What is a Dermal Filler?

Before we look at what the key benefits are, what exactly is a Dermal Filler? As we get older the amount of Hyaluronic acid in our skin diminishes leaving sagging skin and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a natural moisturizer that our body produces, but over time its production decreases leaving those tell-tale signs of aging. Dermal fillers simply replace the hyaluronic acid, which is basically a natural sugar substance, using an injection to the affected area. This clever injectable gel then draws in moister and holds it there, resulting in smoother skin and reducing the visibility of fine wrinkles creases.

There are a lot of people that are totally unfamiliar with injectable dermal filling procedures. Explained in simple form, these procedures are non-surgical treatments that are specifically designed to add volume to the areas of the face that the patient may have concerns about. Those annoying little lines around the mouth or eyes, or maybe the patient wants to plump up their cheeks or lips, basically anything concerning the aging effects of the face.


Why should I use Juvederm Dermal Filler?
Juvederm dermal filler is a unique filler in that it is totally natural. Many dermal fillers are derived from a substance called collagen which is a protein, whereas Juvederm is a totally natural product that is a sugar product that the body produces to retain moisture in the skin, this is vitally important as the skin is the largest organ of the body.

Juvederm has become considered by many as “The Future” in the field of dermal technology. It’s make up primarily consists of hyaluronic acid, a material found naturally throughout the body. This very special acid helps in the promotion of hydration of the skin, this in turn helps in the restoration of the skins volume and its underlying foundations. More importantly, there is absolutely no animal tissue used in the production meaning that allergy testing is not a pre-requisite before using.

Why should I choose Juvederm Dermal Filler over other dermal fillers?
One of the most important aspect of any dermal treatment that a patient considers, is how natural the end result is going to look. The gel contained in Juvederm Dermal Filler helps smooth the skin after treatment, most patients can see the results straight away, whereas other treatments may take two or three session to achieve the required result.

The results from using Juvederm Dermal Filler are also long-lasting. Some other treatments may require the patient to come back for touch-up sessions before the final goal is achieved, Juvederm Dermal Filler’s longevity can be from six months to a year. It is also an in-expensive process compared to surgery. Juvederm Dermal Filler can achieve similar results as the more intrusive Facelights, Browlifts or eyelid surgery, it is also an extremely quick process and more importantly will not cause any allergic reactions that other fillers have been known for.

Juvederm Dermal Filler can also be used in the treatment of some scaring, and because of its smooth consistence, whereas some other fillers have a granular constancy, it is easily injected and has instant, natural results that the patient can see immediately after treatment. Juvederm Dermal Filler has the distinction of being the first FDA- approved “hyaluronic acid dermal filler” to be proven safe and effective for persons of color. This accolade just reinforces the fact that Juvederm Dermal Filler is without doubt the market leader in dermal filling treatments.

Are there any side effects I should be aware of?
We all worry about the side-effects of any treatment, but Juvederm Dermal Filler has few if not any. The most common effects (and expected) from the treatment will be a slight swelling around the injection area, this is not uncommon and should last only a few days if that. In some rare cases the patient may experience more severs inflammation with some lumpiness and redness, but this should disappear within a few days of the treatment.

Who should not proceed with Juvederm Dermal Filler treatments?
In general the Juvederm Dermal Filler treatment is safe for anyone, but should you be a patient with looser thin skin, enlarged or raised scars (Keloid-type), pregnant or lactating, it is not recommended. As with all procedures, you should always consult your doctor before going ahead with any treatment.

What else should I know before making a decision to have Juvederm Dermal Filler treatment?
Before considering any dermal filler treatment, it is vitally important that the patient realizes this treatment is not a permanent solution for wrinkled or folded skin. What it is though is a natural way to looking years younger, feeling more confident and vibrant, and allowing your inner self to blossom with the knowledge that you look the way that you are feeling.

The treatment itself only takes between fifteen and twenty minutes, and while no anesthesia is required, your doctor can use a topical or injectable anesthetic around the area that is to be treated. Once the injection has been administered, your doctor may gently massage the area to help in the filling process, such a non-time-intrusive treatment for what could be a life changing event.

One last thing, and this is absolutely the selling point of Juvederm Dermal Filler treatment for me, the treatment is totally reversible, that’s right, if you don’t like the results of the treatment, which is highly unlikely, you can have it reversed and go back to exactly how you were looking before. That in itself is truly amazing.

I hope that this has answered some of the questions that you may have had about the Juvederm Dermal Filler treatment and its benefits for you. The only decision that you need to make now, is if Juvederm Dermal Filler treatment is the treatment for you. There are many doctors out there that you can talk to in helping make the right decision for your needs, why wait? Become the person that you feel you are, and don’t let anything hold you back.

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