As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid in our skin. The loss of this key skin component results in skin wrinkles and folds around the mouth. To treat this, Dr. Mandell-Brown offers injectable fillers like Juvederm in Cincinnati.
Juvederm is an injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid. It is soft and natural feeling. It is great to fill out acne scars, forehead furrows, as well as creases around the mouth and cheeks. Rather than limit muscle function to smooth out wrinkles like Botox, Juvederm actually fills the wrinkle to diminish its appearance.
Your Juvederm treatment at Mandell-Brown will likely last half an hour or less. Before the treatment begins, the skin at and around the injection site will be cleansed with an antiseptic. A numbing cream may be used at the time of treatment to maximize your comfort. At the chosen injection site, your plastic surgeon will carefully inject the Juvederm solution using a fine needle and a special technique. Keeping in mind the importance of aesthetic sensitivity, your plastic surgeon may gently massage to area to ensure proper placement of the product.
After your Juvederm treatment you may be able to return to work or resume your regular routine. However, your plastic surgeon may ask you to avoid sun exposure, alcohol and exercise for several hours. Side effects are mild and usually short-lived but may include redness, mild bruising or swelling.
The remarkable results of your Juvederm treatment may be immediately obvious and can last around three months, but up to a year for some patients. As the product begins to be naturally absorbed by your body, you may wish to return to Dr. Mandell-Brown for a touch-up treatment to maintain the effect.
Restylane and Prevelle Silk are comparable injectable fillers offered by Dr. Mandell-Brown that may achieve a similar effect. Botox will also reduce facial wrinkles, but does not fill lines. Rather it minimizes muscle contraction, allowing wrinkles to smooth out.
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