Juvéderm – Is it Right for you?

Anyone who is interested in cosmetic dentistry or a smile makeover will be excited to hear that there are more options and customizations to choose when enhancing one's appearance. As we age the appearance of our smile begins to sag. When this happens, people feel powerless in changing or stopping this natural occurrence altogether. Fortunately, we have the solution with Juvéderm.

What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm consists of hyaluronic acid fillers that can add volume to different areas of the face without the need for surgery. With the appearance of a clear gel, Juvéderm requires a medical professional to administer it into specific areas of the face. With Juvéderm, we can help highlight and enhance specific areas of one's face as part of a cosmetic dental treatment.

Patients are able to go over possible options and describe what they want for the procedure. We will have all the necessary resources available and be free to go over any other factors the patient needs to know.

How does Juvéderm work?

Juvéderm is a component that we will inject into certain areas of the face with a thin needle. The procedure will not take long and is not painful. We will place specific amounts of Juvéderm into certain areas of the face to enhance the patient's appearance.

Juvéderm helps to create a more uplifted appearance in the face. From there, the patient will take several days to see the positive change in appearance. Patients do not need to worry about an adverse reaction to Juvéderm since we will take in the patient's medical history and any forms of allergy before going through with the procedure.

Before your treatment it is recommended to:

AVOID: Alcohol, caffeine, Motrin, gingko biloba, garlic, flax oil, vitamin A, vitamin E, fatty acids, niacin supplements, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates (you may eat fruits), spicy foods, or cigarettes for 24 hours before your treatment.  This is to reduce the incidence of bruising after these procedures.

What to expect after treatment

After your treatment, you may experience side effects, such as swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, lump formation, itching at the injection site and impaired hand function. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days.  

Will the Juvéderm process be painful?

The procedure itself will not hurt in most cases. While it does require the use of a thin needle, there is a pain-reducing component known as lidocaine that can help relieve any pain one might feel during the procedure. We can also go over other pain relief options following the procedure.

In some cases, patients may experience some soreness in the areas of the face following the procedure. However, the soreness will dissipate fairly quickly and we can recommend certain medications to help relieve any discomfort.

How long will the process take?

The amount of time a Juvéderm treatment session takes will depend on the individual, the amount of Juvéderm we are using and the areas of the face we are treating. In many cases, the entire appointment will only take 30-40 minutes and the patient can return to their daily routine immediately after.

When will I start to see results? 

Patients will begin to see a difference after the procedure and continue to see improvement over the next several days.

If your question is not on this page, give us a call at (732) 607-0909 and we will be happy to answer any other questions.

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