Throughout the course of a day, your skin will endure quite a bit. Whether it’s weather, water, stress, or time, your skin withstands a lot throughout a normal day (And don’t even get us started on particularly difficult days!)
Multiply this by a number of years and the wear-and-tear that inevitably occurs starts to make sense. As a plastic surgeon’s office, we’re not strangers to all of the things a person can do to mitigate this routine wear-and-tear. Avoiding smoking, eating well, and alleviating stress are all great ways to keep your skin refreshed and beautiful as you go through life. But this is still not perfect advice. Some people are just genetically susceptible to the effects of aging and no lifestyle advice can prevent this.
As a result, sometimes you need a little help to reclaim your shine. We have a number of options we can use to help showcase your inner beauty! One of the products we’re most excited to offer at our Ft. Lauderdale office is an injectable called Juvéderm.
What Juvéderm Does for Your Skin
Juvéderm is a dermal filler, which simply means that it’s a substance that can be injected by our staff to enhance the appearance and fullness of your skin. Juvéderm also contains hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that helps to deliver nutrients and keep your skin moisturized. As a result, Juvéderm is extremely effective and compatible with the body, so you don’t need to worry about any nasty side effects or poor results.
A few treatments of this injectable gel will help erase your telltale lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles and it’s one of the safest and most effective ways to give you that youthful glow.
Juvéderm injections can even help improve the appearance of deep scars, although this may require additional treatments. This is also true for more prominent wrinkles and blemishes.
What does this look like?
Juvéderm injections can take as little as 15 minutes. We’ll decide which areas of your face could benefit from this treatment, mark them appropriately, and then use fine needles to apply the injection. Don’t worry- most of our patients report only minor discomfort, which usually subsides within a day or two. But most of our patients also tell us they see great results almost immediately after these treatments, so the excitement of seeing what Juvéderm can do often offsets any minor discomfort you might feel.
No down time is necessary after a Juvéderm injection so you won’t have to adjust your life to incorporate a recovery period. In some cases, you might need an ice pack to counteract some moderate swelling, but this usually subsides in a few days. (sometimes, it’s gone within a few hours!)
Juvéderm injections will usually keep your skin looking naturally youthful for about a year. Of course, this varies depending on your age, health, and a number of other conditions. But don’t fear- follow up appointments with us can help keep your youthful appearance!
Whether you wish to turn back the clock, correct a problem, or just plain make a positive change in your appearance, Dr. Lisa J. Learn is here to help you.
Call (954) 380-8411 for an appointment at our Fort Lauderdale office to make a more confident and happier you today!