Combat Signs of Aging with Juvéderm

Some people do their best to slow down and prevent aging, or even try to bring their youth back. The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery acknowledges there are many non-surgical methods that can give you a youthful, rejuvenated look. These methods are quick, with little to no downtime. Dermal fillers like Juvéderm® are effective and affordable nonsurgical options. As an innovative skin enhancement product, Juvéderm can fight the signs of aging. If you want to understand how, here’s what you should know.


Juvéderm’s Definition


Because of advances in cosmetic science, nonsurgical methods to combat aging are becoming more available. One of these breakthroughs is Juvéderm. When you opt for this treatment, you will get a filler based on several factors such as your goals and concerns. Juvéderm fillers have synthetic HA (hyaluronic acid). Contrary to what others believe, Juvéderm does not smooth out wrinkles but instead, it fills in facial folds, static lines, and deep wrinkles.


The Product Types


By definition, Juvéderm is a dermal filler that is hyaluronic based. The products under the Juvéderm brand help correct the signs of aging in the facial skin. Each Juvéderm product is formulated to target a particular problem at different depths and areas. Expect the consistency of Juvéderm fillers to be gel-like and smooth. Below are the different types of Juvéderm fillers and their uses:

  • Juvéderm Volbella XC and Juvéderm Ultra XC. They function as nonsurgical enhancement treatments for the lips.

  • Juvéderm Vollure XC and Juvéderm XC. They target smile lines and deep wrinkles while addressing the lack of elasticity in your skin.

  • Juvéderm Voluma XC. It adds more volume underneath the surface of your skin to make your cheeks more prominent.


Before the Treatment


You should talk to your surgeon about your expectations and goals. Because Juvéderm involves injections, it is slightly invasive. The upside is that you can have it done without any elaborate preparation at all. You simply need to follow some instructions before your Juvéderm procedure. You should avoid St. John’s wort, aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol, and smoking several weeks before your treatment. If you avoid these, you can prevent significant bruising. Make sure you inform your surgeon about your allergies as well.


After the Treatment


You only have a small period of recovery after your Juvéderm treatment. Even so, your surgeon will advise you to avoid the sun, makeup, alcohol, and exhausting activities for at least a day. The effects of the procedure will be noticeable after the swelling subsides. Its length of effectiveness depends on the type of Juvéderm product that your surgeon used on you.


Juvéderm is a quick and effective way to fight and prevent any facial signs of premature aging. At Shepard Eye Center, we offer an array of Juvéderm products that can help rejuvenate your looks. Please visit our clinics in Santa Maria, Lompoc, and Solvang (Santa Ynez Valley), California, for an in-person consultation. You can call us at 805-667-0100 (Santa Maria), 805-793-1800 (Lompoc), or 805-688-0707 (Solvang). That way, we can help arrange your appointment. At the same time, we can also answer any questions about our Juvéderm treatment packages.

Put a smile on a loved one’s face this Holiday season with the gift of Juvéderm or treat yourself.