DERMA FILLERS – Juvederm ®
Young skin is smooth and elastic because it contains a lot of “Hyaluronic Acid”. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin gradually diminishes. As a result, the skin becomes dryer, thinner and more wrinkled.
Fillers used by First Impressions Medical Aesthetics & Rejuvenation Clinic are a long-lasting but not permanent synthetic form of hyaluronic acid. The gel mimics the naturally occurring substance by adding volume to the skin. When fillers are injected under the surface of the skin, the gel adds volume, and smooths out lines on the face.
Different products are used for specific areas of the face. For instance, the product which will best be used to fill vertical lip lines where lipstick can “run” is different from the one that is used to flatten the folds which occur by the side of the nose and mouth. Other products are most appropriate for filling out the cheekbones or improving the contours of the lips.
The fillers that are used by First Impressions Medical Aesthetics & Rejuvenation Clinic are created from non-animal products and have been proven safe and effective. Reactions to the medication can include redness, swelling, and bruising. These will resolve within 2-5 days. You may apply a cool cloth to the treated area, however please do not expose your filled areas to intense heat (like a hot tub) or cold (like an ice cube) for 24 hours.
Freezing can be used for some areas of the face using xylocaine. Please notify the practitioner if you have had any reactions to local freezing.
Treatments take about 30 minutes and your results will be visible as soon as the swelling subsides. The recommended time between treatments is 6-18 months.