Juvéderm® injectable gel is a dermal filler made up of hylauronic acid (HA). With age there is a reduction in the skin’s production of this naturally hydrating substance. Juvéderm® is the first smooth-consistency HA gel on the market. This innovative technology gives this product its smooth-gel properties and an optimal gel structure that holds up over time, lasting up to one year. And since it’s made up of a naturally occurring substance, no allergy testing is necessary. With its subdermal injection, Juvéderm® replaces the HA the skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. It is highly effective in lip augmentation, enhancing lip fullness and defining the “cupid’s bow”. It can also correct forehead lines, chin wrinkles, nasolabial folds (‘parentheses”), “marionette” lines, and vertical lip lines.
Patients are asked to apply a numbing cream to the area one hour prior to treatment or they can receive a local nerve block injection in the office to minimize any potential discomfort. Again, Dr. Taylor makes detailed notes and diagrams on the individualized treatment pattern for future reference. Patients are asked to return for a follow-up appointment to evaluate the results, allowing any modification of the treatment and to ensure patient satisfaction. This is a quick, in-office procedure with immediate results and little downtime. It is a highly effective in rejuvenating one’s appearance, as it plumps the lips and smoothes the deep lines and creases of the face, if desired.