True Balance is your Edmonton and Sherwood Park specialist in Juvederm Fillers. Juvederm is made of non-animal derived hyaluronic acid. It can be effectively used to enhance lips by increasing fullness or reducing surrounding lip lines. They can also be used to shape facial contours such as cheekbones. Hollows under the eyes, marionette and deep smile lines, as well as deep frown lines between the brows can also be reduced.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a soft injectable gel that your health care professional uses to help replenish and refresh your appearance. It uses hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring sugar found in the body) which binds to the water molecules in your skin to instantly restore lost volume and to reduce lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic injections have also been shown to stimulate collagen production. Not only that, Juvederm works to enhance and define lips, cheeks and jaw line. Best of all, the results are instant and natural looking and can last for up to a year.
How is Juvederm treatment performed?
Juvederm is administered in much the same way as Botox using micro-fine needles so as to reduce treatment discomfort. Your health care professional may also choose to apply a topical anaesthetic (or in most cases an "ice roller") to numb the treatment site prior to injection to further minimize discomfort. The gel-like consistency of Juvederm allows it to be administered easily and smoothly.
Are there any side effects associated with Juvederm?
Side effects vary but generally last less than a week and are limited to the site of injection. A patient may experience mild to moderate swelling which is short lasting (less than seven days). Symptoms may also include a reddening and tenderness of the skin and tiny bruising at the injection site, all of which is easily covered up by light makeup. The treatment requires minimal social downtime and most people return to their normal routines immediately.
How long before I see results?
Results are instant. You will see an immediate improvement to the treated area.
Is Juvederm a permanent solution?
Although Juvederm is not a permanent solution, the effects of the treatment may last up to one year or even more depending on the rate at which each client’s body absorbs the product. We are all different and so the duration of the results will of course vary.