Have you noticed several areas of your face that don't look like they used to? Maybe you have grooves beside your mouth, or the smile lines in your cheeks are getting deeper. Dr. Debra Irizarry, a board-certified plastic surgeon, specializing in medical and cosmetic skin care in Crestone and Salida, Colorado, provides Juvéderm® treatments that help you recapture that youthful glow. Call Dr. Irizarry's office or book an appointment online for a Juvéderm treatment; you'll be glad you did.
Juvéderm is a cosmetic treatment that softens fine lines and wrinkles when injected into your facial muscles. It’s a mixture of collagen and a naturally occurring, moisture-holding carbohydrate called hyaluronic acid that is already in your skin. Together, these ingredients in Juvéderm give you a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Irizarry selects Juvéderm products based on the areas of your face you want to rejuvenate — your cheeks, around your eyes and mouth, and/or your lips. Each product is tailored to achieve the following:
Dr. Irizarry provides instructions for you to follow before the treatment to get the best results with minimal bruising or swelling:
Juvéderm adds fullness to your facial tissue. As you age, the amount of collagen in your skin decreases, leading to lines and wrinkles. Juvéderm, made of hyaluronic acid and collagen, increases collagen production and brings more fullness to your face, helping to eliminate those grooves in your skin.
Dr. Irizarry marks the area to be treated and injects the Juvéderm, which includes a painkiller to minimize any discomfort. The procedure takes 15 minutes to an hour, depending on how many areas you have done.
Are there any side effects?
As with any medical procedure, you may experience some of the following:
Dr. Irizarry is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Juvederm is not the only injectable filler that she offers and that she's happy to consult with the patient regarding their best cosmetic option.
Recovery time is about 24 hours. You can resume your day but need to avoid wearing makeup, exercising vigorously, going out in the sun, and drinking alcohol during that time.
You should see some results almost immediately. Depending on the Juvéderm product, your results last from six months to two years. The next time you look in the mirror, you won’t be disappointed. Call or book an appointment online for Juvéderm today.