What to Expect with Juvederm Filler
If you are one of those people considering taking a leap into the world of fillers, here are a few tips to make your experience smooth and pleasant. Juvederm is one of my favorite fillers to use for my patients. It’s hyaluronic-acid based, which our bodies make anyway, so the filler is extremely compatible and integrates nicely with your body’s own tissues. Another plus of Juvederm is, it stimulates our bodies to produce collagen again. Who doesn’t want more collagen?
So, what can you expect when you come in for Juvederm injections? Juvederm is fabulous for smoothing lines and wrinkles, bringing back volume to those areas of the face with volume deficit, and plumping lips for an ever- so-sexy pout that’s natural.
Some of my patients who are coming in for Juvederm injections feel nervous about discomfort with the procedure. No fear, though, as I have the best numbing cream that takes the edge off and allows you to relax and have a comfortable experience. The process takes less than 20 minutes and can be done on your lunch hour.
To avoid bruising, simply stop taking things that thin your blood about 3 days before you come to see me. These include: Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Red Wine, and Ginkgo Biloba. It’s not the end of the world if you have taken any of these items. I am a very gentle injector and I will do my best to minimize bruising, but, if it happens, concealer is amazing for a day or two as the healing process occurs. An amazing supportive measure to speed up healing and minimize bruising is to stop by Sprouts or Whole Foods and pick up a homeopathic remedy called Arnica Montana. Arnica is THE remedy for helping boo-boos heal quickly and is good to keep in your medicine cabinet for any bruising or trauma. It’s safe for kids, won’t interact with any medications, and is inexpensive. Three pellets under the tongue a couple times a day before and after your injections will serve you well with minimizing trauma to the area injected.
So, how long can you expect Juvederm to last once it’s injected? Most people will see a duration of about 9-12 months, especially with the Juvederm Ultra Plus XC that I use in our office. Keep in mind, though, that if you have a good metabolism and work out intensely, you may burn through it a little more quickly than the average person.
Injections, like Botox and fillers, are what I have done day in and day out for years. It is where my passion lies. Helping patients feel enhanced and more beautiful, but still natural, makes my heart sing! So, what are you waiting for? Make the call and take the first step to becoming a better version of YOU!
Call 855-377-3782 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Collins to see what injectables are right for you.