JUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler formulated with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that delivers nutrients to the skin, helping the skin retain moisture and softness and adding volume. It is a great solution to smooth moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, as well as add volume to the lips.
A very fine needle will be used to precisely inject the Juvederm, restoring lost volume and smoothing lines. JUVÉDERM® contains pain-reducing lidocaine to help manage pain or discomfort during the injection. Topical numbing cream or ice can help further minimize discomfort. At Southern Roots Dental, we offer N2O (“laughing gas”) and local anesthetic injections within the mouth to completely numb the area so that you won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure.
After your JUVÉDERM® treatment, you may experience some swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites, though these side effects are usually mild. There is no downtime required after treatment, so you can return to your everyday activities as quickly as possible. Results can last 6 months to a year.