When looking for an effective way to combat fine lines and wrinkles caused naturally by aging, you do not have to turn to surgically invasive procedures such as a face or brow lift. Instead, for patients in the Tampa, Florida area, Dr. Angela Rasmussen will introduce the Juvéderm dermal filler at Gentle Dentistry Tampa. This injectable treatment can address those fine lines and wrinkles, improve volume loss in the cheek area, and serve as a lip filler for fuller-looking lips.
Juvéderm is an injectable dermal filler that utilizes hyaluronic acid to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles and can be used for lip augmentation. The treatment provides results from 9 months to a year before an additional treatment is required.
A clinical study in the United States followed 145 patients who received a Juvéderm injection into the nasolabial fold. In the opposite nasolabial fold, a competitor product, Zyplast, was injected. After 24 weeks, 90 percent of the patients continued to see results where Juvéderm was injected, as opposed to only 60 percent of the patients seeing the same results where Zyplast was injected. At the end of the study, 88 percent of the patients stated they preferred the results obtained via Juvéderm versus Zyplast.
As with any medical treatment, there will be some side effects with the treatment. The side effects that will follow should all be mild and temporary. During the same trial, around 80 percent of the patients experienced minor redness, pain/tenderness, swelling, and bruising. All these side effects were very minimal and quickly went away. To minimize complications with this treatment, you should avoid the following during the first 24 hours following the injection:
Failure to follow these guidelines could result in redness, swelling, or itching near the injection site. If you experience swelling, place a cold compress or ice pack onto the swelling for a few minutes. Most side effects of the Juvéderm treatment subside in patients within a week or less.
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