In the United States, more than 1 million men and women choose dermal fillers to achieve a rejuvenated look. One popular type of dermal filler is Juvederm and you can receive this treatment at your local Fremont Dentist. But to help you decide if this treatment is best for you, Dr. Raveendranath at Shine Dental provides a go-to guide on this popular facial treatment.
This article covers what you need to know about Juvederm, how it works, how to prepare before, during, and after your treatment, possible side effects, and the estimated cost.
By reading this article, you'll learn from Dr. Raveendranath if Juvederm dermal fillers are the best option for you and how you can schedule a consultation at Shine Dental in Fremont.
Swapna Raveendranath, DDS, is an award-willing celebrity dentist and the team leader at Shine Dental in Fremont, California. She has more than 10 years of experience treating patients from general dentistry to dental Botox and fillers.
Juvederm is a type of gel that doctors inject under the skin to restore volume and smooth out lines and wrinkles. There are two types of dermal fillers: hyaluronic acid (HA) and calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA). While CaHA fillers are harder to provide more structure, HA fillers are softer and more flexible under the skin. Juvederm is a type of HA filler, making it a popular choice for filling in lines and wrinkles.
Depending on the location of the lines and wrinkles you want to treat, there are different types of Juvederm dermal fillers that will vary based on thickness and flexibility.
It usually only takes about 30 minutes to receive a Juvederm treatment and you can see the results immediately. Depending on the type of Juvederm dermal fillers you accept, and which areas the doctor treats, you can expect the treatment effects to last anywhere from six to 18 months.
First, it's essential to have consultation with a trusted doctor. You can discuss any concerns you have and the doctor can answer any questions you have regarding dermal fillers. Your doctor will also provide recommendations on how you can prepare for your first treatment. These recommendations may vary based on your health history, but in general, you can expect to avoid alcohol and intense exercise at least a day before your treatment.
You'll be asked to remove all your makeup when you arrive for your appointment. The doctor will apply a topical numbing cream over the treatment areas and wait until those areas are numb. They will then remove the cream, clean the area with an antibacterial cleanser, and officially begin the treatment.
You should continue to avoid intense exercise for another day and, if needed, take ibuprofen. But other than that, no additional care is needed after treatment. If you had your lips treated, you might want to ice your lips as there might be some swelling.
Bruising at the injection site is the most common side effect, but you can easily cover this with concealer until the bruising goes away. If you do experience bruising, it may take one or two weeks to clear up.
One side effect that is not common includes small, acne-like bumps, but your doctor can treat these with antibiotics if needed. The good thing about Juvederm dermal fillers is that they eventually dissolve, so these bumps may go away on their own. Any other side effects beyond these are rare.
You can expect to pay anywhere from $800-$1500. There are various factors to consider, such as the type of Juvederm dermal filler, the location of the treatment, and how much filler the doctor plans to use.
Juvederm dermal fillers are a more affordable and less time-consuming option than surgery when it comes to looking and feeling younger. If you think Juvederm dermal fillers may be the best option for you, schedule a consultation today at Shine Dental.