How do I prepare for my JUVEDERM treatment?
1. Is Your Provider Adequately Trained?
When considering juvederm or any other cosmetic procedure, DO YOUR RESEARCH! It is important to know the qualifications of your injector. Your procedure should be done in an accredited medical spa that is clean and well maintained.
2. Be Comfortable with Your Provider
Your provider should educate you on your procedure and answer any questions you may have prior to beginning your treatment. Feel comfortable asking how many times they have performed the procedure and ask to view previous patient photos. COMMUNICATION IS KEY!
Know What to Expect:
1. Does it hurt?
The truth is that everyone has a different threshold of pain. Some patients have no pain at all, while others describe the pain as minimal. The good news is a topical anesthetic and/or ice packs can be applied prior to your procedure helping to minimize any possible discomfort.
2. How long does Juvederm last?
Juvederm will typically last between 6-9 months. The longevity can depend on several factors:
- type of injection used
- how fast your body metabolizes the product
- how often you animate the area that is being treated