to a year as compared to other collagen injections which usually wear off after four months.