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If you’re frustrated with moderate to severe wrinkles and age lines, consider coming in for Juvederm Ultra in St. Louis. This injectable dermal filler can smooth away wrinkles to restore a more youthful appearance.
The aging process is inevitable. As a result of the skin losing its elasticity and fullness, signs of aging appear in the form of wrinkles, deep creases, and sagging skin. They typically first appear on the hands, face, and chest.
With the help of Juvederm Ultra, you can reduce, minimize, and even prevent the effects of aging without surgery or incisions that leave you with unsightly scars. This minimally invasive anti-aging treatment can help you look younger in a matter of minutes.
What Is Juvederm Ultra?
Juvederm Ultra is a dermal filler product. Dermal fillers are soft-tissue injections administered beneath different layers of the skin to add volume to areas that have lost fullness, filling in wrinkles.
This gel-like filler is composed of hyaluronic acid. This is a sugar that is naturally found in the body. When injected beneath the skin, it can help stimulate and promote the natural production of collagen. This in turn leaves you with the appearance of softer, firmer, and younger-looking skin.
What Is Juvederm Ultra Used For?
Juvederm Ultra can correct moderate to severe facial creases, folds, and lines that appear when the face is at rest. This injectable is also commonly used for plumping and adding volume to various areas of the face like the cheeks and lips.
Injections of Juvederm Ultra can be used to address the following wrinkles:
- Marionette lines
- Parentheses lines
- The nasolabial folds
- Smoker’s lines around the lips
Expectations and Pre-Treatment
You will first have a consultation to determine if Juvederm Ultra is the best treatment for your skin concerns. During this consultation, a skincare expert will go over the details of the treatment process, including pre-treatment and post-treatment care tips.
Before any injectable appointment, you’ll be advised to take certain steps to help avoid bruising and other possible side effects. This will include avoiding Advil, Aleve, and other anti-inflammatory medications, along with blood thinners and certain vitamins. You’ll also want to avoid alcoholic beverages for a small period of time before your appointment.
The Treatment Session
Your injection appointment is quick, typically under 15 minutes, and there is no downtime necessary. Once you arrive at your appointment, your injection areas are determined and the skin is cleansed.
If you have relatively low pain tolerance, you may ask for a topical numbing cream to help with any discomfort. However, Juvederm Ultra is administered using a very small needle, making it a relatively pain-free treatment. The injections themselves also contain a local anesthetic called lidocaine, which helps with any slight discomfort.
Results and Post-Treatment
Results with Juvederm Ultra can be seen almost immediately. Swelling, redness, and slight bruising at or near the injection site are normal side effects that subside on their own, typically days after treatment. To help minimalize or eliminate these side effects, avoid rubbing and massaging the area, avoiding sweating and exercise, and keep your head elevated at all times.
Results can last for six months to a full year, and maintenance treatments may be available. If you dislike the look of your injections, they can be quickly reversed with the help of a hyaluronidase enzyme treatment.
Cost of Treatment
Juvederm cost varies depending on your choice of med spa and the number of areas requiring treatment. The overall price of treatment is quite low in comparison to expensive invasive surgeries.
Schedule an appointment for a consultation at Avani Derm Spa to find out more about treatment with Juvederm Ultra in St. Louis. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.