Sun damage and the signs of aging that appear from simply having birthdays can cause many patients in Westfield, NJ to feel self-conscious or anxious about their appearance. Fortunately, Dr. Carlos Burnett of Burnett Plastic Surgery offers many options for patients to change their appearance including the use of Juvéderm Voluma Skin Rejuvenation. Juvéderm, and other dermal fillers, are used to fill in lines and wrinkles and add volume to the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the contour of the face.
To understand how Juvéderm works, it's important to understand that it's created from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body. The gel is injected with a very fine needle into the face, underneath lines and wrinkles or in areas that need added volume, such as the cheeks. Juvéderm is a great alternative for patients who don't want plastic surgery – either because they don't want a dramatic change or because they are looking for a less invasive, less expensive option.
The procedure is easy and fast and gives patients immediate results. Following a consultation appointment with Dr. Burnett, patients will prepare for their Juvéderm treatment by following specific instructions. This could include stopping certain medications. Be sure to tell Dr. Burnett about any medications that you're taking and talk to your primary care physician before your Juvéderm appointment.
On the day of the treatment, patients will have their makeup removed and the treatment area will be examined again so that Dr. Burnett can determine the best place to inject the filler. A local anesthetic will be used so that the procedure is pain free. Using a fine needle, the Juvéderm gel will be injected slowly as the needle is removed. This ensures that the filler appears smooth and natural underneath your skin.
Patients may experience some pink or red skin, tenderness, or light bruising where the gel was injected; however, this only lasts for a short period. The results are immediate and last up to one year.
If you are ready to make a change to your appearance and reveal a healthy and more younger looking you, call Dr. Burnett today to schedule a consultation.