JUVEDERM® Injectable Gel is a cosmetic dermal filler used to treat wrinkles and enhance thin lips. It is one of the best non-surgical forms of facial rejuvenation and lip enhancement available today and is capable of countering some of the most frustrating signs of aging, for a more vibrant and youthful you!
Juvederm® is just one of the many facial fillers we offer at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists. Long Island plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta has years of experience in facial rejuvenation treatments, and is proud to provide these services to his community. If you have further questions, concerns or would like more information, please contact us or request an appointment.
How does JUVEDERM® work?
JUVEDERM® Injectable Gel is made of hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in skin, joints and cartilage. JUVEDERM® Injectable Gel is a soft, clear substance that is entirely bio-degradable.
JUVEDERM® has been approved by the Federal Drug Administration as a safe and effective anti-aging therapy. It is manufactured using a patented smooth gel consistency technology and a high degree of cross-linking. Because of these manufacturing changes, JUVEDERM® Injectable Gel is smoother and creates less swelling and redness upon injection.
Immediately following the injection, an ice pack will be placed on your face to soothe your skin and minimize the potential for bruising or swelling. You may have some redness or swelling at the injection sit, but this usually dissipates rapidly and most patients return to work immediately following the procedure. If you have had lip enhancement injections, swelling may be more pronounced and last a bit longer. The improvement in your appearance is immediate and will last for about a year.
To see what JUVÉDERM® XC could do for you, download the FREE JUVÉDERM® XC Treatment Visualizer app for your iPhone® or iPad® from the App StoreSM.
JUVEDERM® is a registered trademark of Allergan Industrie, SAS.
What are the benefits of JUVEDERM® treatments at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists?
Our Long Island patients often opt for JUVEDERM® treatments to address the following:
- Nasolabial folds (which extend from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth)
- Melolabial folds (lines that extend from the corners of the mouth to the sides of the chin)
- Fine lines around your mouth (“lipstick lines”)
- Hollowing under the eyes & in the cheek
- Naturally thin lips or those that have thinned with age.
What to expect during your JUVEDERM® treatments at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists
During your facial rejuvenation procedure, JUVEDERM® Injectable Gel is injected into the treatment area with a very fine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. Your Long Island cosmetic surgeon may apply topical anesthetics, ice or local anesthetics to further ensure your comfort. We inject very small amounts at a time for a smooth and even distribution that produces natural-looking results.