Cosmetic procedures are on the increase in the United States, with it becoming more and more popular for people to have these procedures to keep themselves looking young for longer. If you watch Today.com, you know that sometimes the anchors will try out things live on camera so their viewers can find out more about the experience without having to do it themselves. During one episode, the anchors had cosmetic procedures done, with one getting Botox injections and one getting treated with Juvederm injections. While many people are familiar with Botox, not everyone knows as much about Juvederm.
While Botox is meant to block signals to the nerves and muscles so your face is more relaxed and wrinkles are less prominent, fillers like Juvederm take the place of collagen that is lost due to normal aging. These injections make areas of the face fuller and fill in areas with wrinkles. The active ingredient is called hyaluronic acid, and it helps to stimulate the body’s production of collagen.
There are a few different versions of Juvederm, each of which can be used to target different areas of the face. One version can be used to make your cheeks fuller, another can fill in smile lines, while a third can help make your lips fuller.
What to Expect
The procedure typically involves multiple injections and takes anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. You’ll begin to notice results right away, and these results will last for up to a year or two. As with any type of injection, you may experience a small amount of pain, redness, and swelling around the injection sites. Any side effects typically resolve themselves within two weeks to a month.
Limiting the Risks
Choose a certified and licensed doctor to limit the risk of permanent scarring or other serious but unusual side effects. Avoid going out in the sun, consuming alcohol, wearing makeup and doing anything strenuous for 24 hours after the procedure.
If you’re interested in finding out more about these procedures, contact YMD Eye & Face Laser and Plastic Surgery. The professionals working there can answer all of your questions.