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Put an End to Parentheses Lines with Juvederm

June 27, 2019, 11:11 pm

As you age, you may notice the formation of curving wrinkles on your skin that frame the corners of your mouth. These frustrating wrinkles are known as parentheses lines and can make a person look older than they really are.

If you want to reduce the appearance of these eyesores, consider Juvederm, an effective and convenient injectable dermal filler. Juvederm has been proven to erase a number of facial lines and folds.

Juvederm Injectable Filler Treatment

Juvederm is a cosmetic injectable dermal-filler treatment used to improve signs of facial aging and restore smoothness to the skin. It can be used to address aging signs on the cheeks, the lips, and around the mouth. Along with parentheses lines, Juvederm can smooth away the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lipstick lines, and more.

In 2006, the American Food and Drug Administration approved Juvederm for cosmetic use. Over 2.4 million procedures have been recorded in which hyaluronic acid-based fillers have been involved.

How Does Juvederm Work?

Juvederm has a hyaluronic-acid base and a smooth gel-like consistency. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin tissues that attracts water molecules and binds to them, keeping the skin plump and youthful.

As you age, your tissues naturally produce less hyaluronic acid. This results in drier skin with more wrinkles. When Juvederm is injected, its synthetic hyaluronic acid adds volume to the facial tissues. This fills in age lines for a more youthful look.

How Do I Prepare for Juvederm?

Prior to a Juvederm treatment, consult with Dr. Hlavacek about the treatment and your cosmetic goals. Make sure he is aware of any allergies you may have. If you have any questions regarding treatment, Dr. Hlavacek will be happy to answer them.

Juvederm procedures are minimally invasive, meaning no scalpels are used and no tissue is removed. This allows them to be done on the same day as the consultation. This procedure also requires very little preparation on your part.

Prior to your treatment, stay away from medicines like St. John’s wort and aspirin. Avoid alcohol for the two to three weeks leading up to the operation. Smoking is not encouraged prior to this treatment. Staying clear of these helps prevent bruising.

What Should I Expect the Treatment to Be Like?

The total time taken for injection of the product is around 15 to 60 minutes. During your Juvederm procedure, Dr. Hlavacek will first mark the areas to be treated. He will then carefully inject Juvederm into the parentheses lines.

This is followed by a light massage of the areas to ensure an even distribution and a reduction in the amount of post-treatment swelling. No downtime will be required after treatment.

Patients see results immediately after the procedure. Its effects have been known to last up to one year.

Address Your Parentheses Lines Today

To put an end to your parentheses lines, schedule a consultation to learn more about Juvederm treatments. Contact the office of skilled surgeon Dr. Matt Hlavacek and set up your appointment to get started.