Juvederm Injectable Gel in Seattle
Also serving Bellevue, Kirkland, & Everett
If you would like to renew the appearance of your skin, Juvederm™ is one of the newer ways to do it. Approved in June, 2006 by the FDA for treating moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, Juvederm™ is a different form of hyaluronic acid from Restylane. Juvederm™ is an injectable gel with a smooth consistency that is considered to be the “next generation” dermal filler. Like hyaluronic acid products, Juvederm™ is injected into the dermal layer of skin. It helps restore the skin’s natural volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your smile lines and nasolabial folds that run between your nose and mouth. View Dr. Pratt’s cosmetic surgery photo gallery.
Is it true that Juvederm™ is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color?
Yes indeed, this is exciting news for both doctors and patients of color. Also, studies showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in persons of color.
Why does Juvederm™ come in two different formulations?
Juvederm™ Ultra is perfect for contouring and volumizing finer facial lines and folds, while Juvederm™ Ultra Plus is formulated for volumizing and correcting deeper furrows and wrinkles.
What is Hyaluronic Acid and what does it do?
Its primary function in natural skin is to provide volume. Because of its ability to bind with water up to one thousand times its volume it is an ideal filler agent, since following injection the skin appears healthier, fuller, and tighter and thus the lines, wrinkles, and folds are improved.
Are there other facial fillers that contain Hyaluronic Acid?
Yes, Captique, Hylaform, Restylane®, and Perlane®.
How is Juvederm™ different from other cosmetic skin fillers?
Juvederm™ injectable gel is specially manufactured to produce the highest concentration of injectable hyaluronic acid with the smoothest consistency of any currently available hyaluronic acid dermal filler, which translates into longer-lasting and smoother results.
Who will perform my Juvederm™ injection?
As a premier Bellevue / Seattle Juvederm™ specialist, Dr. Pratt personally performs all of the injections done in our office, including the local anesthetic if one is needed, so you can rest assured that you will have someone who is not only technically very skilled, but also artistically gifted performing your procedure. Dr. Pratt believes in subtle, natural-looking enhancements. His ultimate goal is that you leave with a well-rested, relaxed, and refreshed appearance.
Are the injections painful?
No, since Dr. Pratt will numb the area prior to the injection.
You will be advised to avoid any aspirin products or Motrin type drugs before and after your injection in order to minimize bruising. Dr. Pratt will apply a numbing agent prior to your injection. The entire procedure takes approximately fifteen minutes for one area.
What is recovery like?
Most people feel completely comfortable resuming their daily activities immediately after treatment. You may experience some temporary puffiness, blushing, slight bruising, or tenderness at the site of injection, but this is usually short-lived and can be easily camouflaged with makeup. Avoidance of aspirin and ibuprofen type products prior to injection will help minimize the bruising effect. For the first twenty four hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure
How frequently will I need Juvederm™?
Juvederm™ results typically last up to six months or longer, so you may wish to schedule follow up treatments one to two times yearly to maintain your enhanced look.
What other treatments will complement my Juvederm™ injection?
Dr. Pratt often will perform simultaneous Botox® injections in order to relieve the effect of the underlying muscles on wrinkle and fold creation, especially in the brow and around the eyes. In addition to these treatments, Dr. Pratt is also recognized as a top Seattle Radiesse, Restylane and lip augmentation specialist.
I am interested, what do I do next?
If you wish to improve appearance of your face and you think Juvederm™ injections are right for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pratt to get all of your questions answered right away. Dr. Pratt will be happy to speak with you about Juvederm™ injections or other appropriate cosmetic procedures. Dr. Pratt can assist you in achieving the look you’ve always wanted. His knowledge, training and experience, combined with his artistic flair, can help you obtain beautiful, long lasting, safe results. Our modern Seattle area offices and technologically advanced surgical center are just two of the many ways we put patient safety and comfort first. Please contact us to schedule your initial consultation and find out more about how you can restore and enhance your natural beauty. We look forward to meeting you soon!