JUVÉDERM® Results: What to Expect from Your Injectable Treatment
At the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Peter Brownrigg, patients will find numerous solutions to signs of facial aging at their disposal, ranging from minimally invasive blepharoplasty to full facelift surgery. For patients who either are not yet ready for surgery or who prefer not to undergo a surgical procedure, Dr. Brownrigg also offers a full range of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, including the most popular injectable treatments. Among these is the safe and highly effective injectable filler JUVÉDERM®.
Among suitable candidates for treatment, JUVÉDERM® injections offer long-lasting results with minimal risk of side effects and outstanding rejuvenating effects. Dr. Brownrigg carefully evaluates patients to ensure that they will be able to enjoy the full range of JUVÉDERM® results during consultations at his Ottawa, ON plastic surgery practice before approving them for the procedure. He also makes sure that each patient understands exactly what to expect in terms of the results that can be achieved through the injections.
Are you a suitable candidate for JUVÉDERM® injections? To find out, please schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Peter Brownrigg today.
What Are JUVÉDERM® Injections?
JUVÉDERM® is an injectable dermal filler gel, the active ingredient of which is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring protein in the human body. This protein is considered “water loving” in that it readily binds to and absorbs water. This is what makes hyaluronic acid such an attractive filler substance, as it attracts water to hollow areas of the skin, plumping them up and making them appear fuller and more youthful. Long after the effects of dermal fillers that do not contain hyaluronic acid start to wear off, JUVÉDERM® continues to attract and absorb water.
What Types of Results Can Patients Expect from JUVÉDERM® Injections?
The results of JUVÉDERM® injections typically last longer than injectable fillers that do not contain hyaluronic acid. In fact, it is not unusual for JUVÉDERM® injections to produce results that last for a year or even longer. When the effects of JUVÉDERM® injections begin to diminish, patient can safely undergo treatment again. Dr. Brownrigg recommends repeating treatment before the results of the initial treatment subside entirely so that there is no visible return of the signs of facial aging between treatments.
JUVÉDERM® injections produce excellent results for a variety of facial wrinkles and hollowing of facial skin, including:
- Marionette lines: These lines extend from the corners of the mouth to the bottom of the chin.
- Nasolabial folds: These lines reach downward from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
- Lip lines: These vertical lines, often called smoker’s lines, appear just above the upper lip.
- Sunken cheeks: These hollow areas in the cheeks occur when the fat that underlies the cheeks disappears.
JUVÉDERM® injections can be combined with other injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation, if desired.
Learn More about JUVÉDERM® Results
To learn more about the results that can be achieved with JUVÉDERM® injections, please contact the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Peter Brownrigg today.