Juvederm Specialist

Weight Loss and Vitality

Medical Weight Loss & Cosmetic Surgery located in Alexandria, VA & Washington, DC

If sagging cheeks, small lips, and smile lines are making you feel older or less attractive than you want, consider Juvéderm®. Juvéderm is an injectable gel available at Weight Loss and Vitality that can improve the appearance of fine lines around your nose and mouth and plump your lips and cheeks for a more youthful appearance. Treatments are available in Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington, DC, so you can look your best quickly and conveniently. To set up a consultation, request an appointment online or call the office today.

Juvederm Q & A

What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm is an injectable gel filler used to lift sagging cheeks, perform lip augmentation, and reduce lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Juvéderm contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring chemical that improves water absorption in the skin for improved hydration, giving your face a fuller, more youthful look.

How does Juvéderm work?

Juvéderm is a family of products that contain different concentrations of hyaluronic acid that can be used on different areas of the face, including the cheeks, lips, and sides of the mouth and nose. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the skin and works with the collagen in your skin to add elasticity, moisture, and fullness. As you age, your body produces less hyaluronic acid and collagen, which leads to signs of aging like sagging and wrinkles.

Using the injectable hyaluronic acid found in Juvéderm, your provider is able to restore the lost moisture and fullness in your skin. The specialized concentrations of hyaluronic acid also last longer than naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid so you can expect your results to last between six months and two years, depending on the treatment area.

What should I expect when getting Juvéderm?

Before getting any injection, your provider at Weight Loss and Vitality discusses your problem areas and goals for treatment to be sure Juvéderm is right for you. Your provider then cleans your skin and maps out where to perform the injections by marking your skin with a washable pen for the most precise results.

When you’re ready, your provider carefully injects the appropriate amount of Juvéderm into each injection site. Depending on the size of the treatment area, this may mean 5-10 injections or more. The entire procedure can last anywhere from 10-30 minutes, depending on how many injections you receive.

Each injection feels like a small pinch or prick as the needle is inserted. You may also feel mild tingling after your treatment due to mild skin irritation from the needle pricks. This irritation goes away within a few hours.

When can I see results after getting Juvéderm?

In most cases, patients report an immediate difference in the smoothness and fullness of their skin or lips. Since the hyaluronic gel is highly concentrated, it works immediately to plump and smooth out your skin. You may notice the results improve and even out within 24-48 hours as the product settles into your skin.

To find out if Juvéderm is right for you, schedule a consultation online or by phone at Weight Loss and Vitality now.

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