7 Myths About Juvederm
by Beauty Writer Melissa Bill
Not just celebrities care about the way they look. In fact more and more men and women throughout the country are choosing to undergo non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers and Botox. In fact, in 2015 the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that 15.6 million people underwent cosmetic procedures, including minimally-invasive procedures. Not just people living in larger cities such as New York, Miami and Los Angeles are choosing to get dermal fillers. Surprisingly the city of Denver has one of largest demands for Juvederm injections.
While there are many dermal filler brands on the market, Juvederm has quickly become one of the most popular. Juvederm is made from a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, which is produced naturally in the body and responsible for maintaining the skin’s volume and hydration. This dermal filler is used for a number of benefits, including plumping folds from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth; reducing marionette lines; augmenting thin lips and reducing or eliminating the appearance of acne and other types of scars.
There are a number of misconceptions surrounding dermal fillers mainly due to the unnaturally looking faces and inflated lips of women on reality shows like the Housewives of Orange County.
- Myth #1: Juvederm will make my face look fake
Not always. Soft tissue fillers can help achieve a younger, smoother appearance by restoring the facial volume that’s lost during aging. Your physician should be chosen based on past results as the results you get from your injections are technique based. Your desired outcome should be discussed with your doctor prior to application.
- Myth #2: Botox is a type of dermal filler
Nope! To put it simply, fillers fill and Botox relaxes. Botox contains a purified form of botulinum toxin type A. It’s injected into facial muscles to relax unwanted wrinkles that form when making certain facial expressions. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, actually fill and lift depressions in the skin.
- Myth #3: Juvederm injections are painful
Most patients would rate dermal fill injections with a 2 on a pain scale of 10. Usually, Juvederm is combined with lidocaine to help alleviate the pain associated with needle injections.
- Myth #4: It will take a while to recover
For most treatments, patients can plan for a thirty minute office visit and minimal recovery time.
- Myth #5: Everyone will know I had it done
The answer is two-fold. People might know if you choose to verbalize your decision to have dermal fillers. Otherwise, the results can be so natural that no one will assume you had fillers.
- Myth #6: Dermal fillers are irreversible
Even though most fillers last more than a full year, they can be reversed if you’re unhappy with the results.
- Myth #7: Juvederm can be harmful to the body
Juvederm is basically hyaluronic acid which is a chemical already found in the human body, so it’s safe.
Juvederm can offer great results for those looking to turn-back the hands of time or fill unsightly acne scars. Make sure to find a medical specialist in your area that is trained in the use of dermal fillers. Prices vary depending on the region and city, but will run anywhere from $400-$550 per syringe.