If you are wanting to give your face a bit of a lift without surgery then Juvederm dermal filler treatments may be the answer you are looking for. It is one of the range of treatments often referred to as cosmeceuticals – in that it is combination between a cosmetic and a pharmaceutical. It is a great treatment to have if you are on holiday. It’s quick, temporary, subtle – and you can save money compared to the prices at home.
Lots of research has gone into these kind of treatments, designed to plump and hydrate skin, making it look healthier and diminishing wrinkles.
The active ingredient is Juvederm is Hyaluronic Acid – a carbohydrate that is found naturally in our own skin. It is used to restore volume and to diminish unwanted lines and wrinkles. Juvederm works best on lines on the face that are called ‘static’ lines – these are lines you can still see when your face is relaxed, as opposed to ‘active’ lines, which you can see when you pull a particular expression. Juvederm can also be added to the lips to increase their fullness.
Juvederm is a dermal filler and its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is contained in our skin, eyes and joints. It retains more than 1000 times its weight in water, but as we age the amount we have diminishes. – especially once we pass 40. Babies have the most of it, which is why their skin is so dewy-looking and free from lines.
Juvederm is injected directly into the skin where it is needed, and replaces hyaluronic acid. This super moisturizer plumps and lifts the skin to smooth away lines.
The injections only take a matter of moments to do. It can take between 10 minutes and an hour, depending on how many areas you are having treated.
Before the injection is given you will most likely be given a local anesthetic to numb the area to be treated, after which the Juvederm is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle.
You may experience some side effects, including redness, a little swelling and some tenderness immediately afterwards, but they shouldn’t stop you from carrying on with your normal activities. The side-effects are only temporary and should clear up completely after a day or two – and you can always use makeup to cover the redness.
The effects last for around 3 months, but you can always have top-ups.
It really depends on where you go. However, as an example, in the United States, the cost of a Juvederm treatment is around $500, but if you have Juvederm in Mexico, it will probably cost in the region of $200 - $300.