If you have heard of Juvederm as an ideal treatment for fine lines, wrinkles and crow's feet, you may be shocked to learn that it is also useful for treating other common problems associated with aging. In addition, it can change the appearance of a narrow nose and give you the plump, kissable lips you remember. Below are some answers to questions you might have about this product.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a dermal filler, which means that it is a liquid that is injected into the skin in order to add volume to the area. It has long been known that a thin face is more likely to show the wear and tear of aging more obviously than a fuller face will. Therefore, Juvederm is a popular and safe choice to provide temporary relief to an aging face or neck.
When placed into the skin of the nose, its extra volume often makes a short, round or otherwise unattractive nose look better. A single injection can be expected to provide lasting results for 9–12 months.
Who Can Receive Juvederm?
Although this dermal filler is known to be safe for use in the majority of patients, there are certain safety guidelines that must be adhered to. If you are not eligible for Juvederm injections now, it is entirely possible that you will be in the future. Some reasons that could exclude a patient from receiving a Juvederm treatment include:
- Age (You must be at least 18)
- Allergy or sensitivity to Gram-positive bacterial proteins, or any type of Juvederm or lidocaine
- Severe acne scars
- Use of a prescription or over-the-counter medication that could cause your blood to thin
- Suppressed immune system
- Pregnancy or currently nursing
- A pigment disorder
Can Juvederm Cover Scars?
Juvederm is an interesting substance, and it can be difficult to understand its benefits and limitations. For example, as seen above, it is not recommended for patients with severe acne scarring. However, the word "severe" is subjective, and some doctors may be more comfortable giving Juvederm to some scarred patients and not others.
The location, depth and age of the scar will also impact how effective it will be and whether or not you should receive it. Ideally, you should see your doctor and ask whether it would be an effective option for you. It has helped to hide many older and raised scars in recent years.
In conclusion, Juvederm is a safe substance that is often used to prevent or reverse visible signs of aging, like wrinkles. When provided to eligible patients with significant scarring, it compensates for the lack of collagen that occurs as you age. If you want to age well or look younger than you are, but aren't ready for chemical peels or plastic surgery, you should ask a doctor at The De Pieri Clinic if Juvederm is right for you.