Do you have deep creases between your nose and the corners of your lips? Known as nasolabial folds, these creases can age your appearance and distract from an otherwise youthful face. Thankfully, there is a way to erase them without undergoing surgery. Juvederm is an injectable filler that helps many patients erase nasolabial folds and achieve a more youthful appearance.

What is Juvederm and how does it work?

The main active ingredient in Juvederm is a substance called hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that is naturally found in your skin. It gives your skin firmness and elasticity, but as you age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin tends to decrease. This leads to creases like your nasolabial folds. Injecting Juvederm into these folds increases the concentration of hyaluronic acid in the area, filling in your folds and giving your skin a youthful, plump appearance.

What can you expect when you have Juvederm injected?

Your doctor will evaluate your health history and your desired results to make sure Juvederm is a safe and effective choice for you. If you’re worried about discomfort, your doctor may apply a numbing cream to keep you comfortable. Then, Juvederm will be injected into your nasolabial folds. It only takes a few seconds, and you can go straight back to work afterwards. Some patients have some minor redness and swelling in the treatment area, but this only lasts a few days at most.

How long do your results last?

You should notice your results immediately, and they generally last about a year. When your results begin to fade, you can have another round of injections to restore your appearance.

If you’re ready to get rid of your nasolabial folds and would like to learn more about Juvederm and other treatment options, contact us today.