in Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon County, NJ
Have you begun to notice fine lines and wrinkles and sagging skin as you age? These age-related imperfections are all side effects of a decline in hyaluronic acid, one of the key building blocks of youthful skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body, and it adds volume and support to the skin by attracting water molecules closer to the skin's surface. Juvederm® is a cosmetic filler that's composed of hyaluronic acid, and it's designed to counteract age-related changes in the skin by restoring lost volume and support to the skin's underlying structure. Dr. Anna Buinewicz is a board-certified family physician who proudly offers Juvederm® injections to the residents of Hunterdon County, NJ, and Bucks County, PA, at Buinewicz Plastic Surgery in Doylestown, PA, and Flemington, NJ.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is an injectable cosmetic that contains the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid than any other dermal filler on the market. When injected, the hyaluronic acid in Juvederm® adheres to the body's existing collagen to draw moisture to the injection site and enhance volume and elasticity in aging skin. Unlike other dermal fillers that merely soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles temporarily by relaxing the facial muscles, the hyaluronic acid found in Juvederm® diminishes facial lines, wrinkles, and creases naturally. The body produces less hyaluronic acid over time, so it's normal to experience a loss of elasticity and volume in the facial skin as we age. The hyaluronic acid found in Juvederm® is naturally occurring in the body, making this injectable gel one of the safest and most effective injectable cosmetics on the market.
Benefits of Juvederm®
When it comes to diminishing facial lines, wrinkles, and creases, Juvederm® is well known for its long-term efficacy. Patients who want to counteract the early signs of aging turn to Dr. Buinewicz for Juvederm® treatments because the injectable filler provides the skin with the hydration and structure it needs to look more youthful and rejuvenated. Juvederm® has quickly become popular among our patients due to its ease of use and quick results. Juvederm® injections provide a number of benefits, including:
- Restoration of lost volume and fullness in the facial skin
- Easy absorption by the skin
- Fast and easy treatment
- Instant improvement and results in the treated areas
- Long-term results that can last up to 12 months
- Zero downtime
- A minimally invasive procedure in comparison to cosmetic surgery
- Natural, biocompatible ingredients
Is Juvederm® Right For Me?
Most men and women who are unhappy with early signs of aging, such as forehead creases, crow's feet, smile lines, and other facial lines, are candidates for Juvederm® treatment. The best candidates for this injectable treatment are in overall good health and have reasonable expectations for what the treatment can achieve. Dr. Buinewicz uses injectable cosmetics like Juvederm® to restore volume in hollow areas of the face and enhance certain facial features, such as the lips and cheeks.
What Types Of Juvederm® Are Available?
Juvederm® is actually a collection of dermal fillers that come in three different formulations: Ultra™, Ultra Plus™ and Voluma™. The Juvederm Ultra™ gel has a thinner consistency that's formulated for treating fine, superficial lines, and wrinkles. Juvederm Ultra Plus™ is the most advanced injectable filler out of the Juvederm® collection, and it's most often used to treat deeper facial folds and wrinkles due to its thicker consistency. Juvederm Voluma™ is a heavy duty injectable filler, and it's the first and only injectable cosmetic that's FDA-approved to lift and contour areas of the face, such as the cheeks.
How Involved Is The Juvederm® Procedure?
Juvederm® is a minimally invasive procedure that's administered via injection. The gel is injected into the target areas of the face with a very fine needle. The procedure doesn't involve surgical incisions or anesthesia, so it usually takes less than an hour to complete. Juvederm® is a popular "lunchtime" procedure for people who are looking for a quick way to enhance their appearance, and patients are free to resume their normal routine immediately after treatment.
How Long Is The Recovery After Juvederm®?
Since Juvederm® injections don't involve surgical incisions or anesthesia, there is zero downtime following the procedure and patients can resume their normal daily routine almost immediately after treatment. Mild swelling, bruising, and redness are normal side effects of Juvederm®, which should diminish over the course of 24 to 48 hours. Dental work, facial massages, and any other applications that could place undue pressure on the face may compromise the results of Juvederm® injections and should be avoided for at least two weeks after treatment. Many patients experience noticeable improvements almost immediately, but as the gel continues to attract more water molecules to the skin, the results will continue to improve over the course of several weeks. The results of a single Juvederm® injection can last up to 12 months and sometimes longer in certain patients.
How Much Does Juvederm® Cost?
The cost of Juvederm® injections varies from patient to patient and largely depends on the type of Juvederm® and volume needed to achieve the patient's desired outcome. Many patients choose this treatment as a less expensive and minimally invasive alternative to comparable surgical procedures, such as brow lift or facelift surgery. Our patient coordinator will review the cost of treatment and the forms of payment we accept, which include cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. We also have financing options to make the cost of Juvederm® injections more affordable for our patients.
Yes, Juvéderm looks completely natural. It contains hyaluronic acid that increases hydration in the skin to add fullness and fill in lines and wrinkles.
Juvéderm can be used to improve the shape, size, and fullness of the lips. Using Juvéderm hydrates your lips so they look and feel soft and supple.
Juvéderm can be reversed in one of two ways. First, you can wait for the hyaluronic acid to break down naturally. This takes approximately 6 to 12 months. Second, the results can be reversed immediately with injections of a special enzyme that breaks down the hyaluronic acid.
The hyaluronic acid is suspended in a gel solution that adds instant volume to the treatment area. In the weeks following your injections, the hyaluronic acid binds with water to maintain the improved fullness of the treatment area.
Maintenance injections are essential to maintain the aesthetic improvements of Juvéderm, so you shouldn’t skip treatments to save money. The makers of Juvéderm off the Allē loyalty program. When you join, you save on treatments within the Juvéderm family of facial fillers.
For each treatment, you earn 200 points that can be applied to future treatments. Allē also offers reward points for other in-office treatments, even if they are from other brands. You can then use those points for your Juvéderm and other Allergan Aesthetics treatments. You can use points as you go, or save them in your Allē wallet for larger discounts in the future. As a member of the Allē program, for every 100 points, you receive a $10 discount on qualifying products and treatments.
What Should I Do Next?
If you're a resident of Hunterdon County, NJ, Bucks County, PA, or the surrounding areas, and you want to counteract tell-tale signs of aging, such as facial lines and wrinkles, Juvederm® is the nonsurgical solution you need. Contact Buinewicz Plastic Surgery at our location in Doylestown, PA, or Flemington, NJ, to schedule your Juvederm® consultation with Dr. Buinewicz today.