Juvederm: The Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Juvederm: The Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are used to restore volume to the face, lips, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles. Unlike Botox injections which paralyze facial muscles, dermal fillers work by using different types of substances to fill in wrinkles. The most popular form of dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, are comprised of hyaluronic acid. Results can last from a few months to over a year.

The Process

First, a board certified cosmetic surgeon should assess your needs before beginning treatment. The injection areas will be cleansed and a numbing agent may be applied. Although not entirely painless, injections are generally tolerable. Depending on how many areas need to be treated, the entire procedure can take as little as 15 minutes to complete. The injection site may be tender for a day or two but it usually does not require pain medication.

The Results

Side effects are rare but can include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. To achieve optimal results, you may have to repeat the injection process at intervals because most fillers will dissipate over time. However, research has shown that the injection of hyaluronic acid can stimulate the growth of your own collagen according to JAMA Dermatology.

If you are considering dermal fillers, contact Aesthetics International USA in Atlanta, GA for your free consultation. Call 678.691.0880 today!