It’s safe to say that most of us don’t like what aging does to our bodies. Along with feeling more aches and pains every day, our skin—particularly on our face—doesn’t appear as healthy as it used to be. That said, when we see older celebrities in tabloids or mass media, it looks like they haven’t aged a day. What gives?

While there may be many tricks up their sleeve, one treatment that they may be using is called Juvaderm. Juvaderm is a skin treatment that can lift your cheekbones, conceal lines around your mouth, plump your lips, and much more. If you want to look better as you age, yet you don’t know exactly how to do it, you may want to spend some time considering this treatment. It may be one of the best decisions that you make this year.

Juvaderm: The Basics

While Juvaderm can help you with a variety of skin treatments, you may be wondering how Juvaderm works its magic. Juvaderm itself is a group of fillers that are injected into your skin. The fillers themselves are made of FDA-approved hyaluronic acid, and there are different types of fillers that you can choose from. For instance, Juvaderm Vollure XC adds fullness and plump thin lips to your face while Juvaderm Volume XC lifts and defines the cheekbones. There are other available fillers, so you will want to do your research and speak with a skincare professional to find the best filler for you.

Once you select the relevant filler (or fillers), you will go to your skincare professional to obtain a Juvaderm injection. The injection itself can take about 15 to 60 minutes. General anesthesia is not required in order to receive Juvaderm injections, but some skincare professionals may choose to apply some topical anesthesia to make you more comfortable. Once you receive your injection, you may experience some mild bruising and swelling for up to two weeks. You can lessen your chances of these side effects, however, by avoiding things like aspirin, alcohol, and fish oils before your Juvaderm appointment. After your injection, you must also avoid exercise for several days to mitigate any potential swelling.

Critically, there is one factor that we haven’t discussed here. That is how long the treatment lasts. Compared to other facial skin treatments, Juvaderm has more longevity. Specifically, it can last from six to twelve months. The precise amount of time depends on factors like the size and location of the injected area, how much of the Juvaderm was actually used, and how quickly the individual patient metabolizes the product. 

An Investment Into Our Look

As we age, one of the most frustrating things is that our perception of how we should look doesn’t match up with reality. The good news, though, is that we don’t have to accept the reality. One of the effective steps that we can take is investing in Juvaderm treatment. While it may not be for everyone, Juvaderm can be a great choice in correcting any imperfections that you see on your face. Ultimately, do your research, speak with a skincare professional, and make the best choice for you.

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