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Lincoln Park Aesthetics -  - Aesthetic Medical Spa

Lincoln Park Aesthetics

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

If you’re considering dermal fillers to add volume to sagging skin or smooth out facial lines and wrinkles, consider the JUVÉDERM® collection. JUVÉDERM is a leading brand of dermal fillers that offers stunning, long-lasting results. To learn about dermal fillers, or to schedule a consultation with Karol Gutowski, MD, FACS, at Lincoln Park Aesthetics in Chicago, call the office or book an appointment online.

Juvederm Q & A

What is JUVÉDERM?

JUVÉDERM is a collection of dermal fillers that uses a smooth hyaluronic acid gel to create volume and soften wrinkles in the face, without surgery. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally and is responsible for your skin’s moisture, softness, and fullness.

Hyaluronic acid decreases with age; dermal fillers are designed to fill in areas of skin that have lost volume due to the aging process. The hyaluronic acid gel used in JUVÉDERM is flexible so you will have a full range of normal facial movement and expression.

What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?

The line of JUVÉDERM products are FDA-approved to treat age-related volume loss in the following areas:

  • Along the sides of the mouth
  • Nasal folds
  • Cheeks
  • Lip lines

JUVÉDERM can also be used to add subtle volume to thin lips.

What should I expect from treatment?

JUVÉDERM injections are administered by a licensed professional injector or another licensed provider. Your provider will begin with a consultation and a skin analysis and will diagram the target injection sites before starting the treatment. Most JUVÉDERM products contain a numbing agent to reduce any discomfort. You also can request a topical anesthetic cream if you wish.

Dermal filler injections can take between 15-60 minutes to complete, and you can resume normal activities immediately following your treatment. You should see initial results right after your appointment.

How long will my results last?

JUVÉDERM is one of the longest lasting brands of dermal fillers. Results typically last between 1-2 years, depending on the area treated and your skin’s individual response.

What are the risks of JUVÉDERM?

The most common side effects occur around the injection site. They tend to be mild and typically last 2-4 weeks, or less. These include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Firmness
  • Bruising
  • Itching

All skin injections carry some risk of allergic reaction, infection, and other more severe side effects, but these are rare. Your provider will discuss all of the risks and answer any questions you have before your first treatment.

To learn more about how the skilled team uses JUVÉDERM to lift facial skin, smooth wrinkles, and volumize thin lips, call the office, or schedule an appointment online.