What New Orleans area patients can expect before and after Juvéderm injectionBy Dr. Mary Lupo
Juvéderm is made of hyaluronic acid. This substance is naturally occurring in the body and it is easily absorbed. It also attracts water, which makes this gel a wonderful injectable used for filling areas of concern. It is injected directly into the fine lines and wrinkles that appear due to aging and sun damage, and it allows patients the opportunity to take control of skin laxity.
Patients who visit Dr. Mary Lupo often ask her questions about Juvéderm injections and the use of other dermal fillers for restoring youthfulness. Many patients also ask about what to expect before and after their injections have been completed.
Prior to having injections completed, patients must first be deemed appropriate candidates by Dr. Mary Lupo. Patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Mary Lupo, which may include an examination to determine if Juvéderm is the best anti-aging method. Then, before the injections are done, patients are educated on what to expect. Patients are encouraged to avoid using aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications a week to 10 days before their injections to reduce the likelihood of bruising. Injections should be avoided if patients are dealing with herpes simplex (cold sores).
After injections have been administered, patients are encouraged to use cold compresses on the area for the first few hours. Mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the injection site may be noticed but is typically mild in nature. It is safe and appropriate for patients to use makeup to camouflage these concerns if they need to work or socialize.