Dr. Thomas Theocharides offers Juvéderm®, one of the leading hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers on the market, from Allergan, the makers of Botox®. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found naturally in the body and works by delivering nutrients to our skin and this helps retain moisture and softness and adds volume. As we age, hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases, causing the skin to lose its fullness. Our skin then begins to droop, sag, and wrinkle.
Juvéderm® is used to restore volume in our cheeks and smooth lines around the mouth and nose. In adults over the age of 21, Juvéderm® can reduce the signs of aging by filling in the wrinkles seen when your face is at rest. Juvéderm can be used on many areas including the lips, cheeks, lines from the nose to the mouth, lines from the mouth to the chin, hands and temples. Juvéderm® is not a permanent treatment and cannot give you the same results as plastic surgery. The effects can last anywhere from six months to two years. The Juvéderm® formula is non animal-based and has very low risk of allergic reaction or rejection. It is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid that has a proven track record of safety.
Juvéderm®: What to Expect
The procedure itself will last 15-30 minutes, depending on how many syringes are needed and the body part(s) that are being treated. A typical session uses 1 or 2 syringes of Juvéderm®. Dr. Theocharides will ease the Juvéderm® injectable gel into the skin using a fine needle. The syringe of Juvéderm® will be injected into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of the skin). One of the greatest benefits of Juvéderm® is that you will be able to see your results immediately. You may experience some minor swelling or bruising but this should resolve after a week. Most patients only need one treatment to achieve ideal wrinkle smoothing. The results from Juvéderm® injections will last for a year depending on the body part being treated and it will naturally be broken down and reabsorbed by your body over time.
Schedule A Consultation
To find out if Juvéderm® is right for you, contact our Monmouth County, NJ area cosmetic office to schedule a consultation. Dr. Theocharides will help you build a comprehensive and unique cosmetic treatment plan for your most beautiful you. Ask about the Brilliant Distinction rewards program to find out how you can save on future treatments. Call (732) 508-7778 or request an appointment online.*Disclaimer: results may vary