Are you noticing small lines and wrinkles forming on your face? Are you feeling less confident as a result? As we age our skin loses hyaluronic acid and collagen which can cause those lines to appear as well as a bit of sagging or drooping in the skin. This loss of hyaluronic acid and collagen could be making you look older than you feel.
These signs of aging can be reversed. Facial injections, or fillers, are a cosmetic procedure that targets those areas of the face showing lines or sagging. When a filler is injected to the area, the lost hyaluronic acid is restored minimizing lines and making sagging areas appear more full or contoured. There are different types of injectables and one we like at the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery is Juvéderm®.
What Is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm contains hyaluronic acid in an injectable gel form. When Juvéderm is injected beneath the skin, it bonds with the water in your body to soften lines and fill in areas that have lost their fullness. Because it is a soft gel, the results of a Juvéderm injection are natural appearing and instantaneous.
In addition to the hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm also contains the pain-reducer lidocaine, which helps make the procedure more comfortable.
What’s Involved in a Facial Injection Procedure?
The procedure for a facial injection is relatively simple. Using a fine needle, the plastic surgeon injects filler into the skin in the targeted area. After the injection is complete, the doctor might gently massage the area to ensure the Juvéderm fills the space.
Depending on the area(s) being treated, the procedure takes between 15 and 60 minutes and most people require only one treatment to restore a particular area. A Juvéderm treatment can last between one and two years, depending on how quickly the body reabsorbs the hyaluronic acid.
Before deciding to have a facial injection, it’s important to consult with an experienced and qualified healthcare professional who knows how to properly perform face injections. At the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery, clients meet with Dr. Kenneth Dickie for a facial analysis, health consultation and discussion of options available before any treatment is performed.
What Is the Recovery from a Facial Injection?
The recovery from a facial injection tends to be minimal because the procedure is not that invasive. Immediately after your procedure, the treated area could show a temporary redness, tenderness or bruising which may be covered with light mineral makeup. For the first 24 hours, you should avoid strenuous exercise, extended exposure to sun or extreme temperatures. Most patients resume normal activities within a day.
Perhaps one of the most positive aspects of receiving facial injection treatment is the instant results. After the injection, lines will be immediately softened and smoother. Areas that might have lost their contour will be instantly fuller. With one treatment, you can look more youthful and feel more confident.
What Areas Are Suitable for Facial Injections?
Some of the best areas to target with facial injections are those lines that remain even when your face is at rest. These types of lines are referred to as static and you will see the biggest difference when they are softened and filled in.
The lines around the mouth, both laugh lines and the ones that extend down from the corners, respond well to facial injections. If forehead lines and frown lines between the eyebrows are a concern for you, Juvéderm could provide a welcome relief. The chin, cheeks and temples can appear sunken or saggy with age or weight loss and these areas benefit from the fullness provided by a facial injection.
Consult with an Experienced Cosmetic Doctor
If you want to restore your youthful appearance, facial injections could be a solution. Trust your appearance to an experienced professional who can give you the results you deserve.
Contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery for more information on Juvéderm® and other possible cosmetic enhancements you might be considering. To schedule an in-depth consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Dickie, fill out the form on the right, or call us at 1-855-726-2800.
Let us help you achieve your desired look. We are committed to help you look and feel great.