What Are The Risks of Juvederm® Treatments?

Beauty woman in a white shirt with long and shiny wavy hairCosmetic and aesthetic treatments are a safe and effective way to slow or reverse the signs of aging on your face. As you age, your body’s production of collagen and other materials that give your skin its elastic and toned properties begins to decrease. This can lead to an increase in lines and wrinkles, especially around the mouth.

Those that prefer to avoid surgical procedures often opt for injectable dermal fillers. These work by increasing volume from beneath the skin and push it outwards to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

There are many formulations of dermal fillers available. Juvederm®, one of the first FDA-approved formulas to specifically address fine lines and wrinkles, has been used for many years to help countless people safely achieve their aesthetic goals.

Juvederm® uses a unique formulation of hyaluronic acid (HA) to decrease the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines on the forehead or around the mouth. The HA draws in water molecules from nearby tissue, gently increasing volume below the skin.

Since HA is a molecule naturally found in and produced by your body, there is very little chance of an adverse reaction from the formula. Sometimes, there may be redness or tenderness around the injection site. However, this is not much different from what you may experience during a vaccine or other injection.

In rare cases, there may be noticeable swelling or bruising around the treatment area or the formation of small lumps that are visible under the skin. These are temporary and will subside as your body gets used to the HA and evens out the amount of water molecules in the area.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Schaffer has the personal experience and knowledgeable staff to work with you and develop the perfect aesthetic treatment plan for your current appearance and overall goals. Call Dr. Eric Schaffer in San Antonio, TX, at 210-227-3223 or visit www.eschaffer.com to schedule an aesthetic consultation today.

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