With this procedure, you won't have to worry about missing out on your day-to-day life to get rid of wrinkles. Juvederm injections only take about half an hour [source: WebMD]. They also require very little follow-up care, but you should be cautious about a few things:
- Stay away from certain spa procedures after your treatment.
- Don't go tanning -- it's best to avoid the sun and not spend time in artificial tanning booths.
- Avoid excessively steamy baths and saunas [source: Middleton].
- Do not touch or poke the area where you received your Juvederm injection.
- Wearing make-up and using daily facial products is fine, but be careful not to press too firmly when applying [source: Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety].
- Try not to make any exaggerated facial expressions. It's okay to show your emotions, but the hours immediately following a Juvederm treatment are not the best time to watch a comedy or tear-jerker at the movie theater.
In addition to avoiding certain behavior after a Juvederm injection, you should also gently apply an ice pack or other cold compress if any bruising, swelling or redness occurs. If any prolonged irritation occurs directly following treatment, discuss it with your doctor immediately.
If you're satisfied with the results of your first treatment, the next step is to make a second appointment. Keep in mind that Juvederm injections need to be repeated every six months to a year to maintain the look you want. In very little time, you could be on your way to a younger-looking face.
For more information, visit the links below.
- Anti-Aging.org. "Juvederm." November 28, 2008. (Accessed July 20, 2009)http://www.anti-aging.org/content/juvederm.asp
- Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery. "Juvederm." June 2008. (Accessed July 20, 2009)http://www.yourplasticsurgeryguide.com/injectables-and-fillers/juvederm.htm
- Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery. "Patient Financing for Plastic Surgery." June 2008. (Accessed July 20, 2009)http://www.yourplasticsurgeryguide.com/checklists/financing.htm
- Doheny, Kathleen. "Panel: Toughen Dermal Filler Warnings." WebMD Health News. November 18, 2008. (Accessed July 19, 2009)http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20081118/panel-toughen-dermal-filler-warnings?page=2
- Middleton Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. "Juvederm." (Accessed July 20, 2009)http://www.middletoncosmetic.com/Juvederm.html
- Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety. "Wrinkle Fillers." (Accessed July 20, 2009)http://www.injectablesafety.org/wrinkle-fillers/
- Singer, Natasha. "Questions on Using Fillers Near Eyes." The New York Times. November 20, 2008. (Accessed July 20, 2009)http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/20/fashion/20skin.html?_r=1&scp=4&sq=juvederm&st=cse
- WebMD. "Wrinkle Fillers: What You Should Know." May 14, 2008. (Accessed July 19, 2009)http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/wrinkle-fillers-what-you-should-know