Aging has its perks, but wrinkles aren’t one of them. Every year that passes brings new changes to your face — including the lines, volume loss and sagging skin that can make you look older and less vibrant than you feel. Juvederm is a dermal filler that can rejuvenate your appearance without the discomfort and downtime of surgery. To learn more about this minimally-invasive treatment, visit Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa in Jacksonville.

How Does Juvederm Work?

There are different types of FDA-approved fillers that can be used to achieve your goals. Each type is uniquely formulated to have a particular density, texture and optimal injection depth, which means that some fillers work better than others for specific areas and concerns. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler — the most popular style of filler used today. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that already exists in your skin, helping it stay hydrated, plump and elastic. Juvederm takes the form of a soft, smooth gel that restores lost volume, fills out lines or enhances facial contours when it is injected under the skin.

Why Consider Juvederm?

Injectables are remarkably versatile products that can accomplish beautiful results when plastic surgery is not desired or not an option. With Juvederm, Dr. Clayman can:

  • Smooth lines around the nose, mouth and chin
  • Minimize glabellar lines between the eyebrows
  • Lift and contour the cheeks
  • Correct age-related midface volume loss
  • Augment the lips

What Juvederm Fillers Are Available?

The Juvederm family of dermal fillers contains multiple products that are designed for different uses. At Dr. Clayman’s Surgery Center and Miracle Spa, we offer the following options:

  • Juvederm XC: Juvederm XC is typically used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, such as the “parentheses lines” or “smile lines” (nasolabial folds) between the nose and mouth. It is also used for lip augmentation.
  • Juvederm Voluma XC: Juvederm Voluma is a thicker, stronger formula that is designed to be injected deeper beneath the skin. These features make it ideally suited to restoring lift, volume and contour to the cheeks and midface.

What Is a Juvederm Treatment Like?

The treatment process for any of our injectables is similar. Dr. Clayman will start by discussing your concerns and examining your skin to make sure you are a good candidate for dermal fillers. He will decide which type of Juvederm is best suited to your goals, identify the optimal injection sites and clean the treatment area before beginning. Once you’re ready, Dr. Clayman will inject the product into the targeted area with a fine needle. Juvederm XC and Juvederm Voluma XC both contain the anesthetic lidocaine, so you do not need to worry about excessive discomfort during the treatment.

Will There Be Downtime?

One of the many reasons our Jacksonville patients love dermal fillers is that they require little, if any, downtime or recovery. Some patients experience mild redness, bruising, swelling or tenderness around the injection sites, but these effects are temporary and typically subside quickly. You should be able to return to your regular schedule right after your Juvederm treatment, although you may be advised to take the rest of the day off from strenuous activities. If you have a big event coming up, we recommend scheduling a filler treatment at least two weeks beforehand.

What Results Can I Expect?

Another thing our patients love about Juvederm? You can see your results right away. The plumping effect of Juvederm is visible as soon as the injections are done, so you can enjoy a more refreshed, beautiful and youthful you from the moment you leave our office. How long your results last depends on several factors, including the location of the injections, the type of Juvederm used and how quickly your body metabolizes the product. Generally speaking, Juvederm XC can last up to one year and Juvederm Voluma XC can last up to two years.

Is Juvederm Right for You?

Injectables are an ideal option for patients with early signs of aging who aren’t ready for surgery, as well as patients who want to enhance the results of a surgical procedure. When you visit Dr. Clayman’s Surgery Center and Miracle Spa, you can feel confident knowing that your procedure will be performed with both skill and artistry. Dr. Clayman’s approach to treatment with dermal fillers is natural, precise and carefully tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy. Call us today at 904-388-6110 to schedule a consultation for Juvederm in Jacksonville.