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What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that address the patients’ specific aesthetic needs, whether that’s enhancing the lips, adding volume to the cheeks, filling out wrinkles, or making the skin appear soft and supple. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring and biodegradable gel that adds to your skin’s elasticity, making it look fresh, taut, and voluminous. Juvederm fillers supplement your skin’s existing hyaluronic acid content to reverse some of the signs of aging, such as skin laxity, hollows under the eyes, hollow cheeks, wrinkles, etc. Juvederm dermal fillers have a smooth consistency, and they include the local anesthetic lidocaine, which ensures a comfortable and painless experience.

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Is Juvederm right for me? 

Juvederm in Birmingham, AL is usually the right treatment for those who have wrinkles and skin laxity and would like to rejuvenate their appearance without a surgical procedure. Ideal candidates for Juvederm must meet requirements that will be gone over during your private consultation.

What are my options with Juvederm?

Juvederm is a family of several hyaluronic acid dermal fillers with slight compositional variations for different purposes. The following is a brief overview of your Juvederm treatment options.

  • Juvederm Voluma XC: Used to instantly add volume to the patients’ cheeks, restoring facial contours and volume. It’s popular amongst older patients who want to restore volume to the midface region. The results last up to 2 years.
  • Juvederm Volbella: This is a thinner hyaluronic acid filler used for subtle lip enhancements. It fills the lip lines to make them look voluptuous, without making them look puffy. The results last up to 12 months.
  • Juvederm Vollure: This is a concentrated hyaluronic acid filler used to treat moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, forehead lines, etc. The results last up to 18 months.
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus: A thicker dermal filler used to correct thicker wrinkles, folds, and lines. It can also be used for a liquid lift procedure.

What does Juvederm treat?

  • Thin lips
  • Lip lines
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Hollows under the eyes
  • Facial wrinkles and fine lines
  • Nasolabial folds

What happens during the Juvederm procedure? 

During your consultation, we will examine your skin type and discuss your aesthetic goals. Based on the consultation, your cosmetic professional will mark the targeted areas with a pen. It’s crucial to find a registered nurse or master esthetician who carefully and strategically identifies the treatment spots to ensure optimal aesthetic results. Finally, the chosen Juvederm product is injected into the targeted regions, and then massaged to ensure perfect distribution. There’s no need for local anesthesia because Juvederm products include lidocaine, a powerful anesthetic component.

What is recovery from Juvederm like?

Juvederm treatments usually take between 15 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on the number of injections necessary. After the injections, you’ll experience some swelling, tenderness, redness, and itching around the treated regions. However, these side effects will gradually recede within two weeks. 

There’s no downtime, and you can resume most of your daily activities immediately. You will be asked to avoid sun exposure and makeup for at least 24 hours after the treatment. You’ll notice the treatment results immediately, but the results will continue improving over several weeks. The overall results will last between 6 months to 24 months, depending on the Juvederm product.

Who is a good candidate for Juvederm? 

The best candidates for Juvederm in Birmingham, AL are those who want to reshape, define, rejuvenate and enhance their natural beauty, but are not ready for a more invasive or surgical procedure. Patients who are looking for a short, simple treatment, and who are willing to repeat their Juvederm treatments a couple of times a year to maintain beautiful, consistent results may be ideal candidates for Juvederm. 

Candidates should also meet the following important requirements: 

  • Have mild to moderate lines, wrinkles and creases that they would like to address
  • Are physically healthy
  • Do not smoke
  • Are not trying to treat severe, deep lines or creases 
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
  • Are 21 years old or older
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have no active rashes or skin concerns
  • Are not allergic to the ingredients of Juvederm

Is Juvederm safe?

Like any medical treatment, Juvederm injections have risks and potential side effects. However, the risks are low, and injectables are generally considered a safe treatment. Under the care of a highly experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Rousso or Dr. Adams, the likelihood of experiencing complications with Juvederm is considerably low. 

The usual side effects of Juvederm injections are redness, minor swelling or bruising, tenderness, itching, or lumpiness. These usually fade within a couple of days, in some cases, a week.

What does Juvederm cost? 

Since dermal fillers are considered an elective procedure, your health insurance will not cover the cost.

The cost of your Juvederm treatment varies based on a number of factors. The area or areas being injected, the amount of Juvederm that is needed, and your unique needs and aesthetic goals are all considered into the final cost. You will start with a consultation so that we can examine your skin, discuss your concerns and determine the best course of treatment for your rejuvenation with Juvederm. Once we have determined this, we will be able to give you the exact price of your Juvederm treatment.

Why choose Rousso Adams Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic for Juvederm?

Rousso Adams Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic is the ideal plastic surgery clinic for Juvederm treatments because we have two of the most experienced board-certified plastic surgeons serving Birmingham, Montgomery, and surrounding areas — Dr. Daniel Rousso and Dr. Austin Adams. They patiently and carefully examine your skin type and discuss your goals to personalize each dermal filler treatment to your specific needs for optimal results.

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