Juvéderm is a smooth injectable gel that is FDA approved for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and creases. At our Westerly, Rhode Island office, we typically use Juvéderm to reduce the appearance of the nasolabial folds, the “smile lines” that travel from your nose to each side of your mouth.
Juvéderm is composed of hyaluronic acid, an important natural component of the skin that loses its effectiveness over the years of aging. Hyaluronic acid functions as a filler and cell protector that provides structure, volume, and hydration. When we lose this important component, the skin begins to lose its contour and wrinkles, folds, creases, and other undesirable imperfections start to appear. A precise injection of Juvéderm can be extremely effective in correcting such age-related lines, so your skin maintains its young and beautiful volume.
Using a fine gauge needle, Dr. Stuart injects Juvéderm into the tissue at a specified depth. Anesthetic or nerve blocks can be used to manage discomfort during treatment. In fact, many Juvéderm treatments are actually pain free. After injection, the area may be massaged to ensure a smooth result. The treated area may feel fuller than normal right after treatment, but this condition should resolve on its own quickly.
Ask Dr. Susan Stuart about Juvéderm treatments to find out if it is right for you.