Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid filler with a smooth-gel consistency, is utilized to give patients natural and long-lasting results almost instantaneously. The result is temporary facial rejuvenation: a softer, fuller face, younger and healthier in appearance with a smoother complexion. Juvederm injection results have considerable duration: they last for up to a year compared to most fillers and injections that typically last for around six months. Artful and skilled injections can delay the onset of additional lines and wrinkles; it can also extend the duration of results with subsequent injections.
The unique formulation of Juvederm injections adds volume to the skin to ensure an instant, smooth look that is not tight or false in appearance. Typically, Juvederm is injected into the lower third of the face to target the nasolabial folds, also referred to as marionette lines, laugh lines and chin wrinkles. Juvederm treatment is ideal for patients who are looking to smooth out creases and fine lines around the nose and mouth region of the face while maintaining a natural look.
Juvederm is comprised of an exclusive non-animal based formulation of a gel like material called hyaluronic acid. Biodegradable and extremely safe, it is perfectly compatible with skin tissues and requires no preliminary testing for allergies. The Juvederm injection procedure does not require anesthesia, incisions or any significant downtime after treatment.
Juvederm injections can provide a versatile and effective treatment for filling fine lines and smoothing the appearance of the skin for a more youthful look, almost instantly and noninvasively. It can also be successfully utilized to achieve natural-looking lip augmentation. It is a hydrophilic substance, meaning it is responsible for maintaining the moisture level in the skin by its mechanism of attracting water molecules that bind to it. Hyaluronic acid is therefore essentially vital in skin cell renewal and resilience. Because young looking skin contains an abundance of this naturally hydrating substance as it depletes over time and with aging, the skin slowly takes on a different dimensionality that becomes more noticeable: it can become flattened, more hollow or sunken in the mid face area, and unwanted facial wrinkles and folds may emerge as the breakdown process takes place. This slow process of hyaluronic volume depletion may also affects the quality of collagen and elastin fibers within the skin.
Many individuals visit a cosmetic surgeon’s office with the intent to receive the latest filler or injection just because they have read about it in current magazines. It is vital to remember that it is not always the newest craze that is the best, rather it is the analytical recommendation of a highly skilled and artistic surgeon, that will produce the most refined, youthful and natural results for your face. Board-certified Chicago cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Geroulis is a clinical professor of surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Geroulis has extensive experience in injectable dermal fillers enabling many men and women to improve their appearance after their office treatment. Skillful application of Juvederm injections can safely produce outstanding results in temporary facial contouring, in specific areas of the face for most skin types.
During a Juvederm consultation at the Chicago, North Shore or Hoffman Estates location, leading facial rejuvenation surgeon, Dr. Geroulis, will carefully select the optimum choice of injection technique and volume that will produce the most natural looking results. His private medical surgical facility, North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery is located in Northfield, with offices in Chicago and Hoffman Estates. Contact the facility at 866.875.3937 to explore your options with Dr. Geroulis for the most skilled Juvederm injection procedures on the North Shore.