When it comes to soft tissue fillers, Juvederm is a superlative product. It can be used in virtually any facial region, providing a number of rejuvenating qualities. You will watch your age reverse in a matter of minutes, and the recovery time will leave you wondering if a procedure was ever performed.
Juvederm is a soft tissue filler that is used to add volume to the face and soften the appearance of folds and wrinkles, restoring your naturally-youthful appearance. This injectable filler is one of the most commonly used cosmetic injectables, as it is extremely safe and produces a soft, natural result. Ada Shim and Ashlin Alexander prefer Juvederm for lip injections as it attracts water and produces velvety, plump, natural-appearing lips.
When it comes to your face, Juvederm can be a universal solvent, adding volume to areas that have lost collagen or hyaluronic acid. This means it can be used to treat any number of undesirable qualities, such as crow’s feet, thinning lips, wrinkles and so-called “smoker’s lines.”
For deeper folds and wrinkles, we use Juvederm Ultra Plus or Voluma, both of which allow for more lifting. As an expert injectors, Ada Shim and Ashlin Alexander will discuss which products will create the best and most natural results.
Our expertise in applying injectables makes us among the top Juvederm specialists in Toronto. Ada Shim and Ashlin Alexander will work with you to establish a plan, ensuring that each step taken has an exact purpose to enhance the natural beauty in your face. In the world of facial injections, Ada Shim and Ashlin Alexander set the standard.
During the initial consultation, Ada Shim and Ashlin Alexander in Toronto will take a medical history to ensure there will be no adverse reactions to the product. Juvederm is sterile gel filler made under strict laboratory protocol. It is composed of non-animal hyaluronic acid (HA) and has been safely used by millions of men and women all over the world.
People with certain allergies particularly to lidocaine are not good candidates for Juvederm. Lidocaine is an anesthetic contained in the gel. If this is the case, we have other options without lidocaine that are similar to Juvederm. Radiesse® and Restylane® are good substitutes for those with sensitivity to Juvederm. Toronto residents are cautioned to trust their injectable procedures only to those who have the training to safely use them. Facial nerves can be damaged when injectables hit a nerve and while the effects of this are not permanent, they are not aesthetically pleasing.
Prior to your procedure you will be asked to avoid certain medications and herbal supplements for two weeks. These substances can increase bleeding which in turn will cause bruising.
Before Juvederm injections, patients are asked to avoid taking the following substances for at least two weeks:
Arrive for your treatment well fed to avoid having to eat or chew for a few hours. This will help the gel to settle exactly where we placed it. Avoid applying makeup for a few hours to let the skin breathe.
Don’t exercise directly following treatment as this will raise blood pressure and interfere with the product settling properly. Other things that can cause bruising and swelling are using a hot tub, sauna or steam room or any heart rate raising activity. If you wish to learn more about how else you can prepare for your injectable treatments, visit our guide here.
The best way to determine whether a surgeon is capable of giving you the results you desire is to view his past work and results.
Hyaluronic cosmetic injectables such as Juvederm are temporary fillers. They last for different lengths of time depending upon where they are injected. In areas where there is less movement of the skin such as tear troughs and cheeks, Juvederm will last for nine months to one year. In areas where there is more movement, such as the nasolabial folds (smile lines), Juvederm tends to last for about six to nine months. The lips have the most movement, and fillers tend to last four to six months in this area.