Juvéderm is a gel-like hyaluronic acid dermal filler material that produces a significant improvement in facial appearance – when it is professionally administered.
Juvéderm has been safely used as an anti-aging treatment for many years. Juvéderm is made through a patented process that connects the hyaluronic acid molecules to produce a longer-lasting result.
While Juvederm treatments have become broadly available, you simply cannot take any risk with a facial filler. Administering too much will leave your face looking misshapen and unnatural. It is imperative that your treatment is performed with the highest level of skill and experience to achieve natural-looking results. Under the direction of Dr. Fechner, a double board certified plastic surgeon, you can be confident that your treatment will be maximized to produce a more youthful, rejuvenated look that appears natural and fresh.
Juvéderm comes in a range of formulas, each developed to treat a specific facial area.
The family of products includes:
Juvéderm is an exciting development in aesthetic technology. Dr. Fechner’s broad experience with various soft tissue fillers allows him to select the correct dermal filler for specific facial areas.
Juvéderm is effective for softening deep facial furrows and creases, including:
Over the last decade, hyaluronic acid (HA) based skin fillers have emerged as efficient compounds to smooth unattractive creases and wrinkles. This category of dermal fillers produces superior results to earlier generation fillers, and has the added benefits of improved longevity, safety and a natural feel. The results typically last for six months or longer. Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound found in human skin, and contributes to skin suppleness, pliability and softness.
Juvéderm has many beneficial characteristics, including:
Normal hyaluronic acid is broken down in a relatively short period of time. Juvéderm features better longevity due to a patented cross-linking of hyaluronic acid molecules. This extensive network of bridging bonds breaks down more slowly than earlier generations of HA fillers.
The exact time Juvéderm injections will continue to soften and smooth lines and furrows depends on multiple factors including the specific facial region treated, the amount injected, skin type, and the patient’s unique physiology. For nasolabial folds (laugh lines), Juvéderm results typically last up to nine months. The rich blood supply to the lips means Juvéderm injections to lips may last a shorter period, in the range of six months.
Dr. Fechner routinely numbs the treatment area prior to Juvéderm injections. The local anesthetic allows for a painless treatment experience.
Although there is often a gentle puffiness after injections with Juvéderm, this usually does not limit the patient’s ability to live life as normal, including work and social activities. Although a possibility, bruising is uncommon.
Usually, little preparation prior to getting Juvéderm injections will be needed. We do recommend not taking aspirin or ibuprofen one week before your appointment to further minimize the possibility of bruising. If you plan to have a lip enhancement and have frequent cold sores, Dr. Fechner may recommend short prophylactic treatment with an antiviral medication prior to your lip enhancement.
You are not restricted after your treatment and you can continue your usual makeup and skincare regimen. Avoid strenuous exercise for a minimum of 12 hours after Juvéderm injections. Also avoid direct sun exposure or visits to a tanning salon or sauna for three days after your treatment. Dr. Fechner recommends gentle massage of the areas treated and will show you exactly what to do. Ice compresses help to reduce the appearance of swelling or puffiness.
The use of Juvéderm products on various facial flaws can help you look young, fresh, and vital – without surgery. Above all, you want to be confident that your injections are performed by a skilled professional who understands the product and how to create a very natural, subtle improvement.
Dr. Fechner has garnered a reputation for his professional skills as a plastic surgeon, as well as the ability to produce a attractive improvement in facial appearance with carefully injected Juvéderm products. His Worcester clinic is discreet, luxurious, and a destination for those seeking enhancement in the Boston area.
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