JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is a non-surgical treatment for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. JUVÉDERM® can also be performed to fill in sunken cheeks or enhance the size and shape of the lips. During a consultation at his Decatur, Alabama practice, Dr. Ben Light can help you decide whether JUVÉDERM® is right for your needs.
The JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel Procedure
A compound known as hyaluronic acid is produced by the body to help keep skin cells hydrated and nourished. As the body ages, the production of hyaluronic acid decreases and the skin cells receive less moisture. As a result, wrinkles and deep creases are more likely to form.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel seeks to replenish the supply of this important compound by injecting a purified form of hyaluronic acid directly into the targeted treatment areas.
When injected into wrinkles and facial folds, the hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules that provide volume and support to sagging skin. Deep creases and folds are filled in and wrinkles are smoothed away. JUVÉDERM® can also enhance the shape of cheeks, lips, and other facial contours.
The benefits of JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel include plumper lips and/or younger, smoother, and healthier looking skin. Results are longer lasting than other types of dermal fillers. Most patients experience the benefits of JUVÉDERM® for six to nine months, and sometimes results last for more than a year.
Recovery from JUVÉDERM®
JUVÉDERM® requires no downtime; patients are able to return to their normal activities right away. It’s necessary to follow some precautions for a couple of weeks after treatment, such as avoiding strenuous exercise and exposure to extreme temperatures.
Why Choose Dr. Light
As a fellowship-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Light has the experience and knowledge to ensure that JUVÉDERM® is administered safely and effectively. He performs all JUVÉDERM® treatments himself. He has been recognized by the makers of JUVÉDERM® for his skill and results; Allergan, Inc. has chosen him to show other doctors how to perform the treatment.
Schedule a JUVÉDERM® Appointment
For more information or to schedule a JUVÉDERM® appointment with Dr. Ben Light, contact our facial plastic surgery practice today.