Juvederm® is a non-surgical solution to fill out wrinkles and facial folds. Dr. James V. Agresti III at Agresti Health and Wellness provides these injections to help restore the natural shape and youthful fullness in your face. He has locations in Nutley and Chester, New Jersey, and serves residents living in the surrounding areas.
Damage from the sun and other environmental factors contribute to wrinkles. As you age, compounds such as collagen and hyaluronic acid, which give your skin its springy elasticity and youthful look, start to diminish. As a result, wrinkles ensue and your cheeks and lips lose their volume.
Juvederm is a collection of fillers made from hyaluronic acid that lifts your cheeks, smooths fine lines around your lips, and decreases the appearance of wrinkles. Several formulations exist, depending on the area you want to treat. It’s the No. 1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the United States.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance present in the human body. When used as a filler, it:
All products in the Juvederm collection use hyaluronic acid as a base.
Juvederm can soften wrinkles around the sides or your mouth and add a little volume to the area around the nose and mouth. The injectable is particularly effective on laugh lines -- also called nasolabial folds -- that extend from the corner of your nose to your mouth.
Dr. Agresti uses Juvederm Voluma® to plump your cheeks, especially if they’ve flattened with age and the skin has begun to sag. Juvederm may also subtly plump thin lips and reduce tiny creases around them.
Anyone who wants a smoother appearance -- and a reduction in facial folds or wrinkles -- is usually a good candidate. If you’ve lost volume in your cheeks, have poorly defined cheekbones, or have thinning lips, Juvederm will also help.
After a thorough consultation, Dr. Agresti offers a topical anesthetic to minimize the sensation of the injections. He may treat several sites during the appointment, which lasts about 60 minutes.
Patients will benefit from the brighter, younger appearance Juvederm provides for 6-9 months. Your body, the area(s) treated, and the formula used influence how long your results last.
Results of Juvederm injections are noticeable almost immediately. You usually see optimal results in two weeks.