JUVÉDERM™ is an injectable gel that can help turn back the clock. It is one of the newer injectable fillers on the market, and is also one of the most popular.
JUVÉDERM™ is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body and helps give support and volume to the skin and soft tissue of the face. Because it is not a human-derived compound, no pretreatment testing is needed.
A typical treatment with JUVÉDERM™ takes less than 30 minutes, depending on the areas you and Dr. Hall decide need to be treated. Anesthesia for the procedure can be accomplished in a number of different ways to minimize discomfort (some patients rely on the numbing agent in the gel itself, while others prefer topical skin-numbing cream or numbing injections).
You will see the results of your Houston JUVÉDERM™ treatment immediately after injection, and some temporary swelling and redness of the treated areas is common for the first day or two after the procedure. Occasionally, minor bruising occurs which usually disappears in a few days. The swelling and bruising can be minimized by avoiding aspirin, ibuprofen, or diet supplements containing fish oil or vitamin E for the week before your procedure.
The effects of JUVÉDERM™ usually last between 6 and 9 months before re-treatment is necessary to maintain the correction, and some touch-up treatments can be added during that time to maintain the results.
If you have any questions about Houston JUVÉDERM™ injections (or other injectable fillers), or would like to meet with Dr. Hall to discuss your treatment options for Houston facial rejuvenation, call 713.791.0700 and schedule an appointment to meet with him at either of his Houston locations.