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What is JUVÉDERM?

What is JUVÉDERM?

JUVÉDERM is a dermal filler that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in patients. JUVÉDERM’s main ingredient is Hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural sugar substance that is found in your body and provides your skin with volume. HA delivers nutrients and hydration and acts as a cushioning agent in your body. Your skin has a lot of HA when you are young and healthy but as you age, factors such as sun exposure and aging cause the amount of HA you have available to lessen resulting in a loss of structure and volume in your skin. 

JUVÉDERM helps to add volume to those areas of your face and to temporarily restore the volume you have lost beneath the surface of your skin. It is especially effective in improving the appearance of nasolabial folds,  or the lines that run from the bottom of your nose to the corner of your mouth on both sides of your face, i.e. laugh lines. 

What is involved with the JUVÉDERM procedure?

Injections of JUVÉDERM take about 15 minutes to administer.  First, we numb the area with a topical lotion. Then, using a very fine needle we target the treatment area and add volume. Next, that area gets gently massaged. Ice may be applied to minimize bruising and swelling. 

After treatment, you can return to your normal, regular activities. We ask that you avoid strenuous activities, excessive sun or exposure to heat, and alcoholic consumption.  

Where can JUVÉDERM be used?

In addition to the nasolabial folds, JUVÉDERM may be injected into the lips, cheeks, temples, jawline, and in deeper wrinkles to help fill, smooth and plump where you want.  

What kind of results can I expect?

You will see results immediately after the injection of JUVÉDERM. Mild swelling and occasional bruising may occur; these will fade over a few days. You can expect results to last 6 to 9 months, and, in some cases, up to a year or more.    At Cold Spring Plastic Surgery, we tailor a treatment plan using filler to give you the look that you desire. Our focus is on a natural enhancement that restores and rejuvenates, leaving you looking youthful and refreshed.

How can I get JUVÉDERM?

Please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of the physicians at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery to learn more about JUVÉDERM and what it can do for you. Our board-certified professionals are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care. Please call us at 631-470-9650 or click here to schedule an appointment.

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