A New Weapon in the Battle Against Aging: Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel

Patients are seeking a longer lasting product that fills in lines, such as the lines around the mouth, as part of their overall anti-aging skin care regimen. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm injectable gel are designed to reduce the appearance of facial folds by using hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally hydrating substance, to restore the skin’s volume and smooth out the wrinkles and folds on your face. A long-lasting, reversible filler such as Juvederm can provide a natural look which can be modified or adjusted according to each individual’s face over time. New clinical studies have shown that the effects of this product may last up to one year with a single treatment.

You can experience the benefits of Juvederm injectable gel in a quick, in-office treatment by a properly trained physician who has expertise in facial aesthetic procedures. Typically, a topical anesthetic is used to numb the area such as the nasolabial folds (parentheses) around the mouth. For patients requesting upper lip treatments, a small amount of anesthetic is injected to maximize comfort.

The most commonly reported side effects are temporary injection-site redness, swelling, mild tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps and bruising. Patients who are taking any medications such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (ibuprofen,etc.) or other potential blood thinners such as Vitamin E, fish oil, flax seed or herbal supplements should inform the physician prior to any treatment.

If you are looking for an in-office, long-lasting wrinkle treatment with immediate results and no downtime, consider an injectable dermal filler.

Dr. Veloudios is a fellow of the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), one of the only approximately 400 surgeons nationally who has received certification for this sub-specialty of ophthalmology. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S), and has published numerous journal articles on various topics in her subspecialty. Dr. Veloudios is an attending surgeon at Cooper University Medical Center, Virtua Memorial Hospital, The Wills Eye Surgical Center and Lourdes Rancocas Hospital.