Juvederm Filler known as Hyaluronic acid, is a lubricant for joints and tissues. It is a substance that the body naturally produces, in the highest concentrations in the eyes and joints.
However, when a person ages, natural reserves of this acid break down. By inserting small amounts of dermal fillers (hyaluronic acid fillers) into the skin, it can reverse the effects of aging – helping patients to achieve a youthful look. It is important to note that dermal fillers (hyaluronic acid fillers) are not permanent solutions. As it is a natural substance, the body will eventually absorb the fillers over a period of time.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance produced by the human body. When reformulated, it becomes an injectable filler commonly used on people with arthritis – the filler eases pain, as well as cushions the joints.
For aesthetic use, it hydrates and plumps the skin. As it is an effective substance, only a small amount is required to see visible differences.
Yes, Juvederm is FDA approved.
The risks involved in the hyaluronic acid filler procedure are minimal, with a very low possibility of allergic reactions, filler migration, filler embolism, and filler lumping. However, higher risks are present when acquiring the services of an inexperienced doctor. As the injection techniques utilised during the procedure is important, it is advisable to undergo the procedure with a skilled professional. Rest assured, our medically accredited doctors are trained to perform this procedure with minimal to no risks involved.
The treated areas may look slightly puffy after the procedure. Patients may also experience mild swelling, bruising, and redness which will eventually subside. As the downtime for the procedure is minimal, most patients can continue with the rest of their day as normal. It is also advisable to refrain from any intense physical activities in the following 24 to 48 hours to minimise the swelling and bruising.
First, our doctors will mark specific areas on the skin that would require the hyaluronic acid filler injection. Then, the injection sites will be sterilised with an antibacterial agent. Local anesthesias will also be applied on the skin to numb the treatment areas. Though the procedure is painless with anesthesias, mild discomfort may be experienced.
The procedure will take a couple of minutes for each treatment site. The hyaluronic acid will be injected into the skin, and the area of treatment will be massaged. However, the time taken to complete the whole treatment will vary depending on the number of treatment sites. Generally, for most patients, the entire procedure is swift and quick.
Hyaluronic acid filler will eventually be absorbed into the body – as the human body recognises the filler as a non-harmful, natural substance – the results are not permanent. Patients will see results immediately after the procedure. But depending on the individual, results can last anywhere between 3 months to 18 months. Most patients will require another session within a year.