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5 Juvederm myths and facts you need to know MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Juvederm is dermal filler that is injected under the skin to help remove wrinkles. By doing this, it helps add volume to smooth lines by hydrating and firming the skin. However though this is a common wrinkle reduction method, there are some Juvederm myths and facts making its rounds.

Myth 1: Juvederm isn’t safe to use.

This is not true as it is made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in all biological organisms, including humans. It is produced without any animal substances and is FDA approved for use in people of all skin tones and types.

Juvederm helps lubricate and protect tissue; however it is not recommended for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with a history of multiple or anaphylactic allergic reactions or by people under the age of 18.

Myth 2: Juvederm is affective only after multiple treatments.

You will notice positive results with a single Juvederm procedure as its hyaluronic acid gets absorbed by the body, which takes a maximum of 12 months. However depending on the severity of wrinkles, some people will require additional treatments for optimum results.

Myth 3: Juvederm is a painful process.

There is not much pain associated with a Juvederm procedure. All you will experience is the pricking sensation of the needle used for administrating Juvederm and the injection of the local anesthetic your doctor uses to numb the affected area.

Myth 4: There are many side effects associated with Juvederm.

The common immediate after effects of Juvederm treatment are swelling and soreness of the affected area, redness or mild discoloration, stinging sensation, light bruising and itching. All of this lasts only for 1-7 days; however if these symptoms persist, contact your physician. Patients are advised not to expose the treated area to extreme hot and cold temperatures.

Myth 4: Juvederm can be administered by cosmeticians and estheticians.

Though Juvederm is basically a non-invasive treatment, it is still considered a medical procedure as it has some minimal risks like bacterial infection. This is why it is advised to get your juevederm treatment from a licensed physician or medical practitioner.

Myth 5: Juvederm cannot be used with other cosmetic treatments.

It is possible to have your Juvederm injection with another cosmetic procedure or surgery, based on the patient and their case. This is why it’s better to discuss the benefits and risks of having Juvederm with an additional procedure.

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