Juvederm® is the trade name for a family of hyaluronic acid-based filler injectables. These dermal fillers are used to add volume and smooth the skin surface on the face. One of the primary uses of Juvederm® is to create a more natural surface appearance on the sides of the nose. Mature adults often experience a deepening of the folds on each side of the nose. Nasolabial folds cannot be treated easily using abrasive resurfacing techniques or other treatments. A plumping mechanism is desired, and Juvederm® is a proven dermal filler for correcting this type of problem.
What are Nasolabial Folds?
Most children and teenagers don’t experience this problem, but as adults age and mature, the creases become far more noticeable. They appear as diagonal folds stretching from just beside the upper part of the nose downward and outward toward the lower cheeks. They are much more prominent when smiling or frowning occurs.
Nasolabial folds occur because the cheeks are becoming a depository for fat, and at the same time, the skin on the nose and just beside it is beginning to get thinner. The muscle contractions that cause us to smile and frown make these folds deeper, and shadows create an even more ominous facial posture.
How Juvederm® Works
Juvederm® is approved by the FDA. It isn’t something that can be purchased over-the-counter and used at home. Before we tell our clients that this is the correct choice for adding volume in the areas around the nose and on the cheeks, we schedule a consultation because we want to see the facial features up close.
If we determine that Juvederm® will help smooth out these areas, we will plan a treatment session. During this appointment, we inject the solution into the preselected areas. Juvederm® is a gel that contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid. This acid is manufactured naturally in the body, but most adults don’t produce very much of it.
The gel begins to attract and hold moisture almost immediately. The area begins to swell up, and this is what adds volume to the treated area. The effect takes multiple days for the skin to raise to the desired level. In most cases, a single treatment can yield results that last for months.
Advantages Over Other Dermal Fillers
Juvederm® is preferred by countless thousands of individuals because the results can be accurately predicted by the practitioner. Unlike implants and calcium particle fillers, the amount of the solution injected and the exact injection sites are controlled by the person administering the treatment. This means that the outcome nearly always equals what is expected by both the practitioner and the client.
Learn More About Juvederm®
Juvederm® is one of the most popular dermal fillers because of the nearly guaranteed results. If you have nasolabial folds, make an appointment at Orlando Dermatology to see how this treatment can benefit you. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Orlando!