What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a type of dermal filler created from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that gives skin volume, moisture, and elasticity.

In addition, hyaluronic acid injections boost the production of collagen in the skin. This FDA-approved line of dermal fillers includes several different product variations, each designed to treat specific cosmetic concerns. 

Juvederm Products

There are several different Juvederm products available, each design to treat specific areas. During your consultation with Dr. Arroyo in Houston, cheek augmentation with Juvederm will be fully explained and he will determine which product is right for you.

Juvederm Voluma XC is a great dermal filler for adding youthful contours to the cheeks. As we age, our faces begin to lose volume, and cheeks may start to sag or flatten out. This product can help restore that lost volume, as well as add definition to the chin for patients over 21. This wonder product can also treat lines and wrinkles.

Juvederm Ultra XC adds more fullness to the lips, giving patients a more plump pout. This product is ideal for patients whose lips may have thinned over time or for those over 21 who want fuller lips. This product is also approved to treat smile lines around the nose and mouth.

Juvederm Volbella XC will soften vertical lip lines, also known as perioral lines, to help turn the clock back on aging. In addition to treating these lines, it can also be used to restore volume to the lips or increase a patient’s lip size if they are over the age of 21. Results from this product typically last up to a year.

Your Treatment

With Dr. Arroyo

During your consultation with Dr. Arroyo, you will discuss your cosmetic goals, and he will recommend how best to achieve them. After this, he will develop a comprehensive treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs. When it is time to inject the dermal fillers, he will start by numbing the area. Juvederm injections also contain a small amount of lidocaine, which helps reduce pain. Between injections, the areas being treated may be massaged to help reduce swelling and ensure an even distribution of the product. When receiving a cheek augmentation at Houston's Arroyo Plastic Surgery, the process usually takes between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the goals of the treatment.

After Your Procedure

Immediately after receiving your cheek augmentation in Houston with Dr. Arroyo, you will be able to return to work and your regular daily activities. You should avoid sun exposure and strenuous activities for 24 after your treatment. Results will be visible immediately, though you may experience some bruising and swelling around the injection site. A single Juvederm treatment will last from 6-18 months as the body slowly absorbs the material. After this, you will need another injection to maintain the result of this treatment.

Potential Side Effects

While side effects are rare, it is important to be aware of them before your treatment. You can expect some swelling and bruising following your treatment. Other side effects may also include some redness, tenderness, itching, bumps near the injection site, and light pain. These side effects typically subside within a few weeks. If you have any questions or concerns after your treatment, Dr. Arroyo’s office will always be available. 

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