Why Choose Dr. Amy for Juvéderm®?
When it comes to using dermal fillers with skill and artistry, Dr. Amy utilizes her extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal structure of the face provides a foundation for understanding how these facial rejuvenation products can be effectively placed for the most natural looking results. Since Juvéderm® is one of the few dermal fillers specifically cleared for treating the lips, Dr. Amy’s training as a dentist means that your treatment and results will blend beautifully with the natural aesthetics of your smile.
Dermal fillers can be long lasting and give you back a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers work in a restorative manner to replace lost natural compounds in the skin. Dr. Amy will discuss your cosmetic goals and make a personalized treatment plan for your needs. One of the key benefits of receiving dermal fillers at our Indianapolis dentist office is the convenience of regular “touch ups” during routine dental visits.
How Does It Work?
Dr. Amy offers Juvéderm®, one of the leading hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers on the market, from Allergan, the makers of Botox®. Juvéderm is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance found in the skin that plays a role in the production of collagen for maintaining volume. It also helps retain moisture and softness. As we age, hyaluronic acid decreases in our skin and leads to volume loss. Our skin then begins to droop and sag and fine lines and wrinkles will begin to appear.
Juvéderm will restore lost volume in treated areas by replenishing hyaluronic acid and enabling an increase in the natural production of collagen. It can reduce the signs of aging by filling in the wrinkles seen when your face is at rest. Juvéderm can be used on many areas including the lips, cheeks, lines from the nose to the mouth, lines from the mouth to the chin, hands and temples. Juvéderm® is not a permanent treatment and cannot give you the same results as plastic surgery. The effects can last anywhere from six months to two years. The Juvéderm® formula is non animal-based and has very low risk of allergic reaction or rejection. It is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid that has a proven track record of safety.
What to Expect
The procedure itself will last 15-30 minutes, depending on how many syringes are needed and which parts of your face are being treated. A typical session uses 1 or 2 syringes of Juvéderm®. The syringe of Juvéderm® will be injected into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of the skin). You will be able to see your results immediately! You may experience some minor swelling or bruising but this should resolve after a week. The results from Juvéderm® injections will last for a year depending on the body part being treated and it will naturally be broken down and reabsorbed by your body over time.
If you would like to learn more, give us a call at 866.486.0230, or request an appointment online today.