Injectable fillers provide almost immediate results with very little downtime; however, their benefits are often short lived. Juvederm® is one filler that provides long-lasting results, especially when administered by a knowledgeable physician such as Dr. Steven Carp, M.D., F.A.C.S. His Green and Beachwood, OH clinics offers Juvederm® treatments to patients from Akron, Cleveland and Canton as well as the surrounding areas of Ohio.
What Is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a very popular and well-reviewed injectable dermal filler. It is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body. It leaves the face with a more attractive and youthful-looking appearance by restoring the volume people have when they are young. It can treat many problem areas, and is requested more often than other injectable treatment because its results last as long as one year.
Benefits of Juvederm®
Several benefits come from using Juvederm®:
- Improves skin contour
- Increases cheek volume
- Lasts for up to one year
- Restores the youthful appearance of the face
- Smoothes wrinkles and fine lines
How Is Juvederm® Administered?
A majority of patients choose to receive Juvederm® without a local anesthetic, but some opt for a numbing agent prior to the procedure to relieve any potential discomfort. At Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Steven Carp uses fine needles for the facial folds and wrinkles that are more noticeable. Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient in the injections. The substance is found naturally in the body and hydrates the skin when it is injected. This leaves the skin looking younger and feeling smoother in addition to improving its elasticity.
Preparing for a Juvederm® Treatment
Being well-informed about the procedure is an important part of the preparation process. You need to let Dr. Carp know about any medications you are on because he might tell you to stop taking them prior to receiving treatment. Certain medications could cause adverse side effects or work against the treatment when you take them simultaneously. For example, avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications for at least one week prior to the procedure because this will help reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising at the injection site.
You need to avoid participating in strenuous activities for 24 hours following the Juvederm® treatment. Also, avoid touching the site of injection on your face. Other activities that you need to avoid include drinking alcohol within 24 hours after the procedure and limiting exposure to sunlight, heat, and cold temperatures for the following two weeks.
How Much Does Juvederm® Cost?
Insurance companies consider MedSpa procedures to be elective treatments, including Juvederm®. As such, they do not cover these procedures. So that Juvederm® is more accessible to patients, Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center accepts financing. Do not hesitate to contact us about the cost and financing of your Juvederm® treatment. You can use cash, major credit card, or personal check to pay for the procedure.
Is Juvederm® Right for Me?
If you want a solution to make you look younger, improve sagging or flattened cheeks, or eliminate smile lines and wrinkles, Juvederm® might be the right fit for you.
What to Expect During Your Juvederm® Consultation
In your initial consultation, Dr. Carp will help you determine whether Juvederm® is right for you. You need to be honest with him about your medical history, goals for skin rejuvenation, and the results that you expect from the procedure. He will listen to your specific needs and tailor a treatment plan to meet those needs. The consultation starts with a physical assessment, which is followed by a discussion about the Juvederm® procedure.
If you would like to erase the signs of aging without requiring frequent touch-up treatments, Juvederm® may be right for you. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center in Green and Beachwood, OH, would like to encourage patients from Canton, Cleveland or Akron to schedule a consultation now. Contact us today!