Juvederm® in Birmingham, AL
Juvederm® is a trusted and proven dermal injection treatment made from natural ingredients that can quickly and safely enhance your facial appearance. At Menard Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Menard, you can take years off your appearance safely and quickly with a Juvederm® injection treatment. Our practice is located in Tuscaloosa and serves residents of the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham community.
What Is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a natural, biodegradable gel that is injected into the skin for the treatment of wrinkles. It contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance produced by the human body that helps keep skin cells hydrated. Juvederm® is sometimes referred to as a dermal filler because of its ability to “fill” fine lines and wrinkles so your skin appears smoother and more youthful. Dermal fillers produce smoother skin instantly. A Juvederm® injection takes just a few minutes, and does not pose a risk for scarring. Juvederm® has been approved by the FDA to gradually increase the skin’s natural hydration, restoring volume, firmness, and radiance to the skin, and causing lines, wrinkles, and creases to gradually fade away. Results from Juvederm® are natural and can last for up to 12 months.
What is Juvederm Voluma®?
Voluma® is one of the signature products in the Juvederm® product line. Voluma® is specifically designed to impart firmness and definition to the midface region, particularly the cheekbones. Voluma® is also effective at treating nasolabial folds that run from the edges of the nose to the corners of the mouth, or “parenthesis lines.”
How Can Juvederm® Improve My Skin?
Because the body’s natural production of HA slows down with age, skin may become thin and flaccid as a consequence of decreased hydration. Hyaluronic acid (HA) binds with water to help skin cells retain moisture and hydration, producing plumper, firmer skin cells. By injecting HA directly into thirsty skin cells, increased hydration is triggered, gradually smoothing out wrinkles, lines, and creases in the face.
What Advantages Does Juvederm® Offer?
Juvederm® is safe and natural, minimally invasive, and effective at diminishing the presence of wrinkles, lines, and creases in the face while gradually increasing hydration in skin cells, improving skin volume and firmness. Juvederm® treatments are quick, safe, and inexpensive and provide visible, lasting improvements that effectively rejuvenate your facial appearance.
How Should I Prepare for a Juvederm® Treatment?
Prior to your Juvederm® treatment, we recommend you avoid excessive sun exposure and smoking for at least two days before your appointment. You may also need to temporarily suspend certain medications that could increase your risk of bruising or bleeding.
Do Juvederm® Injections Hurt?
Most patients describe the treatment as comfortable. Juvederm® is a smooth gel that does not sting or burn, and contains lidocaine, an effective numbing agent. Treatment typically takes from 30 minutes to an hour.
How Long do Juvederm® Results Last?
A single Juvederm® treatment session can produce natural-looking results that may last up to a year. Most patients schedule regular follow-up treatments yearly.
If you are a resident of the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham area, and want to try Juvederm® contact Menard Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Menard.