If you’ve noticed the signs of aging in your face, but are cautious about having a face-lift, Juvéderm® injectable dermal filler can give you the benefits of a face-lift without undergoing surgery. Michelle Meinhart, FNP, and her team of professional estheticians at Starkey Medical Esthetics in Salem, Virginia, are certified experts in administering safe and effective cosmetic procedures, including the highly effective Juvéderm to restore a more youthful appearance. Call the clinic today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a filler that’s injected into fine lines and wrinkles to smooth the skin and make it firmer. The active ingredient in Juvéderm is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance produced by your body that keeps younger skin plump and unlined.
When injected into your wrinkles, the hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm fills the spaces between the facial fibers and restores the volume that’s lost as a result of the aging process. The hyaluronic acid further aids water retention in the facial fibers, enhancing the effect of the Juvéderm treatment.
Juvéderm comes in several different formulations for use in specific procedures, such as:
- Enhancing cheekbones
- Facial sculpting
- Hand rejuvenation
- Liquid face-lifts
- Plumping lips
- Reducing lines and wrinkles
Juvéderm is FDA-approved for use as a dermal filler and is proven to be safe and effective. You just need to have a sensitivity test four weeks before your treatment to make sure you aren’t allergic to Juvéderm, but because hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, this isn’t typically a problem.
How is Juvéderm administered?
When you attend your treatment session, the staff at Starkey Medical Esthetics make every effort to ensure you’re comfortable and relaxed. The procedure isn’t painful, but you’re likely to feel the scratch of the needle when the Juvéderm’s injected, so your practitioner can put a topical anesthetic or cooling packs on your skin before the injections to ensure your comfort.
Your practitioner injects the Juvéderm into precisely the right areas on your skin, which is marked beforehand. Once injected, the Juvéderm needs gently massaging into your face, to make sure it